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Forum: Language 03 November 2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,958
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Ware. Silly name. Leads to much confusion. It is...

Ware. Silly name. Leads to much confusion. It is fairly certain that it come the word 'weir', but no-one can prove it. There are plenty of places in the UK with 'ware' in their name and all can point...
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 October 2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,223
Posted By Andrew of Ware
United Kingdom The BBC is reporting that a UK local newspaper,...

The BBC is reporting that a UK local newspaper, the Cambridge News, received a tip-off about the assassination 25 minutes before the fatal shot was fired. The BBC says that the document saying this...
Forum: Crash and Burn 29 July 2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,304
Posted By Andrew of Ware
When I my car, new, in the UK, it came with seven...

When I my car, new, in the UK, it came with seven days free insurance from the garage. I then had those seven days to contact my own insurers to get my present policy updated.
Forum: SLC 26 July 2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,743
Posted By Andrew of Ware
The BBC is reporting that snopes has reached its...

The BBC is reporting that snopes has reached its target.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-40719783

The article gives a useful summary of the legal issues.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 July 2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,732
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Or May......

Or May......
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 June 2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,653
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Crash Two and a half weeks after the election the...

Two and a half weeks after the election the Tories eventually do a grubby deal with the DUP to shore up Theresa May and her tottering government. The DUP has ten MPs and the Tories will give one...
Forum: Crash and Burn 16 June 2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,110
Posted By Andrew of Ware
You're quite right. It would have been illegal in...

You're quite right. It would have been illegal in the USA on tower blocks over 12 metres (40 feet) tall. The company that made the cladding has said that the renovation company bought was not fire...
Forum: Crash and Burn 16 June 2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,110
Posted By Andrew of Ware
There are calls for a criminal investigation to...

There are calls for a criminal investigation to start. Needless to say the Daily Express (even more right wing and Eurosceptic than the Daily Mail) is blaming EU regulations.
...
Forum: Crash and Burn 16 June 2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,110
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Sorry about the double post, but Alarm's post...

Sorry about the double post, but Alarm's post makes a different point.



The BBC showed a photograph of the fire safety notice in a nearby block of flats which is owned by the same company. It...
Forum: Crash and Burn 16 June 2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,110
Posted By Andrew of Ware
The BBC noted that what the contractors said has...

The BBC noted that what the contractors said has changed very subtly. On the day after the fire they said that their work met all fire regulations, but now they are saying that the work met all...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,110
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Accusations at the moment concern the cladding....

Accusations at the moment concern the cladding. Was it made of the correct material or was it sub-standard in quality? During the refurbishment last year the local residents' association was...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 June 2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,110
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Questions are already being asked about the...

Questions are already being asked about the refurbishment last year. Cladding was placed on the outside, but residents were complaining about the gap between the cladding and the wall. One fire...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 June 2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,110
Posted By Andrew of Ware
No London Tower Block Fire

A 27-storey block of flats in London has caught fire. 'Several dead'. At least fifty people in hospital. People jumping from flats. People saying 'it's like a horror film'. One report said a man...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 June 2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,653
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Ah, if only Theresa May was a historian she would...

Ah, if only Theresa May was a historian she would not be in this mess now. June's BBC History Magazine has an article on snap elections in recent history. In recent times they have not been a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 June 2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,653
Posted By Andrew of Ware
The last time a major party worked with a...

The last time a major party worked with a Northern Irish party it did not end well. Labour had a very small majority of three (I think) after the second 1974 election. with by-election losses they...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 June 2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,653
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Strange, but true, fact. Boris Johnson was born...

Strange, but true, fact. Boris Johnson was born in the United States and it has been said that his early ambitions were to become President of the United States. Of course, he hasn't.

Or has he?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 June 2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,653
Posted By Andrew of Ware
It was thought that the recent terrorist attacks...

It was thought that the recent terrorist attacks would bolster the Tories, but it has turned out that one of the London terrorists last weekend was allowed into the country last year from Libya -...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 June 2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,653
Posted By Andrew of Ware
Good question - after the 2010...

Good question - after the 2010 Conservative/Lib-Dem coalition no-one wants a coalition with the Conservatives. Usually the Conservatives can rely on the Unionist parties in Northern Ireland. However,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 June 2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,653
Posted By Andrew of Ware
UK General Election, 2017

Strangely we haven't had a dedicated thread to the election - just the Cornish Brexit thread being hijacked. So forgive me if i start one now - just after the polls have closed.

The BBC/ITV/Sky...
Forum: Police Blotter 01 June 2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,652
Posted By Andrew of Ware
The mother of the eight year old killed in the...

The mother of the eight year old killed in the blast has just been told of her daughter's death. The mother has been on a life support system since the blast.
...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 May 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,652
Posted By Andrew of Ware
You may be already aware, but one of the girls,...

You may be already aware, but one of the girls, aged 14, is among the dead and the other is badly injured.

The names of all the dead, expect one, have been released. Several more children are...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 May 2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,652
Posted By Andrew of Ware
May is raising the issue of security leaks today...

May is raising the issue of security leaks today with Trump as they are both attending the NATO conference in Brussels today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40029358



By the way, campaigning...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 May 2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,652
Posted By Andrew of Ware
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40038630 ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40038630

I am not sure how the New York Times managed to obtain the photographs, but surely any responsible newspaper should not have published them. I am...
Forum: Police Blotter 23 May 2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,652
Posted By Andrew of Ware
According to the page: ...

According to the page:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40020168

the two girls are still missing, as are several others. Several of the victims have been named, the youngest is a girl aged eight....
Forum: Police Blotter 23 May 2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,652
Posted By Andrew of Ware
First of all sympathies to all of those affected...

First of all sympathies to all of those affected by the Manchester attack. I own a house between Manchester and Liverpool and so have regularly travelled to the area.

The death toll in the...
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