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    • Any help would be appriciated.  I've sent this over to them via text to Amir who I been dealing with from Beaver Cars in Hounslow - I do not have an email for them.    Amir Beavers Cars 61 – 67 Salisbury Road Hounslow Middlesex TW4 7NW Dear Sir/Madam Ref: LY07JWN On 09/01/2022 I purchased, and took delivery of, the above vehicle an Audi A4 Avant 2007 from you. On 22/01/2022 I discovered that it was not of satisfactory quality: the turbo cut out and car would not go over 40 mph, even after restarting. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 requires dealers to supply goods that are fit for purpose, as described and of satisfactory quality. However, the vehicle is clearly not roadworthy. You are therefore in breach of contract. I am legally entitled to reject the vehicle and to be reimbursed the original purchase of £3200. I look forward to receiving your cheque or banks transfer refund to my account: Sergejs Makarovs – Account Number: XXXXXXXX Sort-code: XXXXXX the total sum of £3200 within 14 days. If you fail to reimburse me, I shall have no alternative but to issue a claim against you in the county court for recovery of the money without further reference to you. Yours faithfully     If they refuse to refund me, what would be my next steps? Thank you
    • Hi all,  A good friend of mine recently had a similar issue and this is my first car. I've had a consistent barrage of problems.  I purchased a vehicle from Beavers Cars Dealership - From Auto Trader.  This is a draft I've written: Dear Beavers Cars, I'm writing to you about the Audi A4 (2007) I bought from you for £3200 on Sunday January 09 2022. The vehicle had prior faults before purchasing the car, during the test drive the Engine Light came on. This being my first car as I've recently only passed my driving test, Amir who dealt with me re-assured me that this fault is nothing serious. I phoned a friend who advised me that this is a major fault and that needs to be looked at. Amir took me to a local garage 1 minute from the Offices and had a mechanic he knew inspect this fault. The mechanic advised that the throttle flaps are shown as an error code on his machine and need to be cleaned, he took the throttle flap device off to clean it, the fault still persisted, he replaced the entire unit which then cleared the fault. I spent roughly 3 hours in the garage trying to resolve the fault error codes. I then was shown that these codes were cleared and that its all now in good condition and working. I only test drove this vehicle at maximum of 40mphs and as it was central London taking it on the motorway was a long way away. I paid a £200 deposit initially on Saturday the 8th January 2022 and went to London on 9th January 2022 to check this car. Once everything was sorted at the time, I was convinced by a sales pitch of Amir that this car is road safe and I'm able to drive it back to Brighton with no issues. I paid the remaining £3000. Upon leaving to the motorway, the engine was struggling and it was making a very seriously bad noise, the turbo was not picking up properly and it really felt like there may be something seriously wrong with the car, when I would pull up to round abouts the car revs would flicker and the car would shake. I then had it serviced and got a Carbon Clean on the engine and everything seems to be in order, it started to drive a little better, but I barely ever gone over 40mph. I wanted to speak with Amir to discuss this and tried calling on the 20th January 2022, knowing I still have my rights under the Consumer Act 2015, but wanted to address the issues and find a solution. I was unable to get hold of him. The third time I went onto the motorway on 22/01/2022 after going around 65mph the Revs just went to 5 and my car started to slow down, I was not able to push more than 35mph in a 70mph, which almost caused a collision. I luckily was only 20 minutes away from home and was able to come off the Motorway and get home safely. During some of the inspections that I had the engineers that Amir took me to by Beavers Cars dealership is called Speedy's Autos. He said that the car is road safe and being a mechanic shop re-assured me. Since I had the car, the drivers seat-belt would