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  1. Both those signs appear clear on my Street View (5/2019), these being the newly erected when the street was re-surfaced, which wasn't all that long ago. On the next attempt at Google Earth the image date jumped back to 5/2015, before the signs were erected. Seems there's been a Hickup.
  2. The constant whispering, poor diction and mumbling is dreadful, spoilt the recent Scrooge serial. Same with all these blockbuster films, Harry Potter etc, I switch them off when it starts. Watch any of the older films/serials (eg Columbo) and the speech is clear as a bell.
  3. They were turned into EU fish: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1380504/Christopher-Bookers-Notebook.html
  4. If someone wishes to celebrate Christmas, you can do it culturally, religiously, or both (as can people of other faiths). If I or others wished to partake communally in the events/celebrations of other faiths, then I think it might be considered disrespectful if we tried to alter anything that is doctrinal in nature that pertains to some particular faith. From Wiki: The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins.[30] Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving; completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath; Christmas music and caroling; viewing a Nativity play; an exchange of Christmas cards; church services; a special meal; and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore.[
  5. Cable length is approx. 21 metres end to end. It's standard 2.5mm cable running through a protective tube between the buildings.
  6. I'll get back to you a bit later with the cable length, presently the earth is connected to the house system.
  7. No, not in the house, older type MCB board
  8. I understand that with my supply arrangement, the earthing in a building remote from the house should(?) be grounded close to that building, ie, a ground rod adjacent to the garage.
  9. Lord Jesus, as far as Christians are concerned, infers that he is supreme (or the equal of) over other dieties, but other faiths would disagree. It might be more acceptable if others with a different faith were prepared to modify the words of their songs/texts in a similar situation
  10. I need to upgrade the old fusebox. The garage is a concrete sectional with a small workbench. The house supply is separate L/N with earth strapped to the lead sheath. So what type would be a suitable unit, bearing in mind the garage can get damp at certain times, especially when there's been a fast rise in temperature in cold weather.
  11. Isn't that sexist? From Telegraph: The claim, made by defeated Don Valley Labour MP Caroline Flint, was quickly denied by Ms Thornberry but it fuelled a growing row over Corbyn loyalists blaming the public for last week’s historic defeat. They're quite right, it was the publics fault!
  12. The anti-semitism critics were mainly from his own party.
  13. Given Labour’s obscurantist brexit policy over the past 3 years, leavers didn’t have much choice. In addition, if the claim that there are now more remainers than leavers is true , then Labour should have gained their votes.
  14. Yes, and it appears that Spain (and others) has bought 90% of Welsh quotas, quotas which are decided in Brussels.
  15. You could be right there, it's not hard to wonder why. In 1970 Grimsby was perhaps the largest fishing port in the world; it started its decline due to the dispute with Iceland, then more rapidly when Ted Heath gave away the exclusive rights to our fishing grounds (EEZ) to the Common Fisheries Policy.
  16. I've read it, that's where the quote originated.
  17. A comment his father Tony made sticks in my mind; just after Right-to-Buy was introduced, he said he felt depressed when knocking on the doors of ex-council houses when he saw the new owners had painted them a different colour from standard!
  18. I removed the plugs and the centers are a smooth black indicating that the fault is giving a rich mixture. I've ran the coils and the flash from all 3 plugs lights the garage up. Would this indicate the coils are ok? The engine now fires but stops after 2-3 secs.
  19. The faceplates of most irons nowadays are either stainless or ceramic, the former I would think is a non-rusting grade (some grades do develop a light film of rust in salty water).
  20. Citroen C1 engine fault. It's a Mk 1 at 57k miles. Other night I filled up at a garage in S5, I had let the fuel run a bit low and was about 10 miles into the reserve. A mile later the engine began to misfire and hold back when accelerating, it would run even at light throttle but when depressed the revs took time to catch up with the throttle opening, worse on the hills. Pulled into a car park and in neutral the engine could be revved freely once it caught up with the throttle opening, and it would tick over as normal. Managed to nurse it to my destination and parked up, ticking over ok. Next day the engine eventually started but ran lumpily so I switched off. Smell of petrol from exhaust. The management light did not show at any time. The AA man said no faults were showing on his diagnostics, crank sensor read ok, and was inconclusive about the fault. Possible coil pack (3) The symptoms (on older cars) were classic fuel starvation/blocked fuel filter. Any suggestions please?
  21. Collin's horse and cart loaded with rags and goldfish parked outside the local pub at lunchtime, the driver inside having a few. Believe it's still an offence to be drunk in charge of a horse!
  22. Company search on that name hasn't revealed anything, so probably is not registered at Companies House.
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