Storm Ali is coming in over Scotland tomorrow so it'll stay windy. On the plus side it's also going to stay warm.
This was discussed in the business section of the Today programme this morning on R4 and the main causes are the slump in diesel sales, especially large SUV's due to the emissions scandal and a significant fall in demand from China. Nothing to do with Brexit.
There's also this:
UK sales dropped by 14%, likely impacted by recent changes in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rates, which substantially increased rates due on cars costing more than £40,000. This sales decrease prevented an improvement on European sales compared with the first quarter of 2016.
This cutesy toy will actually poop out glittery slime when you feed it special unicorn food.
And if you are worried about getting unicorn glitter poo all over your carpet on Christmas day, the toy comes with it's own potty to keep the mess contained.
Poopsie Unicorn Surprise comes in four colours and will be available for £49.99 from August.
At Amazon now.
FIVE baby squirrels had to be saved by wildlife workers after getting their tales tangled together in their next, it emerged today.
The little creatures were found in a potentially fatal pickle, as their tails were tangled with grass and plastic, as well as each other.
Their mother had used the materials to build her nest - but what was supposed to protect her little ones almost killed them as the five became intertwined.
Luckily, a concerned animal lover found the animals before it was too late and told The Wisconsin Humane Society, who dubbed the saga the “Tale of Five Tails”.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre wrote on Facebook: “Their tails had become entwined with long-stemmed grasses and strips of plastic their mother used as nest material.
“You can imagine how wiggly and unruly (and nippy!) this frightened, distressed ball of squirrelly energy was - so our first step was to anaesthetise all five of them at the same time.”
Click link for full story.
ITV are thought to be looking at a bid for the company behind Big Brother and Black Mirror, Endemol Shine.
The Dutch company is being sold by the private equity firm Apollo and 21st Century Fox, and The Times alleges that ITV are one of several potential buyers who are considering snapping up the production company worth £3 billion.
Endemol Shine is an independent production company who have been behind some of the most successful British dramas in recent years such as The Fall, Peaky Blinders and Broadchurch; it is also behind reality shows including Masterchef and Hunted.
If ITV were successful they could potentially look to bring back Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother to TV screens.
Just the ticket for prime time Saturday evening.
Looks like my busy lizzies from seed have succumbed to whatever kills them. The leaves have gone yellow and started to fall off or go rotten. We had a couple of rather cool nights (~8C) but I can't believe it was that as my Mediterranean hibiscus is fine as are the red busy lizzies from B&Q.
At least they did well while it was hot so I'll try some more next year.
Fashion Nova releases £33 ‘Nothing Left to the Imagination’ bum-flashing trousers – and people think they are hilarious
People have claimed the model wearing the trousers even looks embarrassed.
YOU can't deny these trousers do what they say on the tin...
Called "Nothing Left To The Imagination Pants", they really do leave nothing to the imagination...
What is it with women and the cult of the huge backside?
Click the link to see some really silly trousers.
The media pages in my red top were speculating that as BB and CBB have such large although declining audiences that another commercial channel is bound to pick up the format. So I don't think you've got rid of it that easily.
As for TOWIE I watched a few minutes once and thought how shallow they are.
Britain doesn't even know if it can Remain, under the same terms as before.
I think that would be pretty unlikely as the EU will want to punish the UK for even thinking about leaving as an example to any other EU country that might be thinking of leaving.
Just look at the way the EU is bullying Hungary and the Greeks have already had a taste of it.
The usual rubbish spouted by an arch-remoaner. He's taken every possible worst case and rolled the whole lot into one prediction of what "MIGHT" happen. He's been wrong so many times the man's words are worthless.
All their own vehicles, unwritten. No uniforms either.
Hermes. Are they a major courier company?
They're part of the gig economy. Trucks deliver to pick up points then local "couriers" use their own vehicles to deliver to the customers. I've had them deliver stuff from the likes of Sports Direct.
And no doubt, I will be astounded again as the top model in this new range costs over £1k.
What's next, a £2k phone?
APPLE has unveiled its most expensive iPhone EVER as its new XS Max go on sale for £1,449 – and experts have already defended the high cost.