unclip from time to time, I was told the thread on my left front tire is below the legal limit. I've had the sensors, electrics and front and read break lights needing replacement and in the end the by what it sounds like the Turbo completely went and I should not have been allowed to drive this car back to Brighton. It put me and others at risk especially when they knew I've only just got my drivers licence and was still a new driver. I would like a full refund for the £3200, I've already spent money on a set of new tyres, wheel alignment and brand new break pads and break disks and a repair on the seat buckle luckily the parts can be returned and wheels aren't due to be fitted until Monday 24/01/2022. I've also already paid for Road Tax, Parking Permit and insurance on this car which I will have to sort out. . The Consumer Rights Act 2015 makes it an implied term of the contract I have with Beavers Cars that goods be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality. As you are in breach of contract and I've owned the vehicle for less than 6 years, I am within my statutory rights to ask for a refund at no further cost to me. I look forward to hearing from you within 14 days with details of how you plan to resolve this matter. Yours sincerely,  
    • The mediation went ahead in the first week of January and I was surprised at how confrontational the mediator was.  The call started on time and as usual I was asked to briefly explain the situation which was pretty standard.  Item posted using Hermes – item never made it from pick up to depot, Hermes deny any responsibility.  I was asked if I understood the mediation process and to confirm that I agreed to compromise.    I said I was happy to participate and that by way of compromise I would be happy to forgo the interest – but that I was looking for the full verified value of the item (sold price plus postage minus the £27 unilaterally paid by Hermes).  I went through the reasoning explaining the unfairness of the policy whereby the customer is asked to take out insurance to protect Hermes from its own negligence and criminality etc. and sat back waiting for the mediator to respond saying she would now speak to Hermes.    She didn’t.   She explained that this wasn’t a compromise, that mediation does not work like this and that she was ending the call and that I should now continue through the court.  I insisted that she puts my offer to Hermes but she refused.  I then knocked 10p from my demand which she could then not argue was a compromise and which forced her to communicate with Hermes.    I was on the call for about 30 minutes – I’ve read on here that others have ended the call and been rung back several times – I was placed on hold briefly during the mediators exchange with only a minute or so between interactions.  The frustrating thing is that every demand I made was immediately accepted by Hermes and it was the mediator who was the obstacle – at one point she even advised me that Hermes had no obligation to pay the costs and that I shouldn’t press for that.  I ended up negotiating it up to £350 which is £18 short of the total claimed; but to be honest I was past caring at that point.   It is of note that Hermes exploited every deadline and have made the process as long as possible.  I had to provide them with my bank details within 5 hours and they then had two weeks to make the payment which they did on day 14.  I’m happy with the outcome and that I forced them to pay but it’s frustrating that a company is obviously training their staff to treat their customers with such obvious contempt.    I will never use them again and have already bought something on-line from a company but only on the proviso that they don’t use their usual shipping solution (Hermes) – to which they agreed.   Thanks for the great work on this forum and to all who are taking action against Hermes – keep it up!!
    • Hi    Thank you very much indeed Mantis .  I really really appreciate your advice.  He had high blood pressure Thursday so I left it, but told him I had good news from CAG and arranged to meet up with him on Sunday to go through this matter.    Thank you again    Have a good weekend  Warm Regards  W.
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Quote of the day:

