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    • I was at court today with a Similar offence - 68 in a variable 40...M62.   I originally Phoned the police camera dept and asked for camera proof including gantry signs showing 40...they sent them and it showed the 40 and my vehicle.   I pleaded guilty, and asked for the single justice procedure thingy.   Came back with possible short term  disqualification, with option for hearing to plead against etc. I asked for a hearing   Finally 11 months after the offence, hearing came through.   Arrived at court, finally was called in.   Offence read out etc and then I had a chance to put forward orally my personal mitigation etc. (Remorse, I was stupid, wont do it again,  need license for work as live in rural area etc, first offence, good character standing)   Today the magistrates were kind...6 points and a fine...something like £450 plus £85 costs (cant remember the exact amount but was around £535 if greatly different will repost.  Have 14 days to pay, they will send me the amount etc.   I feel very lucky today, could have been worse.  Good luck with your case.  
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    • Hi I got a tent from go outdoors,   over £1000 for tent porch carpet  and footprint and it was faulty, so they exchanged it, it was only 2 weeks old,  so I got another tent tht to was faulty, I have pictures of the faults,  but this time they weren't happy to exchange but they did,  then I got a vanguard 8 ,  and when we were on holiday the rain was coming through the material of the tent, holes in the stitching and the zip kepted breaking, so 2 days into our holiday we came home to change the tent and go back and finish our holiday,  but they refused, this tent was only9 days old.  So we left the store phoned head office and they said "go back to store and give them another chance to sorte this out!"  So we did and the manger was worse this time, to ring head office he didn't want to. I have a proof of a call from head office for 40mins and the manager was implying to head office I was lying about a phone call  and head office have on record of them phoning me , the manager asked me to leave the store or he will phone the police   so I told him to get the police,   while waiting for the police  a customer was returning a tent and when asked from the store what's wrong with it, they said""nothing it's to hard to put away"  so asked the manager how is tht right when my tent is faulty and u wont exchange,   he told the police I was threatening a customer,  I never spoke to the customer, I also told them I am autistic,   The manager lied to the police and the police attuided to me was horrendous and I told them  repeatedly told I was autistic,   I have video evidence of my arrest,  What are my legal rights to a new tent,  any help will be greatly appreciated thank u,   am also dyslexic,  sorry if some of this doesn't make sense ,  I've loads more to tell on this whole situation xx I was arrested for not leaving the store until I had a resolution  All the tents where hi gear  Also I told the manager tht we where on holiday to rest as we've just had 4 weeks of hell with my daughter as shes now in hospital safe,  so we went away for 5 days knowing she was safe ,  and why woul we come home early and try to change a faulty tent,  and go back to our holiday if it wasn't faulty they weren't interested   I've been having meltdowns really bad this x  Also I was released from the police 2hrs later WITHOUT  been Interviewed and NO CHARGES I've had a email today saying because of my being banned from the store I can have a refund   I've sent them emails asking questions and they will answer the email but wont answer my questions and now they saying as a good will gesture they will refund me  But I only have until friday which is 1 day to accept the return and if I dont they will not refund me  And am so distressed ,  Am I right the if a item is faulty you have 28 days to a full refund 
    • Thanks dx I did read these post but wasn’t sure if they ended well.   I suppose it depends on how nervous it would make the buyer, and if their solicitor was happy to play ball.
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      I bought some clothes online in may through Evans and paid through PayPal
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Can anyopne please HELP!! - My Mum & Dad had to cancel their trip to Ireland as my dad suffered a suspected heart attack at Manchester airport whilst waiting for the plane so couldnt travel and had to go to a local hospital. I had to recoup for him costs on the car parking at Manchester, Hire Care in Ireland & Flights with Aer Lingus. I managed to recoup costs of hire car & parking myself and the companies involved were excellent. Axa Asked for proof that my parents did not catch the flight and asked for a letter from Aer Lingus to confirm this which Aer Lingus duly supplied. Along with various other pieces of information Axa required ie. medical notes from hospital etc. they have seemed to put up stumbling blocks throughout the entire process. To top it all the only thing they were required to do after I had done most of the work was to refund the flights. After 8 weeks and deducting an excess of £80 they have refunded the cost of the flights £44 but not the airport taxes of £200 - Is this legal? If so who do I contact to try claim the airport taxes back as there is no mention of this on their letter? So all in all I have done most of the leg work myself in claiming money back, paid their excess of £80 and they have refunded £44. When try to speak to customer services they just told me 'Thats the way it is' - They maybe right but very upsetting and realy weant to be able to claim the airport taxes back if possible.

 

Many tHnaks and all advice greatly received

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Hi jibbes

 

I hope your dads getting better.

 

This is from another thread - C/O Friend:-

 

I think you need to write to the vendor of the tickets, personalise the letter, explain the circumstances, hopefully they'll wave the admin fees. Send it recorded.

 

'The issue of taxes is slightly different in that you can apply to the airline or travel agent who booked them to get the taxes back however you will end up with a tiny proportion of what you actually paid by the time everyone has applied their adminlink3.gif fees and some of the taxes are non refundable anyway'.

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Hi Rebel11 - Many thanks for your reply. Dad doing well but the stress Axa seem to be causing him affecting him so trying to take over for him so he can destress a bit. Will follow your advice and many thanks. Will the vendor of the tickets be Aer Lingus as flight booked direct with them?

 

Many Thanks

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