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Old Lincolnian
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166 of 190  Sat 10th Jun 2017 12:17pm  
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My father had a stroke in the 60's and was put on a diet by the hospital to lose weight. The diet sheet was quite simple - no sugar, no sweets, no fried food, no cakes, only two slices of "diet" bread a day and the odd crisp roll, exercise was not mentioned. Not surprisingly he never managed to stick to it. I gave up sugar during the shortage in the seventies but apart from that most things go, especially the odd drop of home brew Cheers
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Midland Red
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167 of 190  Thu 22nd Jun 2017 11:48am  
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Isn't technology wonderful? Oh my
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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168 of 190  Wed 28th Jun 2017 6:47pm  
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Hi all, A train-line tragedy. Whilst the circumstances of this tragedy are not publicly known, it may be a timely reminder to us all to be aware of such risks. Whether the boy came into contact with ground cables or high voltage catenary cables, we just don't know. Until it flashes or goes bang, electricity is a silent killer. The high voltage catenary wires are set to minimum clearances so as to deter flashovers in normal circumstances. If we have adverse weather where the atmosphere is either charged or even ionised, those conditions can greatly affect the flashover distance, particularly if I as an example was standing close by, well earthed & with any exposed, pointed metallic conductor item on me. The 25,000 volts in the wire will do anything to make contact with earth. Sad Sad
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Midland Red
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169 of 190  Wed 5th Jul 2017 11:41am  
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Some good news - for a change Thumbs up
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PhilipInCoventry
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170 of 190  Tue 18th Jul 2017 9:38am  
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Hi all Wave There are often more sides to an issue just as there are two sides to a coin. The rise in life expectancy is levelling off, according to this report, which is citing austerity as the cause, but could it be obesity & affluence?
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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171 of 190  Tue 18th Jul 2017 12:16pm  
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One may think that obesity and austerity do not normally go hand in hand unless one believes that bad diet such as chips and bacon butties contribute to obesity. My niece left university qualified in forensics, that was three years ago and still cannot get a job in her chosen field. Or in any field. So, she now flips burgers part time in McDonalds and gets fatter every day, eating junk food. Her part time earnings of £82 a week do not permit her to indulge in a heathy diet. Yes, there are jobs available. Farm Foods at Jardine Crescent advertised for a shelf filler but as there was over eighty applicants she failed to get the job. I am ex-ambulance crew, when I look at the jobs available I realise there very few that I could apply for. This may also be of interest. Edited by member, 18th Jul 2017 12:23 pm
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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172 of 190  Tue 18th Jul 2017 2:56pm  
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On 18th Jul 2017 9:38am, PhilipInCoventry said: Hi all Wave There are often more sides to an issue just as there are two sides to a coin. The rise in life expectancy is levelling off, according to this report, which is citing austerity as the cause, but could it be obesity & affluence?
Philip, I have never had much faith in statistics of any kind these days - for what they are worth. Times have changed, so too our way of life. More choices (for most of us) but not for the disadvantaged, so life expectancy will vary for some but not for all. Do you agree? Just my humble opinion you understand.
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PhilipInCoventry
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173 of 190  Fri 21st Jul 2017 10:57am  
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Hi all Wave Monks Kirby Church This is nearly Coventry, but I mention this as if any of our members listen to Radio 4s Bells on Sunday, the church here is often featured. Wave
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PhilipInCoventry
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174 of 190  Thu 27th Jul 2017 9:10am  
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Morning all, A bit of sad news - Heritage railway shunt damage
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NormK
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175 of 190  Sat 12th Aug 2017 10:06am  
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Hi all Just spent our first night with the new LED street lights they fitted yesterday. Instead of the warm orange glow we had before, we now have a vivid white light that lights the whole close. I looked out before bed and it was like daylight out there. I hope these can be tweaked down a bit, otherwise we will invest in some darker blinds. Moan over, have a nice day.
Milly rules

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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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176 of 190  Sat 12th Aug 2017 10:31am  
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I sympathize NormK. we have had bright street lights for a few years now. I had thermal blinds fitted in the end which are good for cutting out the lights and also useful in the summer for keeping the bedroom cool. I also have to make sure when I go to bed that the other bedroom doors are shut. We are on a corner so also side on to our neighbour who has a conservatory that they leave the light on all night and also a security lamp that seems to be continually coming on. My husband says you can't see when you close your eyes but I am sure you can. Moan over as well now, you will get it sorted, have a nice day too.
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LesMac
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177 of 190  Mon 14th Aug 2017 2:48pm  
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Collision Investigation Leicester.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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178 of 190  Tue 15th Aug 2017 3:12am  
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Oh dear, I think we are seeing this scene on our roads far too often these days, worse still taking someone's front rooms with it. A majority of them a result from Police chases. So many of our major roads here show different speed changes on the one stretch. I don't know if that's good or bad judging by the drivers who don't take any notice. SPEED KILLS !
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PhilipInCoventry
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179 of 190  Sun 5th Nov 2017 1:18pm  
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Hi all Wave One of the greatest threats to our civilian lifestyles here in the UK, is I believe an inadequately prepared judiciary. Our police force are stretched past their limits, trying to keep us safe, but however good or bad their detection rates, the area that I view most criticisms on social media is the lack of any deterrent, by a judiciary that appear to have lost their way. Even the Home Secretary & the Home Office have been forced to intervene directly in cases of poor standards of judiciary. An example for you to make your own mind up on. They do get it right sometimes.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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180 of 190  Sun 5th Nov 2017 4:01pm  
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Good evening Philip. I am a great believer in 'what goes around, comes around' Mr. Smugface won't be smiling for long when the law catches up with him again, as I am sure they will, he looks the type. The police have a difficult job and frustrating too for them to get these thugs into the courts only to see them walk out smiling. Perhaps the judicial system could do with a good overhaul, and I have heard that a few times. Roll eyes
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