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Merge Debate re: Salisbury/Amesbury poisonings[edit]

Hello - there's currently a discussion at the talk page of the article 2018 Amesbury poisonings as to whether this should be merged with the Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal article. Although I have my view as expressed in that discussion, I'm not here to canvass for that, but I do think it needs a few more eyes as at the moment there's no real progress or discussion towards a consensus. You can contribute to this at Talk:2018 Amesbury poisonings#Merge. --Super Nintendo Chalmers (talk) 09:52, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Fire stations[edit]

I've been developing List of fire stations in the United Kingdom, a section of a worldwide list which so far includes just 10 notable ones which were in Category:Fire stations in the United Kingdom. Compared to several hundred in the United States. Surely there are more historic ones that are included in historic districts or otherwise didn't get categorized yet, and surely there are some notable modern ones, with or without articles yet. Help would be appreciated! --Doncram (talk) 05:16, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Infobox UK place[edit]

ImprovedWikiImprovment has suggested a change at Template talk:Infobox UK place#Template protected edit request. It's sandboxed and visible at Template:Infobox UK place/testcases. Any comments before the change is made? Cabayi (talk) 17:20, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

AfD needing more attention[edit]

G'day all, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2007 British Army order of battle has been re-listed and could do with some more attention from interested editors. Cheers,

WikiProject Report[edit]

Hello WikiProject UK,

I'm doing the WikiProject report for The Signpost and I was wondering if any members are interested in being interviewed. If you are please ping me a reply ASAP. Many thanks.

ProgrammingGeek talktome 03:53, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Great power article: Map[edit]

Following quite nasty edit-war, I started discussion on the Great Power article talk page about map in the article. Main topics for discussion: What countries should be on the map? Should the map show some sort of hierarchy of great powers (eg. using colours)? Would not be better to remove the map altogether? So far, only IPs and new accounts entered this discussion, so input from experienced editors would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Pavlor (talk) 08:24, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

James Dredge Sr.[edit]

In this article, there is a passage that reads

who was also a notable journalist of Engineering,[1]


  1. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1912). "Dredge, James" . Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement​. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 522.

The issue is that is a magazine called Engineering, as well as a magazine called The Engineer, to which the link links. Since I don't have access to the DNB, could you check which of these two publications this refers to? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 19:59, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

The DNB page that link takes me to says [Engineering (with portrait), 24 Aug. 1906; Min. Proc. Inst. Civ. Eng. clxvi. 382.]" - does that help?— Rod talk 20:10, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
The text says 'Engineering' a few times, so this must be Engineering. Likewise for [1].Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 20:30, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

RfC at Talk:Gibraltar[edit]

There is a Request for comments in progress at Talk:Gibraltar#Request for comment: population movement after 1704. The question is, should the History section state that before the occupation of Gibraltar in 1704 there were about 4,000 Spanish inhabitants there, and after it only 70 or so remained, most of the others settling in the surrounding campo, especially in San Roque, Cádiz? Scolaire (talk) 16:17, 19 February 2019 (UTC)