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  1. I was parked for 1 minute or less in a bay next to a cash point. Photo of pcn attached. Either side of the bay are double yellow lines, within the bay are is a single yellow very indistinct line, photo attached. The third picture is the sign which is adjacent to the single yellow line at one end of the bay. Is this worth appealing and on which grounds, if anyone knows relevant winning cases that I could use to support an appeal that would be great too. Thanks in advance for any advice given
  2. Every time we have tried to order goods on line the bank refuses to conclude the transaction saying they are looking after our money and will contact us later. Totally useless as everybody knows that on line lasts for so many seconds. Bank then does not contact us and can not explain the situation. Cards are OK when on the telephone when ordering. Anyone else suffering this ridiculous situation?
  3. Morning techies. I am in the process of obtaining a grant to purchase a computer for the use in a communal lounge of the sheltered accommodation I live in. The PC will be used by the residents (after some basic training) to do online shopping, skype and various email plus other stuff. The problem I have is that although there is a phone line in the lounge, this is connected to the wardens office and they already have BT as their ISP. The only other provider (that I have found-so far)that does not require you to take their phone line is Plusnet Can two ISPs share the sa
  4. I got caught reversing a few yards into a space which was just inside the end of a No Entry road whilst picking kiddies up from school. Mobile camera unit spotted me. -No excuse, I committed a sin and got a £65 fine. Few days before the fine came through the post I spotted a Council Refuse truck (Bin lorry) not only reversing over the same line, but carried on reversing a further 300 yrds past a school entrance where mums and dads were picking their kids up. I complained to the Council that they shouldn't be fining me for going a few feet when allowing their own to go 300 yds further
  5. Can someone please assist. I have today received a £100 fine for parking at a local retail park. I do admit to straddling the white line of the parking bay - at the time of parking there was another car parked to my left and I merely (perhaps stupidly) parked close to him - therefore myself straddling the next bay. They have pictures of my car by itself (the other car having left by this stage) and also a picture of a ticket on my car. I never received the ticket that was left on my car despite me only being in the shop for 30 minutes. There are signs on the way into the car park stating
  6. My wife and I went to live in Spain (we are both retired) and decided to lease our house which is in her name. the lease was drawn up by her solicitor for a year, when the term was up we were asked by the tennents if we would extend it for another year they had been good tennents so the lease was extended for another year. My wife was taken ill so we came back home and lived with our daughter soon after my wife died. There was almost a year to run on the lease, I contacted all the officials involved with death. As we had seperate bank accounts I contacted th
  7. Received a PCN for parking inside a parking bay, when time restriction had expired. we did not realise that there was a different restriction as there was a yellow line inside the parking bay that terminated half way. The parking restriction on the pay meter said parking payable from 9am until 5.30- we parked at 7.50 pm . We parked on the yellow line inside the bay unaware that there was a separate small sign well above the parking bay sign that said no parking 8pm-10pm. we got a ticket at 8.04pm. Is this legal? can they have 2 different signs and two different regulations in the same par
  8. Hi, i was wondering if anyone else has had the same experience with Direct Line as we have and if so could give me some advise Just under two years ago my son passed his driving test and after searching the internet we found a quote from Direct Line that we could manage. We call them and after being asked a great many questions to confirm when and to what degree my son would be using the car. I explained that the main reason for this was it would help reduce my sons insurance premium in the future they were happy that i would be the main driver and him a named driver which entitled him to
  9. Hello all I realise discussion of this sort of topic tends to get a bit heated but I'd really appreciate some advice. There is a primary school on the street with various parking restrictions. On the side with the primary school entrance, on both sides of the gate there are zigzags, which mean no parking or waiting or stopping at any time, I believe, but please correct me if this is wrong. On the opposite side there is a single yellow, with a sign stating no parking between certain times. This would mean that you can only park before and after the stated times. Now, does
  10. My son had to apply for his first adult passport and decided to do it online. After using the Google search engine he logged onto what he thought was the official passport website. He filled it it in and paid the fee of £62.50. 3 weeks later he got the form back there were issues with the form and they wanted the fee. After contacting the passport office we were told that it does happen all the time and these websites are not official. So now my son has now to finish the form return it and now pay a further fee of £72.50. It was his mistake and unfortunately
  11. BT claims it has 18 million UK customers, it charges £15.99 per month line rental. (Price increase from 4th Jan) Using those figures, it is bringing in £287,820,000 (two hundred eighty-seven million eight hundred twenty thousand) per month. Or £3,453,840,000 (three billion four hundred fifty-three million eight hundred forty thousand) per year. I've used BT, but they all charge around the same amount. What are we actually paying for ? If we rent a car, there is paintwork, engine wear and tyre wear to be taken care of plus servicing, but wires don't suffer from any of
  12. As predicted they did it again. I don;t know why my advisor just didn't say from the beginning that he had no intention of allowing me to go on the new enterprise allowance scheme. Here's what happened today. After raising this with the manager of the site last week I was supposed to go in today to fill in the paper work. Only I had this job interview, and as part of my JSA deal I had to go along with it even though the intention was to go on this scheme. I rearranged the interview for after today, and filled in the application form they sent me. I suspected all along it was a set u
  13. Hi all, really hoping for some help and support! A bit of background: I was insured with Direct Line for 1 year, upon receiving the renewal letter I wrote to Direct Line asking them to please not renew my policy. I'm very hot on finding the best deal and so once my policy with Direct Line had ended it took a couple of weeks to find one I was happy with (that and I didn't need my car at the time). I then received a letter from Direct Line requesting payment as my card had expired. I called and said that no payment would be given as they were no longer my insur
  14. I have broadband speed issue caused by the route provided to my telephone line by British Telecom. I get a broadband speed of 1.4 meg download, my neighbours in the same area get speed of 2.4 to 3.0 meg download. After complaints to BT they decline to do anything to provide me with the same service as my neighbours, My neighbours are 3 km from the exchange, My line is 6 km from the exchange, where does my line go between next door and here ? I pay for a service of up to 20 meg speed. BT provide me with a sub standard service. Is there anything I can do ?
