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  1. I think you're somewhat missing the point of the BS marking. It is in place to denote that the plate has been made in accordance with the standard. If your idea was a runner, you could buy any rubbish you wanted to, stick the BS marking and a legitimate manufacturer's details on it and off you go! The regulations state that the plate must be manufactured to meet the standard, not that it must include a sticker to say that it has.
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  2. I wanted to provide an update to this chain. I have reached a settlement with Hermes. For the benefit of anyone else going through this process, some notes: The formal mediation process was delayed (I guess, due to Covid). I wrote directly to the relevant person in Hermes' legal department ([email protected] - you will get the names in your claim form, for anyone else going through this process) I played hard ball - I maintained my position in my claim form, I did not give Hermes' (in my view, entirely without merit) arguments any attent
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  3. I've had a look at the WS-usual drivel of lies, misdirection etc. using their numbers listed on their WS I will point out what I can see is wrong with their case. The Contract 7] There can be no contract. Under the Airports Act 1986 63 2[d] (d) for regulating vehicular traffic anywhere within the airport, except on roads within the airport to which the road traffic enactments apply, and in particular (with that exception) for imposing speed limits on vehicles within the airport and for restricting or regulating the parking of vehicles or their use for any purpos
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  4. An organized liquidation company is not a financial institution. And also even if you don't know any one of this, simply bear in mind that this company can help you with your financial issues. By getting the services of organized settlement companies, you are taking a winning placement. At the same time, liquidation business also find advantages in serving their consumers. An organized settlement business helps you by giving you with economic assistance. It helps you to acquire emergency money whenever you are an individual or association. Although it is a banks, it is very different
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  5. Absolutely no help but..................... Hamster is far too old for Acne. Hamster has Anxiety and panic attacks. Hamster has Asthma. Hamster has a chest infection right now. Hamster has had Covid - Yes, thats right, at one time recently Hamster had Asthma, Chest Infection and Covid all at same time. Hamster still has cough. Hamster spends max 1Hr on big weekly shop. 1Hr a week. Hamster wears a mask. There are medical exemptions of course but most people caught maskless think they are special, exempt or invincibl
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  6. Someone went overboard with the Panic Purchases..
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  7. Hearing was yesterday - after a 30 minute delay, the phone conference based case was over in 30 mins - and I WON! Mr Robinson, who wrote their WS didn't turn up (as expected) - instead it was Mr Pickup. The judge jumped straight on the fact the witness was not present for questioning, and that in their WS, they stated that if Mark Robinson wasn't available, that the hearing be based on documents only. He asked Mr Pickup to clarify whether the hearing was based on documents or Mr Pickup as a representative. The Judge was very good (not that I have had any previous experience). He
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  8. I’m currently on day 9 of mild symptoms Starting about 5 days after My daughter had symptoms and subsequently tested positive. she’s well over it now. From my point of view I’ve had far Worse but Christ the symptoms are weird. Anyway apparently if I’ve made it to day 9 or 10 without taking a turn for the worse , chances I’m on the road to recovery, so that’s some kind of relief.
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  9. Yes, you can pay £60 that you don't owe to a bunch of conmen and have an easy life. Or you can fight them and yes, you will have to put a certain amount of work in. As a campaigning consumer site we would prefer you did the latter! But it's up to you. The only effort with the future letters is the opening of them. They're just standard nonsense of which PE send out hundreds every week, hoping to scare the naive. There are 263 successes on the thread HB posted. That is a vast underestimate as in all 263 cases there was a specific moment to poin
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  10. This video of Matt Hancock voiced by Sweep has had over 90k views on Twitter. Childish but pretty funny.
