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  1. Good one, read it twice then got the joke, black/brown small area of white= Bradford, Bradford West Yorks.:
  2. One simple way to stop all this supermarket waste of perfectly eatable food would be for the goverment to implement an extortionate amount of money for them to be able to dump the food into landfill. Maybe that would give them a better incentive to distribute the food out free, rather than dump it.
  3. Much the same than that English banknotes are not legal tender in Scotland if you read this. http://www.scotbanks.org.uk/legal_position.php
  4. So whats new ?, the men at Beighton tip often ask where you live when tipping rubbish.
  5. Today's news : B.B.C. appoints its new chairman on a salary of £450,000 a year, But yet he is taking a pay drop from his predecessor who was on over £600,000 a year. Is it time the B.B.C used adverts to fund itself.
  6. Yes I believe they did get someone for it. Just had a word with the daughter and she says he is getting on well, but dosent know how long it will be before or if he will return to work. Just hope he keeps on the road to recovery.
  7. From what the daughter says, (she works for Veolia) he is progressing well.
  8. A broken earth strap between engine and body would also give you these same symptoms.
  9. Excellent, been on day trips and a holiday in the Isle of Wight with them. Good value for money, excellent drivers.
  10. Please enlighten me what the difference is. Or have you been on the orange juice again.
  11. If you cannot find anywhere in Sheffield, there's a shop inside Markham Grange nursery at Brodsworth Doncaster that sell shirts of xxxx size.
  12. If its the practise I think it is, its highly likely it was said.
  13. Well if you have removed all that rubbish from the filter trap its possible there is still a piece of rubbish trapped in the pump rotor, stopping it from rotating and emptying the water.
  14. This beggers belief, theres no wonder kids are leaving school not being able to read and write if this is the mentality of a school teacher.
  15. Hi, this story seems to ring a bell with a recent experience of my own, with out actually saying the name of the doctor can I ask if this doctor is located in a new building with council office/library and chemist included in the same building
  16. Considering my TalkTalk telephone/broadband connection should have been disconnected on the 14th February its working perfectly today.
  17. Had this done twice at the Nother General, the hospital should tell you the risks involved when having this done. As with any type of heart proceedure there is allways risks. see below. What is cardiac catheterisation? How is cardiac catheterisation done? What is cardiac catheterisation used for? How do I prepare for a cardiac catheterisation? How long does cardiac catheterisation take? After the test Are there any risks or side-effects? What is cardiac catheterisation? A catheter is a thin, flexible, hollow tube. Cardiac catheterisation is where a very thin plastic catheter is passed into the chambers of the heart. The catheter can also be passed into the main blood vessels of the heart (the coronary arteries). How is cardiac catheterisation done? Diagram showing cardiac catheterisation (137.gif) You lie on a couch in a catheterisation room. An X-ray machine is mounted above the couch. A catheter is inserted through a wide needle or small cut in the skin into a blood vessel in the groin or arm. Local anaesthetic is injected into the skin above the blood vessel. Therefore, it should not hurt when the catheter is passed into the blood vessel. The doctor gently pushes the catheter up the blood vessel towards the heart. Low-dose X-rays are used to monitor the progress of the catheter tip which is gently manipulated into the heart chambers (ventricles and atria) and/or coronary arteries. You may be able to see the progress of the catheter on the X-ray monitor. You cannot feel the catheter in the blood vessels or heart. You may feel an occasional 'missed' or 'extra' heartbeat during the procedure. This is normal and of little concern. During the procedure your heartbeat is monitored by electrodes placed on your chest which provide a tracing on an electrocardiograph (ECG) machine. Sometimes a sedative is given before the test if you are anxious. When the test is over, the catheter is gently pulled out. If it was inserted through a small cut in the skin in the arm then you will normally need a few stitches. If it was inserted through a wide needle in your groin then a nurse will press over the site of insertion for about 10 minutes to prevent any bleeding. What is cardiac catheterisation used for? Coronary angiography This is the most common test using the cardiac catheter. This procedure shows up the structure of the coronary arteries 'like a road map'. It aims to detect any narrowing of the coronary arteries, and the exact site and severity of any narrowing. The coronary arteries are the blood vessels that take blood to the heart muscle. If they become narrowed then less blood and oxygen gets to the heart muscle. This can cause angina, heart failure and other heart conditions. Therefore, you may have this test to help to diagnose and assess these heart problems. The tip of the catheter is pushed just inside a main coronary artery. Some dye is then injected down the catheter into the artery. X-ray films are taken as the dye is injected (the dye shows up clearly on X-ray films). The X-ray films are recorded as a moving picture and this is called an angiogram. The angiogram shows the vessels filling with blood and the sites of any narrowing can be seen. See separate leaflet called 'Coronary Angiography' for details. Other uses A cardiac catheter can be used for various other functions which include: Measuring the blood pressure within the heart chambers. The tip of the catheter can include a tiny blood pressure monitor. For example, the pressure either side of a heart valve can be measured by placing the catheter tip in different positions within the heart chambers. This can help to determine how well the valve is opening. To find how well the ventricles of the heart contract. Dye can be injected into the heart chambers and an X-ray video of the heart can see the dye as the heart chambers are pumping. To sample blood from within the heart chambers or coronary arteries. For example, to determine how much oxygen is in blood in certain parts of the heart. To perform 'operations' within the heart or coronary arteries. For example: The catheter tip can include a tiny balloon which can inflate to widen narrowed heart valves (valvuoplasty) or narrowed coronary arteries (angioplasty). See separate leaflet called 'Coronary Angioplasty'. Catheter ablation (destruction) treatment. This is where a device at the catheter tip can destroy a tiny section of heart tissue. This is sometimes used to treat arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms). The source or 'trigger' of the abnormal electrical impulses can sometimes be destroyed by this technique. This is only suitable if the exact site of the trigger can be found by special tests, and be located accurately by the catheter tip. Newer techniques are being developed which use devices at the tip of the catheter. For example, a tiny ultrasound scanner at the tip of the catheter is a recent development. This can give detailed pictures from within coronary arteries. Cardiac catheterisation tests in children Cardiac catheterisation is commonly done to assess the heart of children and babies with certain types of congenital heart disease. A general anaesthetic is normally given to children to keep them asleep during the procedure. How do I prepare for a cardiac catheterisation? You should get instructions from your local hospital about what you need to do. The sort of instructions may include: If you take warfarin or another anticoagulant ( 'blood thinning' drug) you will need to stop this for 2-3 days before the test. (This prevents excessive bleeding where the catheter is inserted.) If you take insulin or drugs for diabetes, you may need to alter the timing of when you take these. Some medicines may need to be stopped for 48 hours. Your doctor should clarify this with you. If you may be pregnant, you need to tell the doctor who will do the test. You may be asked to stop eating and drinking for a few hours before the test. You may be asked to shave both groins before the test. You will have to sign a consent form at some point before the test to confirm that you understand the procedure, understand the possible complications (see below), and agree to the procedure being done. How long does cardiac catheterisation take? 'Routine' cardiac catheterisation for angiography usually takes about 20-30 minutes. In most cases it is done as a day-case procedure. However, some 'operations' using a cardiac catheter can take longer, and some people need to stay in hospital for a short time. After the test The doctor will discuss what he or she found during the test. A letter is also sent to your GP giving details of the test results. You will need to rest for a few hours after the test. You should ask a friend or relative to accompany you home. Most people are able to resume their normal activities the next day. There may be some bruising at the site of the catheter insertion which may be a little sore when the anaesthetic wears off. Painkillers such as paracetamol will help to ease this. You may need to have some stitches removed after about seven days if a small cut was made to insert the catheter. Are there any risks or side-effects? Most of the side-effects are minor and may include: A bruise may form under the skin where the catheter was inserted (usually the groin). This is not serious, but it may be sore for a few days. The small wound where the catheter is inserted sometimes becomes infected. Tell your GP if the wound becomes red and tender. A short course of antibiotics will usually deal with this if it occurs. Some people get a short angina-type pain during angiography. This soon goes. If dye is used to get X-ray pictures (angiogram), you may have a hot, flushing feeling when the dye is injected. Many people also describe a warm feeling in the groin when the dye is injected - as if they have 'wet themselves'. These feelings last just a few seconds (and the operator will tell you when they are about to inject the dye). Rarely, some people have an allergic reaction to the dye. Serious complications are rare, but do sometimes occur. For example, some people have had a stroke or a heart attack (myocardial infarction) during the procedure. Also, rarely, the catheter may damage a coronary artery. The risk of serious complications is small and is mainly in people who already have serious heart disease. As a consequence of serious complications, some people have died during this procedure.
  18. Well i've been paying by direct debit for many many years now, but still received my new paper licence last month.
  19. Maxfield Executive Travel, @ Aughton Tel: 01142872622, does trips to the Isle of Wight. Really enjoyed our holiday with them.
  20. If you mean the dustbin type with lid with small chimney, Job Lot (Dougies Meats) on Canklow Road Rotherham had some in on Saturday, but they were around the £25 mark.
  21. I take these but dont have the symptoms that you are having, have you read the data sheet as to what side effects you may get, just had a look in my packet but must have thrown the sheet away. Reading some of the side effects you can get with medication is quite an eye opener, I take some eye drops, side effect, can cause heart failure, very disturbing when you read the sheets..
  22. Don't waste your money on a diagnostic check as it will not show the problems. My 407 (55 plate) keeps throwing a brake light faulty message nowt wrong with the bulbs, it just seems to be a fault with 407's in general very tempremental on sensors.
  23. Hi, what year 407 ?, mine is a 55 plate and have no problems when the battery has been disconected.
  24. Quote: Originally Posted by TheSpectre View Post If you pay your council tax to Sheffield you are allowed to, but the Sheffield Council website states that the sites are for the use of Sheffield residents. So anyone who lives outside Shefffield and pays council tax to a different authority might be breaking the law by using the Sheffield dump-it sites.. See the link. http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/environm...cyclingcentres Irespective of signage or not I once tried to unload some rubbish at the Beighton site as i live about a mile from it, they asked my postcode and because it was just outside the Sheffield boundry they refused me entry to the site.
  25. At the end of the day the council tell Veolia what to do even tho Veolia might be responsable for the sites upkeep, Veolia do what the council tell them to do as they are under contract, its the council that is responsable to keep waste landfill to a minimum and recyling to a maximum. Sheffield council instigated the no van policy, much the same as Rotherham council brought the no van policy in aswell. So you can't blame Veolia for doing what they are instructed to carry out.
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