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    • Okay, just seen this and thought I’d stick a oar in.   If your (old) GP feels that the therapeutic relationship is damaged to the extent that they’re unable to treat you then they’re perfectly within their rights to have a colleague see you. It would appear, in spades, that this is likely the case given the strength of your reaction to a relatively minor occurrence. If that wasn’t / isn’t the case and there was indeed an emergency then the GP concerned did you a favour by not making you wait any longer.    There’s a common misconception that once a patient has left the consultation room that the GP is free to start work on the next patient. If indeed it was an emergency the GP could have well instructed the person to travel directly to a local hospital whilst they call ahead to arrange urgent investigations or treatment which takes time. And please be assured, 40/50 minutes on the telephone to a hospital trying to track down the consultant or ST1 responsible for a particular speciality isn’t uncommon.   By all means ask the PM for an explanation, it’s likely to be very simple. A clear breakdown of therapeutic relationship.  
    • I agree with BN. Do you have anyone to help you like the CAB or welfare rights at the council or a charity? It seems a shame to miss out on money if you're entitled to it.    HB
    • Hi all   I have a court date for speeding and FtF. Court is 140 miles from my home. I have written to the Clerk of the court for transfer to my local court. I haven’t heard back yet after 10 days. Just want to find out if such request can be granted.   Also, I have been asked to go and work abroad for 3 weeks. I finish the posting 3 days after my original court date. Can I ask for adjournment or do I have to reject my job posting?   Every input greatly appreciated.   Thanks all.
    • Hi, I received this reply today to my dated, signed SAR. I also sent a PDF of the SAR to the people manager via e-mail using the internal e-mail system, and it's been acknowledged so they know it's from me. They are clearly messing me around.    "Dear ****   RE: Subject Access Request   Thank you for your letter dated 15 May 2019, regarding your request for data, which we received on 20 May 2019.    As you will be aware the timescale to process GDPR (Data Protection Act 2018) Subject Access Requests is one calendar month from the day after which we receive a request. Any personal data that we may hold on you will be sent to you within the permitted time frame. However, to note that before we release any data that we may hold we will need to confirm your identity to ensure that you are entitled to receive the data.    If you have any further questions or comments relating to this matter, please contact us on *email address*.    Yours sincerely,  *scanned signature* Name People manager Organisation    
    • Thanks for updating, you should take some further advice on this, Its stressful but a large amount of income fr you is at stake.
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    • Future Comms issues. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/416504-future-comms-issues/
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    • This is a bit of a lengthy one but I’ll summerise best as possible.
       
      THIS IS HOW THE PHONECALL WENT 
       
      I was contacted by future comms by phone, they stated that they could beat any phone contract I have , (I am a limited company but just myself that needs a business phone and I am the only worker) 
      I told future comms my deal, £110 per month with a phone and a virtual landline, they confirmed that they could beat that, £90 per month with a phone , virtual landline  they also confirmed they would pay Vodafone (previous provider) the termination fee. As I am in business, naturally I was open to making a deal. So we proceeded. 
      Future comms then revealed that the contract would be with PLAN.COM and the airtime would be provided by 02, I instantly told them that this would break the deal as I have poor 02 signal in the house where I live as my partner is on 02 and constantly complaining about bad signal
      the salesman assured me he would send a signal booster box out with the phone so I would have perfect signal.
      so far so good.....
      i then explained this is the only mobile phone I use for business and pleasure, so therefore I didn’t want any disconnection time in the slightest between the switchover from Vodafone to 02
      the salesman then confirmed that the existing phone would only be disconnected once the new phone was switched on.
      so far so good....
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    • A shocking story of domestic and economic abuse compounded by @BarclaysUKHelp ‏ bank complicity – coming soon @A_Gentle_Woman. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/415737-a-shocking-story-of-domestic-and-economic-abuse-compounded-by-barclaysukhelp-%E2%80%8F-bank-complicity-%E2%80%93-coming-soon-a_gentle_woman/
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    • The FSA has announced large fines against DB UK Bank Limited (trading as DB Mortgages) - DeutscheBank and also against Redstone for their unfair treatment of their customers.
      Please see the links below for summaries and full details from the FSA website.
      It is now completely clear that any arrears charges which exceed actual administrative costs are unfair and therefore unlawful.
      Furthemore, irresponsible lending practices are also unfair and unlawful.
      Additionally there are other unfair practices including unarranged counsellor visits - even if they have been attempted.
      You are entitled to refuse counsellor visits and not incur any charges.
      Any charges for counsellor visits must not seek to make profits. The cost of the visits must be passed on to you at cost price.
      We are hearing stories of people being charged for counsellor visits for which there is no evidence that they were even attempted.
      It is clear that some mortgage lenders are trying to cheat you out of your money.
      You should ascertain how much has been taken from you and claim it back. The chances of winning are better than 90%. It is highly likely that the lender will attempt to avoid court action and offer you back your money.
      However, you should ensure that you receive a proper rate of interest and this means that you should be seeking at least restitutionary damages - which would be much higher than the statutory 8%.
      Furthermore, you should assess whether the paying of demands for unlawful excessive charges has also out you further into arrears and if this has caused you further penalties in terms of extra interest or any other prejudice. This should be claimed as well.
      If excessive unlawful charges have resulted in your credit file being affected, then you should take this into account also when working out exactly what you want by way of remedy from the lender.
      You should consult others on these forums when considering any offer.
      You must not make any complaint through the Ombudsman. your time will be wasted, you will wait up to 2 yrs and there will be a minimal 8% award of interest and no account will be taken of any other damage you have suffered.
      You must make your complaint through the County Court for a rapid and effective remedy.

