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  1. No helpful advice im afraid tho the term 'dont know their elbow from their backside' springs to mind. They do not seem to have the ability to share information between departments which im sure would save the tax payer a pretty penny each year. Just take comfort in their ability to employ staff is about as far fetched and frustrating as having to make a claim.
  2. If you are caught speeding - The owner of the car will be sent a notice of intended prosecution (NIP) detailing the offence and a document called a section 172 notice. Whether you agree with the NIP or not you must complete the section 172 notice declaring who was driving the car at the time of the offence within 28 days. If you were stopped by a police officer they can give you a verbal warning of prosecution and a NIP is not required if the offence was part of a road traffic accident. If you receive a speeding ticket – Once the NIP is returned you’ll receive a conditional offer of a fixed penalty notice (FPN). You can either pay the fine and accept the penalty points or contest the fine in court. To uphold the fine a court only needs to prove you were speeding. Saying that you did not intend to speed, didn’t realise you were speeding or you only exceeded the limit briefly won’t hold water. If you are prosecuted for speeding – If you have eight or more points on your licence, or you were driving way above the speed limit, the police may choose to prosecute you in court. In this eventuality you will be sent a court summons - the police have up to six months to issue it.
  3. The police must serve an NIP within 14 days of the alleged speeding offence, but there are some circumstances in which the notice will still stand even if it's served later than this, for example: if extra time is needed for the police to act with 'reasonable diligence' to find out who the registered keeper is and how to contact them; or if the delay was the driver’s fault, for example because they have not told the DVLA of a recent change of address.
  4. I normally tell them my financial situation is the same and therefore my payments will stay the same, this then keeps them quiet for another 12 months
  5. When ive had problems with Vodafone (thankfully not very often) ive emailed the CEO - [email protected], and that has seemed to help get problems sorted as you normally get a response from the headoffice.
  6. make a official complaint, asking them where this money has vanished too, send proof that the money was paid to your sainsburys account and you want the balance to reflect this payment. Make sure you send anything recorded delivery and i would start a diary of events. Make yourself aware of their complaints procedure so that you can involve the FSO if they fail to respond. Dont make your complaint over the phone, it is too easy for them to not even log it. Everything in writing.
  7. If your bills are getting out of control then you need to contact those people and offer a reduced payment plan, dont let them get out of control now as it makes it much harder to catch up in the future, and its one less thing for you to worry about. Good luck with your job search though x
  8. I had nothing but problems when i started experiencing financial difficulties with Sainsburys, clearly they are still acting in the same way. I had a similar experience where money i had paid to Sainsburys had disappeared and i was being passed from them to the people they had sold the debt too. I had to exhaust their complaints procedure (despite them deciding to close my complaint without dealing with it and without informing me) and also contacting the FSO. I eventually got it sorted and managed to get £100 compensation from them and a apology.
  9. I think you would be looking at a SAR - https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/principle-6-rights/subject-access-request/
  10. You can also access the amazon music which is much better and works out better value then spotify. Free next day delivery which at this time of the year has saved me a fortune. I find it great value
  11. Do you happen to be a security guard? My ex's employers tried to underpay him each time he took a holiday, he would lose 50% of his pay. We ended up at a tribunal which we won. Best to go through your contract and take advice from ACAS.
  12. Add that they also need at least 5 weeks to deal with applications. If you have a local law school they can advise you FOC if they feel their students have the expertise. I have been a LIP in a employment tribunal and it was a case of 'research, research' research'.
  13. Im a parent, mine is a long and complicated story though and ive been LIP for most of that time as unable to access legal aid even tho abuse was involved. The courts will always try and act in the best interests of the child, im sure you solicitor will state a good case for you so sit back and let them do all the work.
