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  1. Hardly 'ancient'. Agden and Wigtwizzle commons were both open heathland until the reservoir was built.
  2. Perhaps to give him something (anything) to do ? Or perhaps lining him up to replace Prince Andrew, who seems to have become an increasing embarrassment. Depending on the result of the AV referendum Clegg might be looking for fresh fields to graze, - fields with comfortable perks and allowances of course. I don't think there is much to be won in Mexico in view of their membership of the North American Trade Organisation and their extensive trade with Spain and their neighbours in Latin America. Still a few days in a luxury hotel and the warm Mexican sunshine ought to be good for him.
  3. I'm not rioting and don't see anyone else at it apart from the usual numpties last Saturday. Come on, let us in on the details of this secret riot....where, when etc. ? Should we dress in all black and conceal our faces so we don't get filmed being wicked ?
  4. Amen to that. Imagine the shrieks of dismay if the BoE out the base rate up to 2.5% The Samaritans would be on overtime.
  5. The stupidity of the ultra stupid left seems to have been fully anticipated. My guess is that they are put up to it by elements of the the MSM to make the event 'newsworthy'. No show without Punch.
  6. How ? Where ? When ? Why ? Have you got a link to the Star headline and the postings here ? WHAT are you talking about ???
  7. Playing anything full blast with the windows down is pig ignorant and typical chav behaviour. But I guess you knew that already
  8. Well I hope so.....we can't afford to replace them. At least now Cameron has won his spurs and will get mentioned in the history books.
  9. How much is Sheffield Council contributing to the Oympics ? The next albatross round our necks will be the PFI resurfacing scheme, if it ever comes off. How many £millions a year will the council have to find for that ?
  10. It seems the govt. intend to do something about the problem. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8388795/Squatting-to-be-made-illegal-vows-Clarke.html Squatting is already illegal in Scotland.
  11. Who will decide which people are to be 'culled' and who will do the killing culling ?
  12. I doubt you actually need to move into Stocksbridge. Some friends of ours living in Grenoside have a daughter there and she travels to school with 2 or 3 other girls from Grenoside. Oughtibrdge might be a good choice, it's on the Stocksbridge bus route.
  13. The older you get the nearer you are to the exit. Can't be a bad thing in this day and age.
  14. Arguably true, but we haven't had the opportunity to judge how far from their stated intentions the Labour party would have strayed had they won the election or managed to fix a coalition with the Libdems. You know in your heart they all play the same game.
  15. New Scientist today reports on a portable brain scanner small enough to be worn by rats and rabbits while they're engaged in their usual business. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20227-first-wearable-brain-scanner-lets-rats-run-free.html "The team is also hoping to develop wearable scanners for people and monkeys, so they too can move around and engage in activities while their brains are being scanned. "We're considering this at the moment," says Schlyer. "It would be something like a football helmet." " Of course this development need only be of concern to those of us who have a brain. (Thought I'd better get that in before some other Smart Alec does ).
  16. Why would a new govt. take advice from members of the previous govt. the electorate had rejected ? They had 13 years to gain the enduring confidence of the British public but failed. Ed Balls was one of the chief architects of that failure but now believes he has the right to suggest' govt. policy ?
  17. Hard luck with the candles, but you could make yourself a couple of oil lamps if you can get the materials.... http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Oil-Lamp/ I imagine you can substitute any light veggie oil for olive oil if that is hard to find.
  18. I think the New Scientist watching brief on the situation is likely to be less sensational than the Sidney Morning Herald. http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/03/massive-explosion-rips-through.html
  19. Nah...the sheep weren't dying, - just glowing in the dark.
  20. Us ?.....who is 'us' ? Japan is going to need a lot of international help over the next several years; they're not likely to be telling porkies about the state of a damaged nuclear power plant. And who has more experience of the horrors of radiation poisoning than the Japanese ?
  21. The test for Clegg will come with the Tories' reform privatisiation of the NHS. Conference today forced him to accept a motion condemning the reforms, but will he act on it ? Cameron is trying to force through Lansley's plans for a top down reorganisation , despite promising not to do so in the coalition agreement, Clegg won't want to rock the boat, especially as he's the last person anyone would throw a life-jacket to.
  22. It's reported that on Radio Sheffield today when talking about the bankers he said "I want to wring the neck of these wretched people". Not quite the official policy line Cleggy, but I'm sure many will be in full agreement with the sentiment.
  23. Had the numbers been different and Clegg had formed a coalition with Labour would you still be giving him the big sneer ? I think not. It's all just sour grapes.
  24. The tsunami is going to affect a huge number of people - it's about to hit Taiwan and next the Philippines. Some of the small, low lying Pacific islands are likely to be completely engulfed. A map of the timing and extent of the affected areas is here, although the height and strength of the wave will dissipate over distance.
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