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gel
Posted on: Jan 26 2020, 06:26 PM


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Apparently our town based McD is rated the best in Berkshire.
https://www.localberkshire.co.uk/news/18188...ng-tripadvisor/ dry.gif dry.gif
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Posted on: Nov 27 2019, 06:30 PM


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DECEMBER GENERAL ELECTION:


Sad to see that for those of us supporting Brexit, there's no one on the polling paper supporting Brexit, it seems angry.gif

The tory shortlist to replace Benyon was an all female one I understand, not a procedure producing the best candidate for the job.
And she's a barrister laugh.gif ; we have far too many lawyers in the Commons already!

And why on earth did Tory HQ support a candidate who voted remain with BOJO's commitment
to make BREXIT happen.

Additionally the Tory & Independent candidates, don't reveal their home addresses, as is now permitted apparently.
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gel
Posted on: Oct 11 2019, 12:27 PM


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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-75...-barrister.html

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Posted on: Aug 27 2019, 03:42 PM


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Blame The German Owners:

We have supported our local milkman over many years; first of all it was Express Dairy; hence the name
"Express Way, Newbury".
Then they were taken over by Unigate, and latterly the German company Muller aka
"Milk & More".
They have just reverted to glass bottles again.

The papers have indicated that milkmen are seeing an upturn in new customers,
but after all this time, they're about to lose me.
Just had slip with our delivery today (we have just 3 a week), that milk has
gone up in price by 4p a pint.
Not a way to encourage customers, by further widening price with retailers.
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gel
Posted on: Aug 16 2019, 08:56 PM


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Appalling incident. sad.gif

Said on the news tonight that police are interviewing people living in a group of caravans.
That'll no doubt the traveller's camp about 2 miles away at Paices Hill; a location, police are regularly in attendance at.

You often see on police documentaries where they are pursuing a vehicle
and it turns into traveller encampment; the driver soon disappears into a hostile crowd.

Fortunately there was another officer present, so hopefully he can contribute vital evidence,
along with police car's cameras.

For the murder of Police + Prison officers we should reintroduce Hanging.
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gel
Posted on: Aug 8 2019, 09:36 AM


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Sunday 18th August wake up call. biggrin.gif

The demolition of the final DIDCOT cooling towers is scheduled for Sun 18th of August,
between 6 + 8am.

https://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/1782072...tion-announced/
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Posted on: Jul 3 2019, 08:33 PM


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Perhaps when we leave EU ,foreign HGV's will have to pay to
travel UK's highways.
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The proceeds could go towards improvements, as clearly needed here.
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gel
Posted on: Jul 3 2019, 07:05 AM


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Wish they'd get their finger out and do something practical: angry.gif
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17745068....ghways-england/
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Posted on: Jun 27 2019, 08:25 PM


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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Jun 26 2019, 08:27 PM) *
I proof read a notice submitted to NWN for my mother.

She went by the name of Michal (which is a feminine spelling); NWN took it upon themselves to "correct" this to Michael, which provides an interesting family tree!

NWN were not in the least bit interested when I complained

No doubt blindly allowing spell checker to rule!
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Posted on: Apr 30 2019, 06:38 AM


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Brave Officers under attack:

Shocking footage in last night's C5 programme on PC's under attack;
about 35 minutes in it features 2 Newbury based bobbies.
This was a couple of years back, and it's to be hoped in a similar scenario now, at least one
officer would have a taser.

I wondered why the female PC didn't lay into assailant (Mark Davies I recall) with her baton as he
pinned her partner down, repeatedly striking him in the face.
Retaliation perhaps as Davies was demonstrating huge aggression and had previously
savaged both PC's.

