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  1. chipbap

    Petrol Prices

    In Ireland Tesco have a deal with local filling stations where you can use the money off vouchers! Any chance of that happening here?? That big advertising banner is annoying and pointless (suppose you could use if going to the UK). Following head office instructions I guess.
  2. I am sorry BigDave, I dont agree. The only item the same is the unit charge. The calorific value still means I have to pay nearly three times for the same amount of gas I use!
  3. The statement "every gas central heating customer pays the same for their energy regardless of what tye of gas they are supplied with or where they live" is actually incorrect. MG have confirmed that the calorific value difference will remain thus meaning LPG is still much more expensive than natural gas. True the unit rate is reducing by some 25%, but it has already been much lower in 2008 when the unit rate for LPG was actually less expensive than NG! Disapointing after all the hype and highly irritating radio advertisements. I forcast a overall tarriff increase by April 2013, along with a rise in the standing charge, after all WE have to pay for this!
  4. I was wondering what was happening about currys. What are Waltons planning with their mezzanine level planning application this week? Will the ever so authoritive corporation be objecting to this?
  5. 149.9 yesterday! I thought it would be £1.50 by TT week, now revised to £1.60 by TT week. Sad day really.
  6. Still does not work for me. Tried the LLC settings change - no difference. Sky box is picking up the IP address and says local & service connection are both OK. Have restarted sky box several times and updated software. Should not have to go thorugh all this really. Just wanted to try it before cancelling sky soon. Guess I will have to 'wait a week' until setup is finalised.
  7. Yes I did the old reboot numerous times and updated the os, but still nothing. Will try again tonight.
  8. I activated the anytime plus yesterday. It did not work last night. Contacted Sky today who say it will take 7 days to take effect? Is that true or bollox? Thought it might have been an IOM thing, like everything else still did work here? Yes Sky is too expensive and will be cancelling soon....
  9. On a similar note it is annoying when one empty bus will hold up traffic heading to Tescos when letting other empty bus(es) out when coming down the hill by the station.
  10. chipbap

    Petrol Prices

    According to an advert in the courier, Foxdale filling station has 3p off per litre for the duration of the closure of the A3. There is a total closure for 2 weeks and further disruption until August! Durations of roadworks are of course for another topic to discuss!
  11. Absolutely agree, utterly ridiculous length of time for essentially new paving slabs. The first few days the 'one way' was down Prospect Hill - bit useless for the empty buses not to be able to go up! The Barrack Street part was supposed to be finished on September 6th, but has remained 'one way' until finally today! There were three updates/extensions to the road watch webpage to this effect. Latest finish date is November 6th....then probably dug up again to lay cables, pipes etc...
  12. I am pretty sure this guy did a talk at school back in the mid 80's where he had built a concrete boat! I do remember seeing such a boat in Castletown harbour for a while.
  13. As the 'deads' is basically waste from the old mine workings, I am sure it cannot be too pleasant. Same with the slag heap the other side of the road - right in the middle of the new estate!
  14. There was a campaign some years ago to "dump the pump" for a day, but there was not much interest here as usual... Unfortunately, there seems no decrease in traffic due to current high prices, in fact it has become even busier. I would have expected when it went over the pound per liter mark that there might have been a visible reduction in traffic. You only have to look at the promenade or Lord street to wonder in amazement where they are all going to?
  15. We noticed several "Private Property - Keep Off" signs have suddenly appeared all over the Foxdale deads this week - does anyone have any ideas on who actually owns this area? We have always presumed that the gov has. What are the irritating off road bikers going to do now? Not that there are any fences to keep people off.
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