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  1. On 11/05/2018 at 12:36 I was amazed to spot a gap in the red and yellow lines on the hospital perimeter road close to the Willow Annexe which I was visiting for pre surgery assessment. Since I have very troublesome arthritic knees and ankles only having a 200 yd walk was like a gift from the gods. The gap in the lines was twice the size my car would need and I assumed that whoever had been parked there must have just moved. I parked up and went off to my appointment. When I came back, to my astonishment there was a ticket on the windscreen. I took some photos to prove I was not on red or yellow lines, got in the car, opened the plastic envelope and found that the accusation was, in fact, "Causing Obstruction". he perimeter road in that area is wide enough for two buses at least to pass each other, I wasn't obstructing the road, and I certainly wasn't obstructing the footpath. Any advice as to whether they can make this stick would be appreciated. I have not yet contacted Liberty Printers who issued the Parking Charge, which says £80 or £40 if paid within 14 days.
  2. MOD confirms death of Lance Corporal George Partridge READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mod-confirms-death-of-lance-corporal-george-partridge My Condolences to the Family, Friends and Regiment RIP
  3. George Osborne today announced he is quitting as an MP but will carry on “fighting for that Britain I love” as editor of the Evening Standard. In a letter revealing his decision to Conservatives in his Tatton constituency, he said he was thrilled to be taking charge of “a great newspaper”. The former Chancellor, 45, made plain that he intends to stay active in political debates on issues he is passionate about. And he hinted he could make a political comeback in future, saying he was leaving Westminster “for now”. Stepping Down-Quitting all the same to me. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/george-osborne-quits-as-mp-saying-he-is-leaving-westminster-for-now-a3518001.html
  4. READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/urgent-appeal-for-family-of-lancastrian-private-george-wilson
  5. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2015/nov/25/spending-review-george-osborne-autumn-statement- No doubt this will be good news for quite a few people.
  6. Have you ever had a spell on Universal Credit. About 6 weeks i lasted.Got sanctioned within really the first 2 days. To much paperwork for the old owl.To take in quickly and it was in the first week of UC arriving in my town. Missed a appointment. Spent more money going there than benefit received. But i did realise the help it could provide as well,courses and help with CVS etc,and a combination of benefits under one roof. But at nearly 60 felt embarrassed and out of place at times. And really felt that pressurised i will not say intimidated because that would take some doing i just left it in the end.Asked some of the advisors if they liked their jobs. Their eyes said many things.Maybe they get pressure,i did not hang around to long.Bad atmosphere.Deep down,my experience anyway. I feel i must be the oldest sanctioned person in the UK. And when sanctioned for some who do not understand things so well,you could very well starve,feel alone,left out.Terrible for those that live alone,no friends around to help.The vulnerable people in society. Some would walk out not really understanding things,and do not like creating a fuss. And suffer in silence. "I have dodgy heart" "That is ok you go on security course old owl,chase those shoplifters down the road." "When you stop one i suppose you will say" "Before you hit me over the head with that stolen whisky bottle sir or madam be careful i bleed heavily because of medication i am on". Enough of that it is now in the past.I came on to post a story. Not really talking about that it is the thought of possible cuts to this. It is said That Ian Duncan Smith feels this is one step to far. Now i never thought i would hear him say or think that. If behind closed doors he is saying that things are serious. A link that explains things. Labour hits out at Osborne's planned cuts to universal credit Opposition says families will be worse off if taper rate is raised by chancellor, with dissent also evident among Conservatives http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/nov/08/labour-hits-out-at-george-osbornes-planned-cuts-to-universal-credit
  7. About 1430 hours today, Monday 22 December 2014, a Glasgow City Council bin lorry was travelling north on Queen Street when it appeared to strike pedestrians outside the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) before continuing to travel towards George Square, when it crashed at the Millennium Hotel on Queen Street at George Square. Read More Here: http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2014/december/264461 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11308468/Glasgow-bin-lorry-crash-live.html Very sad news especially at this time of year. I would like to wish those injured a speedy recovery and my heart goes out to those that sadly lost loved ones condolences.
