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  1. Nope - they don't even bother with spam emails with a clicky link these days,
  2. Penistone Road takes far more traffic and there's a couple large supermarkets close by. Not many dual carriageways skirting the Lane. On a Saturday the commuter traffic from Dronfield into Sheffield must be a fraction of that of a weekday.
  3. How many cars can car parks hold at Bramall Lane and Hillsborough?
  4. Can't remember the refs back in the 60's / 70's / 80's etc having every decision subject to slow motion replays from numerous angles, VAR, replays on big screens in the stadiums etc. I wonder if England would have won the World Cup in 1966 if we'd had the same technology as today.
  5. Yours sentences are getting longer. And no emoticon this time. https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/434807-beggars-homeless-street-drinkers-amp-drug-users-in-sheffield/page/226/?tab=comments#comment-8752608 https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/434807-beggars-homeless-street-drinkers-amp-drug-users-in-sheffield/page/226/?tab=comments#comment-8752660
  6. Still sore about the exchange over a week ago starting about here https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/473200-the-conservative-party-part-two/page/1837/?tab=comments#comment-8748641? Or last Monday's exchange which appears to have been deleted? Or FoxLady is your missus / g/f?
  7. How - as you are seemingly reluctant to reveal even the general area of the branch locations?
  8. I thought that usually rugby was played in the autumn / winter and cricket in the spring / summer.
  9. Correct, Half the beds per head of population than we have in France. Don't think that people appreciate how bad the NHS has become after 13 years of Tory cuts.
  10. Just wondering why you bothered to respond with just an "And?".
  11. Maybe because; 1) Can't ever recall anyone on SF ever claiming to witness 3 shoplifting events in the 20 years I've been on the Forum - never mind in a few weeks. 2) A public spirited poster might just have mentioned the area of Sheffield these things happened rather then "Co-op" or "Sainsburys" - not exactly a shortage of both in Sheffield. Yep - a minimum of a thousand of shoplifting events a day reported to the police in the UK (obviously an underestimate of the total) . Shoplifting reports to the police equate to as near as damn it one event per retail outlet per year. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/bulletins/crimeinenglandandwales/yearendingjune2023 Crime in England and Wales: β€œPolice recorded theft has increased by 10% (to 1.7 million offences) compared with the year ending June 2022. This rise was predominantly the result of increases in theft offences against businesses, such as shoplifting (a 25% increase to 365,164 offences).” https://www.google.com/search?sca_esv=587141471&sxsrf=AM9HkKlYb14qtJmZ4pQfPfma7cdA0bv7Qw:1701476995842&q=How+many+retail+outlets+are+in+the+UK%3F&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF3Ljfv--CAxWaT6QEHXsRBSsQzmd6BAhTEAY&biw=1366&bih=651&dpr=1 Total number of retail outlets in the UK in 2022 317,005
  12. It's not like this is new is it? Been going on from the mid 70's at least. Relatively cheap housing, close to the city, good public transport links, friendly locals. First moved to Walkley 1980 to rent - knew quite a few ex University / Poly students renting or buying in the area. Me and our lass bought a house in Walkley in 1987. By then a good half of our mates were ex- students who'd bought up there. Go in the "old gits"room in the Hallamshire on Commonside - folk there who came to Sheffield in the 60's and 70's and have been retired for 10 years or more.
  13. Doubt if it's going to be that many a month. Seeing as there are at least 20k per day vehicles using Meadowhead roundabout then the additional traffic is minimal.
  14. Where do Sheffield City play their home games? Love to see some goals scored by a local team.
  15. Because anything anti Muslim is popular among some sections of the UK population?
  16. Thanks for the reminder. Out here in France a couple of local butchers do excellent black dag - or as known over here as "boudin noir". Usually got decent lumps of fat, fairly chunky and no pearl barley or plastic skin. So reckon I'll do me and our lass a link each with an apple chutney and a jacket potato with lashings of butter a and wash it down with a bottle of red wine.
  17. Didn't know you were into James Joyce............... "and Gibraltar as a girl where I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes."
  18. For the first time of living in France for 5 years I've had a couple of superb lamb chops - suspect they were imported from New Zealand as late November is hardly the season for spring lamb over here. Real tender meat, melt in your mouth fat. Served with air fried spuds, asparagus boiled and then slowly fried in butter, redcurrant jelly, and a few glasses of red wine - this years "nouveau" from Gaillac (near Toulouse) rather than Beaujolais hits the spot - with a selection of cheese (goat, soft and hard) to follow.
  19. Meh . Anything usefull to add. https://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/topic/488059-november-22nd-1963/?tab=comments#comment-8749429
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