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Rants / Re: Wheelchair v Buggy
« on: December 08, 2014, 06:53:27 PM »
So anyone can use the wheelchair space on buses a judge has ruled.
I'm wondering now if  this will leave the wheelchair spaces on Trains open to buggies?
Also is it going to have a knock on affect to the Blue Badge spaces for parking!

General Discussion / Re: Should the Church keep out of Politics
« on: December 08, 2014, 06:46:59 PM »
It seems Baroness Jenkin thinks poor people need food banks because they can't cook!! - So it's their own fault not because they haven't enough money to buy it.
The cheeky mare.  >:(

Politics / Re: State Pension Rise
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:20:34 PM »
Thanks for the welcome Fly.

I think that it is pretty obvious what's going on here, in a couple of years the payment of Pension Credit will cease as the basic pension will have risen above the level where it is paid. That will be disastrous for many of the poorer pensioners as it is the link to other benefits like free optical and dental, automatic housing benefit and council tax benefit and the like. I believe it is also linked to the warm homes discount for single pensioners.

Still, I guess it will save the government a few bob that they can distribute amongst their wealthy cronies. Take care before you vote next spring, what politicians don't tell us is far more important than what they do. Can't wait for a Tory or LibDem to ring my door bell.

What's the basic pension level going up to djm, I'm not sure what the money thresh hold is before benefits stop, isn't the council tax/rent benefits means tested rather than on a monthly income?

General Discussion / Should the Church keep out of Politics
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:14:07 PM »
As the Archbishop of Canterbury as spoken out about how he finds the fact that people in the UK need food banks more shocking than in Africa, some would say he should keep quiet and stick to Religion.
Isn't it part of our Churches Ministers etc to speak out against what is happening here, or should they all just keep quiet?
I agree with him that in a country like the UK people should not be needing food banks to be able to eat.
The nasty party claim we are doing well and have growth in our economy - but at what cost.
It is claimed that supermarkets throw away food which is actually edible but are not allowed to pass it on.
To be honest I don't even think that people in the UK should be reduced to having supermarket cast offs anyway.  >:(

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Crispin v Tesco
« on: December 06, 2014, 07:40:26 PM »
It seems curiously enough that we have got our wish granted. Enterprise Inns no longer own the Somerset House. It has been bought by another brewery and is under new management. ;D
It appears that the business dealings between Tesco & Enterprise are being investigated due to alleged underhand practice, or so I'm told.
This appears to be the reason behind the Crispin getting its reprieve as well - Tesco pulled out for a reason.
What this all means in terms of the Crooked Spire pub refurbishment (owned by Enterprise) I'm not sure, but I can't say that I've seen anyone working in it all week.

 (y)  :)

Fun Stuff / Re: Red light !!
« on: December 06, 2014, 05:39:59 PM »
Would that be delayed 'road rage' then  :))

Fun Stuff / Getting to Know You
« on: December 06, 2014, 05:38:54 PM »

A man met a beautiful blonde lady and decided he wanted to marry her right away.
She said, 'But we don't know anything about each other.'

He said, 'That's all right, we'll learn about each other as we go along.'

So she consented, they were married, and off they went on a honeymoon at a very nice resort.

One morning they were lying by the pool, when he got up off of his towel, climbed up to the 10 metre board and did a two and a half tuck, followed by three rotations in the pike position, at which point he straightened out and cut the water like a knife.

After a few more demonstrations, he came back and lay down on the towel.

She said, 'That was incredible!'

He said, 'I used to be an Olympic diving champion. You see, I told you we'd learn more about each other as we went along.'

So she got up, jumped in the pool and started doing lengths.

After seventy-five lengths she climbed out of the pool, lay down on her towel and was hardly out of breath.

He said, 'That was incredible! Were you an Olympic endurance swimmer?'

'No,' she said, 'I was a prostitute in Liverpool but I worked both sides of the Mersey '

 ::) OK better make a run for it now before Pete the Paint logs in =======================================  :P

General Discussion / Re: Oops, I missed a birthday.
« on: December 06, 2014, 11:16:20 AM »
Happy birthday Pete - even though Fly made me forget  :P  :-*

Politics / Re: State Pension Rise
« on: December 06, 2014, 11:11:28 AM »
Welcome to the forum djm.  :)

Yes pensioners have to live on about 500.00 a month, not a lot if living alone.
My hubby is just starting to sort his pension out, due next March.
He actually will get LESS monthly than I get!
Not too sure how that works out as he's paid all contributions.

So they are giving with one hand and taking with another then? I didn't realise that djm, although a pensioner I'm not on pension credits so I suppose not that 'savvy' on what they are up to!!

Typical Tories smoke screen I suppose!!

Don't forget the warm homes discount if you don't already get it  ;) as pensions barely cover the extra heating elderly people need let alone all other bills.

Activity inside - not sure TBH. A few large white vans parked in car park at the back but couldn't hear any banging/noise and didn't like to peer through the window.
Guess it's wait and see, I park there when I go into town so will check it out next week.

Sun Inn
It's been closed for a few weeks but activity inside today????

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Stair lifts
« on: December 02, 2014, 07:47:39 PM »
Welcome to the forum fransdad.
We have had a Gimson stairlift installed years ago for my daughter.
It was organised by social services back then but I suppose things have changed since then.
Just a thought but any chance of parents moving to a bungalow.

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Crispin v Tesco
« on: December 02, 2014, 06:22:51 PM »
I reckon Tesco need to concentrate on making more profit on what they have.
Pleased it's not going ahead

Politics / Re: Osborne - the morning after?
« on: December 02, 2014, 06:10:37 PM »
But there's nothing in his eyes????

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