 

Cabinet meets this morning. As they are not a shop or public transport, we can assume they will not be wearing masks.

- John Rentoul

 

 

I understand that at least some of these may have come into contact with potential Omicron AND Delta, but would seem to have switched of their apps ...

 

... Gets popcorn out .. while being worried for those who have to work close to them.

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Wonder if we have reached the stage where we now definitively need a booster vaccine cocktail.

Seems likely to me.

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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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truly scary:

 

NEWS.SKY.COM

On 12 November, a man arriving in Hong Kong from South Africa was tested and found to be positive for a COVID variant that is now ringing...

 

 

and initial estimates are of a reproduction rate of 2 in SA (doubling 2 new infections for each case)

 

 

 

Perhaps explains the Johnson knee jerk panic reaction, if not the utter unpreparedness and mismanagement

 

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As the government doesn't want to have its own Covid enquiry any time soon, Keep Our NHS Public has carried out its own, with Michael Mansfield QC chairing it.

 

 

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There are grounds to pursue a legal case against the Prime Minister and his Cabinet over their role in the COVID pandemic, a leading barrister says

 

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On 30/11/2021 at 12:14, tobyjugg2 said:

Perhaps explains the Johnson knee jerk panic reaction

That for certain though he isn't alone.  As far as I'm aware it's expected that virus variants become more transmissable and less deadly which is what appears to be happening at last. Looking at how things are going around the world we'll all be under medical mandates as a reaction to something about as dangerous as the common cold.

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39 minutes ago, hightail said:

That for certain though he isn't alone.

 

Clarify please?

By 'knee jerk reaction' I meant announce something entire;y unplanned then hope something comes out of it

eg where the heck are all the people giving those jabs going to come from, let alone the doses themselves

 

39 minutes ago, hightail said:

 

  As far as I'm aware it's expected that virus variants become more transmissable and less deadly which is what appears to be happening at last. Looking at how things are going around the world we'll all be under medical mandates as a reaction to something about as dangerous as the common cold.

 

Surely you are aware that is commonly because people either die or become resistant (through milder infections or more recently inoculation),

sometimes the virus/infection dies out through lack of transmission if its blocked or kills all the hosts it can access.

 

The cold/flu is not so dangerous generally because its weeded out the more susceptible over centuries and we have better medication

- but still had a damn good go as recently as a hundred years ago.

 

Theres enough  compelling evidence that the Delta was more virulent (transmission and effects) and that the Omicron is more again .. each not a whole order of magnitude, but a noticeable shift. That effective vaccines were quickly generated has been a godsend ... so far. We may be squandering that.

 

There have been a lot of Cov mutations that weren't - but it keeps effectively mutating at the tail end of previous effective mutations - which makes it extraordinarily dangerous.

There were indications of this early in its life and when it was first mutating, hence the title of the thread.

 

You are deluded if you think this is anything close to over.

Especially when you have a total Piers Morgan in charge who doesn't even require LFT's before people come into the country, or lets his pals charge astronomical sums when he does require it.

and not only allows, but encourages mask refusal - which I think is the stupidest and most dangerous of all

 

 

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 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

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Perhaps for perspective, consider that if a time traveler took a spray can full of a mix of modern pretty bog standard, unpleasant but nothing special flu and cold and sprayed it on a corner of London or Bristol in 1775, whether you think it would be less deadly or would cause utter devastation across the land?

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2 hours ago, honeybee13 said:

Good Law Project [Jolyon Maugham] has established how Matt Hancock's pub landlord friend was awarded an NHS contract at the start of the pandemic.

 

 

 

Yet handcock is (ala Trump) trying to claim its fake news

 

 

2 hours ago, unclebulgaria67 said:

 

Yes, around double the growth it seems even among pre infected and recovered.

- and Southern Africa might be more accurate, but news will be news

 

I'm still gobsmacked that it seems (I must be wrong) that there are literally hundreds came in from Africa and thousands from anywhere without a negative test?

Seems Johnson the corrupt learned nothing from bringing all those people in at the start of the first wave without tests.

 

Somebody tell him to say this

Catch me once, shame on you

Catch me twice shame on me

- Catch Johnson 3,4 or more times - shame on us all

 

 

 

 

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Thats what I thought to  HB, but I'm seeing reports that these really must have come in positive (which is why I flagged I must be wrong)

I truly hope that I am or have at least misunderstood in some way

 

First  examples (so far) of Omicron cases seems to have pushed back into October in Southern Africa (on retesting samples)

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 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

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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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I could be that Omicron infects and spreads in the body quicker .. which might tie in with other things I'm seeing

Fake/incompetent tests is another option aka Immensa

 

Sorry HB I think I misread your post, the point I was making is that people should be (and I thought they were) tested immediately before a flight and again 2 days after arrival

A negative 20 minute LFT immediately before boarding seems the proper point to me

 

Not left the country myself this year.

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 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

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I've had the moderna booster, with zero side effects so far.

Booked Jab handled professionally and very competently by the different place I went to. They are turning away people who dont have a booking.

 

 

This is worth a peruse as a measured view

 

WWW.ALJAZEERA.COM

Evidence suggests the new variant may be more transmissible than Delta, but there are still many unknowns at play.

