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  2. Petition: Leave the EU immediately

    That's probably the most sensible thing I've heard on the subject of Brexit.
  3. Happy Birthday Andy

    Very late, I know, but better late than never, as the saying goes. I hope you enjoyed it.
  4. Peter Rowell

    My Cousin Peter our past away this month if anyone knew him his funeral will be held on Tuesday I think at Cowpen at 1:30 Peter lived in Bedlington station almost all his life his last place was virtually opposite the Percy arms which was handy for Peter
  5. Petition: Leave the EU immediately

    I wouldn't worry too much about it. Quantum theory states that nothing exists until it's observed, so as long as you don't look at Europe, it's not there!
  6. Yesterday
  7. Puddler's Raa[Row]

    I keep asking people in the street HP but nobody seems to kna, it's as if they just disappeared one day! I have no recollection of Puddler's Row. My mam's aunt lived in Elenbel Avenue and me, and my two older brothers, spent loads of time at their house in the mid to late 50's :- Elenbel 1955 or 56 - I first got my specs in 1955 age 7 The old maps at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/427570/581434/10/100708 only have an issue date, not the date the area was surveyed, and the 1951 map shows Puddlers Row but no council houses, including Elenbel around the Oval area. We moved into an airey house, Coquetdale Place, in 1949 0ne bike between us - a wheel each. so the 1951 map is a few years behind. The next map, 1961, shows all the airey houses and Elenbel, Tomlea and the old folks bungalows, Trotters Grove, but no Puddlers Row and Trotters Grove is in a line with a grassed area that people older than me say is where Puddlers Row was. Dosen't answer you question HPW but filled in 10mins of my time.
  8. Petition: Leave the EU immediately

    I didn't fully explain my sentence Merc, should have added a bit "......all those that voted to leave because of the thorny issue of immugracion, and now realise they hadn't a clue what they were really voting for = the party that won the general election to enter discussions, on behalf of those that did plus those that didn't vote for them, with the EU's chief negotiator without interference as we have total confidence in their ability of that party, regardless of what the chief negotiator, and friends, put in their way. That way the people can get on with what they do best = whinge. Why can't the people be like Merc and make the best of it = Merc for PM, or at least Foreign Secretary To resolve the gap in Britain's work force when the foreign imports leave us stranded, without turnips to light up, the government should train the 14.4% unemployed from Middlesborough, offering them wages + increased fraudulent benefits to fill the gaps. This would also reduce the crime figures on Teesside As I voted Remain, and amazingly lost, I must still abide by the majority and allow our team to negotiate = they know whats best for us, and the majority that voted them in, because they know whats best for the country, should allow them to get on with it and keep Laura Juliet Kuenssberg out of the news. Over the years my knowledge and ability to see into the future has astounded many and they are not surprised when I get ready to go singing, and dancing, in the rain I take my socks off thus saving essential energy to grow more turnips for Merc. Doobe Do Do, Doobe Doobe Do Do, what a glorious feeling I'm happy again, just singing and dancing, in the rain, Doobe Do Do, Doobe Doobe Do Do
  9. Petition: Leave the EU immediately

    Pretty much says it all about how remonians view our country. Pity it got so depleted of its more worthy citizens during two world wars liberating a Europe that has now totally forgotten their sacrifice (or in the case of some of them actually resenting it). As you mention maps: here's the SS map of the European Union (yes, they did coin the name). Do you notice the subtle difference from the similar EU regional map? The difference is that at least the Nazi founders of the EU didn't actually seek to erase all cultural differences. You deride your own country, and in doing so deride the hundreds of millions of others around Europe who wish to leave a failing socialist experiment whose anti-democratic nature denies them any opportunity to express this. We can all work very happily together, respecting our own and other nation's cultures, without having every aspect of our lives controlled and regulated by a political class that contributes absolutely nothing of substance. Glad it was you who raised the shocking increase in crime. This is what happens when societies break down because they no longer share common values. A major element in those common values is the nationhood you are so keen to deride. Size only matters to people who lust for power.
  10. Market Tavern Closed Down

    It's not part of the new shopping plans, and it is due to reopen, from what I've been told.
  11. Petition: Leave the EU immediately

    "I just demand my country back" This has always amused me: who took it? I looked at a map just now, and it's still there. I know it's quite small - China could probably tuck it away in her handbag and nobody would notice - but I'm sure nobody has taken it yet.
  12. Petition: Leave the EU immediately

