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by Vermi-Claus » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:57 am

There was a time when NatWest did an ad campaign about banks being turned into trendy wine bars, the one in my town now lies empty so i didn't even get one of those.


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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:12 am

Do you know how this Dursley pub got damaged?

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Damage has been caused to the window of a pub in Dursley.

The Old Bell Hotel, Long Street, sustained the damage between 11.15pm and 11.25pm on Friday, November 23.

It is believed to have been caused following an altercation outside the premises.

Anyone who witnessed this is asked to call the police on 101, referencing incident 501 of November 23.

https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/17 ... t-damaged/

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by Vermi-Claus » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:50 am

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https://www.devonlive.com/news/uk-world ... vZnQaInpVc

Mum baffled at message written on £10 note she got from cashpoint

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A mum was left bemused when after a cash point dispensed a tenner with 'Free Tommy Robinson' scribbled on it - as she didn't know who he was.

Kelly Goodrum admits she doesn't follow politics - so was baffled when she found the message on the opposite side to a picture of the Queen.

"I had to ask my mam who he was," admits Kelly.

But when she found out she was shocked the note had made its way into the Halifax hole-in-the-wall, reports ChronicleLive .

"It could have offended someone," claimed the 41-year-old.

Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was freed on appeal after being jailed for contempt of court.

The decision to jail him sparked nationwide protests and kickstarted the 'Free Tommy Robinson' movement.

The 35-year-old is waiting to learn if the attorney general will continue the case against him after a review was ordered.

But Kelly faced a dilemma as to what to do with the note - which Halifax say would have been loaded into the ATM automatically - initially fearing she may not be able to spend it.

"I wouldn't feel comfortable taking that in a shop," she claimed, citing Robinson's right wing views.

"I mean, I'd seen him on the TV but I don't follow politics.

"My mum told me he was something to do with politics, and I just thought 'nah'.

"He's from London way, so I didn't know why his name would be on something up here."

"But now I know a little bit more, I don't think I'll be taking it to any shops.

"It is a little bit controversial, and I don't think it is good it got into the machine."

However Halifax say she doesn't have to worry about handing it over.

"The customer can swap the marked up note in any of our branches," said a spokesperson.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:02 am

I wouldn’t know where to start with that story, but I completely lost it at “He's from London way, so I didn't know why his name would be on something up here.” :lol:

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:00 pm

Down with this sort of thing!

https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk ... vw92m9VFtg

LETTER: 'No one wanted Christmas lights in Taunton - whoever sanctioned it should be sacked'

WHY did Taunton have to close the streets on the day they switched on the (Christmas) lights? There was no need to, as all it was, was a glorified funfair, which, if they wanted that, should have been in the usual place where that goes.

It was the biggest load of rubbish I have seen in Taunton over the years.

Whoever sanctioned that on the council should resign with immediate effect, or be told to stand down as that was terrible.

People pay road tax and insurance to use the roads, not to find them closed for that sort of thing.

As for the lights being switched on, we have not had any for the last couple of years, so why start putting them on again now? It is not wanted.

If they were going to be switched on by a top celebrity, I dare say that would be a little bit different, but now they are always switched on by a nobody. Who wants to see that?

As for the closure of the streets to traffic, if they go ahead with the pedestrianisation of Taunton, then Taunton will become a ghost town.

For a start, the parking charges are too high, and you can park out of town to do your shopping for nothing.

I think Taunton wants to take a good look at themselves and try to get people back into town.

The way they are going, they are driving people away.

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by Vermi-Claus » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:31 pm

Two halves can't make a whole without a hole.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/mum-accidenta ... 01407.html

Further reading: https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/07/amazon-p ... e-8220133/

Mum accidentally sends son, 5, to school nativity with blow up sex sheep

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A mum has been left feeling mortified after sending her five-year-old son to school with a unique nativity costume: a shepherd outfit complete with inflatable sex sheep.

Helen Cox bought son Alfie the £16.99 fancy dress costume on Amazon for his school play and he was delighted it came with a free blow up sheep.

But Helen was puzzled when a teacher told Alfie to take the sheep home – until she blew it up and found it had a huge hole in its bottom – as well as red lips and eyelashes.

Mum-of-two Helen, 46, found the exact same sheep was on sale as a ‘stag night bonkin’ sheep’ – and is now devising a way to steal it away from unaware Alfie.

Helen, a psychology student, from Alloa, Scotland, said: “He’s probably in his room right now stuffing Lego in the hole.

“I just can’t believe it. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry! How am I going to explain this to his teachers?

“I have no idea if they’ve seen it was a sex toy and that’s why they sent it home – I’m mortified!”

The outfit, which Helen bought on Amazon in November, was listed as ‘Labreeze kids boys brown shepherd costume inflatable sheep nativity fancy dress outfit’.

It arrived two weeks ago, and after checking the costume fit, Helen packaged it up in a name-tagged bag for Alfie to take into school on November 26.

But when Helen went to pick Alfie up from school on December 6 – a week before the nativity – she noticed the sheep in his bag.

Puzzled as to why it had been sent home, Helen, a student at Sterling University, decided to blow the sheep up for Alfie to play with – and that’s when the penny dropped.

“It took forever to blow up – I was stood there blowing and blowing until the air reached its legs,” said Helen, who lives with husband Chris, 46.