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  11. Perhaps you parked outside their lines, or in a car of the wrong colour for that day? Perhaps your wheels were not straight or you left the drivers window down? I know, I am stretching the bounds of credibility with these scenario, but the point is, they MUST specify and the failure to do so will give the Judge reason to instantly dismiss the claim, IF it is pointed out in your defence witness statement. DX is a poster of long standing and well versed in destroying the claims of these fleecers. His point will be that there is unlikely to be a legitimate contract to brea
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  12. I gave in to the dreaded AZ vaccine and conducted a bit of personal research. I had zero side effects after the first, had a drink that night as I normally would, thought I'd take one for the team and see whether all the dire warnings about consuming alcohol were of consequence. Not in me. Ran 5k the next morning, rubbish time but I don't think I can put that down to the vaccine however much I'd like to. Did an antibody test after 4 weeks and was +ve - comfortingly but not impressively. The supplier I used gives you the data to see where your levels sit compared with others. Did another
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  13. Hi everyone..just to let you know that miracles do happen.. Tim messaged this morning to say he will be bringing the car, did not believe it for a second, then a few hours later he delivered it!! So we have our car.. We have returned his 4 K so that is that..we cannot believe it, Tim was very apologetic Please I want to thank everyone for their invaluable advice, you have been so helpful, you will never know.. I will be ringing around tomorrow to tell all those I reported this too and s as Lao thank them. I know how lucky we have be
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  14. Hello Yorky55, Firstly I am so sorry for your situation, it is a lot to cope to with and it is very overwhelming. Sadly, having been through the same with my dad since late 2019 and having no Power of Attorney in place, this is what I can offer in terms of advice (warning: long post alert): Firstly, whatever happens with having to cover care fees, his bills etc... that will all have to wait. That will be the standard response you will need to give to anyone who asks for money - "I'm sorry, my father is in hospital, I am applying to be his attorney/deputy, I don't have a
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  15. Scratch that, big green banner at the top of the page - duh! Donated again, thanks folks
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  16. Thanks for that dx. I agree proving the points in a set aside will be difficult given the service address is correct etc. And given that I'd save £2 even if I did win the set aside case, hardly merits the effort involved anyway. The moral of the story, as far as I'm concerned, is that I should open every piece of post in future related to these issues rather than using the tactic, which it was, of pretending I no longer reside at said address. I'll take this one on the chin and phone the court and settle up rather than face the hassle of related ongoing issues with bailiffs etc in
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  17. The Lords have published a series of reports on joint committees to try to smooth the path of Brexit that haven't even been set up, problems with policing and family law and other topics. I just spotted that they say there will need to be more UK civil servants in Brussels than there were when we were a member. https://bylinetimes.com/2021/04/14/uk-in-brexit-limbo-with-eu-disputes-resolution-bodies-still-not-set-up-say-lords/
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  18. Hi Thank you for that information but have you taken onboard what I have posted in post#3? I know this is upsetting and you may fell angry but you need to channel that into how you can challenge what has happened. You can only challenge this by getting the information from them to see how they have reached there decision as without this you are completely in the dark as to how to challenge your case with HB & CTB & HMRC. Look up the relevant Council to see if they have a SAR form and do the same for HMRC. You may also have to
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  19. As someone who used to work a civil service department with a great deal of overlap with HMRC believe me the headlines the press relate to are designed to scare people into not committing benefit fraud. Quite frankly Both HMRC and DWP do not send people to prison. I would recommend quite simply ring Tax credits and explain you made a mistake you won’t be the first person to do that in these stressful times of COVID. They will understand and the most likely outcome will be they will reduce your tax credits until you have paid the overpayment off. I used to work in benef
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  20. The letter confirming the charge has been dropped,arrived today.Thank you everyone.
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  21. Hello everyone and thank you. I have just had a telephone call with a very nice man from the prosecution service,the charge has been dropped.
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  22. If your father received a s172 request to name the driver and he never replied, then it's probably the case that he is being charged with failure to identify - indeed it's possible he's already been convicted! What your father should have done is return the form signed by him saying that he had no connection whatsoever to the vehicle in question and therefore has no idea who was driving at the time and place in question. Before anyone can tell you what your father needs to do to recover this, you must identify exactly all the paperwork your father has received. (eg Yo
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  23. Here's one I just saw on Twitter. Lord Nelson was about 5ft 6" tall. His statue is around 17ft 4". That's Horatio of about 3:1
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  24. Does he now! I sent him messages last night via EBay, because as you know he won’t respond to texts or emails. He denied selling me the vehicle, despite sending him proof. I’ve just been in contact with BBC Watchdog, who are VERY interested in him. I suggest everyone else on here does the same - the more of us who contact them, the more evidence they can gather. My aim is to see this vile person taken to the criminal court, and I won’t stop until it happens. I have also passed his information on to HMRC who take money laundering and tax evasion very seriously.
