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General Discussion / Halifax Building Society
« on: October 24, 2014, 04:16:51 PM »
I'm going to share this with you as I'm not sure how well known this is.
Certainly we had not heard of it until last week when we went into the Halifax.

We were told if we had any accounts which were not yet closed but nothing in them from other banks to  take in the book/card and Halifax would give us 100.00 and close the account.

Today we have been in - it has to be the easiest 100.00 we have ever had.

Tesco's have really taken a tumble this week haven't they.
With over stated profits of  263m and shares slumping by 6.5% down yesterday what will their next move be?
From what I have read they are going to reduce their range of goods.
Has it taken Lidl and Aldi to show them how it's done?

It's really interesting to read the thoughts and comments by actual drivers who know and understand far more than the rest of us.
Can I ask if drivers have actually been involved in any feed back to the council on what their views are on this as you are the front line workers and I reckon will know more than anyone about what is workable

Politics / Re: Does the Office for National Statistics tell lies?
« on: October 23, 2014, 07:27:53 PM »
What a bunch of liars the Cons are.

You just realised that then Pete  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Urban Exploring Anyone Else Into It?
« on: October 23, 2014, 07:22:52 PM »
Iv scanned some photos of a couple of explorers and place them in Chesterfield Online Photo bucket. I'm not sure on how you get photos from the Photo bucket to on here perhaps some one can kindly tell me how to do it at present I have to ask Fly to do it. The photos are of Niche nightclub on Sidney Street, Sheffield which opened in 1992 by Steve Baxendale along with his brother Mick. Niche was the home to Bassline music the club was quite popular in its day. But it had its dark side Mick Baxendale was stabbed to death outside his club in 1998 after some lads caused trouble in the club. The problems came to a head in the early 2000s when the club found itself involved in the bouncer's war with drug dealers which soon caught the attention of the Police who raided the club in November 2005 in a raid that cost the council tax payer 600.000 but nothing was found but the Police put a 'Crack House Order' on Niche which forced its closer.

Click on the photograph you want to post.
It will enlarge
Right hand side of page swipe right to left on IMG - it will register 'copied'
Back on here right click and then paste.

That's how I do it ironsky.

Now to look at your photo's - thanks for sharing them  :)

Entertainment / Re: RIP Alvin Stardust
« on: October 23, 2014, 06:09:15 PM »
RIP Alvin

General Discussion / Re: RIP Walter Burrows
« on: October 23, 2014, 06:08:34 PM »
RIP Walter

Old Chesterfield / The Singing Miner
« on: October 23, 2014, 02:50:44 PM »
Does anyone else remember him?
We watched him perform at our village miners welfare.
Just had a memory jog from the Old Chesterfield memories on facebook

I never could make up my mind if he really thought he could sing, or it was a gimmick.
Either way it got him bookings

Brian the singing miner - Sailing

Fun Stuff / Re: Windy in Norway...
« on: October 23, 2014, 02:01:33 PM »
Ohhh Gerty you really do NOT want to know about Mr OC and wind  :))

Fun Stuff / Re: Windy in Norway...
« on: October 23, 2014, 07:10:47 AM »
Typical of the Mr's gerty  :))

I don't think I could stand up in that wind, as we get older some of our body strength goes.
We nipped into Clay Cross the other day when we had the strong winds and at one point I was going in a direction I didn't want to go.

General Discussion / Halloween
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:25:59 PM »
Thoughts on this night folks?
Some are dead  >; against it and some enjoy it.

As for us we will buy a Pumpkin and hubby scrapes out the middle, lighting the candle inside the Pumpkin on the night of Halloween he stands it outside so it is visible.
Those walking round dressed in their scary clothes know we will answer the door to give them their treat.
We always buy a tub of sweets for the children to dip into.
However I have a laminated poster which I put on my daughters door saying No Trick or Treats. I don't think they should be knocking on the doors of bunalows - unless it's granny/grandpa who are expecting them
 >:  >:

General Discussion / Re: That's the jollies 2014 sorted :-)
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:07:36 PM »
Sounds as if both companies need a wide berth

Fun Stuff / Re: Me And Noro Virus And Our Love Affair
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:06:11 PM »
Horrible thing to get and yes it seems to be seasonal

I'm not going to be Mr popular with this suggestion and will sent to the naughty corner :( Why not scrap the Gold Card scheme and return it to half fare why do I say that? simple its not sustainable in the long term and has put many councils though out the country into debt. If this was done at least there is a way to give senior citizens and disabled low coast travel it may have a knock on effect on fares too. Or another idea is lower fares across the board for everyone so no need to have travel passes if private companies refused to do that perhaps its time to let the council run the buses again which in turn would give them an income which could be then used to fund Community Transport and Dial a Bus which are under threat .

Actually I agree with you ironsky.
I have a Gold Card, but rarely use it. Even if I did I would say it would a fair enough system which gave a small discount to those which needed it.
The dial a bus is beneficial to so many who struggle, however I do think it is fair enough for these people to pay a fair price for this service.
I took part in the disabled children's  questionnaire and ticked the box for journey's used to be payable instead of free.
Why should it be free?
Why should any of our transport be free? 
But - I do think that people who are maybe having to use public transport to go to interviews for work should actually at least be able to claim it back.

How viable would it be for the councils to take back over the running of the buses?

Politics / Re: The Spiraling Costs Of Funerals
« on: October 22, 2014, 07:24:19 PM »
We used Nicholsons as well ironsky for both our parents as you say very good.

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