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dannyboy
Posted on: Feb 9 2018, 02:10 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Feb 9 2018, 01:43 PM) *
Anyone been? If so, where and what was it like?



the wise head to the Drôme...
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Posted on: Jan 17 2018, 06:40 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jan 16 2018, 10:40 AM) *
Probably to early to see, but Carillion's collapse can't bode well for our cash strapped council or indeed the electrification deadlines.



Plenty more to come.
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Posted on: Dec 19 2017, 09:51 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Dec 16 2017, 08:44 PM) *
Thats where it started last time

Though I do think that as far right now seems to mean control of borders and anti mass immigration it seems that its more middle to me. But the parameters of what is far right seem to have changed. A lot.



Ancient news. Austria has been voting in the far right for decades.
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Posted on: Dec 8 2017, 01:09 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Dec 7 2017, 05:29 PM) *
Does anyone actually watch tv live anymore? I can’t remember the last time I did. It’s all on catchup or Netflix. Perhaps Blake would be happier if on St Gabriel’s and Horris Hill were covered and St Joe’s can “go whistle”.


yes.
  Forum: Newbury News · Post Preview: #118405 · Replies: 27 · Views: 2,398

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Posted on: Dec 4 2017, 11:22 AM


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QUOTE (Blake @ Dec 3 2017, 02:24 PM) *
I see this week's Newbury Weekly news had more junk to burden West Berkshire's recycling services; pages of garbage on what children want for Christmas...and this is news because?

What a complete waste of time. If I buy a newspaper, I expect it to print news, not whimsical tut.

GET IT RIGHT NWN.

You must be aware that local newspapers are closing in their droves. With the publication of this sort of material, I'm not surprised.



The bit you are referring to was a self contained section which you could easily have removed without affecting the rest of the paper.


I suspect that this free, addition to the NWN resulted in more copies being sold.

Bah Humbug.
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Posted on: Nov 24 2017, 10:09 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Nov 23 2017, 10:39 PM) *
But we don't know what was written though. People find the strangest things to get upset about, point in question, headteachers have been told not to call female pupils 'girls' or 'ladies' as it might cause anxiety. Seriously?



Oh, the irony.
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Posted on: Nov 23 2017, 04:01 PM


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QUOTE (Jay Sands @ Nov 23 2017, 02:56 PM) *



err, no it isn't.
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Posted on: Nov 17 2017, 12:33 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Nov 17 2017, 12:01 PM) *
What happens if no one is willing to buy it and run it as a pub, even with a substantial reduction in price? If we are really honest, selling a few beers even with half a dozen dinners 7 days a week isn't going to be that profitable, even if you exclude the cost of the property.



Two options

- locals buy it & run it as a community pub.
- apply for change of use

I suspect it for sale as the owners have retired from the pub business.
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Posted on: Nov 17 2017, 10:30 AM


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QUOTE (blackdog @ Nov 16 2017, 11:04 PM) *
Therein lies the problem - worth £430k as a pub, much more as a private house.

Still - The Castle at Donnington has re-opened.



As it is offered at 'only' £430K I suspect that it can only be a pub.

Those nice people from the Red House at Marsh Benham behind the Castle revival IIRC.
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Posted on: Nov 16 2017, 06:43 PM


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QUOTE (gel @ Nov 16 2017, 03:33 PM) *
Anther one gone:

Just seen via Twitter (don't recall NWN mentioning) that the Winterbourne Arms Pub/Restaurant,
closed in October.
New owner intends to demolish for yet more housing sad.gif

It has been shut for a lot longer than that. Still, it is up for sale, as a pub. £430,000 guide price.
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Posted on: Nov 15 2017, 10:17 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Nov 14 2017, 08:21 PM) *
The pub’s still there, you just have to find the best app.



Open day at the Winterbourne Arms today. £430,000 guide price & you too can have your own pub.
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Posted on: Nov 8 2017, 03:59 PM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Nov 7 2017, 02:59 PM) *
Town pubs seem to rely on large screen tv sports coverage



you clearly don't get out much.
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Posted on: Nov 7 2017, 10:52 AM


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QUOTE (James_Trinder @ Nov 7 2017, 09:04 AM) *
I have been doing exactly that for the last few years, attending both my local pub and the pub in the village where I used to live once a week in each case. However, I would imagine that this is probably more of a regular attendance than most people will manage and also that even this is probably not enough to keep a pub in business.



I would imaging it has more to do with the value of the building, or the land upon which it sits ( which can be considerable when you add in the car park & beer garden ), as a site of housing than the 'viability' of the pub business itself.

Pubcos are sat on a huge landbank, much of it in very desirable locations.