Crikey! 3/4 the way there. You can get a decent second hand car for that sort of money or even a monster 4K TV.
What if the Scottish farmers complain again?
Tough. Scotland wants all things EU they will have to "suck it up" as the phrase goes. Farming isn't regulated by the clock anyway: Cows don't suddenly want milking an hour earlier or later just because some device says so.
El Gov could always devolve clock setting.
This is truely appaling behaviour where children are being abused. It's typical of the radical left attack dogs though and they are in the ascendency with Labour under control of the Corbynistas. Can you imagine the chaos in the country if ever that rabble got into power?
If there were police there arrests should have been made.
I'm not a big fan of cats especially when I go out to the garden in the morning and see the damage.
More of a dog person but I don't want the responsability.
As Nigel suggests make sure it's not already got a keeper if you can. Cats do seem to vary from the tiny scrawny ones right up to candidates for the "Beast of Bodmin"
Elsewhere it has been suggested that cats chose their keepers rather than the other way round.
Maybot's plan would still need to get through parliament even IF the EU go for it after it's been further watered down. Labour will vote it down because they want to defeat the government and provoke a GE. Brexiteers will vote it down because it stays in the EU in all but name. She doesn't have the numbers to pass it as far as I can see.
A defeat like that probably would cause her to resign.
I quite like the idea of BST+1.
That's my preferred option. I know it means very dark mornings in winter, especially if the clocks remain on CET, but the compensation of long summer evenings. Farmers and the building trade complain but they don't keep to the clock anyway.
Silly money for a gadget made in a Chinese sweatshop. But like football fans there are people that are so addicted to their chosen fix that they'll pay any amount of money for it even to the detrement of their family. They're very sad people who really need help. Maybe there's an app for it.
I do have a mobile: Samsung Tocco lite, bought several years ago for £60 including £10 PAYG sim. It does all I need from a phone plus there's a decent camera. I have no desire to get a "better" one. It does have a browser, e-mailer, FM radio and can play music and videos but I hardly ever use these features.
Afraid I can't help you there Horizon. I like to actually go to the supermarket and pick out what I want. Doesn't matter so much with prepacked product but I like to visit the reduced shelves to pick up bargains. I go when it's not busy though.
Sainsbury's keep giving me vouchers for their delivery service but the catch is you need to spend over £60 (excluding spirits). I prefer to shop little and often, plus it's handy that the pub just happens to be on the way.
Forecast says it could linger here on the coast all day. Dull and drizzly at the moment. Didn't get much sun yesterday either.
Still hoping for an Indian summer later this month otherwise it'll be a long dismal drag to Christmas.
It was a colourful metaphore if not in the best of taste. Serves to forcefully make the point about Maybot's plan, to stay in the EU in all but name, is a complete betrayal of the referendum vote.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt sparked talk of his own leadership bid yesterday by saying he now backed leave.
The former Remain campaigner said his “views had changed” since getting his new Cabinet post and Brexit was “vital”.
And he said ending Britain’s EU membership was the only way of restoring sovereignty and ensures decisions “are taken closer to the people they affect”.
The comments in a Sunday newspaper column were immediately latched on by Eurosceptics. One said: “Forget Boris, Jeremy’s the one making a bid now.”
One wonders if this Damascene conversion has more to do with a leadership shot than an actual change of viewpoint. Time will tell I guess.
A pole dancer has won tax relief on her saucy stage gear, including naughty nurse and schoolgirl outfits.
Gemma Daniels was told her hair extensions, false eyelashes, huge heels and heavy make-up were also legitimate expenses.
Tax officials had said she should not have claimed for the paraphernalia because it could be worn outside of her job at Stringfellows. They said she owed them £10,500.
But Judge Guy Brannan ruled at a customs tribunal the items, plus tanning sessions, waxing, black corsets, knickers, stockings and bras, were only for work at the central London club.
He said: “The dresses worn by Ms Daniels could not be described as providing ‘warmth and decency’.
“Indeed, we are satisfied that the objective of Ms Daniels in acquiring the dresses was the reverse of the objective of provision of warmth and decency.”
I guess they're as much "tools of the trade" as a carpenter's chisels.