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County crews are currently assisting on the east coast as the area prepares for a potential tidal surge. Three severe flood warnings, indicating danger to life, have been issued. About 2,500 homes on the Essex coast are being evacuated as the tidal surge is expected to hit the south-east of the country from midnight tonight. In Great Yarmouth, Norfolk police are visiting 9,000 homes advising residents to evacuate. Respite centres are also being opened in schools. More than 20 local firefighters and officers are in attendance across the area with high volume pumps, rescue boats and command support equipment. Boats and personnel from the Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) are also making their way to the area. In 2011, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service joined forces with SARA to provide the first UK water rescue centre meaning the people of Gloucestershire and beyond now have on call an unrivalled provision for marine and land search incidents. Jon Hall, Chief Fire Officer said: "Gloucestershire has often benefited from incoming support as recently as last November during severe weather so it is good that we are able to offer help to other areas when they deal with incidents on such a scale. We have good welfare and support arrangements in place for our crews while they operate the other side of the country and obviously wish them well with their operations." Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, Cabinet Member for communities, said: "It's great that Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is working with SARA to help people on the east coast today. I am confident that they're doing a brilliant job. We have vast experience of dealing with water incidents after we were faced with similar experiences during the 2007 floods." ENDS Issued by:Sarah Williams, Gloucestershire County Council Media Team, 01452 426887 5th December 2013

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New HTTP 451 error indicates pages have been blocked or censored

The code has been made a new standard by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to indicate when sites have been taken down for legal reasons. Described as an 'HTTP Status Code to Report Legal Obstacles', it is hoped that 451 errors will introduce a new level of transparency about sites that have been killed by governments or law enforcement agencies. In some ways it is an extension of the 403 (Forbidden) error, but it provides a little more information as to why a particular site cannot be accessed. While a 451 error need not provide specific details about why a site cannot be displayed, it does at least indicate that a legal request has been sent to the host. As noted by Mark Nottingham , chair of the IETF HTTP Working Group, it was felt that a distinction needed to be made from a 403 error which 'doesn't say "I can't show you that for legal reasons"'. The standard is defined as: This status code indicates that the server is denying access to the resource as a consequence of a legal demand. The server in question might not be an origin server. This type of legal demand typically most directly affects the operations of ISPs and search engines. Responses using this status code SHOULD include an explanation, in the response body, of the details of the legal demand: the party making it, the applicable legislation or regulation, and what classes of person and resource it applies to. While an explanation for inaccessible sites is proposed, it is not required. The standard goes on to say: The use of the 451 status code implies neither the existence nor non-existence of the resource named in the request. That is to say, it is possible that if the legal demands were removed, a request for the resource still might not succeed. While the status is still due for some attention from the RFC Editor, the 451 message can be used right now.

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Mr Graham joins from the Department of Transport having previously worked on many of the UKs major infrastructure projects including the high speed rail strategy, in addition to leading the team supporting Sir Howard Davies Airports Commission and working on the London Olympics. The Chancellor said of the appointment: I am delighted to appoint Phil Graham as CEO of the National Infrastructure Commission. The NIC will provide expert, independent advice to the government on the most pressing infrastructure challenges facing the country. Phils role as CEO will be vital in overseeing this work. The Chancellor announced back in October the creation of the National Infrastructure Commission to give expert neutral analysis of the long-term infrastructure needs of the UK. Since its formation, the commission has been working shadow form and has been chaired by the former Transport Secretary, Lord Adonis. Supporting the appointment, Lord Adonis described Mr Graham as supremely qualified. He commented: He has done brilliant work on a wide range of nationally significant projects from high speed rail to the London Olympics and most recently as secretary of the Airports Commission. He is an excellent public servant and I am confident he will be superb in his new role. The commission will publish a National Infrastructure Assessment every Parliament, putting forward its analysis of the UKs infrastructure needs over a 10 to 30 year horizon. The government will be required formally to respond to its recommendations.

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