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motormad
Posted on: Jun 9 2017, 11:56 AM


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So they want to cut across the road to allow vehicles to turn right, when heading south, towards the train station and back into town.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/a339

Please no!! laugh.gif
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Posted on: Jun 9 2017, 11:30 AM


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I hope it isn't made into flats / houses... town is busy enough as it is!!!

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Posted on: May 16 2017, 05:40 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ May 16 2017, 06:11 PM) *
Honda?



Yup, they are European smile.gif
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Posted on: May 15 2017, 03:09 PM


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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ May 5 2017, 08:11 AM) *
Newbury Town Council are institutionally complaint-averse. Their complaint-handling process is 1. fob you off, 2. complain that you're complaining, 3. victimise you for complaining. They are incapable of accepting that they can ever be in error and are pugnacious in their suppression of criticism.

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  Forum: Newbury News · Post Preview: #114995 · Replies: 5 · Views: 2,849

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Posted on: May 15 2017, 03:05 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 13 2017, 06:30 PM) *
Can anyone confirm if the reception is particularly patchy around here? Took my new Range Rover back to the dealers last week to have the radio and antenna in the back checked out. They say there's nothing wrong but I'm not so sure, anyone else having problems as they drive round West Berkshire? I've checked the website to see if any transmitters are down but nothings showing. Anyone?


That's a true first world problem.

I have a Fiesta and the DAB works fine on that. Can pick up KISSTORY and Radio 1X without issue. But I use Spotify most of the time.
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Posted on: May 15 2017, 02:57 PM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ May 12 2017, 09:50 AM) *
What's he got??



QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 12 2017, 01:18 PM) *
A metal thing with wheels and headlights. tongue.gif


Not really sure it would be fair of me to say. But it was from Europe, saloon, is quite rare, but not pretentious. I've only seen a few of them around.
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Posted on: May 11 2017, 09:08 AM


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I met him once. He has an interesting car so he's OK in my book.
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Posted on: May 10 2017, 11:27 AM


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What would it even show?
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Posted on: Jan 11 2017, 04:41 PM


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QUOTE (BMR @ Jan 10 2017, 09:25 PM) *
Did anyone see and recognise a low flying military aircraft flying over Newbury/Woolton Hill today (Tuesday). It circled round at least three times. The first time it was very low indeed.

Any ideas where it took off from, where it was going to, and why it was so low?



can you not trace the flightpath on FlightRadar or similar apps....
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Posted on: Dec 16 2016, 09:29 AM


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QUOTE (spartacus @ Dec 14 2016, 12:13 AM) *
Brave you. We need pioneers such as you to Beta test this technology for us all. Personally, the idea of paying £65k on a car is ridiculous. Especially when you are in effect carrying a blast bomb in the boot with 5kg of hydrogen stored in a tank at a pressure of 10,000psi. Still, if it wasn't for the likes of you we'd still be riding round on horses.



Or like carrying around battery acid.

Hydrogen cars are the answer.

Battery powered car are a pathetic, poor, short-term workaround.
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Posted on: Dec 16 2016, 09:28 AM


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QUOTE (user23 @ Dec 15 2016, 09:46 PM) *
Given the last new user joined getting on for two years ago, it's unlikely they look at it much these days



Can't really blame them.

This was a good forum with good debate once.

Now it's just a few old men arguing.
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Posted on: Nov 7 2016, 10:35 AM


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I can totally see where Newres is coming from.
I think many of us have taken our eyes off the road to check something in the Glovebox/radio/phone at some point.
Those who vehemently deny that they have are probably the worst offenders... !

The guy did not set out to kill people I'm sure.
However as a "professional" driver he should have ensured his attention was on the road.
Certainly had a car ploughed into the back of the traffic jam dare I say the family may still be together today.

While there is absolutely zero excuses for the lorryist's actions we can understand we may have all been there before.
That being said the video shows him paying next to no attention for upwards of 45 seconds and for me I may glance at the stereo while messing with the music rather than stare at it...

