Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 148677 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2000 on: October 03, 2019, 11:09:53 am »
Teenager has senior moment.
The best bit being:
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the rear of the vehicle has an upside-down ‘o’.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2001 on: October 04, 2019, 09:48:44 am »
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/17946615.swindon-youths-face-judge-bike-seat-gbh-charge/

That's hard to Swallow.

A successful overnight B17 raid.

They're now on a Charge.

It was a severe Fizikal assault.


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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2002 on: October 04, 2019, 11:31:53 am »
I think they will find the bench 'well hard'.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2003 on: October 04, 2019, 05:36:30 pm »
Unpleasant way to die:

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/paramedics-were-unable-save-life-3387675?fbclid=IwAR1ygWKMSvL6iFC1InbzK4dtZrovsRfeUAEcwwdxiJoe61yMl44eATA2EFo

Interesting to us perhaps as the accident happened on, or very close to the Isobella Trail: the NCN55 heading out of Stafford.

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2004 on: October 13, 2019, 01:19:22 pm »

The best bit being his pixellated t-shirt.
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He wore a t-shirt bearing the words “f*** Boris”, the letters formed by naked depictions of the Prime Minister, when he and his mum Debbie spoke to Bristol Live about his messages.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/council-sends-boy-paint-use-3419806
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2005 on: October 13, 2019, 01:20:59 pm »
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Mum pulls kid out of school because he was given tuna after long poo
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/mum-pulls-kid-out-school-3413403
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2006 on: October 17, 2019, 12:59:35 pm »
I'll put this excellent headline here, because Slough doesn't deserve its own thread like Didcot or Swindon:

O2 launches 5G network in five UK cities and Slough
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Giraffe

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2007 on: October 17, 2019, 03:42:58 pm »
I'll put this excellent headline here, because Slough doesn't deserve its own thread like Didcot or Swindon:

O2 launches 5G network in five UK cities and Slough
5G - also ideal for smart bombs. From non-city to nonentity - someone would be dancing in his grave!
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Wowbagger

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2008 on: October 17, 2019, 04:10:57 pm »
But Slough does have an admirable Limerick.

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There was a young lady from Slough
Who one day developed a cough
She wasn't to know
it would last until now
I hope the young lady pulls through!
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2009 on: October 17, 2019, 07:58:35 pm »
I'll put this excellent headline here, because Slough doesn't deserve its own thread like Didcot or Swindon:

O2 launches 5G network in five UK cities and Slough
5G - also ideal for smart bombs. From non-city to nonentity - someone would be dancing in his grave!

Smart bombs or friendly bombs??
Has never ridden RAAM
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Giraffe

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2010 on: October 18, 2019, 09:04:35 am »
I'll put this excellent headline here, because Slough doesn't deserve its own thread like Didcot or Swindon:

O2 launches 5G network in five UK cities and Slough
5G - also ideal for smart bombs. From non-city to nonentity - someone would be dancing in his grave!

Smart bombs or friendly bombs??
Friendly as in the Usanian meaning?
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2011 on: October 18, 2019, 09:11:37 am »
O2 headquarters are in Slough, which is one of the main reasons I didn’t take the offered job with them in 2002
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2012 on: October 18, 2019, 09:41:33 am »
I went for an interview there once.

I still shiver thinking about it. Didn’t take the job.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2013 on: October 18, 2019, 10:08:07 am »
I don’t recall ever going to the Slough offices, even when it was a BT building, though I do know it’s a bugger to get to from the far Angles of the east.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2014 on: October 18, 2019, 01:51:32 pm »
I spent an afternoon in A&E in Slough with a bipolar client who had a suspected broken arm. Fortunately the everchanging cabaret of lowlifes, chancers, hooligans and nutters was a distraction.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2015 on: October 18, 2019, 03:19:36 pm »
Maybe it should change its name, like Staines-on-Thames did.  Although that was just a feeble attempt to avoid the switchboard people at a major laptop repair centre answering the phone, "Hello, Siemens Staines".
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2016 on: October 18, 2019, 04:21:37 pm »
Slough-off-Thames  ;D

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2017 on: October 18, 2019, 04:30:15 pm »
Slough-of-Despond.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2018 on: October 18, 2019, 06:45:30 pm »
The provinces hit the nationals.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/18/its-party-central-the-bristol-residents-fed-up-with-noisy-student-neighbours
The Hampton Road area, shown in the third photo, has always been student central.
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2019 on: October 18, 2019, 06:53:42 pm »
The provinces hit the nationals.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/18/its-party-central-the-bristol-residents-fed-up-with-noisy-student-neighbours
The Hampton Road area, shown in the third photo, has always been student central.

That's a contender for the Not News thread.

Deliberately obnoxious behaviour like shouting and vandalism (rather than incidental noise) wasn't a new thing when I was a PSO.  Hard to tell if it's increasing in popularity, but it was always a minority (generally the ones who live elsewhere) causing it.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2020 on: October 18, 2019, 07:36:17 pm »
Student numbers have increased a lot and are still increasing, so inevitably there are more noisy students even if they're the same proportion.
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2021 on: October 18, 2019, 08:47:01 pm »
That's true.  With proportionally fewer living in university halls.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2022 on: October 21, 2019, 11:51:19 am »
That the Bristle Post has an article with the headline "The 29 phrases which will only make sense if you're a Bristolian" isn't in itself interesting, but it's perhaps curious they've chosen to file it under "Education".  :-\
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2023 on: October 21, 2019, 01:34:01 pm »
That the Bristle Post has an article with the headline "The 29 phrases which will only make sense if you're a Bristolian" isn't in itself interesting, but it's perhaps curious they've chosen to file it under "Education".  :-\

Presumably because whoever wrote it wasn't Bristolian.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2024 on: October 23, 2019, 10:07:24 am »
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.