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  1. Yep, sounds like arthritis. Had the same symptoms about two years ago. At first I thought I must have strained my hand around the thumb joint and I expected it to just go away. It didn't and my doctor referred me to Thornbury. I was stunned when the xrays were diagnosed as arthritis, thought I was far too young (56 at the time)!
  2. Drive this route both ways every day and always use the right hand lane if there's queuing traffic. The two lanes are there for a reason, not using the outside lane would be a waste of tarmac! Unfortunately there's always a few that think you're queue jumping and move over to block the lane. There's only one situation there that doesn't contravene the Highway Code and it's not the one I choose I've seen a number of threads over the years on here discussing this and suggesting that there should be merge in turn signs in place. Whilst that may go some way to enlighten the enraged, it wouldn't be really necessary if people were aware of the Highway Code rules on this. Of course, it would have been sensible to build the road wider with two lanes throughout but we have what we have and I doubt it's going to change.
  3. And the ones who indicate as they start the turn, or after, or not at all.
  4. That's worth an acknowledgement at the very least. Great observations 😀
  5. Try rebooting your router if you haven't already.
  6. Yes, been going on for the last week or two! Very loud and very annoying. The excessive revving seems deliberate, no doubt some idiot boosting his self-esteem in the only way he can.
  7. That head garb is called an anti-flash hood and is fire-retardant. It is worn along with fire retardant clothing** and gloves by everyone on a warship when there is a high threat of enemy action and the ship is at 'Action Stations'. The injured in this video have already been 'medivac'd' to one of the aircraft carriers (Hermes or Invincible, can't be sure which one from the video) and are being attended to by medics from that carrier. They were not on HMS Sheffield. ** Not very fire retardant in 1982 as it turned out. This was one of the lessons learnt from the Falklands War and proper fire retardant materials for uniform were gradually introduced over the following years.
  8. I use it every day both ways to and from work and agree that it does work very well. The filter area for the right turn into Beighton Road has also reduced the queues that used to build up towards the main roundabout by the police station. The only thing that you can't legislate for is the idiots who ignore or don't understand roundabout rules, and/or don't indicate!
  9. So it still costs a fair bit then? Thought those prices were remarkably cheap! I only really use Word and Excel so may be cheaper to get them individually before support ends for my Office 2010 Professional Plus later next year.
  10. How come Office is so cheap nowadays, especially the Professional editions? Doesn't seem that long ago that I recall seeing prices up in the £200-300+ range.
  11. Noticed that too. Possibly as a result of the car that ended up in the trees on the other side of the roundabout a week or so ago.
  12. Used to play a league with a few friends in the 70's. Remember laying the pitch on the living room carpet, ironing it then pinning it down tight to get the perfect playing surface! Usually bought teams from Redgates and Suggs and hand painted some of them when the team colours I wanted weren't available. Also had Test Match cricket and I've still got it in more or less perfect condition up in the loft. Last time I looked they were selling on eBay for up to 90 quid!
  13. I drive it every day to work and back and I can't say that I've seen any formal 'New Road Layout' signs. There are some roadworks signs on the side of the road but far too close to the roundabout IMO. The mini-roundabout signs are there but you can't see the one as you travel towards the police station because it's hidden in the trees! Shouldn't be a problem in a few few weeks or so though once the leaves have fallen
  14. Good advice I've been with them for nearly 25 years so I'll definitely be pushing for a deal of some kind.
  15. I'm in S20. Moved from BT to Sky broadband unlimited about 10 years ago and went from around 1-2Mbs to 15Mbs (it was advertised as up to 20 Mbs). As the years went by this gradually decreased to around 7-8 Mbs so I recently took up a Sky offer for an 18 month free upgrade to fibre unlimited and I'm now getting around 37Mbs. It's going to cost me another £14 a month when the offer ends but right now I'm more than happy that I can finally stream stuff at the same time as my daughter without it dropping out all the time
  16. I was the last car (no cars behind me) through a very green temporary traffic light in a Lincolnshire village a few years ago. Unfortunately I was right behind a lorry that very very slowly did a left turn into a tight side street right in the middle of the roadworks. Needless to say I got verbals and hand gestures aplenty as I passed the queue of cars waiting at a now green light at the other end
  17. Came up our road a week or so ago... at 07.20 when the verges were still rammed with cars! We've now got short grass verges, long grass verges and half and half verges And there were grass cuttings left everywhere with no attempt to clear up
  18. I was also a little underwhelmed however it looks like it was only meant to be the halfway point and there maybe a second series. After reading a few articles on DigitalSpy it makes a bit more sense..... Requiem explained by creator
  19. Coisley Hill is a great example of this, in both directions. Two lanes going towards Sheffield Parkway which then change into one. Same going the other way. Rush hour in a morning and the left hand lane is queuing whereas the outside lane is often virtually clear. So many times I see vehicles (usually big vans) positioning themselves over two lanes to stop anyone 'queue jumping', as well as other vehicles making sure there's only a couple of inches between them and the car in front so no-one's getting in front of them! This also happens when both lanes are queuing back to the same place! Last time I checked the Highway Code, using any lane on a road was perfectly legitimate. Having merge in turn signs on this stretch would alleviate potential road rage however I've seen many discussions here on SF saying that this is not going to happen.
  20. One of the biggest potholes on that stretch got the 5 minute repair last week. Today it's worse than it was before. You're right in saying that it could cause serious damage and/or a serious accident, cars are swerving at the last minute into the oncoming carriageway such is the size of it!
  21. Not sure how they went about the order of sorting missed bin collections. First bins they wouldn't have collected would have been last Wednesdays, the first day of snow (and our black bin day) so you would think they'd start with those. They clearly didn't as even though they worked over the weekend and extra hours (according to their website) ours was only collected today. Didn't cause too much of an issue for us but surprising that it took so long.
  22. Paul Butlers barber shop was on Fulwood Rd, the second last shop on the left before you got to the Ranmoor Inn. Looks like it's still a hairdressers now and has knocked through into what was the last shop.
  23. Extract from the BBC webpage article: Having re-read this it looks like a description of his journey to the viewing point, which was possibly some way off from the Snake Pass.
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