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Behind the scenes work completed following record ratings

A much needed upgrade to the website took place over the weekend – although to look at the site, nothing has changed.

The work was carried out on the server – making it faster and capable of handling the big and sudden surges of traffic our website is prone to.

Following the snow storm two weeks ago (in which we had 22,000 visits in just 24 hours) our site has crashed a handful of times as traffic numbers remained high and a high volume of content was uploaded to our site.

The number of visits to our website in July was our highest on record, with over 200,000 in 31 days. 

We had close to half a million pageviews in July, beating some mainstream news websites.

We don’t expect any further technical problems as a result of these upgrades but if you do notice anything unusual please don’t hesitate to contact us here or via our Facebook Page.

No one likes to see their website fall over but we’re glad the reason for the problems has been the popularity of the site – and with three big projects still in the pipeline for the rest of 2011 we are also safeguarding for future growth.

Thank you to all our new (and long time) supporters – please keep the comments, observations and photos coming in – the site can handle it properly now!

The team at


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