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  1. Purely hypothetical, but how much to reinstate the Douglas - Peel train line. 100's 000 or into 7 figures. Would love to have been around to see it, back in the day.
  2. When they're out on the road trips etc, it's bearable, sometimes entertaining. The studio segments are just plain awkward and frankly a little embarrassing. The guest slots (David Tennant this week) is just cringe worthy. It is like watching a family member on stage in a shit play; i'm willing them to do well, but the outcome is that its still a shit play. I think i'll record and use the FF function through the studio bits.
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-39003283 Interesting concept.
  4. Translates as "I was wrong,can't mummy fix it?" The short answer,yes you do suck it up buttercup Ha ha, fair point.
  5. I meant to say - Europcar sent me a bill for 36.00 today for passing my details to them! I take Tarne's point, 60 to draw a line under it and move on might be best.
  6. I was returning a hire car at Liverpool Airport and stopped on the road opposite the car hire compound. I had to ask a question about the car, so left the car for 2 minutes. It wasn't a main road, more a lay by and the hire car rep pointed out the van taking my picture. I've just received a 60 quid fine from vehicle control solutions. Browsing the web the general consensus is to tell them to stick it, but bravado aside, I don't want to end up with a ccj. Technically, I'm in the wrong, but do I suck it up, chalk it down to experience and cough up? If it was a council or police ticket, I'd
  7. That's pretty much what I was thinking. That road has always had plenty of chicanes created by residents parked cars. This scheme is absurd. \that report of the speed recorder showing someone going through at 67mph must have been a real one-off. Probably at 4 in the morning or something. I defy anyone to be able to go over 25mph or so. It is too congested, and there is always something coming the other way This is a solution to a problem which does not exist, except in the mind of one or two people. I walked down the road last night 6.20 ish I think, and looked at the Speed
  8. Emergency services don't use the road. I think I've seen one or two emergency vehicles in the last 3/4 years. I suspect - but don't know - that they're encouraged to use Peel road.
  9. I live on Strang Road and am equally as interested to see how the new calming measures pan out. From my experience (I’m not looking for any sympathy here, I must stress) the speed on the road since it was resurfaced is, simply crazy. They had one of those speed detector things up recently, and I phoned Braddan Commissioners to understand what was happening with the data. The highest recorded figure was 67 mph (that was a few weeks ago as well) We’re not long term residents, but when we moved in there were speed cushions, which were only removed – I think – about 2 years ago when the
  10. I must be a sucker for punishment. If you have younger ones in the family they may well enjoy! "848 AD in the land that would be known as Scotland. Two great forces - the Scotti and the Pict - enjoy a fragile truce which is threatened by the arrival of Ivor the Boneless and his marauding Vikings. The invasion would cause turmoil in the region, and shake the foundation of this land to its very core. Hamish McScabbard – son of a powerful clan leader, could be all that stood in the way of Viking domination. He’d have to stop a battle that would take a generation to recover from!"
  11. Really enjoy Ray Donovan, and as Stu said, the subtle humour is great - loved the Karaoke scene. When he reaches into his boot and the bat comes out - shit's going down! Narcos has just entered my life now Ray is over - quality.
  12. Thanks Jack - appreciated. On a separate note, I’ve just gone through the process of making my books available in physical format as well as e-book. To try and do it right can be time consuming and expensive, proof reading/editing/formatting/cover design etc. If anybody is looking to self publish, I’d be more than happy to share my experiences in this regard. Just drop me a PM.
  13. A good few of you gave me some fantastic constructive feedback on my first book – a few threads down. It’s really easy to get feedback from sources that will be positive and overly gushing (friends, family etc.) but listening to the impartial, constructive feedback is the best way to improve (hopefully I have…) Anyway, I stuck at it and have just published my latest book on Kindle. This one is for the younger audience, 6 – 12 years, but good for parents to read to their children also. If you have younger children or friends with younger children, please do let them know, it’d be ge
  14. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/lloyds-announces-525-job-losses-34843051.html
  15. Don't Axa own the building and adjacent land (so called town square.) I thought a Hedge fund ran by Axa rather than Axa themselves - but could be wrong
  16. TB The Gear S is a watch phone. It can either link to your existing phone via blue tooth, and link into the SIM you have in your phone. So if someone phones your mobile, your watch will also ring. Tne watch will also pick up texts and notifications, ie Facebook etc. The watch will also accept a SIM card in its own rights so will be a standalone phone. If you do this, it will be a separate phone number. One SIM cannot be on two devices. The gear is more friendly to android devices. Great for tracking fitness etc I'm selling mine if any interest. I bought it on impulse,
  17. There is a fantastic display about him at the museum at the airport - well worth a look
  18. I'm watching the Eiger Sanction and Clint has to be up there. Who else and why
  19. Hi, yes gear S, so want the sim to remain in my phone and the nano sim for the watch, so it work independently of the phone. Hoping MT can give me an extra sim which will go to the same phone number. Will pop in the shop to see what the options are and if it's possible.
  20. I've just bought a Samsung watch, mainly for cycling, monitoring fitness etc. I need a nano sim, anyone any previous experience? Do I just pop in Manx telecom, and will it keep the existing phone number? Ta muchly
  21. This woman rubbed a cream egg on a terminally ill hamster, what happened next had me in tears..... Then you click on link and it's shit Lolz
  22. another attempted robbery at Newbys last night. Shitbags
  23. Link on the police Facebook page. Scumbag, what did he think he'd get away with, a couple of hundred quid? Staff are lovely in there, poor woman will have been terrorised.
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