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webtrekker

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  1. I hope there was never any doubt that it would go ahead after demolishing half the front street!
  2. WTTC Broadband in Nthlnd

    With regard to wireless broadband serving a remote community, I'd just like to say that we have a static caravan on a fairly local coastal site that is covered by BT Wifinity broadband. I can use pc, phone or tablet in my caravan and can easily stream movies via an Amazon Firestick plugged in the back of the tv. With regard to home broadband, I suffered a good few years with a 1.4Mbs connection (Stakeford, from the dreaded Ashington exchange) and, even after supposedly upgrading to fibre, the 5Mbps connection I was given soon dropped back down to 1.4Mbps again. However, a couple of months ago, after contacting my provider (EE) and being told it was out of their hands, I contacted a very helpful bloke at NCC who told me, very revealingly that, although Openreach had been paid to supply superfast broadband to our cabinet, in some cases they hadn't made the required connections! Now sorted and, after contacting EE again, I now have 50Mbps (at the router) Fibre+ broadband. YAAAAY!!! The moral is: don't believe everything you are told in the broadband world!
  3. What is England's most obese region?

    We're only larger because we need stronger constitutions than the Southern Shandy Drinkers to enable us to survive in the wild and woolly North (and by 'North' I don't mean bloody Manchester!).
  4. Could this be due to migration of the site to a certain brand new, state of the art server, by any chance?
  5. Dance Hall At Bedlington Station

    I remember going to Clarence Cooper's prize bingo in the Locke Hall with me Mam.
  6. 'We're off to see the Wild West Show' was another firm favourite back in my childhood days, when I was introduced to such charcters as the Oomigoolie bird, the Winkee-Wankee bird and, who could ever forget them, the Fukawi tribe. Ah, happy daze!
  7. Thanks for the 'Venus lyrics Eggy. They're basically similar to the one's I know. For instance, the Mabel verse was... The cook' s name was Mabel, And by God she was able, To give the crew, Their daily screw, Under the kitchen table! Has a better ring to it in my opinion, but I'm probably biased.
  8. 'Twas on the good ship Venus.....' Come on. You all know the rest!
  9. New train service for Bedlington

    Nice idea, but I've heard that the service is often delayed due to shoots on the line!
  10. 'MAY' & her 'Subjects'

    My opinion is that my opinion means nothing in the grand scheme of things. Theresa May is just another pawn in the game.
  11. Latest on Tesco site development

    I still remember the 'old wood' they 'pruned away' for our Lidl friends...
  12. Latest on Tesco site development

    Yes, but don't forget, a massive 15% of those new homes will be 'affordable!'
  13. Beware the 'i' Word!

    Given the fact that national debt HAS to increase year on year to keep the Bankers' Ponzi scheme afloat, then, no matter who is in power, austerity will be the name of the game for the foreseeable future. This scam whereby the Treasury issues bonds (IOU's) to the Banks to print currency from thin air, backed by nothing at all, and then pays them interest on it, is the prime reason the UK, and the rest of the World for that matter, is perpetually in debt, and perpetually at war.
  14. Oh What a Lovely Election!

    The whole thing is a disaster. We may yet end up with Tom and Jerry running the country!
  15. Problems with webcam?

    Hmm.... quality seems a bit degraded now. It looks slightly out of focus to what it used to be. May just be that I need a trip to Specsavers though!
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