downthetubes is undergoing some main site refurbishment...

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The downthetubes news blog was assimilated into our main site back in 2013.

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013 Main Site Closed, for now

Owing to rising costs - in part, it appears, due to a dramatic rise in "hot linking" to images on the site, which results in excess bandwidth charges of £50 per month - we have been forced to temporarily close down the main web site.

downthetubes normally costs some £500 a year to operate - in part to pay for hosting of the main site.  The site is run by volunteers. I cannot currently justify that cost in the current economic climate.

Our news blog is still active and will continue here at:

We are very grateful to our 2012-2013 sponsor Panel Nine for their support,
without whom we would not have been able to continue publishing the site for the last 12 months.

John Freeman, WebMaster
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