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Author Topic: UK storms: Dawlish sea wall collapses under the railway line (February 2014)  (Read 1167 times)
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« on: March 02, 2018, 10:11:56 am »

The police have declared a major incident in Dawlish, which is between Exeter and Cornwall, after a section of sea wall under the railway line collapsed.
Network Rail said it had pulled all repair staff away from working on a 50m (165ft) section of track at Dawlish.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-26044426/uk-storms-dawlish-sea-wall-collapses-under-the-railway-line
Here we go again.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 10:20:59 am »

Think that is an archive report from 2014.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 10:21:13 am »

...err.  Thats February 2014.... Roll Eyes

The latest (February 2018) update is here http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=19420.0
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 02:28:58 pm »

I do wonder how much fake news starts its life from people picking up old stories from t'internet and forwarding them on.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 02:34:45 pm »

The BBC does have a problem occasionally when a lot of people start looking at an old story, it gets promoted on the site.   A bit like when an old topic gets bumped here.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 10:55:12 pm »

I am an admin of an unrelated forum.
It sometimes happens that someone makes a posting that is factually correct, but misleading perhaps because it is archive news rather than current.

If this is in my view a misunderstanding, then I move the thread to "off topic" and edit the title to include "archive reports" or some such.
If in my view the post is a deliberate attempt to mislead, then I simply delete it.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 11:04:08 pm »

With my thanks to 'broadgage' for his comments, and my apologies to 'woody' (who I believe started this topic in good faith), I'll now lock this topic and refer our readers to a discussion of the latest (February 2018) problems on the Dawlish sea wall, at http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=19420.0

Hope this helps.  CfN.  Wink

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