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  1. First of all, WOW, greta new form look. Its been a while so its new to me Does anyone know if the time on my Lyceum Theatre tickets is the time of the show starting or the doors opening to enter? I cannot find any information on the Lyceum Theatre's site and the tickets just have a time. I vaguely remember other shows having a time but this was doors opening and not the time of the show. UPDATE: I've managed to get through to the Theatre and they say the show starts at the time on the ticket.
  2. This popped up on Reddit only recently. There was a photo published of the foil top of a container that had text telling the user to remove it.
  3. Does anyone know where I might find a Sheffield made end grain chopping board? Closest I can find is someone on Etsy in Rotherham.
  4. Why is do you say If you read what I wrote you would see I mentioned Primary (meant to say Lower), Middle and Upper schools and how the first two of my schools had pools and taught swimming. This would roughly cover the equivalent Junior school age range as seen in most authorities. In addition, I was speaking from experience of when I was at school and if things have changed, I know my old Upper school still does not teach swimming.
  5. No but you do understand what on average means right? If you do, you must, in turn understand when the ONS or IFS say "on average" people in the public sector are paid more than the private, it's pretty hard for people to get too agitated about public sector pay rises being only 1%. Oh and your signature appears to be misleading. The Tories attacked the then Labour government on the Deficit, not the Debt. It was this they pledged to reduce, which they have. Unless you have a source for your "quote".
  6. Schools can't afford to maintain swimming pools. My primary and middle schools both had pools but the Upper school (I lived in a part of the country with a 3 school system instead of 2) had no provision and swimming was not part of the curriculum. However, there are plenty of public swimming pools that provide lessons and many are free.
  7. Most companies now give you a 100 day guarantee, but I would definitely go to the shops and try a few out first. We switched to a hard foam mattress about 9 months ago and my back is a lot better. It has a 25 year guarantee too, so no problems with it becoming faulty within the 8 years before you are meant to replace them. The Simba mattresses are meant to be very comfortable and they also give a 100 Night Sleep Trial. One thing we considered is how long you will use it for. If you divide the cost by 8 years, its really not that expensive a purchase that you are going to use daily.
  8. I would have loved to go along but the first I heard about it was on my way to work on Friday reported on BBC Radio 4. I saw no advertising of this in or around town.
  9. If it sounded anything like this: Check no one has bought an odd board game from a car boot sale
  10. I have the feeling someone needs to chipper these trees straight through the council front doors if they don't want to listen to the opinions of the public. Maybe throw in a few dirty nappies too so the council really know how people feel.
  11. I'm sure Fagin is glad of this however fixed penalty notices were decriminalised a long time ago so your criminal responsibility angle is invalid I suspect.
  12. In my experience, most NHS dentists have private patients too.
  13. Issued with a fine and then the council cancelled it. Someone was doing their job to the letter. Someone above who has the power to adjudicate saw sense and cancelled the fine. Silly season news report.
  14. I can recommend My Dentist in Walkley - https://www.mydentist.co.uk/dentists
  15. It wasn't at my school so back then 80's/90's it wasnt a national requirement.
  16. Says you with a lowercase letter at the start of a sentence. He who throws stones and all ... and yes I understand the irony. However the concept of bike riders having at least some form of basic understanding of the roads is a good point. Maybe like other countries we could teach this in school. Make it part of everyone's curriculum. This would help promote cycling at an early age.
  17. Well you are misinformed if you think everything that is not brownfield is greenbelt. The Green "belt" is predominantly a belt of lane around our major cities. These include London, Oxford, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol, Stoke on Trent, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle. It is a total of approx 1.6 million hectares. It is not the green space everywhere.
  18. Yorkshire Water digging up the road is not the fault of Amey, emergencies happen and they need to get to the pipes. In addition, road flooding is mostly due to the storm water drains being silted up. Yorkshire Water is in the process of cleaning them out, but to clean them all takes time. Observant members of the general public can always report silted up drains to Yorkshire Water to help speed up the process. ---------- Post added 20-07-2017 at 16:01 ---------- That sounds like nonsense. A contractor does not work to their standards, they work to the clients, Amey.
  19. Personally the fish and chips we had while there was mediocre at best. My local chippy here in Sheffield does far superior food and it probably comes form the same place (Grimsby). By the evening the fresh quality is no different to the fish sold just about anywhere in the country.
  20. The OP didnt say they need to be, it was an assumption. The Mechanic would need to be working over approx 7.5 hours a day at £35 an hour for 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year before they would be required to be VAT registered. Not impossible, but also not probable. ---------- Post added 20-07-2017 at 10:10 ---------- so it was .....
  21. We build on just 10% of the land space in our country. Germany for example build on 16% and they have not concreted over their country.
  22. Streetview is photographed in the day and most people will be out at work.
  23. That IS my experience of the public sector. Department I worked in (on contract) had a full time member of staff who did nothing for the entire 18 months I was there. He was so rude and surly to people, no one wanted to talk to him but he was kept on his £40,000+ a year salary with his own office to keep him away from anyone. ---------- Post added 18-07-2017 at 15:16 ---------- My Grandfather died at 73 while working as a farmer. No early retirement for him. He worked almost every day of his life for over 50 years. The public sector early retirement excuse is utter dross.
  24. I have not seen a single response on this thread where someone has argued that the public sector is paid too much. The argument is the public sector is paid more than the private sector and the ONS and IFS back this up. There are many more manual jobs in the private sector where you are not allowed to retire early. Your argument that who would be a firefighter in their 60's is easily countered with who would be a bricklayer, North sea fisherman, lumberjack, oilrig worker, miner, farmer in their 60's? Many do, but there are also other roles people can play in the public sector that are not as physically demanding too. Early retirement is also not exclusive to the physical jobs either. The public sector is paid on average a higher hourly rate than the private sector. The public sector has by far better pension provision for its workers. The public sector in addition offers early retirement to a large number of employees.
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