“I hurriedly popped the stopper back in so it wouldn’t deflate and suddenly spotted the huge hole in the bum. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”

Helen made an audible gasp, making Alfie question what was wrong.

She added: “I told him, ‘you can’t have this sheep Alfie’ but he kept asking why so I had to make up a reason.

“I told him it didn’t look like a proper sheep because it had a moustache, red lipstick and a bow on its head, but he still wanted to play with it. I couldn’t think of any more reasons why not.”

Alfie soon discovered the hole and asked what it was for, so Helen told him it was ‘for the sheep’s toilet paper’.

Without knowing how to get the sex-sheep back from her son without any awkward questions, Helen is planning to tell Alfie the ‘Elf of the Shelf’ took it.

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by Yoshimi » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:03 pm

“He’s probably in his room right now stuffing Lego in the hole.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:05 pm

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“He’s probably in his room right now stuffing Lego in the hole.

:lol:


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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:35 am

Today one year ago, when we were blanketed in snow

A year ago today residents of Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire woke up to find their counties covered in snow.

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The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning ahead of plenty of traffic disruption - and plenty of fun.

Take a look at the gallery above for some of the best pictures of the day.

https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/17 ... ef=mr&lp=2


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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:32 pm

I used to live there, and so can confirm that things like this would happen regularly (though the graffiti i scrawled on one of their covered seating areas in 1997, which listed every person in town who i thought was a total dickhead was sadly removed).

https://www.midweekherald.co.uk/news/ro ... -1-5817782

Seaton butcher receives Vegan ‘hate mail’

A Seaton butcher has received Christmas hate mail claiming to come from the local Vegan Society.

A card wishing Ron Norman a ‘miserable’ time was delivered to his shop in Fore Street on Tuesday.

At first it appeared to be simply a humorous card with a cartoon joke about a vegetarian option for Christmas dinner.

But when he looked inside it took a darker turn.

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Instead of wishing him a Merry Christmas the sender had crossed out some of the letters and replaced them with “Miserable” Christmas, signing it “From the Seaton Vegan Society”.

There were drawings of Mr Norman and his assistant Richard Edgehill above the words.

Mr Norman said he thought the message had turned what at first sight looked a light hearted joke into something more sinister.

“I have nothing against Vegans that’s their choice,” he said. “I don’t tell customers what they should eat or wear – it’s live and let live as far as I am concerned.”

Mr Norman who sells only meat that comes from farms with the highest animal welfare standards added: “I would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas including the vegans and anyone else who chooses not to eat meat.”

Customer Reg Gardner, who lives in Axminster, said he was appalled when he saw the card displayed in the shop.

“I think it is a shame to send this to a butcher who provides a service to those who enjoy meat and does his best for the wellbeing of the animals from which it comes.

“It is very sad that the vegan who sent it does have not the courage to deliver it personally or put their name on it. They have no backbone”

Another customer, who asked not to be named, said she had been vegan but bought meat from the shop for her children.

“If you don’t agree with eating meat that’s your choice,” she said. “But there is no need to be horrible to anyone. The card is so unnecessary.”

Mr Norman said that despite searching on the internet he could find no trace of a Seaton Vegan Society and said he did not believe one existed.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:44 pm

I hope that was a cruelty free Christmas card....

http://laurencariscooks.com/vegan-frien ... mas-cards/

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by Preezy » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:56 pm

Vermi-Claus wrote:
“I have nothing against Vegans that’s their choice,” he said. “I don’t tell customers what they should eat or wear – it’s live and let live as far as I am concerned.”

Ironic, coming from a butcher.

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by Sleighamorph » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:59 pm

When the article talked about the card becoming more sinister I expected something slightly more than Merry being crossed out and replaced with the word Miserable.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:49 pm

Sleighamorph wrote:When the article talked about the card becoming more sinister I expected something slightly more than Merry being crossed out and replaced with the word Miserable.


Miserable is an anagram of marbleise - in other words to make something look like marble. The vegans are threatening to turn our butchers into lifeless statues. :x

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by Preezy » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:56 pm

strawberry floating vegan banana splits

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by Trelliz » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:06 am

Preezy wrote:strawberry floating vegan banana splits


They should be arrested and have lego stuffed in their hole.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:18 am

Second allotment shed fire in two days

A second allotment shed fire has taken place in Thornbury.

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Last night (Saturday), firefighters were called to Daggs allotments at 9.25pm, to put out a shed fire.

Crews used a backpack to extinguish the flames.

Police were also at the scene.

This follows an allotment shed fire on Friday night, which saw crews attending a similar incident at the allotments off Thornbury high street at 9.23pm.

Police are now investigating the incidents.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101. The investigating officer is 4211.

https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/17 ... thornbury/


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by Vermi-Claus » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:54 pm

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Second allotment shed fire in two days

A second allotment shed fire has taken place in Thornbury.

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Last night (Saturday), firefighters were called to Daggs allotments at 9.25pm, to put out a shed fire.

Crews used a backpack to extinguish the flames.

Police were also at the scene.

This follows an allotment shed fire on Friday night, which saw crews attending a similar incident at the allotments off Thornbury high street at 9.23pm.

Police are now investigating the incidents.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101. The investigating officer is 4211.

https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/17 ... thornbury/



I reckon it was bonfire bint from the neighbours thread.


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