At least this perpetrator got jail time, unlike several of other attacks featured, all on bodycam;
one guy attacked the PC & his dog after a pursuit following fuel theft. He didn't get
charged with theft or assault; appalling CPS decision. At least the guy got bitten several times!

https://www.channel5.com/show/police-code-z...r-under-attack/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-...er-hope-up.html
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Posted on: Apr 13 2019, 11:30 AM


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Local WBC Council votes:
(Downlands Ward)

I've just received my postal voting forms, and I find it puzzling that just one candidate
refuses to show their home address.?
That is the Labour Candidate, a Mr Murphy.
Previously has shown a Chaddleworth residence.
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Posted on: Apr 8 2019, 01:32 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Apr 8 2019, 09:09 AM) *
My understanding is that it has only recently been introduced owing to the number of "silent" 999 calls. I can see the logic but why anyone would find themselves in a position that they can dial the number but not speak is questionable.

A scenario could be that you hear intruders in house, and you want to alert
Old Bill, but not Mr Blagg downstairs, rifling through your valuables.
Or a female hiding from a brutal partner.
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Posted on: Apr 8 2019, 06:47 AM


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Calling 999, but you need to stay silent

Had never heard of the "55" option before; never seen it publicised before I saw this sad.gif :
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47847735
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Posted on: Apr 6 2019, 05:24 PM


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R I P Bill:
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17546746....n-oxford-great/
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Posted on: Mar 29 2019, 07:27 PM


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He also commissioned some spectacular artwork for his abode eg the shark in his roof.
After many arguments with local Planning, he eventually persuaded the relevant
Minister to allow it; recall it was Heseltine.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/23...ment-protected/
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Posted on: Mar 29 2019, 07:34 AM


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BBC Thames Valley FM

Before the above local BBC Radio service was split into Berkshire & Oxon output,
I used to regularly enjoy listening to the irascible Bill Heine;
others may recall him.
This piece may be of interest;
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17536021....ref=mr&lp=1
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Posted on: Feb 5 2019, 08:18 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Feb 5 2019, 07:48 PM) *
It's the government telling you to buy an EV. It has happened in the past at various Tesco and I believe Morrison's as well. It's well worth reporting it to Tesco and if it persists get it looked at and get an engineers report.

Already in liaison with their HO on this.
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Posted on: Feb 5 2019, 05:50 PM


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Contamination? ohmy.gif

Filled up with (non premium) Tesco petrol this afternoon,
but on way home engine was spluttering away.
No problems prior to filling up.

I wondered if any other drivers today (Tu Feb 5th), had similar problem?

In the past a Wantage Supermarket had diesel wrongly put in their petrol
storage tanks.
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Posted on: Feb 5 2019, 08:50 AM


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Well done this firefighter smile.gif
https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/1...oman-in-labour/
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Posted on: Jan 24 2019, 09:33 PM


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Not good.
https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/4-worst-p...hools-revealed/ angry.gif
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Posted on: Jan 21 2019, 06:07 PM


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QUOTE (x2lls @ Jan 19 2019, 09:50 PM) *
Try Newbury and Thatcham Past and Present, on FB.

Tks, I have no wish to submit to joining Wastebook!

Found out earlier, the local MRI unit has gone away for repairs.
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Posted on: Jan 16 2019, 11:51 AM


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West Berkshire Community Hospital:


Anyone know if they still offer MRI scans at this Thatcham Hospital?
I notice that the "van" they used to have there is gone now, and there's
just one for breast scans now.
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Posted on: Jan 16 2019, 11:33 AM


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I can wholeheartedly recommend Lisa & team.
http://www.pl-easeplumbing.co.uk/about/
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Posted on: Dec 16 2018, 09:02 AM


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I wonder what Commissioner Stansfield have to say about this development, as we
know so much crime is fuelled by druggies?
No doubt will result in the District being seen as even more attractive for County Lines drug mules. sad.gif
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-65...ial-scheme.html
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Posted on: Dec 3 2018, 12:02 PM


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No Doubt RT (Russia Today) contractor, one time leader of the Scots Nats, will be along to do a piece on this for Putin's audience.
I wonder what the Scots commander of 77 Brigade would like to do to his countryman, if he saw Alex Salmond at gate?
Personally I am appalled that the authorities allow RT to have a presence on UK soil, as it clearly a Putin fake news operation.
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