Scrap Metal Theft – Fluctuating Prices in the UK and Abroad

Metal theft has, over the last few years, had a significant impact on communities, businesses and councils themselves. A survey we conducted in early 2012 showed that seven out of ten councils had been the victims of metal theft, and that this cost councils over £5.25 million in 2010/11. Co-ordinated action by the police, councils, the Environment Agency/Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and other organisations since 2011, particularly through Operation Tornado, has been successful in reducing metal theft rates. This joint work has been aided by a fall in the price of metals since they peaked in early 2011. However the high metal prices we have seen recently, driven by industrialisation in China, are likely to continue to be a feature of the world economy over the next decade, and possibly longer, as other countries like India and Brazil follow a similar pattern of growth.

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That is why the Local Government Association – following requests from our members, along with a range of other bodies – pressed the government to reform the regulation of scrap metal dealers. The result was the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, taken through Parliament by Richard Ottaway MP as a private members’ bill. Much of the thrust of British Transport Police’s Operation Tornado was to get dealers to voluntarily adopt measures (such as proper checks on the identities of sellers) that went on to inform, influence and be included in the Act; so we know that this legislation will make a difference to levels of metal theft in England and Wales. There are undoubted challenges for councils in introducing a new licensing regime in a comparatively short timescale, and then enforcing it. However, it is in our own interests to make this legislation work. We have seen the results of high metal prices and an environment where thieves felt there was little risk of being caught. We have seen communications and trains disrupted, precious memorials desecrated, artwork stolen, church and library roofs vandalised, manhole covers, gully covers and road signage stolen. Money we could have spent on other vital local services has instead been taken up replacing what has been lost. Motivated by this I am sure councils will go that extra mile to ensure the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 is implemented successfully.

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The Interesting Benefits of Scrapping the Car  

Car is a convenient vehicle for a family so people now like to buy more impressive cars for quality transportation. Today people would like to sell their old cars at decent price but it is not easy to get impressive amount. The scrapping is a smart idea than selling a car so people now want to go for scrapping method. Actually users need to know about how to scrap your car and it is important to get more money benefits. The metal recycling could help to avoid environmental issues so car scrapping might be a great option to save the environment. Normally car owners should know about important benefits car scrapping to enjoy the benefits without any hesitations. The car scrap metal prices can help to remodeling of different important materials.

The Common Uses of Scrapping a Car                    

Actually car owners could feel convenient if they are decided to scrap the car. Today many companies are involving in car scrapping services so users need to select a right company t o get the benefits. Every scarp material is simply helpful to create more useful things so users don’t feel sad about scrap a car.

  • The users can get large amount of money benefits for scarp cars
  • It is a great way to get quick cash without spending money on repair
  • The car scrap does not cause any environment issues
  • The car parts can help to make advanced tools and devices

These significant benefits have been providing by scrapping cars so users don’t hassle to put their cars into process of scarp. In these modern days metal value is highly increasing so car scrapping process leads people to claim more money benefits. The car scrapping is simply a better option that resale the car. The people have to spend more money to repair of old car if they are willing to sell it. The car scrapping is an effective method because it does not require any repair process. The car scrapping is a right way to get rid from irritating and old cars because scarping is simple and effective to gain money benefits. The scrapping is a great technique to get away from the pollution and environment issues of old cars. The scrapping car components might help to make new and strong components.

How to Find a Car Scrapping Dealer      

In these modern days people love to buy a new car to feel trendy as well as happy. However people like to get more money on their old cars so they mostly choose to scrapping methods. The car owners must find a reliable car scrapping dealer otherwise they can’t get more effective money benefits. The users may use online to find a reputed car scrapping dealer and it is quite simple via online reviews. The car owners can get advices from neighbours and friends to know about best car scrapping dealer in the surrounding area. The users need to select a beneficial dealer to get more money benefits.

The Future of the Xbox

Throughout the past 15 years the Xbox has been through so many radical changes that it now barely resembles the original console that was released way back in 2000. Similarly, even when we go back to 2005 to the launch date of the Xbox 360, we can see that dramatic changes have occurred there too. Firstly, the entire console’s operating system was revamped in 2008 so that gamers now didn’t have to look at the ugly user interface that was in place prior to that date. Similarly, the games have dramatically increased in quality too, back in 2005 we didn’t have many of the big names that we have grown used to now. However times change and money is spent on bigger and better developments. This is seen massively today with the Xbox One and in the future for the Xbox Two as well. Just a quick side note on that point, what does everybody think that the next Xbox will be called, I’m completely unsure on this point but I know that they’re going (Microsoft) to try and be as creative as possible in this respect. I think that there’s a lot of scope for them to try something completely new, I doubt that they will ever branch away from the original ‘Xbox’ branding, however it wouldn’t be completely outrageous if they did – would it now? Do let me know your thoughts on the above matter, I feel like there needs to be some changes in the gaming console landscape and it would be good to see new additions, similar to what Valve have been trying to do with their gaming system that seems to have ground to a halt in recent times.

