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  1. Burst main down near St Mary's Gate / Station might be the cause of it https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-leeds-48882257?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5d26e03a610fc4065f9cce6b%26Burst water main floods Sheffield ringroad%262019-07-11T07%3A12%3A47.216Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:9ea5ef45-a164-4f5c-948c-d019da596623&pinned_post_asset_id=5d26e03a610fc4065f9cce6b&pinned_post_type=share
  2. About 15-20 years ago I had regular dealings with the IRS (USA's tax body) - now if you think HMRC can be grumpy, then the IRS can take it to a whole new level - except when you cheer them up. So using the time difference I used to call them as soon as the lines opened, put on my best jovial english accent and let rip with the social engineering. The first UK point of reference for them was always The Beatles & Liverpool, but they would have no idea where Liverpool was, so: Top of Ireland, East a bit, South a bit, to the thing that sticks out which is the top of Wales, yes as in The Prince Of Wales. Just above that is Liverpool, further East is Manchester (which would also excite some of them with the whole Madchester thing). Then further East over the hills, somewhere near the middle is Sheffield. No mention of Leeds, Newcastle or Birmingham. On occasion if The Full Monty was brought up, then the conversation might turn to economic comparisons with Pittsburgh & Detroit, but that was only a couple of times
  3. It'd be interesting to know where the rock was actually sourced, though as vwkittie alludes they sort of look familiar (for that, read locally sourced) - but I've only seen them fleetingly
  4. I think what we need is a GIGANTIC millstone (anyone else call them polo stones when they were little ?) at the top of Fargate - one big enough to walk through the middle
  5. I dunno but I kind of like them. I think the steel interpretation has been done to death, and it would certainly rankle a lot of people (me included) if we had some steel related street art that wasn't actually made in Sheffield. In terms of the rocks, you could argue they relate to the Peak District which is a major attraction for people, and maybe for younger generations more representative of the city today One thing that did annoy me though in recent years was when the council (or someone) decided not to install an old forge hammer at the top of Fargate because it was too ugly - to me it would have looked fantastic, I'm very much in favour of the original stuff rather than those commissioned interpretations As for the Victorian statues, they all got moved into the parks over the years damn my slow typing 🙂
  6. I watched a clip earlier today and had the best laugh in years. Apart from his obvious talent he had the humility & the good humour to be the straight man in one of the greatest TV gags of all time - going to watch that clip again now
  7. Lower side of Cow Lane had the out of control Cherry Laurel removed and trees planted about five years ago A few weeks ago the Cherry Laurel was removed on the upper side, with I think tree planting planned soon It's not wider, just feels that way now the Cherry Laurel has gone The horse gates have been there about a year, replacing the old wooden gates that were in situ for donkeys years (geddit)
  8. Not on Beyond 100 Days again (Tuesday), I hoped the proclamation might have prompted something, but it's only a 30 minute show that's pretty much dominated by Youknowwhat and Youknowwho Just did a quick google and it looks like proclamations are not that big a deal in the US, never mind finding news on Tony's - all I found was this: https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-officials-honor-uk-man-who-tends-memorial-of-us-airmen Obviously my google powers are waning...
  9. I thought that maybe it would get a mention on Beyond 100 Days (BBC transatlantic news show on BBC4 most evenings) but it didn't tonight, so I assume that for the BBC the story has run its course - which as explained by previous posters is possibly for the best
  10. I thought it ( the roll) strange so ended up googling it the other day and found no instance of the 'missing man' formation that included a victory roll/barrel roll by the symbolic missing pilot. I was beginning to think I imagined it so glad someone else saw it.
  11. ...and looking at my photos again, looks possibly like the pair of Typhoons (or F15s) would have been in front of the Stratotanker by the time they got to the park - from my vantage point it looks like they pulled ahead below the tanker and climbed in front of it around Meersbrook/Chesterfield Road
  12. In that case, to answer Lindy, the last three over Stannington must have been F15s
  13. I don't remember seeing the Typhoons - I saw the Dakota first, what looked like a Hercules and a single Osprey, then the Stratotanker, with something (or things) smaller below it, climbing, then finally the four F15s one of which I'm certain did a victory roll (but I couldn't lean far enough out of the window) Did I get that correct ? Were the Typhoons flying with the Stratotanker, or were they also F15 ?
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