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Freeborn John

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  1. I can't see our bicycling friends being able to afford special paint at an outrageous tenner a can, not when they've already had to fork out for essential safety items like black hooded jackets and earphones.
  2. The empty Packet House pub as was, at the bottom of Bridge St is my tip for the next 'demolition by neglect' hit, all the upstairs windows were left open for a long time.
  3. Presumably this is the same lawless crap and run element who are supposed to make a beeline for the new council site and then sit there meekly, after cheerfully paying good money for the privilege. That's going to work.
  4. Less than six months ago the news that a group of loveable nomads had set up illegal camp somewhere in the town would have had a spokesman from WBC announcing that 'something must be done!' and that for all our benefits the council was going to have to rush out and borrow two million quid to build a nice new traveller camp to make the problem go away. Strangely, the last couple of incursions have met with...silence. I dare say they'll pick up the megaphone again once May 5th has safely passed and they're all good for 4 years, especially the ones who know their ward will be getting the gift w
  5. It was just a heads up, I suppose they can ask what they want, seeing as they now own it, though at that price a cynic might suggest that they don't want to sell it.
  6. I'm confused, the article states that the bell weights a ton, when the nearest bronze alloy to bell metal, gunmetal, is going for around £2000 a tonne, how on earth is the metal in that bell worth almost £9,000?
  7. "...You can't hardly get a science grant these days without saying it has something to do with climate change." Dr Patrick Moore Phd. co founder Greenpeace. And on the bought and paid for scientists and their predictions; "You could learn more about the future by throwing a bunch of bones on the ground."
  8. I was at a place one time where they got on to a disused site next door by removing a couple of sections of concrete fence and building their own entrance with hardcore and a mini digger. "Not us Mister." They were a rum bunch, it was like being in Fort Apache for the next month.
  9. Mr Settles commitment to the community rather than to a clique of political game players has done him no favours. He's better off out of it.
  10. Yes, they're rather cross about it, in fact they're getting hopping mad as they learn about their authorities covering stuff up. Compare that to this country, where the public greeted news of the Rotherham/Birmingham/Oxford (and the rest) sex offending shenanigans with "What times X Factor on? Did you see Big Brother? and Great, the footys on!"
  11. I read some years ago that mercury levels in the livers of Mersey seals were among the highest ever recorded, IIRC the report claimed that pound for pound there was more mercury in their livers than in the ore the mercury came from. I'll give the Seal Liver Pate a miss, methinks.
  12. Warrington Borough Councils very own minister for political correctness, transport, the environment and any other worthy cause seems to have missed the boat again. Much gnashing of teeth down Penketh way...
  13. When it was announced in March that there was going to be a Netto in Lymm, the residents of Spam Valley went ballistic, "Oh, how common! We don't want one of those around here!" No such uproar this time, the locals are just peeved about losing the pub, score one to the level headed citizens of Penketh. And the Netto PR department, of course.
  14. I saw 5 buzzards at once a couple of months ago, unless enough small animals just lay down and die every day to keep that lot going, in the words of the vultures in the old cartoon, " **** it. I'm going to kill something!"
  15. It's to be hoped they don't throw any planning documents out while they're dealing with that awful clutter in the planning document archive. Since it's also backed up electronically these days (what's left of it) we can only hope nobody accidentally erases any drives either.
  16. If you're going to buy bird feed go for bulk bags, the mark up on a small bag with pretty pictures on it is eye watering. For instance, the JTF discount warehouse in Woolston is knocking out a 20kg sack for £9.99 (VAT free) or 50p a kilo, compare that to your usual sugar bag sized pack of Mr Tweety!
  17. If they honestly think that they can keep the site of the traveller camp secret until it suits them they're kidding themselves, people don't walk round with their eyes shut. It will have to be surveyed, test holes dug, soil samples taken, power and drainage planned, all accompanied by endless paperwork. Somebody will spill the beans, be sure of it.
  18. As a bystander remarked last night on Leytonstone tube station, as he watched one gentleman stick a knife into another gentleman's neck while shouting "This is for Syria!" ; "you ain't no muslim Bruv!".
  19. One most certainly ought. In a Cholmondley-Warner voice.
  20. I say, remember this is a family forum, you're not on one of your 'special interests' ones now you know! You start a sentence with a capital letter, by the way.
  21. I had a lawnmower like that, it turned out the plug was fouled. Hey PJ, have you had a new plug lately?
  22. You didn't actually laugh out loud then, did you? Tell me you didn't.
  23. Groan. I informed you that it is my own personal term for a very real occurrence, the rise of the eco shysters.
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