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  2. Not so long ago we the people of Bedlington called for a leisure centre, in short we were told there was nowhere to build it and anyway there was no money available! Ashington leisure centre was falling down,as such so was Newbiggin leisure centre and user figures were abysmal. NCC also announced the closure of libraries, with the excuse of cost yet again! All fine and dandy! Yes! OK! NOT SO! £20 million pound earmarked for new leisure centre and library in A-shi-ton Along with £10 million pound for SAND at Newbiggin-by-the-sewer and umpteen millions for those God forsaken couple stuck in Newbiggin bay, which they got second hand because some other cooncil didn't want them (TRUE)That's at least £30 million spent for Ash-it-on and Newbiggin-by-the-sewer. Money spent for Bedlington, ZERO, ZILCH !*!@# NOTHING! BY the way this was announced weeks ago and the only one who had the balls to say anything about it was our good friend Malcolm Robinson! I've let it rest to see if anyone else would say anything, but alas not so, I gather from this, that, you all couldn't give a flying gnat's !*!@# hair about how we the people of Bedlington are !*!@# over by our supposed friends, who want our votes at ERECTION time and no that is not a spelling mistake! WELL DONE PEOPLE! You should be proud of yourselves. :dribble:
  3. Well some contradictory stories are coming out about the Lion! Mr Darn says they are polite and pass the time of day, while others have a less than complimentary appraisal of the staff! More than one person has told me of the 'could not be bothered' attitude of the staff in the Lion! When calling time it's 'How, wa closin, drink up an' get oot' One friend who challenged this with 'Hold on, I am a paying customer' was met with a belligerent glare and a sarcastic 'Time please! Is that better for you' Well NO it wasn't to be honest. Needless to say he hasn't been back! And more than a few people have told me that they have left without being served because of the attitude of the staff!
  4. At the 'coal face' Malcolm? As an ex miner I take great offence at this! The whole bloody lot of them have never done, tried or been subjected to a hard days graft in their entire pathetic lives! Arrests, prosecutions,jail them,calls for resignations and the shut down of the newspaper! What a load of dogs danglies, these MP's have very very very and again very, short memories. They are calling for the full force of the LAW to be brought to bear for these sub human journalists! Remind me again how many of these MP's broke the LAW when they cheated the system with their expenses claims, and got away scot free :angry:
  5. Brian a most educational Post :dribble: Are we related by any chance :jump: 3G even though the smiley man is there, why should this be construed as provocative? Why in Australia or any where in this country, is it all one way traffic?
  6. or maybe he just needs his lawyers to do damages to his award :dribble:
  7. Don't worry Christine has a super injunction :dribble:
  8. Should that not be Singer, and doing giggs in hotels in Manchester? :dribble:
  9. I tell it how it is, so I've got no hope of being elected!
  10. Here's another letter for the gob-!*!@#! Dear Prime Minister, I hear you are freezing the pay rates for soldiers starting next year. Would you also consider cutting your own pay to save more money for our country? While you're at it, lets reduce all MP's pay too. If the people who risk their lives don't get an increase in pay, why should we continue raising pay for those who take no risks and reap the benefits!?
  11. Took a while.......but ...there you go :dribble:
  12. When, may I ask, did Owen PLAY for NUFC? If his recent outburst's on Twitter, and his desire to play for the hated enemy that is Man U, him being a Scouser an' all that, are anything to go by, then we are all right! He is one greedy little !*!@# !!!!!!!!
  13. Don't you mean care home!
  14. Since it was bought, the online auction site that is in no way as good as Free Bedlington.co.uk Classified, is an absolute load of pap! It has seriously gone down the pan, it is now open to abuse by buyers as sellers have no say whatsoever in disputes. It needs closing down!
  15. Merlin

