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Post 17781

Baron Grim

The return of a local show for local people!

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41024660


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Post 17782

You can call me TC

Having only seen The League of Gentlemen much later than when it was originally broadcast, and not having even heard of it until much later (I think I was given a DVD of the Royston Vasey serires) I never really got quite into the mindset for it, so I'm not sure this will work for everyone.

Having said that, Mark Gatiss usually knows what he's doing and has gained lots of respect and experience in the meantime, so I'll keep an open mind.


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Post 17783

ITIWBS

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/08/22/eclipses-walking-wounded-at-hospitals/591684001/


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Post 17784

Bluebottle

The annual cricket match with added pink ball:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-41034613

<BB<


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Post 17785

You can call me TC

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-41146340

A family comes home to find their house has been bulldozed to make way for a road.

Shades of Arthur Dent?


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Post 17786

Baron Grim

And it's in the "Zavod" something district!? smiley - bigeyes


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Post 17787

Icy North

250m-long fatberg discovered in East London sewer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41238272


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Post 17788

You can call me TC

smiley - yuksmiley - ill


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Post 17789

Icy North

Coventry family call out RSPCA to rescue a dangerous lizard under the bed. It turned out to be a dirty sock.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-41268025


I think this tells us more about Coventry than anything else.


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Post 17790

Baron Grim

A few months ago in Houston, Texas Parks & Wildlife sent a local "gator squad" out to a report of an alligator at a local residence. The squad called back to report they had relocated the suspected gator, but that it was only an anole, one of our small local lizards.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/animal-control-removes-lizard-thought-to-be-gator-11231428.php


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Post 17791

Baron Grim

Hans Christian Anderson was a complete wet towel of a house guest of Charles Dickens for 5 weeks, ending any respect Dickens previously had for Anderson and leaving Dickens publicly wondering if Anderson was fluent in any language.

Also hans wept on the lawn after a bad review...

“Whenever he got to London, he got into wild entanglements of Cabs and Sherry, and never seemed to get out of them again until he came back here, and cut out paper into all sorts of patterns, and gathered the strangest little nosegays in the woods,” he wrote.


http://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/10/charles-dickens-hans-christian-andersen-letters-correspondence-auction



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Post 17792

Icy North

In the latest storm to hit the Caribbean, the Dominican president gives a running commentary as his own roof is blown off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41316199


With thoughts for all those suffering in the area smiley - candle


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Post 17793

Icy North

Uber loses its licence to operate in London.

Great news for cabbies if it's the case (it's still subject to appeal)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41358640


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Post 17794

Florida Sailor - Cleaning up from Irma

Are there still any alternative to using the 'Black Cabs'? I used them in the 'Old City', but in places like Heathrow their fees were excessive.

F smiley - dolphin S


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Post 17795

Icy North

It's some distance between Heathrow and London. Cheaper alternatives are the Tube, and trains to Paddington. I'm sure there must be bus/coach services to Victoria too.

There will always be other bookable private minicab services of course.


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Post 17796

Florida Sailor - Cleaning up from Irma

No, I was talking about trips local to Heathrow, Staines, etc. They are about double the price of a private cab, but they are the only ones allowed to wait at the curb. I think they are trying to make up for their trip out from London. They do not use their meters the agent just gives you a total price before you get in.
I am not sure how the private cabs work, other than they exist.
I have found that while traveling with luggage bus/coach is the best way to go. I took the coach from Portsmouth to Heathrow and only need the cab to get me to my hotel, less than 6km away.

F smiley - dolphin S


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