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  1. Well bad news Away resorts just cancelled our Isle of Wight holiday with 3 weeks notice Apparently they've dug up the camping pitches to put more statics in Why they couldn't wait until the end of camping season (2 weeks after our stay) I don't know
  2. I think combined with already empty shelves you will most likely be right The only good news is that when people realise they don't need 150 tins of beans they might just donate them to a food bank
  3. Exact same happened to a friend of mine Insurance put it as his fault and the other drive went the full whiplash route
  4. Another advice point is to screenshot the messages WhatsApp occasionally allows the sender to delete received messages
  5. Honest answer I'm not up to speed on civil service recruitment Most opening in CS have a dedicated email address for openings - it may be these that have emailed yourself It may be worth emailing back questioning (politely) the decision especially if the Functional skills has been gained through an internal apprenticeship It may also be worth asking the senior staff if they may be able to contact the recruitment team to query this - especially if its the same branch of CS
  6. I can believe it I've put off several home projects as the cost of wood is ridiculous A 2.4m 2x2 has gone from 2.20 to 6.60 at my local wood supplier - I won't even go into larger than that Need to build a shelter over the hot tub and a new fence but waiting until it drops again
  7. At the risk of upsetting coniff Why is anything anti Israel automatically anti semitic? In this case we have a country that has deliberately targeted apartment buildings and a news centre That has illegally (if they like it or not) bulldozed houses and built other settlements over them That to be honest treats a good section of the population as second class citizens which pretty much is the dictionary definition of apartheid I'm fairly certain you can be anti Israel without being anti semitic even if Israel itself says otherwise
  8. A few minor changes The brief changed from causing to causing or contributing to The particulars have also changed accordingly Despite the wife pushing for the rac having caused the engine to break Ive stood my ground as I don't think we have enough to prove that Where as contributing to the damage seems alot more inside the balance of probability...
  9. Well the 14 days is up and I would love some thoughts I've decided that because of the lack of reports it's really hard to put a set value on the claim So filling in a paper n1 as that allows you to use the "not exceeding £3000" The brief particular is currently "on the 24th October 2020 the defendant was negligent in regards to the claimants vehicle causing loss of value not exceeding £3000" I know its supposed to be short but is that too short? The draft particular of Claim is below Do I attach the evidence when sending the claim or provide this later (valuation, emails, etc) Unfortunately this is the first time though the process so I would love input Particulars Of Claim.pdf
  10. OK lets pick out a few words in the ramble Free energy? Slavery? Constructive manslaughter? Weaponised energy of 5g Biowarfare Only wearing medical masks for criminal intent Please may I suggest an extra layer of foil on the tin hat? Oh and FYI there is no class action in the UK...
  11. Well rac just responded Ironically they're saying they bear no liability as the - and this is their words "the catastrophic engine damage had already occurred before the first patrol arrived" I've emailed back to say simply that we are unable to accept this explanation as the patrol did not raise any concerns in regards to engine damage and that if the engine had been "catastrophically damaged" that they still bear liability for advising to continue towing on it which caused the actual failure Gave them 14 days to reconsider before opening small claims...
  12. Can I just suggest one thing Ask them how the subframe broke and say you would like them to explain how changing a cv joint affects the sub frame I'm not an expert but I've changed cv joints in the past and never needed to touch the subframe on a car The axle itself might pass through the subframe but removing the cv joint usually just entails cracking the old one off with a split bar I can't help but wonder if they've braced it against the subframe and that's why it's broken
  13. Just to point out this has been revised downwards before speaking to rac I had a different quote of value from we buy any car of 1900 so asked for 3600 but advised as a goodwill gesture I would accept 1100 to settle as this is what is left on the finance simply to close the matter
  14. Would someone mind looking down this for me and giving thoughts? Ita not going off yet as rac hasn't replied however I thought better to be prepared Whoops Reuploaded POC (1).pdf
  15. An update on this So far have been unable to get a report It was at the first garage 4 months due to high workload A second garage then had a look at it Finally we spoke to the dealership in desparation All 3 have agreed that it will unfortunately need a new engine, none are willing to write a report to the cause of the damage due to the effort involved in stripping the engine The replacement cost of the engine is £5000, according to the dealership the trade in value of the car is £5500 They are willing to take the car in non running order for £500 trade in I think my best option at this point is to write to rac and basically lay out the facts and take it from there
  16. If its any help I'm dealing with a similar issue with rac They insisted on starting an engine with no coolant in (burst radiator) to drive onto a recovery vehicle and again to get it off at the other end the engine now has no compression and the garage suspects burnt piston rings It's taking several months due to the garage not looking at it but it's moving to a different garage this week to get the cost and report - however it's looking likely to be uneconomical to repair I emailed rac ceo email (ceoemails.Com) and have a reply that they will consider liability once the report is received - it may be worth contacting them this way
  17. Got let out of hospital late last night It's progressed to a chest infection so I'm on antibiotics, my platelet count is low and my blood sugar was at 3.4 so I ended up full of sugary stuff I'm on bed rest until further notice but that bored I want to go back to work
  18. 111 have told me to monitor oxygen levels monitor should be with me tomorrow Ironically I thought I would be one of ones not catching it as barely left house in 10 months
  19. Might be worth a try Lying in a hot bath at min and still struggling On verge of ringing 111
  20. Tired of coronavirus now Want to get back into work and I can't as just so wheezy doing anything at the moment
  21. Seems like the freeman of the land twaddles caught on again https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/tearoom-quoting-magna-carta-stay-4699966
  22. I was working in a well known cinema chain once - someone had parked a brand new car directly under the camera and it was stolen Went to get the footage off with the manager, turns out when they put the new system in a few months back he had assumed it was like the old one and automatically overwrote It didn't and had ejected a tape months back which no-one had noticed Errors are common with cctv systems so it could quite easily have happened - most shop systems are basic dvrs and depending on the number of cameras and the hdd size can easily be overwritten in a couple of hours and he may not have realised this previously
  23. Thanks andy Seem to have had a fairly stock reply back saying sorry for the poor service here's 30 quid - which reading online is their usual offer The only update is they have sent their engineers report which hadn't been sent previously which said a new radiator was required "at the earliest opportunity" - this is the same person who said we were fine to continue They have also said they will look at any reports about the damage when received which is fair enough BIL (ex mechanic) had a look today, radiator is shot looks like there is a decent crack across the bottom in his opinion He's going to put us in touch with a garage for the none starting issue, he doesn't think the gasket has gone but suspects its a piston ring causing compression issues, he's doesn't have the tools to check this anymore hence garage
  24. General reply from rac They won't even give an answer to the complaint for 20 working days Am I the only one that thinks this is unreasonable?
  25. Correct bankfodder I am Got a friendly mechanic coming to look at it some point next week he's said not to attempt to run engine until then Sorry its been a long week of constant issues and brain fried completely Will get complaint about service in first and mention that we may be looking further depending on mechanical report
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