    "...all those that voted to leave, and now realise they hadn't a clue what they were really voting..." Now now Eggy, this is not really fair, is it? Everyone knew they were voting on the thorny issue of immugracion, and for two reasons: one, all these foreigners who come over here and happily do the jobs that locals really don't want to do and will do everything possible to avoid, and two. to get rid of all the muslims who, as President Trump rightly states, are directly responsible for the 13% overall rise (or is it a 9% fall?) in crime in the UK across the last year. As I suspect most of the minority who voted to leave would put at the end of every Facebook argument, because it makes it final: Fact.
  13. Petition: Leave the EU immediately

    "Pay up the money and keep mercury's exchange rate high." Thanks Eggy, glad to know someone has the welfare of the common man to hand! ! "Merc's exchange rate is against the USD" Of course it is; what right-minded industry uses the euro as the currency of choice? Far from rooting for anyone, I'll remind you once more the lovely high return I get is directly due to the Brexit vote, so I really think it would be great if we had another referendum, just to boost my earnings. I'm still perplexed as to, when all the Eastern Europeans get sent home (another thing loads of the leave brigade voted for) who is going to pick all the turnips around here? Mrs May hasn't mentioned that anywhere in her latest speeches, which is somewhat frustrating. With halloween fast approaching, this is a point that really should be at the very top of the agenda, as not only will it be a waste of turnips, but something has to be done about the rampant invasion of pumpkins. It was always turnips carved to a little evil face when i was a kid. Bloody americans...
  14. Last week
  15. End the BBC Licence Fee - Petition

    Not the 38degrees petition, and frustrated by the General Election (why I didn't post earlier), but we've finally secured a parliamentary debate on the matter. (It got over 125,000 signatures): This will be an interesting debate to follow.
  16. Petition: Leave the EU immediately

    Only a modest 100,000 needed this time around Eggs! Which money would that be? The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation is part of the plot, and Merc's exchange rate is against the USD not the new Deutschmark - so he's obviously rooting for Mr Trump and not the EU-krauts (or.. maybe not?) Me, I just demand my country back; how about you? If you are still singing in the rain then you must at least change into dry socks!
  17. Petition: Leave the EU immediately

    Are they hoping for 17,410,742 signatures? Or do you think that all those that voted to leave, and now realise they hadn't a clue what they were really voting for, will have changed their minds, as they still don't really know what they are voting for? We can't just leave as the BBC will have nothing to fill in the first 10mins of the daily news. Pay up the money and keep mercury's exchange rate high.
  18. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200165 48,963 signatures so far.
  19. Market Tavern Closed Down

    when i say part of ....i mean it was a building being retained
  20. Puddler's Raa[Row]

    Hi Elaine! Welcome to the site! My Wife is the Sister of the fella who kindly shared these very rare pics with us,and she was nine years old when they moved out of the Puddler's Raa,to the new Grange Park Estate. That would have been in 1955..I have always assumed the Raa was pulled doon then....not in the 1960's? When WERE they pulled doon exactly?....anybody knaa?!!
  21. Market Tavern Closed Down

    I didn't think it was.
  22. Saw today its windows and doors boarded up.....now i understand its part of the new shopping plans so i presume its gone to the wall
  23. Northumbria’s Mini Police has gone from strength to strength as the newest recruits have all now enrolled on to the scheme. Last month the force announced it was extending the popular scheme, aimed at year five primary school children, after its successful launch in April. Now, all of the new recruits have taken up their position as Mini Police and are playing their part in policing. The scheme gives primary school children the chance to work with their local police and learn about a host of topics to help keep them and their friends safe. Superintendent Sarah Pitt has been instrumental in setting up the scheme. She said: “I’m really proud we’ve been able to extend the Mini Police scheme, it has proved to be really popular and it’s been encouraging to see how many schools want to get involved and I hope our newest recruits enjoy their new role.” Unique to the Northumbria scheme the Mini Police is led by the force’s Volunteer Police Cadets. Supt Pitt added: “Our Volunteer Police Cadet scheme has ran for a number of years now and we’re very impressed by the young individuals who join the scheme as young teenagers and develop into confident young adults and wanted to give them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills even further and they play an instrumental part in delivering the Mini Police.” Recruitment for the Volunteer Police Cadet scheme is currently open and will run until the end of October. Visit Northumbria Police’s Career website for details on how to apply. There are no school children enrolled on the Mini Police scheme with the schools now involved including:- In Northumberland: Newborough School, Hexham Grange Primary School, Blyth Meadowdale Academy, Bedlington Chantry Middle, Morpeth In North Tyneside: St Columba’s RC Primary School, Wallsend Riverside Primary School, North Shields In Newcastle: Westgate Hill Primary School, Newcastle St Bedes Primary School, Newcastle Thomas Walling Academy, Newcastle In Gateshead: Falla Park Primary School, Felling Eslington School, Gateshead In South Tyneside: Laygate Community Primary, South Shields St Mary’s Primary School, Jarrow In Sunderland: Academy 360, Sunderland Easington Lane Primary School, Houghton Southwick Community Primary, Southwick View the full news release
  24. Who will loose seats in North East