  15. Hi, Anyone else had this happen to them? Am more than annoyed that they have just done this. This is what Ihave sent them, comments welcome. There must be some form of redress. thanks Doug Good Morning, I have noticed that the telephone line to my property (as below) has been removed by yourselves. Please confirm this. Can you also indicate why you failed to get my permission to do this and to trespass on my property without consent. The fact I am looking at broadband packages when my Virgin account ends is even a further annoyance. This
  16. Hi Im looking for some advise, in 2011 my mother took out a mobile phone contract on my behalf with mobiles.co.uk. On Friday I received a returned direct debit notice via email from a company called Gadget Helpline debited as (TMTI Limited) from my mothers account. Looks like this company has been taking 20.16 from her account since 2011 every 6 months, I am shocked that this has been allowed to happen, we have requested a copy of agreement from mobiles but I am still waiting this getting sent to me. I also spoke with Gadget Help Line to find out how they got my mothers financial
  17. Debt-line.net Not to be confused with the FREE service national debt line. You got to admit its clever isn’t it? That’s like calling yourselves citizen’s advice bureau dotnet and charging people. Anyway, apart from offering a paid debt service these leeches also provided the usual threat merchant who work for some large utilitycompanies. My sister in law had a few problems with her gas/electric andhad being dealing directly with the utility company to arrange token meters. Out of the blue who should ride over the hill threatening toobtain a warrant to break the d
  18. This is my first post on a forum thank you for taking the time to read it, I was sent a hardly readable copy of an online credit card agreement from Link Financial with my name and address and a tick in the agreement box dated 01 April 2008, at no time have I ever received any other agreement from the original credit card company MBNA that I have signed. I am contesting this agreement that there was no follow up paperwork. Also how can Link Financial claim I owe them the money when my original agreement was with MBNA? Maybe someone can explain the relevant law
  19. This is just to inform you that I was looking at my credit report recently and noticed a search had been made by William Hill. I knew nothing about this and do not gamble. So eventually found out someone had set up an on-line account in my name and had purchased vouchers by cash to use on games. William Hill could not confirm to me which date of birth was used or email address. Only that I should contact the police and they have loss money. When I contacted the police they stated I had not suffered any loss, so therefore it is not considered a crime. Still not a pleasant feeling
  20. Hi all. I pulled over outside near my son's school this afternoon, and was sat on a single yellow line. A taxi was on the other side of the road waiting to turn and a lorry tried to squeeze through the gap, scraping my driver side wheel arch and ripping off my bumper. He got out and admitted he should have waited for the taxi to finish moving, gave me his details (parcel force lorry) and off he went. I'm worried now that because I was parked on a single yellow, I will be liable. I was pulled right over and there was literally enough room to get a big bus through, but because the taxi was
  21. Hi, I foolishly parked on double line and got a PCN, however the line is not continuous and I heard that it has to be. Do I have any grounds for appealing the PCN? My car was parked where the red line is on first image. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/21384712/PCN1.jpg https://dl.dropbox.com/u/21384712/PCN2.jpg
  22. Can anyone give me some advice please. This is a really long story so I am sorry. This has been going on for around 14 months however it starts on 22 November 2011 when a wild deer ran out in front of me. I hit this at around 40mph and it caused a fair amount of damage to my little peugeot 107 (58 plate). I called Direct Line and reported the accident. I was advised by Lisa that 'as deers dont have their own insurance, unless I can trace the owner, I am not covered and cannot claim'. I laughed as thought she was joking. She wasn't. I called back around 10 or so minutes
  23. my husband parked on a single yellow line on our high street during restricted hours. He drove off as he was spotted by the PA . Today we got a PCN stating the LA belives a PC is payable due to being parked in a restricted street during prescrivbed hours. He was observed from 10.18-10.19 and notice states PA had started to issue a notice but he drove off. Can they enforce this even if he was stopped /observed for just 60 seconds? He had nowhere to park and had to drop off some urgent packages to post office. Thank you for any input on this as we are not sure what our position is..
  24. Hi, I have just recieved a parking ticket when I was parked on a single yellow line at 21:45. The yellow line area was between 2 permitted areas and did not have its own sign, or any sign that I could see, so assumed it was from 08:00-19:00. I have subsequently seen that there is a controlled sign stating that there is no parking on yellow lines from 08:00-23:00, but this is further down the road and on the other side of the permitted area. Does each section of the yellow line need its own sign, or can one sign cover the whole road? Thanks in advance. P
  25. I've not been a BT customer for some time now but find I'm still stuck with the BT line rental rip off no matter which company I chose to supply my phone or broad band service. When I challenge them about this they say nothing to do with us its BT! Well I'm sick and tired of being taken for a ride and think the government should abolish this cash cow which BT just keeps on milking. To this end I have raised and e- petition requesting that line rental be abolished. please go and read the petition and if you agree sign it. You never know if we get enough people complaining they might actually d
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