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  25. Hi all, just finished my Hearing.. Nothing owed to me by VCS so I WON the case. Mr D from VCS stated he wanted to Appeal, then he withdrew the opportunity. VCS have 3 weeks to appeal so I may yet get a letter. The WS "we" all put together was "Very Informative" the Judge said. What swung the judge was that is was a Stopping Event, not a Parking Event. I didn't make any counter claims as yet.. Will wait to see if an Appeal is forthcoming.. Just want to say a Big Thanks to all for your help. I do hope it's finally over. It was pretty In
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  26. Update! My faith in companies is somewhat restored - the area manager contacted me within 48 hours of contacting customer support regarding my complaint I sent videos and said I was confused by the conflicting information regarding it being rented out already, is now in Scotland etc and that I had quotes from local body shop repairers and so it's something that could have been done quickly (and probably mobile) She was really sympathetic and helpful, and agreed to my suggestion that they keep 200 pounds and refund the remaining 950 back to my credit card to resolv
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  27. On around 2PM I received a call from mediator. 1 call: > First of all he introduced himself and the process of mediation >He asked me if I want to settle today and willing to negotiate, also he mentioned that he cannot decide who is right or wrong in this case as he’s job is to find a compromise between two parties. -I told him that I am familiar with the mediation process and willing to negotiate. > He asked me to briefly explain my case and why Hermes should pay me 400£ -I told the timeline of the events and that Hermes haven’t responded to any of
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  28. I'd qualify that by saying that there are many many decent coppers around, undoubtedly the majority in fact, but the fact is that the uniform requires 'unimpeachable' trust, and that has largely gone and being more damaged by the week.
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  29. @BankFodder A very special Happy New Year to you and all the nice people on this forum. I have just made a donation. Best wishes for a good new year. stormy
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  30. What did people think of Doris's announcement last night? On a lighter note, someone has invented Boris Briefing BS Bingo.
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  31. Probably but he didn't and here we are. I don't much care what decisions he makes any more - just wish he'd make some without moaning about how difficult it is for him, how heavy his heart is, how much he regrets it. He wanted the bloody job, saw himself as some sort of Churchilian second coming and now won't stop whinging.
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  32. Hi there, Nobody has an automatic right to enter a store, or make a purchase from a retailer. Essentially they are private entities that extend an invitation to the public to enter and / or make a purchase (including online). A retailer can pick and choose who it will and will not serve if it so chooses. Now, that’s the bones of it, however the reality is, you are correct in that entering a store that you have been banned from, you commit the act of trespass (which contrary to common belief is not a criminal offence, it’s a civil offence) and she could be asked to leave.
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  33. Well after I sent the expenses and income list + covering letter. The only thing I got back was marstons demand for £250 / month. I was so disgusted at this amount with no explanation, I decided to ignore and didn't do anything, other than worry.. Then today at 5pm I received an email from the LAA saying because of my/our health and monetary situation they have called off marstons and will not be persuing this any further. My next question is, Any tips on how to go after the £5600 already paid. Tips as in how to word the letter. I can't express how m
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  34. It is a little while since I have responded to matters of this nature on here, but I have been asked to take a look at this to see if there is anything that can be done to expedite a successful outcome for the OP in resolving this One thing that strikes me immediately from a quick read through of the thread is that there is some very real misunderstandings in some of the suggestions made by some people who I realise are well meaning posters. Until my retirement, my working life was as Prosecution Manager for multiple TOCs, these matters are not BTP cases, but I do reali
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  35. If as you claim, you have had success with these cowboys cancelling parking charges before when challenged on POFA, just do as you have done before with this one and see if they cancel it. Do you have a letter from them you could share with the group, where they cancelled a previous charge, as it would be interesting to see.