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When we take a look at the Xbox one, it is easy to see that it has hugely greater aspirations to become something that no console ever has been before. A truly worldwide entertainment system that is not solely for playing video games, but also as a home entertainment system too – Microsoft have been valiantly attempting to expand their revenue streams as much as possible but they haven’t really seen too much progress in recent years. In actual fact, there is a considerable number of people that are simply buying laptops or computers to play their video games on in recent years as having a desktop computer becomes increasingly popular. I think that this also says a lot about our community and indeed society altogether – it certainly is becoming more and more acceptable to stay inside and play video games online with your friends, as opposed to going out with them to have fun. This is something that retro gamers have been aspiring to achieve over the years and to be honest I did not really see it happening until the past three or four years myself. Let us see what the future holds, who knows what Microsoft have planned for us but I’m sure it is going to be revolutionary and truly exciting too. Fingers crossed for something really special this time around folks.

Playing Xbox One Games Online

Today I wanted to write a little post about something that I spend a lot of my free time doing, something that has been a hobby of mine since I was around 8 years old. I remember the good old days of having a dial up modem, slowly connecting to the internet and taking whole minutes to connect to the Yahoo Games website where I could play a whole host of different browser based competitive games. This was the gaming community for me back in the day, there were no online consoles, if you wanted to play with people you had to invite them round to your house or play terribly developed games on websites like Yahoo. This has long since changed with the release of the Wii, Xbox One and also the PS4 too. However it’s something that I spend a long time thinking about, we have come so far in such a small period of time, literally 10 years ago it wasn’t possible to do anything that we can do now – it does make me wonder, what does the future hold for us. If we see the same scale of uplift in game quality then I don’t think that I will ever have a logical reason to leave the house, particular as we saw in my earlier post about virtual reality.

Xbox One Review

In all honesty, after I learnt how to jailbreak Xbox One consoles on Jail-Breaks I was downloading all of the latest games completely free online. This website is actually awesome though to be honest, I’ve never seen such a comprehensive guide of how to do all of these cool things on the internet and they really have enabled me to get so much free stuff that I’d have to sell my house to even try to afford any of it. It truly is a wonderful site, check it out here.

Xbox One Jailbreak

I think that too many people are scared of doing damage to their consoles, but let me tell you this before you get too worried about the whole concept, the Xbox One is a very hardy console indeed and it takes an awful lot to do something wrong and damage it. Don’t get too concerned about anything like that, just go ahead and do it and you will reap the rewards soon enough. I think that in the future it’s going to be really hard for anyone to actually jailbreak consoles, but for now you should all be taking full advantage of it – particularly with the Xbox One – it’s so easy and should be done by absolutely everybody. The best benefits that you can get from doing so is obviously free games and widespread customization of the console, but there’s a whole host of other reasons for why you may want to consider it too – just do some reading online and you’ll be convinced in no time.

Xbox One – A Detailed Review

So as many people have owned the Xbox One for quite a while now, you will all probably be wondering why I would even bother with another review of the console. It’s been done to death already, right? Wrong, with the upcoming release of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Playstation VR – the time could not be better for me to write a quick article about the console to try and demystify some of the rumors currently circling around the world and particularly those that state the Xbox One will not be receiving any form of dedicated virtual reality headset.

Oculus Rift

Firstly, if you are one of those who believes this to be true, you are going to be pleasantly surprised come 2017 when Microsoft announce that they are not only going to be releasing their own virtual reality headset, but that it is going to completely wipe the floor with anything that Sony, HTC or Oculus (Facebook) can pump out. The silence from Microsoft’s end speaks volumes but anybody with a slight clue on the matter will know that Microsoft will be well into the development phase of their new VR headset and we can expect it to be released in the second half of 2016 or in the first quarter of 2017. What remains to be seen is the specifications of such a device. Obviously back in 2013 when the Xbox 360 was the console of choice, we had no idea that virtual reality was going to be so close to being released, however throughout 2015 there were so many rumors and now many developers have started to work on games specifically for these devices.

