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  1. Thread: Fed up with TV

    by ChrisD
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    There is another alternative. I have a satellite...

    There is another alternative. I have a satellite system setup to receive French television which generally offers higher quality programming compared to the rubbish offered on British TV. Two other...
  2. Thread: wet room

    by ChrisD
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    That's easy to answer. The worst that can happen...

    That's easy to answer. The worst that can happen is that the bits of your body you can no longer reach due to your disability whilst either standing or sitting at a sink will remain unwashed and you...
  3. Thread: wet room

    by ChrisD
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    The nearest I've come to getting a wet room...

    The nearest I've come to getting a wet room shower was being told to open the bathroom window when it's raining outside !!!

    Chris
  4. Energy consumers who are reluctant to accept the...

    Energy consumers who are reluctant to accept the modern smart meter technology could be charged an added supplement to their bills for the privilege of having a meter-reader call to record the gas...
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    My GP's computer system is running Windows 10 and...

    My GP's computer system is running Windows 10 and was hit by the attack earlier in the month. As of yesterday a contractor has attended the surgery and managed to restore access to all patient...
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    Strewth, where do you live? Our last bus coming...

    Strewth, where do you live? Our last bus coming back home departs from the town centre at 6:30pm, with no bus service at all on Sundays & Bank Holidays.


    Ten years ago there were two local pubs,...
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    There's the 'Meals on Wheels' service subsidised...

    There's the 'Meals on Wheels' service subsidised by local authorities if you're not happy with microwave meals.

    Chris
  8. RAIB Report - Occupied wheelchair contacting passing train

    Greetings all

    You may be interested to read the Accident Report published today by the RAIB (Railway Accident Investigation Branch) detailing an incident when a disabled teenage girl in a...
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    Not long after I lost my mobility I was admitted...

    Not long after I lost my mobility I was admitted into the Spinal Injuries Clinic at Stanmore Orthopaedic Hospital as an inpatient for a two week course of intensive physiotherapy. This included...
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    That's not news, France has been like you...

    That's not news, France has been like you describe for years and years!

    Chris
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    A similar thing happened to me 4 days ago !!! ...

    A similar thing happened to me 4 days ago !!!

    When I realised what was happening and after coming out with a few choice words I allowed the "Windows 10" so-called upgrade to finish installing....
  12. No it’s not a penalty charge. Consider for...

    No it’s not a penalty charge. Consider for example your monthly payment to a bank when making payments against a mortgage. Back in the 1980s I had the choice of paying my mortgage by either Direct...
  13. It is absolute nonsense to suggest you are being...

    It is absolute nonsense to suggest you are being penalised paying by direct debit. In fact you couldn’t be further from the truth. Direct debit payments allow traders to reduce the cost of collecting...
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    I agree with 'Lighttouch' about the financial...

    I agree with 'Lighttouch' about the financial greed of Age UK. It was confirmed not so long ago by the UK media that this so called charity spends LESS THAN 50% of their donated income on the good...
  15. As a (disabled) volunteer webmaster for a popular...

    As a (disabled) volunteer webmaster for a popular steam heritage railway that could receive comments on your site from some of our disabled passengers, I must suggest that your website is currently...
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    You are wrong! Toilets intended for disabled...

    You are wrong!

    Toilets intended for disabled people in my local Shopping Centre, Town Hall, along with those in every motorway service facility which I have visited in recent weeks were all...
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    I would draw your attention to an item in the...

    I would draw your attention to an item in the current issue of ‘Private Eye’ magazine which on page 7 shows an image of David Cameron under the heading “LABOUR LEADERSHIP RESULT”. There is a huge...
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    Beware some of the "FREE" versions of Windows 10...

    Beware some of the "FREE" versions of Windows 10 are only free for one year, (mainly OEM versions, ones that come with your computer and you haven't purchased "legally") you will then need to buy a...
  19. Your belief that ALL people on benefits are...

    Your belief that ALL people on benefits are scroungers is ill conceived.



    Has it occurred to you that if the many long term unemployed who consistently refuse to secure employment were to have...
  20. But on the other side of the coin there are god...

    But on the other side of the coin there are god knows how many taxpayers who are totally fed up working hard and paying taxes only to bail out those scroungers who sit on their backsides and live off...
  21. Thread: Log Burner

    by ChrisD
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    I agree with you. But as someone who used a...

    I agree with you. But as someone who used a chainsaw before losing my mobility, I would also add that using these power tools needs both physical strength as well as balance to use them safely....
  22. Thread: Log Burner

    by ChrisD
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    Not entirly true. You only need a license to use...

    Not entirly true. You only need a license to use a chainsaw at work, both as a paid member of staff or as a volunteer.

    Someone using a chainsaw at their home address can freely do so.

    Clicky...
  23. Britain's financial debt at the time I'm writing...

    Britain's financial debt at the time I'm writing this very message is £1,490,317,860,629. For the current total when you read this, see http://www.debtbombshell.com/

    Money does NOT grow on trees,...
  24. From my point of view I would suggest that the...

    From my point of view I would suggest that the content of today's Queen's Speech is very desirable to continue the measures needed to resolve the country from its ongoing financial difficulties. It...
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    Dear Lighttouch As the crow flies I live about...

    Dear Lighttouch

    As the crow flies I live about 5 miles from Surbiton, which I believe is full of one bedroom flats needed to accommodate the numerous students attending the nearby Kingston...
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