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  1. I saw this pic today of St Helens' town centre. The last year has been brutal on town centres and really accelerated the previous decline. Is there a way back? Do people want it back?
  2. I got a bottle of Laphroaig 16y/o for myself as a "reward" for a work anniversary. Lovely stuff, probably the most rounded of the Laphroaigs you can get. They also do a nice Port & Wine cask version that's very different to other Laphroaigs and certainly worth it if you find one out there.
  3. I only heard about this when I got into the army. Absolutely no knowledge of it at school and I even asked those I was at school with and most hadn't. Really annoyed me as it was something I'd have loved as a kid.
  4. Two posts removed, please remember this is a restricted thread. If you want to grumble about the monarchy, start a new thread.
  5. Unfortunately because goods were delivered fairly the bank aren't playing with a chargeback as it doesn't fit within the rules. They did help with what to do with a letter before action and a court claim though.
  6. Pah, why go to amateurs like that when I have the TRL crew filled with northern folk. Did you know copper wire was invented by two northerners fighting over a penny?
  7. My wife bought stuff from a major clothes store. She returned most of it as it was just rubbish quality in some way or another. They promised a refund, didn't pay. They said "it's being paid, it's in the system", they didn't. Sent them a formal "pay or be sued". They didn't. We did a Small Claims Court thing, they didn't bother responding so default judgement being entered against them. Now, I think they'll ignore the CCJ. It's under the £600 limit to send in the heavies so I can only send in the County Court bailiffs. To send in those bailiffs is an extra £70 or
  8. One programme we’ve been watching on free time is Scandal. Not exactly new, but new to us. It’s into season 3 and it’s relentless monologues where in reality they’d be told to shut up or people would walk away. The so-called “white hat” lead character has more moral flaws than Boris Johnson, makes more mistakes than Chris Grayling and has the loyalty of Nigel Farage, yet she’s treated as this omniscient messiah creature. I’ve no idea why we’re still watching it. I think it’s just that the wife likes it and it’s into soap opera territory now
  9. I still enjoy it as well. Harmless throwaway telly, useful for winding down. Too many other programmes out there now are just relentlessly miserable.
  10. The Fourth Reich started in an unexpected way and with an unexpected group of leaders:
  11. Yes, the remake. Had worries they'd try to make it more serious, but no, cheese all the way through and so it bloody well should have.
  12. Pop-up alert just now. The new season of The New Legends of Monkey is on Netflix. The first season had close to the right levels of cheese that the original Monkey had. Good hopes the second will build on that.
  13. I haven't been into our town centre bank for many years. I deposited one cheque in through the local Post Office last year and that was an exception. Not sure of their purpose for personal banking these days given the branches seem to have almost have no local authority. As long as there's somewhere for exceptions, e.g. our Post Office payment in then that's fine for personal banking.
  14. This one, then go to the top post in the Twitter thread and see all the other companies joining in
  15. Last week I had a dream that our two main vaccinating sites were under attack from zombie anti-vaxxers. In the dream, I sacrificed the smaller and least defensible one to concentrate on the other that has large grassy areas around it that allowed clear lines of fire. I had been listening to World War Z on audiobook on the way home and that tied in with relentless long days on the vacc campaign seems to have created a dream narrative for me.
  16. First one was Dick Van Dyke Show, they apparently even brought him in to consult on setup.
  17. A few unexpected hours off so we watched this a couple of nights ago. Strange, confusing, disjointed... and hurry up with more episodes!
  18. Test... (for the rest of you, ignore, just trying to sort a settings issue with Harry)
  19. 8 posts deleted. If you're a new member, try not to jump in with both feet making both accusations. Not a great start to forum membership.
  20. Well, don't. There's plenty of other forums out there where you can express your depravities.
  21. Which channel/platform is showing the new version of The Stand?
  22. One post removed, from a one post member who was banned and account flagged appropriately.
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