    I think your predictions are spot on Bedlingtonian Last election for Berwick 2017 the Tory won 22,145 votes (52 per cent) this time round, compared to 16,603 (41.4 per cent) in 2015, with Labour's Scott Dickinson (10.364) Could you imagine Ashington as a Tory Town they would be chucking themselves of the pigeon Crees
  25. Is Barnier a Bot?

    Well, he's the closest thing to Max Headroom to grace our screens for a while, but here's a hilarious example of a genuine EU bot at work (len Eldritch simply thinks he is being EU trolled): More work needed on the code I think. Yes, this is how a sizeable chunk of our EU contributions are being spent, and where money they blackmail May into handing over will find its way toward! Please remember this when a politico tells you there is no money for something important in our own community. There's a recent Guardian article about social media bots here.
  26. Halloween Disco Fundraiser

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    Tickets selling fast!!! After the success of the 80’s charity disco (which was back in April) we are holding a Halloween charity disco fundraiser on Friday 27th of October at Bedlington Social Club - Market place (7pm-11.30pm) tickets are £10 and include entertainment and buffet. Let us know if you would like to buy some tickets; we would love to see you there 😊 Contact details can be found on the attached poster. Tracy Cole
  27. Hospice support ‘has been amazing’

    A Bedlington resident has praised St Oswald’s Hospice for its family support before and after the death of his wife.
  28. Who will loose seats in North East

    Latest plans for the election boundary changes have been released and the national press are naturally focusing on Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. If the changes take place it will be interesting to see if Ian Lavery fights to retain the Ashington / Berwick seat or pops across the Wansbeck to take over a safe seat from Ronnie Campbell who plans to step down before the next election. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41643467
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    • Northumbria’s Mini Police has gone from strength to strength as the newest recruits have all now enrolled on to the scheme.
      Last month the force announced it was extending the popular scheme, aimed at year five primary school children, after its successful launch in April.
      Now, all of the new recruits have taken up their position as Mini Police and are playing their part in policing.
      The scheme gives primary school children the chance to work with their local police and learn about a host of topics to help keep them and their friends safe.
      Superintendent Sarah Pitt has been instrumental in setting up the scheme.
      She said: “I’m really proud we’ve been able to extend the Mini Police scheme, it has proved to be really popular and it’s been encouraging to see how many schools want to get involved and I hope our newest recruits enjoy their new role.”
      Unique to the Northumbria scheme the Mini Police is led by the force’s Volunteer Police Cadets.
      Supt Pitt added: “Our Volunteer Police Cadet scheme has ran for a number of years now and we’re very impressed by the young individuals who join the scheme as young teenagers and develop into confident young adults and wanted to give them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills even further and they play an instrumental part in delivering the Mini Police.”
      Recruitment for the Volunteer Police Cadet scheme is currently open and will run until the end of October. Visit Northumbria Police’s Career website for details on how to apply.
      There are no  school children enrolled on the Mini Police scheme with the schools now involved including:-
      In Northumberland:
      Newborough School, Hexham
      Grange Primary School, Blyth
      Meadowdale Academy, Bedlington 
      Chantry Middle, Morpeth
      In North Tyneside:
      St Columba’s RC Primary School, Wallsend
      Riverside Primary School, North Shields
      In Newcastle:
      Westgate Hill Primary School, Newcastle
      St Bedes Primary School, Newcastle
      Thomas Walling Academy, Newcastle
      In Gateshead:
      Falla Park Primary School, Felling
      Eslington School, Gateshead
      In South Tyneside:
      Laygate Community Primary, South Shields
      St Mary’s Primary School, Jarrow
      In Sunderland:
      Academy 360, Sunderland 
      Easington Lane Primary School, Houghton
      Southwick Community Primary, Southwick
      View the full news release

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