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Old 17th Jan 2016, 06:35
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reliable neutral news source in the UK today,there simply int none.
Isn't that the truth.
At least I can't find one.

Good morning all.
Back home and safely ensconced in a warm house.
Fortunately we got home yesterday before the snows followed us
down from the north. It all looks very nice but hopefully it won't catch on as
the day to day standard.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 07:33
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Weather guessers won the guess for rain but snow and cold is not here yet.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 07:43
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Morning peeps, bloody caad here it be,blue skyies though,just read they are starting to throw people in prison for dept in the USA,not bankers dept ie owing billions just ordinary peeps dept of a few thousand,hope our lot dont see it, twill give em ideas.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 07:46
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Morning all, snow here and one has caught a cold.

We have still got a number of newspapers here that attempt to do serious journalism. At least that's my impression. Problem is who has got the time to read two or three different newspapers? I barely have time for one, except maybe over a prolonged Sunday breakfast...
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 07:49
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Some think tank will come up with a modern acceptable term for the
union workhouse and bring that back.

Any suggestions for what it could be called ?
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 07:54
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Gave up buying newspaper must be near ten years ago,dont even get the free on bunged through me door, they seem to have died the death.
One often reads articles from the papers online for nowt though.
I have a increasing hatred of the pool of fluffies the TV News channels get to review the papers every day so they get flicked over swiftly as well.
The diamond creature and some other handwinging berk have the duty on sky at the mo, the remote is being reached for.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 09:21
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Question? SIL has some photos on her portable telephonic engine I wish her to send to me,one supplied one's emal address however none of us can figure out the key press required to get the @ symbol necessary for a email thingy, is there a standard set of keypresses on a mobile to achieve this daft sign?
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 10:08
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My (non smart) mobile has an 'ALT' keyboard feature which has various symbols listed.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 10:23
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There's usually a key marked 123 which switches the keyboard from letters to numbers and symbols.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 12:22
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The blue skies that were here this morning have gone AWOL. One suspects we are in store for something or other dropping from the heavens.

There seems to have been a hatch of moon howlers this morning ...and they all seemed to be appearing on various programmes on BBC TV.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 12:51
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The Tram always got through.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 13:15
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Sad day up in Mr D's bailiwick.

Girl dies at Cullercoats

I used to go fishing off that pier when I were a young lad and when the ankle-biters came along, it was their favourite bit of 'Grandma's sea-side'.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 14:22
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We always would go to Cullercoats too.
Bus to Marlborough Cresent, walk to The Central, electric train to Cullercoats, walk down to the beach just below the church and would usually meet various cousins.
Play all day, egg and tomato sarnies (with sand) and a cuppa, hot water bought from the kiosk (shed on wheels?).
Fish and chips on the way home, hot, sandy, worn out and happy... great memories.

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Old 17th Jan 2016, 14:23
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1966-7 I was a regular at the weekly folk night at the Bay Hotel in Cullercoats, probably the best folk club in the history of the world.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 15:25
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We always went to the Short Sands at Tynemouth for some reason.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 18:29
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With us it was The Haven, every time.

The Coast Road bus stopped just above the road down to the beach, and there was a huge wartime mine, covered in sticky-out horns, that used to scare the bejasus out of me.

So many memories of that place. My Dad running into the sea fully clothed to rescue me when I got gaught by an undertow. I won my first ever rowing trophy launching off thar beach at the Tynemouth Regatta 1966. And my last great memory of my Dad, while he was in remission from the illness that killed him, striding towards me along the pier from which he had spent the afternoon fishing (he hadn't seen me for months) with the world's biggest smile on his face. He hadn't caught anything, as usual.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 18:43
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AFAICR, those sea mines were modified to accept money towards 'Mission to seamen'.
I wonder when they disappeared?

Edited to add:- It was, apparently, The Shipwrecked Mariners Society:-
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 19:09
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I'm sure the Tynemouth one had sticky-out horns. And it didn't have a notice reassuring passers-by, and people who had just got off the bus, that they had got all the gunpowder out.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 19:15
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Yes, I remember them having brass 'horns':-

Apparently it is a Mk14.

More about the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society.
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Old 17th Jan 2016, 20:12
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I've seen one of them floating the water in the channel,still a few about in the sixties,in bad weather they used to break their mooring and bob up ,we radioed it in and the Navy came out and shot at it and blew it up,we were a few miles away by then but we heard the bang.
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