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  1. Quite easily. The M60 clockwise going to Stockport was a notorious pollution and accident and congestion spot You didn't know from one day to the next whether it would be clear or if it would be stop-start crawling traffic. They fitted average speed cameras, reduced the speed to 50mph and now traffic flows smoothly and efficiently and far more cleanly than before.
  2. Everything she touches fails. She was responsible for the track and trace programme which didn't work. https://www.theregister.com/2020/08/18/dido_harding_health_protection_institute/
  3. An anti-BBC campaign group founded by Brexiteers has raised nearly £60,000 in crowdfunding donations as it pushes for radical reform of the licence fee. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/crowdfunding-donors-give-thousands-to-defund-bbc-lobby-group-0t73j329h And this is a good read: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/sep/15/more-of-less-the-dilemma-facing-tim-davie-at-the-bbc
  4. A couple of weeks ago they were offering tests willy-nilly, anyone could just order one. They've now revised the conditions. It wasn't clear what the test could do either, I was under the impression it could tell you if you've already had coronavirus because my brother in law had a test and found he'd had it. A few weeks ago I ordered one Wednesday afternoon because I'm a key worker - that was one of the options on the order list. It arrived Thursday morning. It was in the post Thursday afternoon and I had my results by text Friday afternoon.
  5. I can't speak for all cases, but two Sheffield area deaths happened because people were stood in the live lane or sat in the car, instead of going over the barrier to safety. Nargis Bashir and her husband broke down. They stayed in their car for seventeen minutes before they were hit by another car. Jason Mercer was stood in the live lane exchanging insurance details when he was hit by a HGV.
  6. Its amazing how often this "international law" is broken. Canada has broken it a few times - with illegal dumping and their change on cannabis use. Even the EU themselves broke it a few days ago with regard to migrants.
  7. Here's the auction: https://bid.gilbert-baitson.co.uk/auctions/7570/ibgi10619 The Beverley is only at £6500
  8. She is a delight in the new C5 All Creatures Great and Small. I also loved her in The Detectorists, where she starred with her daughter, as mum and daughter!
  9. It sounds like an error. That kind of notice occurs when a postman feels in danger or threatened at a property, usually by a dog. So someone higher up goes to deliver.
  10. If only he'd taken heed at this back in 2016, I think we would have had a Labour government by now. Labour MPs pass no-confidence motion in Jeremy Corbyn A motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been passed by the party's MPs. The 172-40 vote, which is not binding, follows resignations from the shadow cabinet and calls on Mr Corbyn to quit. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36647458
  11. The latest tacky fad for people with more money than sense on something they can't even see.
  12. Forums are dying anyway. People use Facebook groups nowadays. At one time the entire first page of Sheffield News & Discussions would be full of current topics under discussion.
  13. You seem to forget that the leave-remain vote was also split amongst Labour. All Stamer has to do is mention rejoining the EU and you've instantly lost at least 30% of the Labour vote.
  14. Its the same at the Liverpool Phil. I realise some places are listed but surely the seats aren't fit for purpose in this day and age.
  15. Yep, I noticed the same. Restaurants had spaced tables, sanitiser, taking personal details and staff overseeing safe distancing. My KFC had a doorman who just opened the door (inches away from you), no facemask, no gloves, no enforcing facemasks for customers. The KFC staff wore no masks. There were no clear routes of access or exit - and had you walking inches away from eating customers. No distancing when stood waiting for your order Customers with no masks on
  16. Nope, its still in the Bank of England, ready to go to the rightful owner when it's established which it is.
  17. There was the Sevenstone farce. https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/developer-pulls-out-of-sevenstones-scheme And this is a good read: Sheffield: A city locked in a drawn-out retail battle Undelivered city centre schemes and attempts to block out-of-town developments are hampering Sheffield’s regeneration https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/sheffield-a-city-locked-in-a-drawn-out-retail-battle
  18. Every system is different, and access can vary depending on your home broadband and how much it blocks external access to your internal network.
  19. Can the nursing home not help? The land is their neighbour of sorts
  20. Morrisons to introduce paper carrier bags in all stores https://www.morrisons-corporate.com/media-centre/corporate-news/morrisons-to-introduce-paper-carrier-bags-in-all-stores/#:~:text=Morrisons is is to offer,paper carrier bags next week.&text=They will be priced at,Morrisons standard plastic carrier bag.
  21. Yep, by the Daily Mail. Making spurious links and stretching the facts: BBC announces there will be no audience at the Proms. DM works out that no audience = no singing. DM starts an outrage campaign against the BBC. Throw in some accusations of it being race related for good measure. BBC sighs as it can't win.
  22. I used to drive down White Lane on my commute home. At least three times over the years I witnessed people drive straight onto the tram tracks here. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3412453,-1.4127239,3a,75y,93.05h,74.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1saTBWc8EBAbX0qvKO5AhZlA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  23. Council will probably ask you to keep a diary for 2-3 weeks. Then they'll just send out a letter to the owner, which generally gets ignored.
  24. IIRC way back in 2008 the long term goal was to have Cameron as PM from 2010-2020 and then Boris 2020 (assuming they could win another term).
  25. Would that also include free broadband for everyone? That one wasn't thought out well, nor costed accurately.
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