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by Advent7 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:12 pm

Frome is pronounced frome (rhymes with one).

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:38 pm

Ad7 wrote:Frome is pronounced frome (rhymes with one).


Nonsense, it's Froom (rhymes with zoom).

That's how it's always been pronounced around here anyways.

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by Advent7 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:39 pm

Thatsthejoke.jpg

I lived in Somerset for about 25 years

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:52 pm

Ad7 wrote:Thatsthejoke.jpg

I lived in Somerset for about 25 years


Squatting in a yurt in Glastonbury doesn’t count as living there.

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:52 pm

Ad7 wrote:Thatsthejoke.jpg

I lived in Somerset for about 25 years


Forgive me, i'm a bit stupid this evening.

Found a proper link to the porno stash story though...

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/som ... ge-2073659

"One of the strangest things I found at a modern house in Frome were horses in the front room. They just seemed to keep them there."


Yep, that definitely sounds like Frome.

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by Vermi-Claus » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:45 pm

There's so much going on here i honestly don't know where to begin...

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north- ... e-15247181

Woman who caused £4k damage to 'cheating' ex’s car showed up at court in her pyjamas

A woman accused of causing thousands of pounds in damage to her ex-partner’s car turned up at court in her pyjamas.

Jade Daniels had failed to show up at an earlier hearing at Wrexham Magistrates’ Court where she was due to stand trial for causing more than £4,000 to her former partner’s Mercedes car.

She was convicted in her absence of criminal damage and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

The 31-year-old was arrested in her pyjamas while attending the North Wales Morris Dancing Championships at Pontins in Prestatyn on Friday evening, October 5.

Daniels, a single parent living with her two children at Montgomery Road, Wrexham , appeared from custody at North East Wales Magistrates’ Court at Mold yesterday (Saturday)– still in her nightwear.

Her lawyer Stephen Edwards said the defendant had two children aged 11 and five and had been in a relationship for about 12 months with Nathan Griffiths.

There was a considerable background because it was the defence case she had taken him back after he was caught cheating once – but when it was alleged he cheated again she lost control and took it out on the car at Summerhill, Wrexham, on November 26 last year.

“She lost control of herself and took it out on the vehicle,” he said.

Mr Edwards told the court Daniels had been morris dancing since she was young, and was the leader of a dance troupe which was competing at 4pm yesterday.

The case was adjourned for sentence until Friday, October 12, at Mold and she was bailed in the meantime.

The court was told the compensation amount claimed needed to the checked by the prosecution.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:29 am

Residents urged to vote in Dursley referendum

RESIDENTS go to the polls next month to decide if they want a plan which will help guide future development in Dursley.

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Following four years of hard work by a dedicated group of volunteers and town councillors, Dursley’s neighbourhood development plan (NDP) has been produced, so that future changes to the town can be guided by the wishes of the population.

The plan, developed through extensive public consultation, has been formally examined and approved by Stroud District Council (SDC).

And on Thursday, November 15, the community will decide in a referendum if the plan should be adopted by SDC and become a statutory document.

If a majority of voters accept it, the plan will be given a legal status. All Dursley residents who are registered on the electoral register will be eligible to vote.

To make sure the word gets out, Dursley Town Council (DTC) staff, along with members of the NDP steering group and town councillors have been pounding the pavements, delivering copies of a special NDP edition of the DTC newsletter to homes and businesses in the town.

Krystyna Dembny, a member of the NDP Steering Group and lifelong resident of Dursley, is pictured here, posting a copy through a letter box.
She said: “I was keen to get involved with the NDP in order to ensure that any future developments in the area respect green spaces for people and wildlife.”

DTC’s Anita Gambie said: “The NDP is important for Dursley as it will be used to guide decisions about where new developments can take place; protect green spaces, play areas and wildlife; support the local economy; and influence what new buildings look like.

Laura Cooper, a resident, said: “I would also encourage the community to vote in favour of the plan as it will help protect green spaces in and around Dursley including land off Hardings Drive, which forms part of the beautiful back drop to our town.”

Dr Jonathan Bird of the NDP steering group said: “We hope that you will turn out in thousands to make your wishes known.”

A full copy of the Dursley NDP can be viewed online at dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk or at the library or Dursley Town Council offices during opening hours.

https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/16 ... eferendum/



I hope it passes 52/48. :shifty:

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by Vermi-Claus » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:34 am

Moggy wrote:I hope it passes 52/48. :shifty:


If it does, there will likely be a march of local dog walkers demanding another vote because they didn't get the result they wanted.

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by Vermi-Claus » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:48 pm

Hehehehehehehe....

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by Alvin Flummux » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:36 pm

:lol: Swindon.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:50 am

Firefighters called after TV catches fire in Yate

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Yate yesterday afternoon, after a TV caught alight.

Crews from Yate responded to a report of a house fire at Parnell Crescent at 4.48pm on Sunday.

There had been a small fire in the living room, which was already out when the crew arrived.

The team removed the TV and then used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke.