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Posted on: Oct 19 2017, 09:39 AM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Oct 18 2017, 09:32 PM) *
Yes thats right approximately 400000 EU citizens of WORKING age are out of work and no doubt claiming benefits.


Only if entitled to them.



I don't work & nor do I claim benefits. I'm sure others do the same. My mother has never worked a day in her life.
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Posted on: Oct 4 2017, 02:37 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Oct 1 2017, 09:49 PM) *
Sounds like another Spanish civil war on the way, just ordered a jumbo sack of popcorn. 🍿🍿🍿



popcorn? how common.
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Posted on: Sep 29 2017, 11:59 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Sep 29 2017, 08:53 AM) *
Need to look busy while the government and council remove entitlements from the vulnerable; doesn’t look good.

However, I wasn’t being completely serious.



Oh I see - not having much to do with the local authority you had me at a disadvantage there. I thought you were privy so some information denied the rest of us.
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Posted on: Sep 28 2017, 10:15 PM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Sep 27 2017, 09:29 PM) *
Cuts to poor people’s services.


What has that got to do with council staff having to get back to work?

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Posted on: Sep 27 2017, 11:19 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Sep 27 2017, 09:14 AM) *
When the council staff got told to get back to work as there were cuts in the offing.


Cuts, What cuts?
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Posted on: Sep 26 2017, 06:01 PM


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Forum died a few years back.

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Posted on: Sep 12 2017, 10:17 AM


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QUOTE (Phil_D11102 @ Sep 11 2017, 11:16 AM) *
25 years ago, LTCol Neveux handed over the "keys" to the base back to the RAF Commander. This ended some 50 years of an American "presence" dating back to the build of the D-Day.

Over the past week the Greenham Trust have been celebrating their 20th anniversary with a series of events in Newbury and on the base.

While the events have been slanted towards those outside the fence, the publicity today still hovers around them. We know that the history of the base occurred inside the fence.

During the week I have heard some very stupid comments from those outside the gates, that while they were non-violence, they weren't non action. The reason why they first started cutting the fences is to let the deer trapped inside the base out.
They also said they were being imaginative when "marking" the vehicles being deployed that were supposedly able to slip into the country side unnoticed. When stated that these actions put lives at danger, there was no answer. When asked about was driving cars into convoys again putting lives at risk, again, no answer.

At another event there was a comment made about it being not true that women sitting down in front of moving vehicles holding babies and children. Again there was not comment even though a photo was put up on the screen showing a mother sat down holding a baby in front of a car.

I think the biggest joke of the week was a speaker who apparently works with the UN nuclear proliferation treaties calling the USAF soldiers, squaddies, and calling the hardened shelters silos. It goes to show that their experts don't know their ***** from a hole in the ground. FYI, I did ask this expert did they know the difference between a missile silo and a shelter, and she said it didn't matter, as it was only a technical term. Nice to know that people don't know the technical terms for the fields they work in.

Lastly, I was to be interviewed on the radio this morning on BBC Radio Berkshire. This has been cancelled due to a water issue in Reading. Again, push to the side.

Anyway, it's been 25 years since we left RAF Greenham Common, and since then the threat to the world has not diminished, as seen as the events since the 11th of Sept 2001.
I missed being stationed at the base, as it was one of my best assignments. I do have the pleasure to still be living in the Newbury area, as it is a great place to live and raise a family.
To my brothers and sisters who have served at RAF Greenham Common over the past 75 years, God Bless you all. We done a great job, and be proud of what we accomplished.



Wasn't it 100 years of Greenham Common? Not 50 years of RAF Greenham Common.
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Posted on: Aug 13 2017, 12:41 PM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 13 2017, 09:52 AM) *
The thing is, one runs out of things to moan about.



nah, it is just the same old record on here...
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Posted on: Aug 12 2017, 01:22 PM


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Once upon a time this was quite a good forum.

No longer....

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Posted on: Jun 16 2017, 11:02 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 16 2017, 05:16 PM) *
No, that all went over 20 years ago!!



Don't remember seeing it removed....
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Posted on: Jun 16 2017, 12:25 PM


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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 11 2017, 07:16 PM) *
Not empty no, but much of it is.
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Oh and all the exchange, transmission, ADSL and cellular network equipment needs powering!



Most of it was empty 20 years back. Is the **** ********* still in the basement, or is that still classified information?
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Posted on: Apr 15 2017, 10:14 AM


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QUOTE (Cognosco @ Apr 15 2017, 08:23 AM) *
Oh yea of little faith? All the thousands of customers that are going to flock to the New Vicky Park cafe, even in winter, will surely trudge up to Greenham afterwards for another wedge and a brew to see two of Newbury's main attractions won't they? Yes Swift Half has invested Greenham precept payers wisely that is why there are no complaints from them obviously? rolleyes.gif



Obviously.

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