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    • Hi   I could be wrong here so could @namedisplay please clarify if I am correct or completely wrong?   In your post#1 you mention that due to your health issues and your mental state at the time you rang the Training Room and was told it would cost and initial £200 and then £15 per month until you finished the course.   Then further in post#1 The Training Room told you you were not eligible for an extension because you hadn't completed enough of the course.   With the above I now refer Post#12 which mentions your circumstances are covered by 13 in the TTR Terms and Conditions.   What is mentioned above seems conflicting from TTR for the following:   1. IMO that money of £200 and then £15 per month (on top of original Course Fees) was them at that time agreeing to an extension as per 13 in TTR Terms and Conditions   2. Them stating you can't extend Course as not completed enough of Course is not in TTR Terms and Conditions (that I and others can see) (Note they could be referring to 15 in TTR Terms and Conditions)   Can you clarify the above and were you informed those extra costs were due to an extension of your Course.   Again I will ask did you provide the Training Room with Medical Evidence when you asked the above?   We also still need to see the Letter from Training Room Threatening Legal Action (fully redacted) which you still haven't posted?   You need to send The Training Room a Subject Access Request (SAR) asking for 'ALL DATA' that simple phrase means whatever format they hold that data in whether it be written, email, recorded phone calls etc.   They then have 30 Calendar Days to respond to your SAR Request and that Time Limit only starts once they have acknowledged your SAR Request. They can extend that Time Limit if they need to prove identity before actioning the SAR Request so be aware of that.   A SAR Request is now FREE and make sure you get Free Proof of Posting from the Post Office     Your right of access ICO.ORG.UK   Can you please make sure you answer the questions asked of Caggers to assist you    
    • I've been trying to resolve a issue with 8 PCN issued by Tyne Tunnel 2 (tt2.co.uk). Tyne Tunnel 2 is a gated toll charged tunnel to cross the River Tyne in Newcastle. We moved in recently so all a bit new to us. My dad had been using the tunnel about twice a week and he had been paying cash for the toll fee at the booths. At some point in November 2021 they had done some constructions where the gates had been closed and payments had transitioned to online methods. My dad had been oblivious to this and been on his merry way multiple times thinking that he doesn't need to pay. So he received the first PCN some where end of November which had been issue on the 26th after which point I went on alert and sorted out the online accounts and such. However the current total of fines has amounted to £255.20 and I have appealed explaining that soon as the letters were received we have resolved the issue but they insist on us paying 8 PCN. I feel it's unfair that the fine is for the same offence which we couldn't have rectified or known until we received the first PCN letter and after the first PCN we have rectified it so feel they are being bit draconic. Any advice on this matter? 
    • No need to apologise! I am extremely grateful for both your help   Gosh very good attention to detail going on here   Great thank you, i will put them back as below   Good evening to you   DEFENCE   1.     The Defendant contends that the particulars of claim are vague and generic in nature. The Defendant accordingly sets out its case below and relies on CPR r 16.5 (3) in relation to any particular allegation to which a specific response has not been made.     2.     Paragraph 1 is noted. It is accepted I have in the past had agreements with Lloyds TSB. I do not recall the precise details or agreement nor the claimant either, having failed to provide an agreement/account number within its particulars of claim and have therefore sought verification from the claimant.   3.     Paragraph 2 is noted but until such time the claimant can clarify the agreement account number any breach has yet to be proven.      4.     I am unaware of any legal assignment or Notice of Assignment allegedly served by either the Claimant or Lloyds TSB pursuant to the Law of Property Act 1925.   5. Paragraph 3 is denied. I am unaware of any Notice of default served.   6.     It is denied with regards to the Defendant owing any monies to the Claimant. The Claimant has failed to provide any evidence of the Agreement/Assignment/Default notice or Termination requested by CPR 31. 14.    Therefore the Claimant is put to strict proof to: a) show how the Defendant has entered into an agreement ; and b) show how the Defendant has reached the amount claimed for; and c) Show or evidence a Default Notice /Notice of Sums in Arrears, d) show how the Claimant has the legal right, either under statute or equity to issue a claim;   7.     As per Civil Procedure Rule 16.5(4), it is expected that the Claimant prove the allegation that the money is owed.   8.     On the 5th of January 2022 I requested to The Claimants Solicitors, Mortimer Clarke by way of a CPR 31.14 copies of the documents referred to within the Claimants particulars to establish what the claim is for. Mortimer Clarke have failed to fulfil my CPR 31:14 request.   9.     On the 5th of January 2022 I made a section 78 legal request to the claimant for a copy of the Consumer Credit Agreement. The claimant has as of 27/01/22 failed to comply.   10.  By reason of the facts and matters set out above, it is denied that the Claimant is entitled to the relief claimed or any relief.
    • std letter the court send simply telling you the claimant has 28 days to do 'something' else the claim get autostayed.   go read a goof few 10's of PCN claimform threads.    
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I wonder if this variant is anything to do with the low vaccine rate in southern Africa, leading to more mutation of the virus than in Europe.

