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Old 21st Mar 2012, 12:54   #2001 (permalink)
 
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Seems fuel will got up by 3p per ltre in autumn
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 12:57   #2002 (permalink)
 
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We're in the same boat, G-CPTN.

And slicing and frying that sturgeon muck just isn't the same.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 13:00   #2003 (permalink)
 
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Cod roe on toast for lunch. Oh yes.
May I decline please.

Have switched the TV on and am now working myself into a suitable frenzy for Mr O.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 13:01   #2004 (permalink)
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Seems fuel will go up by 3p per litre in autumn
I was ruminating yesterday about the increases in the cost of fuel, and how it seems to have risen from a few pence over a pound to a few pence under 1.50 in a relatively short time.

This was because I had bought a fiver's worth (because the price per litre was so high) when the warning lamp came on - and how quickly the warning lamp had come on again . . .

A journey of 300 miles that used to cost me 30 in fuel recently cost me 40 and would now cost me 45.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 13:20   #2005 (permalink)

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Found this for our Stayvegas folk
A view of Stalybridge Station, shortly to be gone forever westie.

Whilst the Buffet Bar will remain, it is up for sale after the death of the previous owner. So we await developments.

The station itself and the track layout will be remodelled this year from 3 platforms to 5 platforms. Work is already in progress at the side of the Buffet Bar putting in a new bay platform (the new platform5).
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 13:25   #2006 (permalink)
 
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putting in a new bay platform
From memory Ibbie, that will be replacing the old bay platform which was removed some time ago..
Hopefully the new owners won't destroy the Buffet Bar by changing everything
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 13:37   #2007 (permalink)
 
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I shall be giving my usual short Budget Speech later - "F*****g B*****d !"

The left-wingers at the BBC must be feeling desolate. Ever since the shootings in France they have been heavily inferring that it was a right-wing act, even got a rabid French left-winger on R4 PM last night to reinforce their campaign. And now.........
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 13:40   #2008 (permalink)
 
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For no other reason than a pretty face (hers, not mine), I offer you Doctor Who's new companion.



Edited to add link to story. BBC News - Doctor Who's latest companion is unveiled
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 13:42   #2009 (permalink)

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that will be replacing the old bay platform which was removed some time ago.
There were actually two bay platforms on that side of the station, handsfree

Strange how progress means rebuilding something discarded, as no longer required, some 50+ years ago.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 15:26   #2010 (permalink)
 
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Any Stalyvegas Ppruners interested in the least in contributing
any cash to a PPRuNe buy-out of the station buffet bar in order
to preserve the place as a temple of Pprunery??
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 15:39   #2011 (permalink)
 
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A nice idea Norm but I fear many of us may be out with our own begging bowls after today's budget.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 15:42   #2012 (permalink)
 
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Yes, I may have to have a major re-think myself before the
day is out.
Although no problems so far, touch wood.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 15:53   #2013 (permalink)
 
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A WORD OF ADVICE
In view of the following extract from todays Government Money Grab and in the interests of self-preservation, it may be prudent to be as nice as possible to the Mods.

SMOKERS

Tobacco duty is to rise by 5pc above inflation, putting 37p on the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes from 6pm today.

DRINKERS

Alcohol duty rates will increase at 2pc above the retail prices index.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 16:07   #2014 (permalink)
 
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It's alus the bleeding same it's the poor wot get the blame,
Baccy an Beer.
The weird thing is,the sellers of snide ciggies will put their prices up tonight as well.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 16:11   #2015 (permalink)
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Seems to me the best job to go for will be a smuggler.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 16:16   #2016 (permalink)
 
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Bit of a over subscribed profession at the mo,seems to be a snide ciggy seller on every street round here.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 16:26   #2017 (permalink)
 
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At least my DF baccy will seem a bit cheaper.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 16:28   #2018 (permalink)
 
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If you can get your hands on some of these you can always grow your own.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 16:32   #2019 (permalink)
 
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Yahoo/Sky News

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the basic pension will rise to 5.30 per week
So that's all right then.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 16:49   #2020 (permalink)

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I know a lot of Trab folk don't smoke and find it disgusting. BUT just think, the government says it costs a 1bn to treat smokers related diseases. But the government revenue from tobacco tax is approx 9bn. If everyone gave up smoking tomorrow income tax would have to go up 8p in the .
We live shorter lives so won't be a burden when to comes to old age pension either.
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