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  36. Manxman in exile, of course it was a compliment! When I have time I try to look at threads on other sections of the site that I know nowt about to widen my knowledge, I often see you giving superb advice and encouraging posters to fight back - such as the great advice you gave Howler today. On the PPC section we continually have people thinking they've been fined, that DCAs really can increase what they have to pay, that they will end up with huge legal costs, etc., etc., so it is a battle to show people they don't have to give in and yes, maybe sometimes we come down
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  37. I am following this with interest. I have flown with Ryanair weekly commuting for many years - hundreds of flights. That is a lot of trips, delays, dramas and sagas. I have seen Ryanair operate mostly without incident but as soon as anything goes awry they are disgraceful. I have though taken them to small claims court in the UK many times and won every time. The £350 fee they threaten is a cut and paste as mentioned in an earlier post. It appears in every defence and is the final scare tactic before the real negotiations actually begin and you will start getting emails from
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  38. Hi, I had my hearing on the 5 November (Telephone) I won claim thrown out after 15 mins. The signs duff, did not form a contract. I will go into it in a bit more detail in a bit, bogged down with things at present. I can say something with all honesty, they are the biggest set of lying B— ———— ds Ive had the misfortune to come across.
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  39. That's exactly what we've used the testing process for. Nothing more than documenting the spread among those who choose to be tested. What an utter and complete waste. Testing only those with symptoms who a. choose to get tested and b. can actually then book a test guarantees we can't get ahead of the game to curb the spread, only chase it. There's no merit in knowing the numbers if you don't use the information to do something useful in a timely manner. Meanwhile thousands of council and other publicly funded employees have been furloughed (on full pay for all those I know) an
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  40. Hi I suppose it would be time for an update. To cut a long story short the case is in COVID hell!! Lol What happened was that the court “forgot” about the original Notice of Dispute before issuing my decree. Obviously when Ryanair received the decree they fired it off to Oracle Solicitors who then cried to the court about their Notice of Dispute and so the court then set aside the decree and the case has been transferred to my local court for a hearing. Since then I have been asking the court if I can “transfer” my case to European Small Claims Proceedure (E
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  41. A friend has been sending me some funnies, which I thought I might share with you all. For the Rule of Six.. this will confuse them !
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  42. Hi guys I posted back in January 2020, but was unable to reply on that thread hence the new thread. Anyway update: issue was trinity business park bickenhill. Taxi driver stopped for 3 minutes to collect passenger, passenger not there so left. UK CPM issued charge! Gladstone’s were the solicitors chose Birmingham County Court, hearing was for November, but court moved it forward. Changed from actual in person heating to telephone hearing for September. Main defence was the signage not clear, positioning not good, signage content too small, plus signage did not state no
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  43. You're right - it's a complete nonsense. I've noticed one or two other forums doing this recently and it's a complete PITA. It does not help the reader "focus on the content", rather it annoys the hell out of them because they can't identify easily a previous post they want to refer to. Your forced to "bloat quote" which I've no doubt drives dx100uk up the wall. Tell Invision that grown-up users prefer post reference numbers as it helps them keep track of the thread. (I bet they don't know how to do it. Challenge them!)
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  44. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/crackdown-on-private-car-parking-firms-will-eliminate-unfair-fines The Government seem to think that the new proposals will eliminate rogue parking operators. As if. Among the proposals are capping the maximum charge at £80 with lesser misdemeanours charged at £40. The good thing is that it will mean the parking crooks will have to produce new signage to reflect the new charges and they should also have to remove the proviso that they can add extra charges above the cap. There is an increase in charges to £120 for th
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  45. Oh dear. adding ''debt collection charges'' AND charging for payments made by card.......tut tut CP plus you really are asking for trouble.
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  46. First of all, it is NOT a FINE. Only a court has power to issue fines, the Police can issue Fixed Penalty Notices, a Council can issue Penalty Charge Notices, none of these is a fine. What you have received is a Parking Charge Notice - also known as a Speculative Invoice. Designed to mimic official penalties and referring to it as a FINE will not only give a specious piece of paper an appearance of legitimacy that it does not warrant, but will also give Site Team DX100uk apoplexy as it is his pet hate! Before you do anything, read other threads in this forum, you will
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  47. Thank you for the advice and support on this site. I always appreciate the help/comfort/support I get in life whether in good time or challenging ones. A forum like this is truly outstanding, and the guidance/contributions and directions I have received have kept me sane at a very difficult time. I have made my donations, and it's not going to be a one off. We must all support this site to help ourselves and others who come on here.
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