  14. Unfortunately no words of wisdom, been in the family court system for the last 18months and ive still no idea what to expect each time i arrive. All i can say is keep your argument ' in the best interests of the children' do not use it as a opportunity to slag the mother of now matter how hard it is. What you are proposing seems perfectly acceptable and it is not acceptable for the mother to keep changing arrangements as it suits her. One lesson to learn is that if you want to change anything in regards to contact to get it court ordered then if she tries to play silly buggers its much easier for you to deal with. You can also LIP in the family court to avoid the cost of a solicitor or just pay your solicitor to represent you on the day and avoid having to pay a retainer each month you just deal with any paper work yourself. Depending on the age of your children it may be possible for them to voice their opinion on what they would like, after all it is important they spend quality time with both parents.
  15. The none starting on a cold morning is solved but still no idea what is causing it to stall under acceleration. That will be another trial and error but I suspect substantially more expensive!
  16. No harm in getting the glow plugs checked out. As much as i ended up paying out for more work initially it was a problem with the glow plugs that started the problem i was just unlucky that the starter motor was also playing up and making it hard to start the car which in turn drained the battery.
  17. Because the starter motor was not working to full capacity it was draining the battery. No harm in taking it to the local garage and getting them to check the glow plugs to start with. It is one of those problems that is more trial and error, i started with replacing the fuel filter, then the glow plugs, then the starter motor then the battery.
  18. Mine was exactly the same, i was using the easy start each morning on mine, was not until we changed the starter motor and the battery that it solved the problem.
  19. Hi You may find the diagnosis doesnt take 2 years. My son has recently been diagnosed with ADD and that took around 12 months but was delayed as we had found out other issues around my son which effected the diagnosis. Ensure he is getting supported at school with a SENCO, individual education plan and a individual behavior plan which should be reassessed each term. Read as much as you can about the issues your son faces and how you can support him. The internet is full of good advice and even lots of facebook groups that will point you in the right direction. No harm in applying for DLA as no diagnosis is needed and it might help you with obtaining more suitable housing. I fully understand how you feel, it is a very daunting and emotional time and even tho we have got a diagnosis we still face issues and like you have always felt my little boy was 'different'. Need anything else then send me a message x
  20. I have had the exact same problems. Same car too. I had trouble starting the car last winter, replaced glow plugs didn't solve it so replaced the starter motor and that solves that issue. As for the stalling when accelerating mine only seems to do it when I'm 4th + gear and have had the car still in the outside lane a couple of times. I'm thinking it may be the fuel pump or the turbo either one Will cost more than the car.
  21. Thanks, i think i will give it a powerwash and start again and see how it behaves, it was my DD who set it up so maybe she has not allowed it to do all the updates.
  22. I think it should be able to handle more then 3 tabs at once or am i expecting too much ! The reviews that tested the chromebook all state it can still run with at least 18 tabs at once. I dont expect it to be all singing and all dancing but i do expect to be able to use it for more then 5 mins without it crashing and restarting!
  23. Good Morning everyone, hope im posting this in the right area. I bought a Toshiba Chromebook 10 days ago from Very on a buy now pay later. The product is not fit for purpose and when having only a few tabs open it freezes, crashes and restarts. This is very frustrating as my DD is trying to study and research for college. We reviewed the product before we bought it online and it seemed a fairly good product for the price and more then capable of doing what we needed it for. Phoned Very last night which of course meant i ended up with a over seas calls center. I explained the problem and told them i was rejecting the goods under the sales of goods act as it was not fit for purpose. This got me nowhere and they are insisting i contact Toshiba to arrange a collection and repair. I dont feel i should have to accept a repair to a product we have had for 10 days. Ive tried reading up about my rights but everything seems so vague. So thought i would ask you guys as you have always been very helpful in the past. So, what is the best course of action and what are my rights in a situation like this Kind regards Haven xx
  24. Had a similar issue with Game, its due to Sony not sending out what the stores ordered so instead of having x amount of consoles (when i ordered there where no bundles and not even any confirmed games) they just sent out x amount of consoles bundled with a game. I didnt want the game that came with it so asked if i could swap if for another, which they did.
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