Gardening implements could be expensive, especially the larger ones like stone rollers which would be used to flatten lawns in large gardens. These were usually pulled by men as there was concern that if horses or other animals were used the lawns might be damaged. Casual labour would often be used for this purpose supervised, of course, by the head gardener.
Hospitalisations Continue to Decrease #Covid Weekly Update
The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital is an indicative measure of the pressure on hospitals, as these patients still require isolation from other patients for infection control purposes.
How to Measure a Massive Cosmic Explosion
Artist impression of a black hole accretion Image credit: Credit John A. Paice “It could be that these events, although extremely rare, are so energetic that they are key processes to how the centres of galaxies change over time.” Dr Philip Wiseman, University of Southampton
Weather Forecast: Dry with sunny spells. Low cloud and mist at times.
Light winds. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Investing in Green Hydrogen
Projects in Orkney are amongst the 32 in Scotland which will benefit from Scottish Government investment in green hydrogen.
When the Barriers Closed & the Ferry Stopped
“The islanders complain they are now totally cut off. Before the war the islanders could rely on a regular two vessel service, but this was withdrawn when the barrier was opened.” – Sunday Post 08.02.1948
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 12th May 2023
On the 12th of May, 2023, join the millions of people around the world who will be participating on this day by holding various events to raise awareness for fibromyalgia, an invisible and life altering chronic condition.
#Covid Deaths Decline, Excess Deaths Continue: Weekly Update
There were 1,160 deaths due to all causes, an excess of 96 taken over a 5 year average. Of the 45 deaths involving Covid, Covid was the underlying cause in 28 of them
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Light north or northeast breeze. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Council Workers Seek Urgent Meeting With First Minister & COSLA over Pay
“COSLA sit on their hands they, and the Scottish government, are sleep walking towards a second year of industrial action.” said Johanna Baxter, UNISON, “No-one wants to see rubbish piling up on the streets again and schools threatening to close.”