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Posted on: Nov 7 2016, 10:23 AM


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I'm sure we'll manage without it... !!
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Posted on: Oct 8 2016, 11:41 PM


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QUOTE (x2lls @ Oct 8 2016, 07:46 PM) *
And there you have it. FFS, we all live on the same planet!!!



Ummm, yes , but I'm sure you'd moan if everyone from another planet decided to turn up on your doorstep and dump their crap.


I just don't see the problem.
If you live in Reading using the Reading tip.
If you live in Newbury use the newbury one!

I do not know, and do not care, for intricate details, but as an overall scheme, restricting you to tipping in your most local tip, I see no issue with that.
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Posted on: Oct 8 2016, 05:06 PM


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Regarding the tip and passes. Don't see the big deal.

Would you want waste from other large towns being disposed of in your local tip, given those large towns have their own tip?

It's not an awful idea. However as I found out recently you don't need a pass, driving license is fine as long as you live within the right areas.
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Posted on: Oct 8 2016, 03:14 PM


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Traffic is a joke in newbury lately.

Major road works on the only route north south as well as boundry road still being shut. Gg council
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Posted on: Sep 14 2016, 12:01 PM


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You can't just upgrade the A34 to be a motorway.
Legally there has to be decent routes around the country which aren't motorways for idiots who have 50cc mopeds or still travel by carrier pony.

It would be better to be upgraded to 3 lanes (like the A3 is) but that doesn't stop the issue of poor lane behaviour (lane hogging), people who do not accelerate in a timely manner to join the motorway or who pull out without regard for faster traffic causing them to slam on their brakes at the last minute.
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Posted on: Sep 14 2016, 11:58 AM


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Everyone needs popcorn for this thread!
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Posted on: Sep 14 2016, 11:56 AM


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I don't think reducing speed limit will help.

People will still do 70/80.

It needs enforced HGV traffic restricted to inside lane along certain stretches. Some sliproads should be extended (bollocks there is plenty of space to do so).

And what's more people need to get off their ruddy phones / sat navs and actually use their eyes.
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Posted on: Aug 11 2016, 09:49 AM


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QUOTE (nerc @ Aug 7 2016, 05:45 PM) *
i Check the forum every day but only comment or log in if its something that interests me



Nothing much interesting here really.
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Posted on: Jul 27 2016, 09:16 AM


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How dare the banks only make £5bn profit per year.
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Posted on: Jul 7 2016, 09:42 AM


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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Jul 4 2016, 08:50 AM) *
Oh, how chuckled whilst reading this while eating my pain au chocolate this morning.



My my, what eclectic tastes.
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Posted on: Jun 29 2016, 08:54 AM


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I'd love to have Boris as PM. He's hilarious.
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Posted on: Jun 26 2016, 06:16 PM


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I don't think the referendum will pass.

The ONLY way it can be done, is if a Political party goes for the General Election and it's prime campaign is to join the EU.
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Posted on: Jun 24 2016, 03:12 PM


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QUOTE (Rdg @ Jun 24 2016, 12:13 PM) *
I don't think voting to leave makes you a racist but there were lots of people with racist views blaming everything on the immigrants and thus using that as a reason to vote leave - you only have to look at the mad comment by OLDSKOOL on the NWN website front page story to see that


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Now we are out of the EU we don't have to build on our beautiful countryside to make way for new houses and roads to allow for the amount of people allowed to come over to live and work in this country. Our loved ones wont see further increased waiting times to see a GP or Surgeon in years to follow and we retain our heritage and we don't take a risk that if Turkey join the EU that millions of Muslims would be able to come and live hear. They cannot be trusted any of them, not because they are foreign but because they have radical beliefs which are alien to what you and I would call right and wrong. I'm happy this morning our country has woken up at last Its Great Britain again for me.


That's one person.


I see plenty of other reasons, nothing to do with immigration.
I have no problem with immigration but I have a problem with having to legally allow anyone within the European Zone (EU Members) to come to our country. I want control back with us and us alone.
Doesn't make me racist.

I see all over FB and various websites, that if you vote out you are a bigot, racist, whatever. Fed up with it. There are many reasons to leave which have nothing to do with the movement of people in, or out, of our country.
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