 

 

NEXTSTRAIN.ORG

 

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Well I attended local walk-in vaccination centre this afternoon.  Had Pfizer booster in my left arm and a flu vaccine in my right arm.  Earlier in the year I had 2 doses of AZ.

 

So far so good.

 

 

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much of a queue?

What did they do re booked appointments if they had those too?

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There was about 40 people in a queue and those who had appointments went in before the walk-in session started.

 

And the walk in session started at 3pm and I was out of the centre after a 5 minute sit down by 3.10pm.   After people had the jabs, they asked them to sit down for 5 mins, just in case they had a quick reaction.

 

Very efficiently run.   Some of the people had booked elsewhere and had decided to attend the walk-in centre, rather than wait for their booked appointments which were weeks away. 

 

 

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Any idea why they would open a walk in at an appointment center rather than offer more appointments?

 

Not sure how many people dont turn up for appointments - but they could have the last hour allocated for any available shots/time due to quick processing or failed appointments - is that what they did?

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Encouraging news from a study in the Lancet of how much immunity is boosted by a third vaccination.

 

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Jabs offer far higher protection than that needed to prevent hospitalisation and death, Cov-Boost trial lead says

 

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Going for my Flu Jab on Monday the 6th, never had one before, they say I "may" be offered a Booster at the same time.

I hope I get the Booster as never been too fussed about the Flu Jab.

 

Been informed at work we have had our NHS Covid runs extended until at lease July 2022, which is great for the guys who are on 3 month rolling contracts.

 
 

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@maroondevo52 what appears to be happening, is that the companies arranging vaccinations have been provided with bulk supplies of both flu and covid boosters. So the staff doing the vaccinations have trays with both ready to go into arms.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, unclebulgaria67 said:

@maroondevo52 what appears to be happening, is that the companies arranging vaccinations have been provided with bulk supplies of both flu and covid boosters. So the staff doing the vaccinations have trays with both ready to go into arms.   

 

Hopefully I'll get both tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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SALE OF THE CENTURY:

The government’s plans to sell off the UK’s vaccine manufacturing plant will leave the country vulnerable to emerging Covid variants ahead, the head of the centre behind the Oxford jab has warned.

 

Professor Adrian Hill told The Independent that the sale of the Vaccine Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC) in Harwell was like “having been in a terrible war and you suddenly cut your defence budget substantially”.

 

Labour’s Wes Streeting, the new shadow health secretary, said it “would be unbelievably short-sighted and complacent” to sell off VMIC with a pandemic still raging. Meanwhile, concern mounts over the slow rollout of booster jabs. Data shows at least 300,000 housebound people haven’t yet had their booster, according to The Telegraph.

 

-Independent

 

 

 

 

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Vaccine Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC) in Oxfordshire will become the first-ever facility dedicated for the development and...

 

 

 

 

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Early reports suggest Omicron may be less severe

The Omicron variant spreads quickly, but the resulting infection may be less severe than other forms of the coronavirus. Researchers in South Africa said that their Covid-19 wards were almost unrecognizable from previous phases of the pandemic, with few patients on oxygen machines.

 

 

Scientists cautioned against placing too much stock in either the potential good news of less severity

 

By the numbers: Of the 166 patients with the coronavirus admitted from Nov. 14 to Nov. 29 to the hospital complex, the average stay was 2.8 days, and fewer than 7 percent died. Over the previous 18 months, the average stay for such patients was 8.5 days, and 17 percent died.

 

 

Reality check

This is in a nation where the vast majority of the population has either been infected by a variant of the coronavirus, or has been vaccinated, or have died (rather like the UK except with vaccination VS infection numbers reversed)

- and despite the being the very early days of this variant and the prior variants killing vast numbers (at least 89,000) of the more susceptible in SA (a broadly similar 'ball park' percentage of the population to the 150,000 dead in the UK),

its still spreading like wildfire and more than 6 percent of the early hospitalisations are  dying ...

 

 

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oops - got the population figures wrong there for SA there - too many pages on different countries open examining issue and rather sluggish this morning

 

 

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