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Old 20th Feb 2018, 16:06
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Just had a chuckle whilst reading the speed cameras thread: someone mentioned getting a ticket because their number plate had been cloned. Reminded me of an incident when I lived in sarfeast Londin.


A wonderful pair of old ducks (think Margaret Rutherford, those with that sort of memory), retired schoolteachers living in Peckham were woken from their afternoon nap by a thunderous knocking at the door. Large black-clad police officer, attended by the 'method of entry man' - i.e. the guy with the battering ram, and two transit vansworth of further more-or-less armed guys. Come to arrest the owner of a Vauxhall Astra concerned with a 100,000 bank robbery in Hammersmith.


"Ooh," says Win. "Visitors! Put the kettle on, Kath"


They finished up with 11 coppers sitting around their front room drinking tea: turned out that they had proof that they had been having lunch (in Pratts Bottom, but that's another story) at about the time the robbery had taken place - and were even able to retrieve the till receipt from the dustbin.


Wonderful old dears!
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 16:11
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Priceless.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 16:20
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When my son first moved to London, he had both number plates stolen from his car - never heard anything else though.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 19:20
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I've just de-registered my car with my personal number before it goes and it got a new number for the rest if its life. My personal numbers plates had EU stars on them so I disposed of them, breaking them into pieces and tipping them into three different dustbins. Were they to be just thrown away in one piece I would probably have the fuzz coming around and asking whether I was at ASDA when an armed robbery took place
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 19:49
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
I've just de-registered my car with my personal number before it goes and it got a new number for the rest if its life. My personal numbers plates had EU stars on them so I disposed of them, breaking them into pieces and tipping them into three different dustbins. Were they to be just thrown away in one piece I would probably have the fuzz coming around and asking whether I was at ASDA when an armed robbery took place
My bold.

ASDA's prices can be a bit extortionate at times.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 20:07
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It's bin night tonight. I shall have to shuffle outside to look at what bin the others are putting out. I swear that only one person each week knows what collection it is, and everyone else sits at home waiting for them to put out the right bin before matching it.

Off to work tomorrow - well, on standby at home. Shall watch telly, poised to spring into action like a cat.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 20:13
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It was recyclables and green compost. Don't need that one - so shall have to wait another week for General waste and bottles.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 20:49
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I shall have to shuffle outside to look at what bin the others are putting out. I swear that only one person each week knows what collection it is, and everyone else sits at home waiting for them to put out the right bin before matching it.
Your council website will have the information.

Last week I was in London - St James Park.
The 'bin lorry' arrived and emptied the 'litter bins'.
The contents of the recycling bin and the separate waste bin were both tipped into the same chute.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 21:53
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Crashed my car once, clearly a write-off, no one else around, totally my fault - except that the road had just been re-surfaced. Boring story, not relevant except that as I left the wreckage at the side of the road when collected by a friend summoned to take me home I decided to remove the number plates just in case someone else decided to use them in a bank robbery.

Visited by the Police next day, they had considered it suspicious, being without plates, and had identified me via the manufacturers number inside the engine compartment, which forms part of the registration data. Congratulated me on removing the plates, i.e. taking then out of circulation, and recommended that as I was going to declare the vehicle a write off, that I immediately de-register it with the Hauthorities.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 07:07
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Drizzling at present but forecast to improve very soon.

Believe it or not I'm off to the hospital again this morning for a blood test.
When I went for the same blood test last week it too me 3 days to get out
of the hospital. I'm hoping for better today.

Yesterday's foray into Nottingham on the tram was a very pleasant change.
Had lunch at the Malt Cross. Excellent sausage and mash.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 08:41
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Morning folks.

A bit misty first thing but it seems to be lifting.

Got a message from the quacks - annual arm emptying is due - I tried explaining I had it emptied a few weeks back . "It's for your anaemia". "What anaemia?" sez I. "Ooops, Wrong patient. Sorree".

No2 grandson has arrived with all his Fireman Sam fire engines. He has them all lined up ready for the next shout.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 10:01
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There are Radio Controlled Model Fire engines.
Moving pictures of them; are available on the well known video hosting site.
All ages and genders might be enthralled.
Large amounts of money could change hands.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 10:27
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Tis a miracle, they let me out.
Bloods ok, wounds healing nicely and I can stop taking the antibiotics.
Tomorrow's pleasure; a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis, 09:00.

So much for the forecast of improving weather - still overcast and drab.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 15:34
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Hole generation update - 900mm thick wall no obstacle to retired but determined engineers. Remove a complete brick from either side of the wall then attach a 500mm sds extension to the core drill and off you go. Ever so noisy and ever so dusty but job's done. Pub tonight methinks.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 16:59
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Tis a miracle, they let me out.
There was a time a few years back when I used to go to the QE Hospital, Woolwich rather a lot. I always used to grab a coffee when I was there for whatever reason.

One day the lady asked why I didn't show my staff pass to get the discount!
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 19:00
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Got a "Contact the surgery asap - urgent" message left on the answerphone. After my panic levels subsided, I rang the surgery and spoke to the same receptionist I had spoken to earlier today. "You need to see the doc as it's time for your annual meds review". Explained to the receptionist that I already have the appointment booked for that very purpose next week. Got another "Sorree. Wrong patient." I think this receptionist is the new kid on the block. I shall visit the surgery tomorrow morning to "have a word " with the practice manager.
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 23:32
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Giggle today at my surgery. Visited today; receptionist, instead of the usual 'please confirm address and date of birth' said 'let's try and remember... 15 xxxx drive and 26th July'. 'Correct,' sez I. 'Oh,' sez she, now finding the appointment on the screen, 'so it is. Pass friend, all's well.'


It's me age. Little things amuse me.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 07:34
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A cold, misty start to the day.
No time to loiter, innards to be imaged.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 07:52
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Morning folks.

Jack Frost has left evidence of his overnight visit. The place looks a bit christmas cardish.

Tea being had in peace and quiet before No 2 grandson arrives.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 11:26
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Little things amuse me.
That is so true. On a Saturday afternoon, at the regular coffee meet upof aging motor treddly riders, the Lady behind the counter knows my order off pat, and if my loyalty card is full before I get it out of the wallet.
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