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  1. Chutney

    Are Screwfix coming ???

    Lots I’m guessing , as most people want their building equipment at the time, not in 48 hours. Hence the existence of building suppliers and b&q
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    Drink driver might get to keep job

    seems fair to me when you consider that someone can go out shoplifiting or commit a bit of criminal damage, get a caution and their work never knows. As for this fella I'm sure they've got a lot invested in to his training and experience. Why flush it away when they can ground him for a couple of years
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    Bad Drivers

    24 hour Forehead mounted remotely viewed GoPro. Accessed by the Po.
  4. Possessing an offensive weapon has to be in a public place An offensive weapon is defined as any article made, adapted or intended for use for causing injury to the person of another. therefore anything from a samurai sword to a pencil can be an offensive weapon. usual caveat - it was in my day anyway.
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    Private medical care terminated at Noble's!

    Don’t know if this has been touched on in this thread but I heard today a number of surgeons have been simply sifting the system for suitable patients and calling them in to advise private is the way to go for them. Is this normal practice ?
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    What is happening with hospital consultants?

    Ok so they are self interested mercenaries but these people either save lives, extend length of life or significantly improve quality of life. When you put their pay alongside top end bankers, sportsmen, entertainers, celebrities, et al, then I really don’t question what they’re being paid.
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    Wild goats

    There was a farmer up near Bulgham who used to regularly ‘thin’ the herd. Since he’s gone they seem to be everywhere. I have occasionally wondered whether there would be any legal issue if you took a few for yourself, either as pets or for meat.
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    What will happen to the old Whitestone Garage Site ?

    No, I mean off season no residence parking up.
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    What will happen to the old Whitestone Garage Site ?

    Parking area for motor homes
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    Bus Crash Birch Hill

    Ooh I thought of one. Leaving the engine running when you alight from the vehicle (if he did that is).
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    Bus Crash Birch Hill

    Oh the irony.
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    Bus Crash Birch Hill

    I don’t think I’m being ‘fucking’ stupid” at all. As John says any civil action and the bus company will be liable but criminally I can think of anything to stick on the driver. He’s not dangerous driving ordriving without due care, he hasn’t failed to set the handbrake he’s just accidentally disabled the safety system with catastrophic consequences. I doubt there will be any pound of flesh carved here. again I use the caveat that law has changed somewhat since I was about.
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    Bus Crash Birch Hill

    Yes Dilli it’s exactly what I’m saying. He may be in charge of the vehicle but if he has no control of the brakes and steering he’s no longer the driver. There has always been an offence of drunk in charge of a vehicle and one of failing to set the handbrake. But beyond that no. if you get out of your car and it rolls down the hill and kills someone are you the driver ? When do you stop being the driver ? 10 secs, 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day ?
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    Bus Crash Birch Hill

    Ahhh didn’t see the original thread. If the tale is correct I’m not sure what they can do with this one. From a prosecution perspective I can’t see he’s done much wrong because he wasnt actually the driver at the time as he was out of the bus and he had no control of brakes or steering, also he hadn’t failed to set the handbrake. I Reckon it’s a discipline matter only. Black rat Flinty may say otherwise on traffic stuff, it was a long time ago for me and laws like hairstyles change.
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    Bus Crash Birch Hill

    Story I got was - there are two handbrakes on the bus a manual and electronic. There is also an ongoing issue with the till system which needs a hard reboot by disconnecting the battery from a panel outside the bus. The driver called in the till issue that day and was told to reboot the system. He stepped outside the bus but forgot to set the manual handbrake and upon disconnecting the battery the electronic brake failed and the bus rolled down the hill and crashed. Is that about right or are there other versions ?