I’m not actually too sure what the gaming landscape of the future is going to hold for all of us, however it is fairly certain that VR is going to play a massive part in it. Currently console based gamers do not have too much to look forward to due to the large graphics card (GPU) requirements for any of the headsets that are planned for release – aside from the Playstation VR. However, we believe that the Playstation VR is not going to be anywhere near as good as any of the dedicated releases from Oculus or HTC. Ultimately power is what determines the quality of these products and if a PS4 or Xbox One is running on relatively old hardware then we can only expect a low tier performance from these devices. The top of the range computers that exist at the moment are struggling to handle with virtual reality games, but in the future as time progresses we will see the real capacity of the games in the future. It is an exciting time to be a gamer, whether or not you own a PC, Xbox One or PS4, but it’s going to be an expensive few years with new virtual reality devices expected to hit the market almost every single year until the quality of them seems to settle down at a nice and steady medium.

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Welcome, all.
I’m just here today to write a quick post following up on my previous wedding post. Well, firstly Jenna wasn’t too impressed when she found out that I’d got a whole load of new Xbox One games together instead of starting to make moves and begin planning my wedding. We’ve managed to push the date back a little bit, the initial plan was to have it in June, but now we’re going to go for July instead. I think this is for the best, I’ve just got so much work to do with this new website and I’m not sure where I’m going to find the time to get it all done really. Obviously my gaming has to come first, right?
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Thank you for visiting our website, we are extremely proud to finally be announced as a limited film company and will be providing detailed reviews for all of our fans in the form of guest posts, actual articles and genuine interviews from a wide range of different people across the industry. I hope that everyone finds our new site extremely interesting and we will be trying to get as much content out to you – the people – as feasibly possible. I’ve actually been writing articles for the new site over the past four to five weeks, I’m going to continue to do this until we get some form of recognition from the people who count. I don’t know how long that this is likely to take, but I’m hoping it will happen sooner rather than later. One thing to note is that the film or movie industry is harder to crack than any other industry really – this is something that people need to consider when they do decide to enter this niche, however it’s not something that is regularly done to be honest. I’ve been working alongside my friend Tom Malone from movie biz industries and will be working with him on a large number of products and indeed projects for the following two weeks. We’re hoping to try to get some attention from some big movie studios but we’re not sure how difficult this is going to be given our relatively small budget. In the meantime we’ve both been playing Xbox One review based games.

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Hello and welcome to my blog, I’m here today just watching the England football team play against the Turkish national team, there are a total of 22 players on the pitch, the referee and some additional linesmen too. Above all though, nobody else will be in the spotlight more so than Jamie Vardy of Leicester city. He is undoubtedly the star of the team this year, alongside Tottenham players Dele Alli and Harry Kane too. These three form part of England’s attacking threat, which is now regarded as being one of the finest around – currently many of the players making up the team belong to the top tier clubs in England – Manchest United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and now Leicester City too. There is an awful lot of competition here ahead of the European Championships (Summer 2016) and we are all very excited to see what England can do – it has been such a long wait for an England football team that shows any signs of being able to do some damage at an international tournament but it is difficult to look past England this year. With the team being made up of 5 Tottenham players, those who were very close to winning the premier league themselves, we are all hoping that we see something special this year and take home the European title.

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In other news, me and my girlfriend have recently decided to move into a new house in downtown Los Angeles, we’ve been planning this for some months now but have only just managed to get all of the funds together to actual get something to materialize. In actual fact, I’m not sure if I have updated everybody on what happened only two weeks ago to the day. I proposed to Jenna and we are actually getting married. I bought the ring around 4 months ago and have been waiting for the perfect moment and what better moment then when we made some moves to get a house together? I’ve been trying extremely hard to save up cash for that too but with me buying the latest video games consoles and all the latest games it’s been very difficult for me. I probably should have considered learning how to jailbreak Xbox One consoles before paying full price for everything, but hey ho – we all need to learn at some point, right? Well, I have now and over the past week or so I managed to jailbreak Xbox One and my PS4 too, doing this has enabled me to save over $450. I couldn’t highly recommend something more than this, it’s a great way to get free console games and many people around the world are learning to do it on an almost daily basis too. I can’t explain to people quite how easy it is to do, you literally have to spend a few hours doing a bit of research and then voila – you’re all done and can play whatever game you choose, perfect!