Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 180697 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2125 on: February 29, 2020, 01:46:20 am »
Mildenhall attendees will know the area...

Looks like it's wet round Rosie's....

ElyDave

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2126 on: February 29, 2020, 06:22:39 am »
Suffolk, but the other side of the county to me  8)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-51674057

I know the woman quoted in the article, used to be a neighbour and worked with my son for a while.
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ElyDave

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2127 on: February 29, 2020, 08:12:51 am »
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Jaded

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2128 on: February 29, 2020, 09:08:16 am »
Suffolk, but the other side of the county to me  8)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-51674057

I know the woman quoted in the article, used to be a neighbour and worked with my son for a while.

It’s not clear from the article if the long route is the only way. Councils have to show a diversion that can take the same class of vehicle that the closed road can take, drivers smaller vehicles are able to use their discretion, if they have any.
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ElyDave

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2129 on: February 29, 2020, 09:22:30 am »
It's not the only way, and it's definitely not a 28 mile detour
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Cudzoziemiec

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ElyDave

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Kim

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Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

ElyDave

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2134 on: March 08, 2020, 08:46:56 pm »
I was just surprised it wasn't closer to home
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Jaded

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2135 on: March 08, 2020, 10:28:26 pm »
That's shit hot!
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Feanor

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2136 on: March 10, 2020, 06:36:13 pm »
A bit of an "And Finally.." story, along with the roller-skating dogs etc, but I did like this happy ending (settle down at the back!)...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-51815807

T42

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2137 on: March 11, 2020, 09:17:40 am »
 :thumbsup:
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2138 on: March 11, 2020, 10:05:03 am »
A bit of an "And Finally.." story, along with the roller-skating dogs etc, but I did like this happy ending (settle down at the back!)...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-51815807
That's a lovely story and a bit of good doggy-thinking by the rescue crew.
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Guy

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2139 on: March 12, 2020, 01:00:58 pm »
This age thinks better of a gilded fool / Than of a threadbare saint in Wisdom's school
Thomas Dekker c1598

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Jaded

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If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2143 on: April 14, 2020, 07:09:22 pm »
Quote
"Never seen anything like it, two men being held down, dozens of what looked like undercover police in either green caps or black and white checkered caps.
Undercover – but all wearing distinctive caps? ???
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/two-men-arrested-outside-sainsburys-4045371
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2144 on: April 16, 2020, 01:08:29 pm »
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/local-news/cyclist-pulled-safety-after-falling-18099245   


'Cyclist pulled to safety after falling 20ft down gorge'


Make your bloody minds up , is it a gorge, a ravine or simply a ditch......




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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2145 on: April 16, 2020, 01:12:30 pm »
The geography of Warrington has evidently got a bit more exciting since I last visited.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2146 on: April 16, 2020, 01:20:09 pm »
Indeed,  you'd associate ravines & gorges with somewhere a tad hillier....   https://gerryco23.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/walking-the-mersey-along-sankey-brook-to-runcorn/
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2147 on: April 16, 2020, 01:24:33 pm »
Never go to Runcorn!  It's an inescapable fractal of 60mph main roads and twisty identikit cul-de-sacs.  Like Redditch, but with Scousers.
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T42

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2148 on: April 16, 2020, 01:28:12 pm »
I was through Runcorn by coach in 1964 (penniless student heading for Germany). Along with Speke it was one of the filthiest places I have ever seen, with everything covered in soot.  I believe they scrubbed it up a bit since, but that's the image that remains.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2149 on: April 16, 2020, 01:39:27 pm »
A friend used to refer to Runcorn & Widnes as "the land of a thousand smells".    It's been cleaned up a lot, sadly because most of the industry has gone.


The cycle route along the Mersey up to Widnes does take you right past a carcass rendering plant though, which is aromatic  :sick:



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