 

I think the manufacturers should have released the formulation of their vaccines so that poorer countries could make their own, rather than waiting until rich countries had vaccines to spare.

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(Almost) absolutely (to your first point) HB, and partial agreement with your second point.

 

It isn’t now low vaccination rate though, it is low vaccination rate in the immunocompromised (and the whole host of other pressures that come with sociopath-economic challenges in the developing world) .

Virus mutation is expected for the coronaviridae. Add to that prolonged replication / shedding in the immunocompromised, increased risk of transmission in those environments (poorer housing / access to healthcare / lower vaccination rates / inability to self-isolate when unwell), and emergence of variants can be expected.

(If you are in a marginalised group and living hand to mouth at best, when unwell you can’t self-isolate / stop doing whatever gives you some income, let alone arrange for food deliveries ……)

 

vaccines? Production in the developing world needed, as well as vaccines from the developed world. At what point should the focus switch from “vaccinate our population at most risk” to “vaccinate the developing world’s population at most risk” to protect OUR population (from the emergence of new variants that have greater escape from current vaccine).

 

Whilst travel bans appeal to those who want to blame “Johnny Foreigner”:

a) Omicron is already here.

b) “Punishing” South Africa (or anywhere with a robust sequencing / surveillance system!) is counter-productive.

We don’t seem to learn the lessons of history (1918 H1N1 ‘Spanish Flu’ didn’t originate in Spain ……)

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I am due my booster vaccination  and have been looking to book, for the last week or so. But when I try to book, the venues show no time slots available or no vaccines available. And now the NHS are prioritising 1st & 2nd doses and boosters to those with health conditions that mean they are at higher risk, which makes perfect sense.

 

Is there a shortage of vaccine supplies or are the NHS wanting the vaccine delivery centres to concentrate on those most at risk ? 

 

 

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It really is mixed messaging UB.  I can't get a booked appointment and when I look to walk-in centres every one flags up not doing boosters.  There does seem to be a real PR job going to blame the public for not getting a third jab while making it very difficult in the real world.

 

I'm not overly worried as I've been tracking my antibody levels and although they did drop significantly at around the 3-4 month mark they have plateaued nicely since then.

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Well, this clarifies the new strain infections getting into the UK

 

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Health Secretary Sajid Javid has admitted that passengers arriving from South Africa on Friday were not tested for Covid-19 despite fears they...

 

 

Seems they came in, crossed the country and then found to be infected when they got symptoms?

 

Seems the UK hasn't learned from all the people they let in before without tests

 

"Javid said these passengers would have got home from the airport “in the normal way”, when appearing on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

The news comes after a single flight from South Africa into the Netherlands showed that a staggering 10 per cent of passengers tested positive for Covid."

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The news comes after a single flight from South Africa into the Netherlands showed that a staggering 10 per cent of passengers tested positive for Covid."

I've seen a figure of 61 passengers from two flights.  These were/are presumably symptom free or as good as.  So far I've seen headache and overwhelming fatigue as the main symptoms (among the vaccinated) of the new variant  - more or less what you'd expect from jet lag.

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add to all this that apparently one person has 'visited London' and apparently left for somewhere else ...

 

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I agree, HT, help poorer countries. I read earlier that Botswana ordered Moderna doses and paid over the odds for them, but delivery is being held up because richer countries are being prioritised.

 

But as I said the other day, companies like Pfizer could do more by licensing developing country companies to make their own vaccines.

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So here we go again with another variant, proof that we're none of us safe until we all are.  Have to wonder if a push for boosters among rich nations is what the world really needs.

 

It is what the rich nations need, but the rich nations ALSO need to get the rest of the world inoculated.

There is no need for it to be one OR the other - quite the opposite (other than profit)

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and you can be certain the ONLY reasons we aren't seeing more cases reported in England is:

 

* They aren't looking

(evidenced by the infected arrivals traveling across the country - unlike with other nations)

 

* Immensia and other VIPals incompetence in their 'labs' and processing

(as reported - yet they are still profiting)

 

* probably suppression of any reporting of infections thats occurring ... where they can

(just like the Johnson variant spreading for 2 months unannounced before last Christmas)

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The omicron variant is not a descendant of any of the existing VOCs; instead, it appears to have descended directly from the ‘original’ strain.