  8. Millions of pensioners are likely to join a rush to invest in new Pensioner Bonds after the Chancellor announced that they would pay 4 per cent interest over three years. George Osborne announced the bonds will have the “best available interest rates”, saying they would provide “certainty and comfort” for over 65s. One year bonds will pay an annual interest rate of 2.8 per cent, while three year bonds will pay 4 per cent. The new bonds are expected to sell out within weeks when they are released in January. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11290450/Pensioner-bonds-to-pay-4-per-cent-rate-announces-George-Osborne.html The new Bonds at a glance What are the Bonds? Lump sum investments providing capital growth Choice of terms – 1-year and 3-year Designed to be held for whole term, but can be cashed in early with a penalty equivalent to 90 days’ interest When do they go on sale? January 2015 – exact date to be announced Available for a limited period Who can invest? Anyone aged 65 or over Invest by yourself or jointly with one other person aged 65 or over How much can I invest? Minimum for each investment £500 Maximum per person per Issue of each term £10,000 What about interest? 1-year Bond 2.80% gross/AER* 3-year Bond 4.00% gross/AER* Fixed rates, guaranteed for the whole term Interest added on each anniversary The tax position Interest taxable and paid net (with basic rate tax taken off) Higher and additional rate taxpayers will need to declare their interest to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and pay the extra tax due Non taxpayers, and those eligible to have any of their interest taxed at the new 0% rate (which starts from April 2015), can claim back the tax from HMRC Sorry, we’re not currently part of the R85 scheme so we can’t pay the interest gross on these Bonds *Gross is the taxable rate of interest before the deduction of UK Income Tax. AER (Annual Equivalent Rate) is a notional rate that illustrates what the annual rate of interest would be if the interest was compounded each time it was paid. Where interest is paid annually, the quoted rate and AER are the same.
  9. Chancellor George Osborne is set to announce plans to begin selling off the Government’s shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Sunday Times reports Osborne will use his Mansion House speech on 19 June to reveal how much of the Government’s 39 per cent stake in the bank will be sold off. The Financial Times says the Treasury is considering a sale of 10 per cent of its stake before the end of the year. Estimates suggest the total stake is worth around £17bn. Under the plans, the public will be offered discounted Lloyds shares at the same price available to institutional investors such as pension funds and fund managers. The Government also plans to offer incentives for investors to hold on to the shares for the longer-term. Link: http://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/latest-news/george-osborne-set-to-reveal-lloyds-sell-off-plans/1072471.article
  10. George Osborne has defended Britain's embattled big banks and said their survival was good for society and the country needed more, risking inflaming deep public anger over lenders following a string of mis-selling scandals. The Chancellor told the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards there were not enough banks for customers to choose from in the country. "We don't have a huge number banks, sadly, large banks. I would like to see many more," he said. He was giving evidence on the draft Financial Services Banking Reform Bill and defending reforms to ring-fence banks so no lenders would be "too big to fail". Sir John Vickers's independent commission recommended ring-fencing high street banking businesses from their riskier investment banking arms to avoid a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis in the future. Some commission members suggested a full separation might be better. Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9693322/George-Osborne-defends-big-banks-as-good-for-society.html
  11. He and his staff held only standard class tickets, but sat in first class. They initially refused to pay the difference in fares, (£160 each). Fortunately, the conductor didn't allow himself to be bullied, and extracted £160 from both of them... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20008342 Such a shame there wasn't a PACE trained RPI that morning... Osborne would have went the same way as Mitchell. (Held 2 x Advance Standard tickets, booked train only - however, he chose to get a different train as well as sitting in a different class, refused to move to standard class, and then refused to pay for 1st). Probably could have got a Section 5 to stick... definitely Byelaw 19. Still £320 and some bad publicity...
  12. At the Paralympic medal ceremony
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