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Charles Hopkinson
Works at Hopkinson & Sons Ltd
Attended St Peter's School, York
Lives in Malton, North Yorkshire
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Well done and thank you to everyone in North Yorkshire fire and rescue.

You did a great job ... and a dangerous one.

Well impressed.
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"As soon as you stop wasting time trying to negotiate the unnegotiable - some special trade deal with the EU - it is possible to have a relatively quick exit,"



Theresa May tells ministers UK must make success of Brexit - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37219143
Theresa May says the UK must focus on the opportunities on offer outside the EU as she meets ministers at Chequers to discuss the UK's strategy on Brexit.
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Great news ...

Farnborough Airshow: Brexit storm clouds fail to gather - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36773876
The world's aerospace and defence industry descended on Farnborough amid worries about Britain leaving the EU. But business, not Brexit, has dominated proceedings.
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Its all going wrong for the merchants of doom and gloom ...

Pound rallies further on May victory - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36772309
The pound rises above $1.32 as markets continue to welcome signs of political stability, with Theresa May set to be the new prime minister.
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So, the UK Commercial Property market is slumping. The Pound is still well below where it was last month. The UK's credit ratings are down, sales are down, job vacancies are down.

Yes, the pound responded to the fact there is certainty in who the next PM is. And remember they are responding to a PM who was part of the Remain camp.

We've had an economic heart attack. We've survived it - and that's the good news and due to planning by the same Treasury and Bank of England experts that Leave disparaged. But like a heart attack there has been significantly long term damage.

And where are all the Leave campaigners? Buggered off in a congratulatory orgy of backstabbing leaving it to calmer heads to manage their mess. Calmer heads that supported Remaining, but are now willing to work for the future of their country.

Boris has been quiet.
Nigel's in a pub somewhere.
Gove is keeping his head down.
Leadsom on is spending more time with her children.
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Not good today.

Arrived to fire alarm sounding. It was our commercial kitchen on fire. Called Fire Brigade, got the gas off, got the kitchen electrics off.

North Yorkshire fire brigade did a fantastic job. Fire was out in a minute - despite it being very well established.

The fire brigade and modern building regulations combined to restrict nearly ALL the damage to the kitchen itself. The investigator has determined an electrical fault. Further forensics tomorrow to try to establish the exact appliance and cause.


SO ... we were (a bit belatedly) open for business in the garden centre and machinery centre. We had a good and busy day.

Tomorrow we will get ready to open the restaurant / coffee shop ... To serve coffee, tea, cakes, scones, sandwiches etc etc.

Main meals and the kitchen itself will be "out of action" for many weeks.

All staff - we have about 35 - did a tremendous job.

We've had shit happen before - and no doubt we will in the future - but it is inspirational when everyone pulls together so well.
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Sorry to hear but glad everyone is okay and you are getting back up and running :-)
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Also known as Bally Ferriter, DunQuin, and Ventry.
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The Olympic medal table looks good ...

Well done Yorkshire, England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland ... and anyone else who contributes.
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Garden Centre, Machinery Centre and Restaurant Centre.
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Working ... gardening, writing Android APPs
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  • Hopkinson & Sons Ltd
    M.D., present
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Hi folks. I'm "Tyne-Bridge" Charlie from Malton, North Yorkshire.
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Charlie is the author of "Charlies Pint".   Android APP.  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hopkinsonandsons.app.CharliesPint
 
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I am "Tyne-Bridge Charlie" and I wrote "Charlie's Pint".
Education
  • St Peter's School, York
    A-Levels
  • University Northumbria
    Mathematics
  • Newcastle Polytechnic
    Mathematics
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