They also used a thermal imaging camera to check for any remaining hotspots.

https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/16 ... e-in-yate/

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by Advent7 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:00 am

Crazy goings on down the road in Newport!

Local business partners all set to open Indian buffet restaurant at Friars Walk
Newport man Ashad Miah, backed by two local businessmen, is set to open an Indian buffet restaurant at Friars Walk in November.

Mr Miah, who is Newport born and bred, will be creating up to 20 full and part-time jobs at the restaurant, which will be called Tawa, named after an Indian cooking pan.

He said about 10 of the jobs would be front of house, with the others in the kitchen.

And he said he expected to recruit all his staff from the local community.

Tawa will be opening in the unit in the Frairs Walk food court which previously housed Frankie and Benny's.

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/ ... iars-walk/

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by Ruud Gullit Sitting On A Shed » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:25 am

A Clown has lost one of his shoes. :o :cry:

A CLOWN is feeling less than funny after losing his size 15 shoe.

Tommy Tickle was cycling from Elm Grove, Brighton, to the seafront on Sunday afternoon when he noticed his £120 size 15 shoe had fallen from his bag.

Now he is calling on people to help him find the comically sized blue and red boot.

Tommy Tickle's Terrible Time

Clown loases his shoe

Mr Tickle, who has been working as a children’s entertainer in the city for 14 years, said: “I had to turn up at a kids’ party with one clown shoe on – I looked a right idiot.

“I’m very fragile in this very sad time for me.

“These shoes cost a packet.”

The 47-year-old clown from Kingswood Street, Brighton, said he has had the outsized footwear for more than eight years but will now be performing in one shoe for the foreseeable future.

He said: “You do not want to keep anything from a clown – it’s bad ju ju.

“Also, you do not want to find a partially dressed clown outside your window at four in the morning.

“So do the right thing and if you see the clown shoe – hand it over to the clown.”

He is asking anyone who may have information about the missing item to get in contact with him on Facebook and Twitter at Clown On A Moped.

This is not the first time the clown has lost vital parts of his act while out in town.

Ten years ago he left a giant pink bag on the roadside with 50 whoopee cushions and an aluminium baseball bat inside.

He said: “I’ve always wondered what the person thought when they found that.”

TV viewers may recognise Tommy Tickle for his appearance in BBC Two’s 2008 documentary Clowns.

A 2016 craze where people would dress as evil clowns in bizarre places such as forests and schools terrified the public. Mr Tickle said this, along with the film IT, had damaged the clown industry.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1698519 ... bike-ride/

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:39 am

I don’t want to besmirch the reputation of an innocent man, but there is no way that somebody called Tommy Tickle isn’t a paedophile.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:43 am

Is this the world's best job for pub-goers?

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A pub in Cheltenham has offered to pay someone to drink beer, watch sports and give their feedback on the visit.

The Seven Springs Hungry Horse pub in Seven Springs is advertising the dream job for pub goers who must represent the company for a £500 salary.

John Newman, general manager at the Seven Springs, said: "Nothing beats the atmosphere and comradery of a local pub – and it really is the guests who make it such a great place to be.

"We’re searching for a pub fanatic who just loves a trip to their local, to become our first ever Pub-licist and help us to become the best pub the community."

As well as drinking on the job, the 'pub-licist' will be faced with responsibilities that include tucking into pies, lasagne and attending entertainment events.

Catching up with friends and the odd pub quiz or game of darts are also part of the gruelling jobs requirements.

Ultimately, the employee will be required to make a number of visits to the pub, in order to provide feedback and recommendations to help make their pub the best.

Each task must be reviewed thoroughly and key feedback provided to management, to help the pub stay ahead of competitors and retain its role as the hub of the community.

Interested applicants must apply before Tuesday, November 13 and explain why they've got what it takes to become the first pub-licist.

So, if you fancy taking part in a pub quiz, sipping on a cold beer or tucking into traditional pub classics – all while getting paid to do so, then we want to hear from you," added Mr Newman.

To apply for the role visit hungryhorse.co.uk/publicist

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by Advent7 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:53 am

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:44 pm

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:lol:

Probably on of my favourite exchanges in Peep Show.

I've been to the Severn Springs, it's gooseberry fool. You would have to pay people to go in there to be fair.

It's not helped by the fact that there are many better country pubs within a stones throw of it as well, it's probably passable if it was the only game in town.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:03 pm

Jenuall wrote:I've been to the Severn Springs, it's gooseberry fool. You would have to pay people to go in there to be fair.

It's not helped by the fact that there are many better country pubs within a stones throw of it as well, it's probably passable if it was the only game in town.


I have never been there, but would be tempted for £500 a day/week.

If it’s £500 a month/year then they can strawberry float off.

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:20 am

PatSharpsMullet wrote:He said: “You do not want to keep anything from a clown – it’s bad ju ju.

“Also, you do not want to find a partially dressed clown outside your window at four in the morning.

“So do the right thing and if you see the clown shoe – hand it over to the clown.”


That's quite threatening talk. :dread:


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