 

 

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COVID-19 booster shots are an extra dose of the original vaccine, and some experts wonder why they weren't updated to better match the delta variant

 

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Drugmakers are looking at ways to improve their vaccines so they are ready for mutations of the virus

 

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I was somewhat concerned that my booster wasn't tweaked to the delta variant, but Omicron isnt a delta descendant

Still pleased to be getting an mRNA vaccine booster

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I see Javid is saying that boosters for all is now the option

 

Hows that then when they couldn't meet the prior demand? (as also evidenced by members here)

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8 COVID hotspots as UK urges boosters for all adults to battle Omicron

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Mon, 29 November 2021, 5:21 pm

Health secretary Sajid Javid insisted the booster programme is the main form of defence from the variant. (Getty)

Some eight local authorities in the UK are currently recording a weekly rate of new COVID cases higher than 750 infections per 100,000 people.

It comes as the UK battles to keep the Omicron variant under control, with the government announcing on Monday that all people aged 18 and over will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine.

Across the UK as a whole, a further 42,583 cases of coronavirus were reported in the most recent 24 hours.

Another 35 people were confirmed to have died, which now puts the official COVID death toll at 144,810.

Many of the worst-hit areas for infections are in the South West, with the highest current rate in Torridge, Devon, with a seven-day rolling case rate of 1,081.2 new cases per 100,000 people.

The UK’s seven-day rolling rate of infections is up 3.7% compared to this time last week.

These are the UK's eight COVID hotspots, and their weekly COVID case rates

Torridge: 1,081.2 cases per 100,000 people

North Devon: 895.4 cases per 100,000 people

Mid Sussex: 889.3 cases per 100,000 people

Gwynedd: 858 cases per 100,000 people

Elmbridge: 848.3 cases per 100,000 people

Guildford: 820.1 cases per 100,000 people

Wycombe: 782.1 cases per 100,000 people

Tandridge: 762.4 cases per 100,000 people

The map below show's the UK's rate of new COVID cases by local authority area. The higher the case rate, the darker the colour.

Map showing COVID hotspots in the UK

Speaking in parliament on Monday, health secretary Sajid Javid failed to rule out any future lockdown when urged to do so by Tory MP Richard Drax.

Instead he insisted that "putting the booster programme on steroids” is the country's main form of defence.

Deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said the booster campaign was “as urgent as it could possibly be” – but added people should not panic over the new variant.

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He told a Downing Street press conference: “I want to be clear this is not all doom and gloom at this stage and I do not want people to panic at this stage.

“If vaccine effectiveness is reduced, as seems pretty likely to some extent.

“The biggest effects are likely to be in preventing infections and hopefully there will be smaller effects on preventing severe disease."

However, it could be three more weeks before further details emerge from scientists on how transmissible the variant is, whether it evades vaccine protection, and whether it causes more severe disease.

All people aged 18 and over will be offered a COVID-19 booster. (Getty)

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) identified two further cases of the Omicron variant in England on Monday, bringing the total to five.

The individuals who tested positive are not connected and are not linked to the previously confirmed cases.

One case is located in Camden, London, and the other case is located in Wandsworth, London. Both have travel links to southern Africa.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) also advised that young people aged 12 to 15 should be offered a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, no sooner than 12 weeks after their first dose.

Further advice said that severely immunosuppressed people should be offered a booster dose no sooner than three months after completing their primary course of three doses.

The JCVI said that both the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines can be given as a booster for adults – with equal preference given to both.

Watch: Booster programme 'has never been more vital', says Van-Tam

 

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13 hours ago, tobyjugg2 said:

I see Javid is saying that boosters for all is now the option

 

Hows that then when they couldn't meet the prior demand? (as also evidenced by members here)

 

Ah : As usual - Johnson and co just blathers at the last minute and expects others to deliver when already run into the ground:

 

 

 

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A number of issues IMO HB, and I have people I know, double vaccinated (mostly, but not exclusively AZ recipiants) testing positive in the last week via LFT and then PCR,  although we dont know what variant. The effects are varied, some unpleasant, but none life threatening.

 

on the one side, I think (as i already stated) that all those who have had the AZ vaccine more than 4 months ago will benefit significantly from an mRNA booster.

 

BUT That its just been opened up - with no resourcing and lack of management and planning, and with a number of sites apparently implementing a first come first served basis (as some did before) is utterly Bonkers

- Queuing for a preventative vaccine - when many who have a far more defined need are still struggling to get an appointment - is both stupid and potentially dangerous.

 

I booked my jab almost a month ago and go this week - and have rung up today to ensure the site isnt operating a 'just turn up' policy to ensure I wont again be stuck in a queue with hundreds of people i dont know waiting an hour and a half plus for my booked jab.

 

Typical Johnson chaos.

I doubt even Farage would have made a worse job of all this - although I'm not certain on that.

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Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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