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by plaques
18 Mar 2019, 17:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6205
Views: 299511

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Bercow has just upset the apple cart. Unless Mrs May's deal is substantially different from the last time it was offered up he will stop the motion being presented. Jeremy Hunt had said that unless the motion had any chance of passing it wouldn't be presented. It looks like all the arm twisting and ...
by plaques
18 Mar 2019, 17:15
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3096
Views: 155277

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

For the DIY fans. We have all experienced dragging a wood screw out with pliers or pinch bars leaving the hole far too large for the replacement crew. Normally the hole is packed with a couple of broken matches and we hope the screw remains central enough for reassembly. A simple recovery method is ...
by plaques
18 Mar 2019, 12:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6205
Views: 299511

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I sit listening to Jeremy Vine discussing whether it is their patriotic duty to vote for Mrs Mays' deal. Twice Parliament has decided that the deal is a bad deal and it will remain so on the third time of presentation. Surely it is Mrs May's patriotic duty to negotiate a better deal. Collectively Pa...
by plaques
18 Mar 2019, 11:50
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9528
Views: 421690

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Actually there are Two images on Google Images. I was restricted to 2 seconds apiece. Sheltered life that's me.

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by plaques
18 Mar 2019, 08:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6205
Views: 299511

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Headlines showing that Esther McVey had changed her mind on Brexit and wold be supporting Mrs May's deal. A bit of background on Esther. she resigned her cabinet position on a misunderstanding ref 'In July 2018 it was reported by the head of the National Audit Office (NAO) that McVey had misled parl...
by plaques
16 Mar 2019, 18:24
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Bikes You Have Owned and Loved
Replies: 40
Views: 3408

Re: Bikes You Have Owned and Loved

I take it you were still riding the Honda K4. Any British bike of that era would have been dripping oil over the living room carpet. I think that would have put an end to your courting.
by plaques
16 Mar 2019, 11:43
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4537
Views: 344852

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Our TalkTalk speed is normally 21.9 which is reasonably OK since we are about 1000 metres from the box. A quick check a few minutes ago gave a speed of 5.5. I've never seen anything as low as this before this was followed on subsequent checks at a steady 21.9. No breaks in the supply.
by plaques
16 Mar 2019, 10:49
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 911
Views: 26864

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

Water is getting everywhere. This morning's swim at Colne's pool was cancelled due to water dripping through the roof onto the electrics. I told them it may add a bit of a buzz to the swim but they chickened out and closed the pool down.
by plaques
16 Mar 2019, 10:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3738
Views: 183093

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I know Stanley and others have said many times how fortunately we are to have the NHS. I would say how civilized we are. Have a look at this BBC report on the cost of insulin in America. Insulin. . I know from reading the some of the OG posts that many of them are diabetic or near diabetic. In Ameri...
by plaques
16 Mar 2019, 09:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS
Replies: 406
Views: 41213

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE CUTS

PanBiker wrote in Puzzles... Our team of four won the Barlick Labour Party Quiz Night tonight which we put on to raise funds for the West Craven Food Bank Well done PanBiker. But lets think about this for a minute. A charity quiz to raise money for Food Banks. How low have we sunk that we need food ...
by plaques
15 Mar 2019, 18:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12588

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Correct Tripps, But it wasn't exactly a mind bender was it?
by plaques
15 Mar 2019, 18:12
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12588

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 47

An easy one.

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by plaques
15 Mar 2019, 12:41
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4537
Views: 344852

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

You may have to consider wind strength and direction for vibrating cables. Wendy's weather station may be of help if they keep records. All very technical but that's what you are up against with intermittent faults.
by plaques
15 Mar 2019, 10:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6205
Views: 299511

Re: POLITICS CORNER

As predicted it looks like Parliament will be subject to another round of waterboarding until they come up with the right answer. This is nothing short of outright blackmail and flies in the face as what we understand as democracy. If Putin had adopted a similar policy we would never have heard the ...
by plaques
15 Mar 2019, 09:53
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12588

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

China has the full answer but we await the stewards inquiry on whether Tripps was correct in offering up novice rider in a Gold Plate race. I've nominated Wendy as our resident art expert Ref On 'Hans Holbein,23 june 2013. A good game for learning your old masters is on the "Free Rice" website. I lo...
by plaques
15 Mar 2019, 09:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8538
Views: 389209

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

My pal was always in a class one year ahead of me although his birthday was only a month in front of mine. It turned out his mother had registered him as a year older than he was so that she could go to work. They didn't find out until the eleven plus year. Mind you he was a very cleaver lad.
by plaques
14 Mar 2019, 22:39
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12588

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Tripps, I cannot fault your argument in that Stern is an artist but which Stern do you mean? The majority are very new or less well known artists. #2 anagram has a long list of known paintings and besides its the one given in the card answers. I'll put it to the stewards if you like.
by plaques
14 Mar 2019, 21:54
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12588

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Tripps, I thought you would like it But,but,but. Try an anagram on #2 or we are back to Bercow.
by plaques
14 Mar 2019, 21:42
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9528
Views: 421690

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

First class picture. Went on to look round your other images. Some really good stuff in there. There is a section on restorations etc: why not put some of them in there?
by plaques
14 Mar 2019, 19:04
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12588

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Are you all ready for the 7.0'clock race at Barlick.

Puzzle No 41.

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by plaques
14 Mar 2019, 12:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12588

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

PanBiker wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 12:18
Aaargh..
How many times I have said that. China got the answer but PanBiker got the Oscar.
by plaques
14 Mar 2019, 12:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9528
Views: 421690

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I think in total the answers are good enough. An 1891 photogragh of 'Rover' one of the last Iron Duke class with an eight foot wheel. The reason for these large driving wheel was Brunel's rather conservative blunder of specifying a maximum piston speed and working pressures which was below those bei...
by plaques
14 Mar 2019, 11:22
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2365
Views: 167572

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

It will probably become one of the modern Aphorisms like .. Double digit. 'X' point rise, to the nth degree, to the limit and nano scale. All very confusing.
by plaques
14 Mar 2019, 11:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9528
Views: 421690

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Nothing as fancy as that. I thought you may have a picture of it in the book you quoted from the other day.
by plaques
14 Mar 2019, 10:40
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 287
Views: 12588

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

OK, I'll wait until China throws his cap in the ring then watch you all kick yourself. Meanwhile talk amongst yourselves. There's only one thing worse than being talked about and that's no being talked about.(who said that?)

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