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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1600 on: March 26, 2020, 11:22:41 am »

Apparently it was a week ago

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1601 on: March 26, 2020, 11:25:58 am »

Yeah, just heard that update - they've done well to keep that quiet!


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1602 on: March 26, 2020, 11:52:48 am »

Not really, given that the only news appears to do with c19 and nothing else matters according to the media  >>:-(
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1603 on: March 26, 2020, 01:06:40 pm »

Breaking news on Sky states 7 russian warships active in the channel and North Sea - Royal Navy shadowing.


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They're after Hand sanitisers and BOG ROLLS . . .  <*<
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1604 on: March 26, 2020, 01:53:46 pm »

They're after hand sanitizers and BOG ROLLS . . .
The Beeb have got that one covered. The 1pm News reader today passed over to "Our Seoul correspondent in Korea".  This was pronounced in much the same way that 'Ireland' becomes 'Arland' and 'Our Girl' is apparently 'Ah Girl...'  %)
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1605 on: March 26, 2020, 01:57:32 pm »

I remember at school on lad was Richard Sole , often wondered if his parents were aware of what they had lumbered him with
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1606 on: March 26, 2020, 03:38:04 pm »

We have a club member who's name actually is Albert Hall, he objects strongly if you call him Bert.
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« Reply #1607 on: March 26, 2020, 03:56:30 pm »

We have a diver dalled Richard Head.
Nice feller.

True.


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« Reply #1608 on: March 26, 2020, 05:04:58 pm »

I used to know 2 guys each called John Thomas.  Also a lady mamed Kay Cole.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1609 on: March 26, 2020, 05:18:39 pm »

Spelt check switched off  %)
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1610 on: March 26, 2020, 11:41:14 pm »

Young baby girl next door was given the Christian name of Threasa.............you guessed it the family Surname was Green  ok2


Another true naming was the male child of Senior Constable Pipe of the Coledale Police Station......yes the Childs Christian given name  was Dwayne

Imagine if they went to the same school & @ Rollcall......Trees a Green & Drain Pipe {-)
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Re: In the News !!! what does this handle do ?
« Reply #1611 on: April 13, 2020, 09:09:42 am »

Grandfather gets a freebie passenger flight on french fighter jet and ejects himself on 4g take off.


https://theaviationist.com/2020/04/09/report-released-on-french-rafale-passengers-accidental-ejection-reveals-both-human-and-technical-failures/
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« Reply #1612 on: April 21, 2020, 12:06:31 am »

Wow at 99 not out he raised 21 million pound for the NHS Captain Tom Moore well done, this guy is a UK living Legend just read some Spitfires will fly over his place, gives you faith in these trying times tassie48
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« Reply #1613 on: April 21, 2020, 12:15:38 am »

There's another nice little update here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52354991

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1614 on: April 21, 2020, 03:24:20 am »


As of April 21:  £27,364,396
   :o :-))

 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1615 on: April 21, 2020, 10:57:32 am »

  Just received an Email from Admiral Insurance saying that as their is so little traffic on the roads they feel able to give all their existing customers a £25 refund for each car insured with them ! To be paid back into their bank or card accounts in the coming month or so. 
  Got two cars insured with them so I think that a further contribution going to the above account.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1616 on: April 21, 2020, 11:37:29 am »

Insurance company giving money away?
Hope this isn't one of the many Scams going around!


Just be aware of this - a call to the company wouldn't hurt.
Better safe than sorry.


As for donating - good on yer  O0 :-))


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« Reply #1617 on: April 21, 2020, 12:31:14 pm »

  Just received an Email from Admiral Insurance saying that as their is so little traffic on the roads they feel able to give all their existing customers a £25 refund for each car insured with them ! To be paid back into their bank or card accounts in the coming month or so. 
  Got two cars insured with them so I think that a further contribution going to the above account.

Great ........................ as long as they are not asking for details of where you want the money to go or anything else.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1618 on: April 21, 2020, 12:36:37 pm »

We don't have the Admiral Insurance Group name in OZ, so being doubting Thomas I checked  :embarrassed: ...certainly appears legit  :-))


https://www.insuranceage.co.uk/insurer/7509181/admiral-becomes-first-uk-provider-to-offer-pandemic-rebate


Wonder if I can enthuse my Insurance Co to provide a similar response?.....mind you, the old story....you will never have seen a poorly dressed undernourished looking Insurance Consultant  >>:-(

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1619 on: April 21, 2020, 01:10:52 pm »

Insurance company giving money away?
Hope this isn't one of the many Scams going around!


Just be aware of this - a call to the company wouldn't hurt.
Better safe than sorry.


Yes , this might well initiate a flood of scamming emails.   The genuine communication is not asking for any bank or card details , they are automatically making rebate to the source the policy payment originated from. If anyone gets one requesting personal details it is a scam


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1620 on: April 21, 2020, 07:19:48 pm »

Ah but in the small print  re claims says similar due to less vehicles  on the road etc., so any accidents are probably your fault so all excesses are increased by£50 {-)
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1621 on: April 21, 2020, 08:40:09 pm »




 Be difficult to have an accident , the cars have not moved for 3 weeks
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1622 on: April 22, 2020, 11:40:44 am »

You wouldn't think it around here, seems like a normal day  >>:-(


They will probably claim its essential to drive to keep the car charged up.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1623 on: April 22, 2020, 12:01:29 pm »

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They will probably claim its essential to drive to keep the car charged up

To some extent that is true. Unless you can get a battery charger connected then your battery will indeed die in 3 weeks or so depending on its condition. If you have to park in the street then your only options may be to take the car for a shortish run or leave it idling for 15-20 minuets once a week. The longer you leave it the longer it will take to recharge. The advantage of a 5 mile run is that it also warms up the engine and keeps surfaces lubricated.

Otherwise maybe remove the battery from the car and charge it at home but on modern cars that will b****r up all your settings, phone connection and maybe reset the engine management system. The Government don't care of course....

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« Reply #1624 on: April 22, 2020, 05:01:25 pm »

My car is stranded on the drive long term.

I would thoroughly recommend the CTEK 3.8 smart battery charger.
https://www.tayna.co.uk/battery-chargers/ctek/mxs3-8/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItsOmlbX86AIVmKztCh2ZzAyZEAkYASABEgIpqfD_BwE

No need to disconnect the battery.  Clip the leads on and let it go through its cycle one a week.
Suitable for all lead acid batteries.
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