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  1. Just been reading that royal mail are starting to collect parcels from your door. 72p fee plus postage. The idea is to increase their share of the parcel market. Unless the prices are competitive with the companies like Hermes and the other couriers, I cannot see it being successful. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54614871
  2. Or this place https://www.beatson.co.uk/electric-motors/
  3. Derbyshire is a pleasant part of the world. I've never been to Whitwell. The new Asda in your area sounds good. There will be no need for a separate cafe, with the instore Greggs. The new Asian food counter will be a welcome and complimentary aspect. The Tesco extra at Savile St/Spital hill had an Asian food counter. Unsure if that counter is still there.
  4. This is where I saw the details. https://www.insightdiy.co.uk/news/bq-and-asda-to-test-new-retail-concept/8912.htm
  5. When I first saw the trees 10th Oct, the figs that remained on the tree were green. I don't know if that is the colour of ripe figs. They looked large enough though to justify picking. Can figs be ripened at home Regardless of the location of the parent trees, there is always the opportunity to take cuttings, and plant in an appropiate final growing position when large enough. I read that throwing rubble etc in to the planting hole is helpful. Apparently this restricts root growth and results in good crops of the figs. Seems strange but true.
  6. Also, when I sent a parcel via Hermes at the drop off shop, the receipt had the tracking number on it. I have only sent a parcel once via Hermes, and I liked how it all worked. Very smooth and easy system. I can recommend it.
  7. @croat77 Re-you got rid of the smart meter and went back to manual reading? I am surprised to hear that. Surprised that a provider would remove a smart meter and put a manual one back in.
  8. I refused to have one fitted. As an aside, i also feel that paying a charge for the meters for most of your life should be abolished. How much does that amount to over the course of a lifetime? Utility companies should pay for meters out of their profits.
  9. I've been planting some fig cuttings. Not tried this before, but have heard it is easy to get them to root. If anyone is interested in gathering some cuttings and having a go, there is a row of these trees opposite the part- demolished Guest & Chrimes building adjacent to the police station. The trees have had fruit on them, so are suited to the climate.
  10. @PopT It is dissapointing after making the effort to get a genuine Bosch part. If you cannot get it to work after trying the suggesions above, you could try a different type of switch. Maybe something from an old Flymo. As long as it clamps to the tubing, and the gubbins inside is rated for the wattage of the motor of your mower. I fitted a domestic light switch on my old Fymo. Not suggesting you do this as mower switches are safety switches. I am the only one that uses my mower.
  11. Hi Jim, I was experiencing the random pricing for the last 2 years. I think some places just try it on. Regarding body filler, I used to buy one called "U Pol C" from a shop on Attercliffe. The shop was also selling panels, sills etc. It was on the the right hand side when heading to Sheffield from Tinsley. I think it may have closed down now. It may have been called Melbros? ?
  12. Thank you forgeman for this helpful info. If as you say, the price has been at £4.02 over several months, that seems to be pretty concrete.
  13. The billionaires have apparently done very well during the pandemic https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54446285 @nightrider I too feel we will see significant changes in society as a consequence. Hard to say at the moment specifically how that will manifest it's self.
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