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  1. I'm just amazed that no one has had Flu for 6 months.
  2. Sums it up perfectly. They also seem terrified that we go it alone and we become the Singapore of Europe, drawing business from them. A word of caution with the fishing is that if we have full control of our fishing grounds, out of spite they will probably refuse to buy from us.
  3. The pandemic has been a massive blow, but how does it affect our Brexit negotiations? Our economy has tanked, but so has everyone else's. If we were still in the EU, we would be expected to bail out those badly hit mediterranean countries. So as bad as it is, has Covid 19 boosted our chances of a better deal?
  4. I remember Lancashire steel being situated between Bewsey Rd and Dallam Lane in the 70s/80s. It was a large site but I'm sure there were bigger plants elsewhere. I seem to remember there being railway tracks sunk into the road on Dallam Lane.
  5. It seems to me that these testing stations are underused. Indeed the one I saw last week outside the AJ Bell in Salford was very quiet. Surely now is the time to test "ordinary" people. If a shop or factory wants to reopen, and everyone is tested negative for Covid 19, there is no chance of anyone catching it.
  6. I wonder if Manchester Airport charge you £4.50 for driving into the testing area. Wouldn't surprise me.
  7. Anyone know the location of a post box in town that gets emptied more often than others. I have a letter to post over the weekend and if I use the one near our house, it will be sat there till 4pm on Monday. When the PO was on Springfield St the one there used to get emptied several times a day.
  8. From what I've heard everything from Asda to Scotland Rd will be demolished. This along with the land available when New Town House is knoocked down will leave a sizeable amound of land for residential use. Asda and the other side of Cockhedge will stay open apart from the old Comet building which is also going.
  9. Totally agree Davy, but there are apartment blocks going up on Winwick St and Academy way with others in the pipeline, so in a couple of years time there should be a sizeable town centre population. They will be looking for local food shops and Tesco and Sainsburys aren't to far away. Might be an opportunity for Asda to move from Cockhedge into either the old M&S of even Debs, especially as most of Cockhedge is being demolished soon.
  10. Not so much to be positive about after hearing of Debenhams permanent closure. Really disappointed in the landlords for not negotiating a deal to keep it open. They either have a queue of potential customers just waiting to move in once Debs have left or they don't mind having gigantic empty units for years. Sad to say that there is little to draw people into Warrington town centre these days. You can get the same in much smaller neighbouring towns. The council need to look into the impact of out of town retail parks too.
  11. Breaking news, the "upspeak" mentioned above has been replaced by something called "vocal fry". This is where the end of a sentence drops in pitch so low and drawn out that they are almost croaked out. Some great examples on line. It seems to have been stated by the Cardashians and their followers. Totally awesooooome. lets hope it NEVER catches on heeeeere.
  12. I've always been fascinated in accents and how they change. For example the rising inflection at the "end of a sentence" that has caught on from Aussie soaps, the replacement in inner London of Cockney by the annoying Ali G type accent and recently the starting of a reply with "so.....". However there seems to be a change in Warrington. In the 90s I reckon our accent went a bit more towards Manc, especially with the yoof, fanks….thanks mainly the the Gallagher brothers and Kevin and Perry. More recently I noticed that this posh pronunciation of the "o" in words like home, ghost, foam etc. So that they are pronounced haywme, gaywst and faywme, seems to be spreading north. It used to be mostly found in the Cheshire set, the Wirral, Chester, Ellesmere Port and the like. It has slowly spread to Lymm, Stockton Heath and south of the MSC but can now be freely heard around town even in Orford, Bewsey and Longford. A step back IMO. Anyone else noticed.
  13. Went into town today, Sunday and was pleasantly surprised at how busy it was. Golden Square was busy and there were also several shops open outside. I was in the olde sweeter shoppe and noticed kids on their own and with parents possibly getting stocked up before a trip to the pictures. Time square and the pictures had plenty of people around too. Could the pictures be having a positive effect so soon?
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