      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Library/Communication/PR/2010/120.shtml
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/redstone.pdf
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/final/db_uk.pdf
       
      http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/consumerinformation/firmnews/2011/db_mortgages.shtml
      Do you have a mortage arears claim to make? Then post your story on the forum here
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Good day to all

 

I seem to have a problem with the Windows 1803 update that for some reasons after many hours searching the so called experts cannot put right.

 

I can download the New Version Update (1803) no problems at all but when it tries to install it tells me that I have Avira Security blocking the install. I have uninstalled this many months ago before I even contemplated updating.

 

After reading the Avira website ref: Registry and safe boot options I eventually managed to locate 4 Avira folders and files in safe mode (unable to find them in standard mode even with hidden files showing). BUT ... they are locked and no matter what I have used or the options offered I am unable to unlock these files/folders. I have tried all the unlockers, deletion apps etc and non move/unlock it.

 

I have tried to change the files security/owners options, group policy options but nothing seems to work.

 

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I can get rid of this pain so I can update my computer.

 

I cannot use restore as this is so far back that the point of Avire deletion has long gone.

 

Any help that may keep my hair appreciated

 

Many thanks

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Have you tried a Registry Cleaner ?

 

 

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Have you tried msconfig? if not, type mscongig in the search bar at the bottom left and then click on desktop app. This should bring up a box with different tabs. Click on services then click the box 'hide all microsoft services' and then it should leave you with a few extra bits. IF within these services there is anything regarding Avira, untick it and then click apply then OK then close the box and try again.

 

 

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Andy

 

Tried nearly all of the reg cleaners including a couple of professional ones to no effect. Even the Avira specialst cleaner has udentified its own files as not deleted. Thanks for the thought.

 

I have also gone through 99% of the verified Microsoft experts but still have the problem.

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Have you tried msconfig? if not, type mscongig in the search bar at the bottom left and then click on desktop app. This should bring up a box with different tabs. Click on services then click the box 'hide all microsoft services' and then it should leave you with a few extra bits. IF within these services there is anything regarding Avira, untick it and then click apply then OK then close the box and try again.

 

 

Doing that has helped me over the years

 

I have accessed the Super Administrator account, used Pwershell as Admin and most of Microsoft fixes but never considered your way as it's old school.

Thanks

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Eventually removed the registry entries by using the old regedit which was originally included with Windows 3. But the actual files that were associated with the entries could not be deleted and i could not find the locks.

 

Eventually re-installed windows and still cannot download the April 1803 update.

 

Have now given up.

 

Thanks for all the replies.

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Andy, thanks for the links but I have just done a clean reinstall of windows 10 but after a search of the web it seems as though many people have a problem with the April 1803 update and like myself still cant update the system even after following all the MS Help and experts.

 

Looks as though Microsoft has made a huge mistake releasing this update before any serious testing has been done

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