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  1. I may be able to answer as my fiance had a similar issue before posting abroad. The English address is rented out to you, with nobody in your family acting as your landlord. If so , this is not your permanent address, if you can confirm your home address in Wales has more importance, ie you are named as (one of) the owners/mortgage holders, and not your parents/guardian. There may be some conflict with the electoral register since you may have different information that allows you to vote in London etc, and also you might have a council tax address relating to London, but that
  2. I'd check the nearside front tyre, it looks a little below the legal tread limit.
  3. I've just been running through my bank slips of the last financial year for confirmin self assessment amounts and noticed one payment to this company. Looking back through the year before there was a previous amount (about 60% of the total). Am I right in thinking this has something to do with the AA and their pet insurance that was about in 2010/2011 ? If so I do not recall anything involving automatic renewals, certainly it's not somethng I would need either as our cat wandered off in February 2010 an hasn't been seen since.
  4. Our local council doubled the amount of single yellow lines a number of years back. Their consultation flyer mentioned 'taking the streets back from drivers that parked inconsiderately' or words to that effect. I am unsure whether inconsiderate parking is dealt with by anything other than a PCN from a warden/mobile camara these days, but when the police were on the beat, it would have been a stern telling off plus a 'seven day wonder' if there was cause to attend following an incident. Insurance companies and the local authority have mopped up the requirement for police, but I'm no
  5. Correct, but the o/p infers there was slightly more than setting down in his first two posts. 'I'm worried now that because I was parked on a single yellow,' 'It's normally only a matter of minutes before i'm on my way' Our local council has a stipulated time limit of two minutes before 'alighting' turns into 'waiting'. I have emphasised the need to read the plates at the earliest opportunity, the other side will certainly be doing the same.
  6. It is important you go check on the particular restrictions in place on the road where you were parked. S238 - You must not wait or park on yellow lines during the times of operation shown on nearby time plates (or zone entry signs if in a Controlled Parking Zone) - see 'road signs' and 'markings'.
  7. Sorry, it means 'oh dear, their investigators will check the restrictions that are in force on the road at the time everything happened'. Single yellow lines are for parking, and/or waiting when they are active. What are the restrictions in place ?
  8. Was there any damage to the lorry ? Check if you can get the wing knocked out and the bumper replaced without going down the insurance path. Was it you or the lorry driver that requested details ? Forgetting the taxi for a moment (unless it was already over the centre of the road), would the lorry have been able to pass you without crossing the middle line ? If so then he is probably at fault, if not then you were parked in a position that would compromise other road users along a route and you could be liable for the cost of both vehicle repairs. Any witnesses you can rely
  9. On older VW vehicles I would agree, not the newer models apparently.
  10. She should see a solicitor then as there is something definitely wrong.
  11. Having read the article, it looks like the DVLA is crawling along the same lines as the automatic fining system based on a database for taking cars offroad. I've only had a photo licence for a year, renewed when I passed my test. My father however still has an olde paper licence which the article says is to be phased out in two years time. He always carries his passport with him along with the licence but this doesn't save him from the mandatory charge of updating. There's definitely something rotten in the Swansea offices.
  12. Which might also show that one connector to a solitary brake pad may have corrosion on it, leading to a warning light on the dashboard.
  13. I almost bought one, but my fiance found this link http://www.autoinsider.co.uk/problems/show.php?problem=10093
  14. It never was about congestion, it was only about catching commuters from the other end before bringing in the Oyster card. My daily commute consists of roughly seven miles to work but unfortunately through three zones where there is no direct connection. I have to carry a large musical instrument meaning the bike or sharing a lift weren't viable I only started using a car in London because the option of train/tube/bus were just as expensive even with the cost of an annual ticket. Next year, unless my insurance goes up dramatically, the car will save me about £400 each year.
  15. I'm a newish driver and this years premium worked out at £1770, despite a years no claims. I'm 26 and run a group 7 vehicle which is gutless, unlikely ever to be stolen and is valued by the insurers at £550. Fiance owned the car previously - possibly why its unattractive to thieves - is 31 with four years no claims and his last premium was £ 388. My policy comes up again in July, with any luck they will have backed down through pressure.
  16. It's not the ticking of a box either. With the AA, my fiance (boyfriend at the time) wanted to insure me on the same car and found the quote from them was attractive. A year later they have attempted to take the money out of both our accounts for renewing (which works out at 35% higher than the nearest competition). Their take on it is that one of us had to agree to listen to one of their salesmen and agree to a particular sentence within their pitch on the phone, which automatically entered us into their agreement. Luckily we have replaced bank cards/closed acc
  17. Funny you mention it http://www.haircouncil.org.uk/pages/apply.php the option to a qualificaton being confirmation with respect to the number of years in the business, in other words, competence in the trade. As I posted, the authority refused to give an answer to the question over experience OR qualification. I woud gladly have paid the fine had I been advised the monkey - sorry - operative had been doing it for years, H and F raised the bar by their own inadmission.
  18. Reminds me of the scene in 2001, where the apes have access to the bone, but only one (after gaining intellect from the obelisk) is qualified touse it.
  19. The suggestion that somebody spending time achieving an NVQ2 qualification in Controlled Parking is no more worthy than a captive monkey pressing buttons to receive food isn't one I'd considered.
  20. Some do of course, but not Hammersmith and Fulham. They actually prevent you from taking a copy during the appointment to view it. It's then very difficult to seek legal advice (or go to PATAS) to challenge on the possibility the stills don't show the whole picture, but amazingly convenient for the local authority. They also refused to tell me what leve of experience or qualifications the camera operator holds that allows him to decide on issuing a PCN for a traffic violation.
  21. Now, if you could include video footage on your site, that would be fantastic. I've wasted virtually a whole day travelling into London to view eight seconds of slow moving traffic because the local authority that ticketed me has refused to offer portal details to view the alleged offence. By doing so you would be helping out the environment as well.
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