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carosio

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  1. The other night on Talking Pictures channel there was a film ( Wings of Mystery) which was set mainly in Parkwood Springs. I hadn't seen it before, although some of you might have, but I recognized the area straight away. There are some extensive shots inside English Steel on Brightside Lane.
  2. I believe returns are supposed to be sent via a tracked service.
  3. Did you go up over the tracks to Parkwood Springs, there were some rough'uns (kids) up there, I remember!
  4. Does anyone think the next EU treaty will go for further integration, or less?
  5. Th customs union and the single market was ok, it was the rest of it that was rejected.
  6. Be very polite in your messages although would have asked him to confirm the model/type of his cleaner. When the part is received back it must be in the same condition as it was sent, then a refund can be given. Generally, if a buyer hints at or threatens to give bad feedback, this can be enough to get the feedback removed by ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/help/selling/managing-returns-refunds/handle-return-request-seller?id=4115&mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338683477&customid=&toolid=10001
  7. Heard somewhere that masks would be compulsory for all cyclists.
  8. I think the idealogical postion of Turkey (at least its president) is quite different from UK (they want to join EU as well), and I'm not too convinced about its populist government. https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/58334
  9. Is it a flame- effect fire? I've got one and the hot air blower (a cylindrical fan) was noisy and revolved intermittently. I dismantled the fire and found that the blades were catching the housing when it got warm, but even after correcting this it was never reliable so I abandoned further attempts. Not safe if the fan stops working.
  10. Saw Council litter-pickers working on Wordsworth Avenue other day, they were using leaf blowers to push litter off verges into the gutter where it was collected by those mini-road sweepers. Hope they swept near the school as that's one of the worst areas.
  11. Newspaper in film dated 23 October, 1967.
  12. Yes, 60s into 70s. Boats based on anything that would float, oil drums, lorry inner tubes, pallets, etc. Students dressed up in outlandish costumes going round with collection tins, for charities, I think.
  13. Yes they're all over, gas pipes, water pipes, electicity, telecoms. Not long after Chaucer Road was re-surfaced, the utilities cut two channels from kerb to kerb, one of them (outside the new pub) I have to slow down before passing over it due to the shock through the wheels. I've seen similar though where you can barely tell it's there when driving over.
  14. My error- I misread as cooker-hood bulbs. Post amended.
  15. Post deleted due to error.
  16. Possible that male "street cred" is involved here and tidying the street is viewed as a woman thing.
  17. Dumped in the road yesterday evening, 40 yds from take-away and 20 yds from a bin.
  18. A couple of years ago a storm was forecast for the night and it was blue bin collection the next day, so I passed a thin rope around the handle and looped it over the gate post. When I arrived home later next day, the bin stood there unemptied, except for most of the others in the area- all over the streets, scattering contents far and wide in hedgerows, gardens etc. I contacted Veolia and suggested there might be a problem with blue bins in storm conditions and could they suggest anything to mitigate it. They said "just leave them out as usual and if they blow over, ring us and we'll come and pick it all up". I bet!
  19. Where there's a will, there's a way. The school I attended had many faults but I remember a teacher spotted a piece of litter in the school yard (a bus ticket) and he ordered one of the pupils to pick it up and dispose of it. Yes, one bus ticket in the whole yard. Padder's experience is a good approach, perhaps a competition between schools, with prizes.
  20. Ok then, perhaps include "pride in your neighbourhood theory and practice" should be included in the syllabus. There's plenty within some school grounds apart from that adjacent to the perimeter- yes ultimately it's the Council's job to remedy it but it seems, apart from a few select areas. they've abdicated their responsiblity.
  21. Right after school or on Saturday mornings/afternoons. Please have a look on the roads around some of the schools, a flat-back lorry would be suitable.
  22. 1. Yes, it just might set an example to their pupils. 2. I do, but there's too much for one man, you're welcome to join me if you wish.
  23. The subject of litter pops up regularly on here. which is a good thing. The worst areas seem to be a 250 yd radius around the smaller shopping areas where teenagers (and younger) drop their drinks cans/wrappers on the pavment; it's not street cred to use a litter bin in front of their mates. Once a week I drive along Donetzk Way and often see who I think are Council litter-pickers alongside the tram tracks, which is puzzling as there are no nearby shops and appears to be a litter free area. Contrast that to some of the litter piled up around some schools and I do wonder what on earth the teachers (or whoever is in charge) think. The answer must be they can't be bothered.
  24. If Starmer wins the next election, he will stand at the lectern and declare that "democracy has spoken".
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