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  1. I have just been watching Sky News. They were showing the election of the new Labour Leader. I couldn't believe that this was being done in a very large room ,packed out with Labour politicians all sitting side by side.Outside was a large crowd of Labour supporters all standing shoulder to shoulder.The mind boggles at the mentality of the whole lot of them,haven't they heard of social distancing or does it not apply to them?
  2. I can't provide a link to this but I remember reading on one of the many motoring E.Mails I receive that insurance companies have no legal right to say a car is uninsured if it is not taxed or tested.Whilst the government has given itself the right to impound an untaxed car the driver is never prosecuted for no insurance unless it is genuinely uninsured.As a test certificate only applies at the point of testing,it is nothing to do with the condition of the car in the next 12 months and therefore the insurance company can only refuse to pay out if it can prove the car was not in a roadworthy condition.No test does not prove this.Having no test does not carry any penalty points and the driver is never prosecuted for having no insurance.The advice given was if the insurance company tries it on contact the ombudsman immediately.
  3. As I understand it any vehicle which needs testing after March 31st will be allowed a 6 month extension.This will apply for the next 12 months. I am therefore assuming that my car,which needs testing in September is now covered until March.
  4. Some shops also do this . Sainsbury's and Bargain Booze on Crookes each regularly block off a full parking lay by if they are expecting a delivery. These lay bys are public parking places which will accommodate half a dozen vehicles each, but they are often blocked off for hours before the delivery arrives.Also ,try parking at Castleton.The majority of residents there place no parking notices in their window or put cones or bins on the road to prevent visitors parking.
  5. No you are right there you are not allowed to say what you think nowadays.
  6. It's even worse at Castleton. There are two public roads in the centre of the villageThese roads are free parking for anyone but most of the residents have" private parking only" notices on their wall or window.These are of course, as worthless as the paper they are written on ,but the residents are now putting cones on the road which I believe is totally illegal.Last year I did move a couple and parked but I was immediately confronted by an old woman who told me this was her house so that piece of road was also hers so I had to go.I could see she was too daft to argue with so I went,after all Castleton has very little to keep me there.
  7. For years petrol stations have displayed notices telling drivers not to use mobile phones on the premises.Now many are displaying notices telling drivers they can pay from their seat with their mobile phone.Has it suddenly gone safe to use a mobile phone or was it never unsafe?
  8. Last time I rang Green Flag they told me the vehicle had to be under 10 years old. Can't understand why,newer vehicles are much more troublesome than the old uns.
  9. Sad to hear Jean Ferguson who played Marina in Last Of The Summer Wine has passed away.She played this part brilliantly,really made me laugh.
  10. You're doing better than me then,I didn't know any of them.
  11. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned "Love Thy Neighbour",this is really funny and racist.It definitely could not be shown now.The whole series is available on Ebay for about a tenner.
  12. Motorists are always advised by the various motoring organisations to have all tyre problems fixed by the experts.My wifes car was coming up for test and I decided to have two new front tyres fitted.Being lazy I just took it to the nearest place which was a large organisation with depots all over the country. When the tyres were fitted I was advised the rear tyres needed replacing and so did the front brake pads.Having fitted brake pads only a couple of months earlier and happy in the knowledge there was 4.5 mm of tread on the tyres I declined his offer.Driving home the car appeared to bounce and not handle quite right,so when I got there I checked the wheel nuts and tyre pressures.There was 19 psi in one tyre and 53 psi in the other.So much for trusting the experts,no point in going back I couldn't prove anything.Will just avoid the place like the plague and tell people I know to do the same.
  13. If you bought the car from a dealer he should have a V5C document with the previous owners details in.Dealers don't have to send the document in when they purchase a car, neither does the person who sold it to him.Be very wary of a vehicle without a V5C, always let the seller obtain one before you buy.This applies whether you are buying privately or from a dealer.Contrary to popular opinion a vehicle does not have to be insured in order to obtain tax,this is because DVLA run continuous repeated checks on insurance and will soon pounce if you don't insure it but it is not checked at the point of taxation.Don't forget if you now own the car you will have to SORN it if you have not got the correct legal requirements,even if it is only for a day.
  14. If they were genuine Traffic Wardens they should go further on into Bamford and nick some of the residents there.You take your life in your hands when you drive through this village.Cars are parked on the bends or close to the bends thus forcing vehicles on to the wrong side of the road,I have seen many a close call.Even on the straight bit residents park along the road despite the fact they have drives.
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