    Dun Cow

    Claire you took any photo's of daffodils this year :dribble:
  16. No! But there might be summit in the the water from A-Shi-Ton a bit too close to Newbiggin-By-The-Sewer :dribble:
  17. flew to a few GIGS when I was younger
  18. At 76 who's worried about debt :dribble:
  19. Dear Mr. Cameron, Please find below our suggestion for fixing England 's economy. Instead of giving billions of pounds to banks that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan: There are about 10 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them £1million each severance for early retirement with the following stipulations: 1) They MUST retire - ten million job openings - unemployment fixed 2) They MUST buy a new British car. Ten million cars ordered - car Industry fixed 3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - housing crisis fixed 4) They MUST send their kids/grandkids to school/college/university - Crime rate fixed 5) They MUST buy £100 WORTH of alcohol/tobacco a week.....and there's your money back in duty/tax etc 6) Instead of stuffing around with the carbon emissions trading schemes that makes us pay for the major polluters, tell the greedy b*stards to reduce their pollution emissions by 75% within 5 years or we shut them down. It can't get any easier than that! And if more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances. Also lets put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home, then the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks. They'd also receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment,wheel chairs etc,and they'd receive money instead of paying it out. They'd have constant video monitoring, so they could get help instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be washed and ironed as needed. There would be a guard to check on them every 20 minutes and staff to bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool and education. Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ's and legal aid would be free, on request. There would be private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard,with gardens for anyone who felt the need to exercise. Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls and there would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and all guards would have a code of conduct that would have to be strictly adhered to. The criminals, on the other hand, would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised day and night. Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week; live in a tiny room and pay £600.00per week without any hope of ever getting out. Think about this (more points of contention): COWS Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that, during the mad cow epidemic, our government could track a single cow, born almost three years ago in Appleby, right to the stall where she slept in the county of Cumbria ? And,they even tracked her calves to their individual stalls.. But they are unable to locate 125,000 illegal immigrants wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each illegal immigrant a cow. THE 10 COMMANDMENTS The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse or Parliament, is this - You cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal', 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery' and'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians.....It creates a hostile work environment. Also; Think about this....If you don't want to forward this, or agree with this for fear of offending someone... YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM! It is time for us grumpy folk of Britain to SPEAK UP!
  20. And what questions are there to be answered? I mean we suffered at the hands of the IRA for years, we knew who they were and where they were, could we do anything about it? No! Too many bloody do gooders that's why! And, if we believe anything that spouts out of a CIA man's mouth then we are beyond redemption. Muslim extremists march in this country spouting their hatred,do we do anything? No! We know who they are and where they are. Do we do anything? No! So your attack on Pakistan is nonsensical! For them to act we have to act.
  21. As my previous post B,OLLICKS :dribble:
  22. Merlin


    Although I got a start at Nissan through Bedlington job centre, the service and guidance I received from them was absolutely abysmal. Here are just a few things that really annoyed me, the page isn't big enough for everything! 1. Over one period of 18 weeks I had 9 none payments of benefit, because somebody at Bedlington job centre forgot to push a button to send my details to the relevant people. By receiving late payments this cost me money in bank charges! 2. Had my benefit stopped because I missed an appointment, even though I had letter from them saying it had been changed to the following week, they denied this of course, and trying the 'Right to appeal' was a waste of time and effort. Talk about banging your head against the wall! 3. Asking for training at the beginning is met with 'You haven't been on benefit for 6 month so we can't help you' Then after 6 month you are met with 'We haven't enough money to help' 4. While doing a 6 week training course for Nissan through the job centre I was threatened with having my benefit stopped because in their eyes I wasn't doing enough to find a job!!!!!!! EH!!! I can go on and on, but basically some of these people are on a power trip, some have had little or no training and others just couldn't care less how their actions affect peoples lives. One or two really do want to help but are ground down by the people around them. They also target the wrong people, we all know the scammers, the ones who have no intention of looking for work, yet nobody seems to target them!
  23. Seve one of golf's greatest passed away today at his home in Spain. A sad day for the sport of golf. Thanks for the happy memories and the many happy hours watching you grace the worlds toughest golf courses. R.I.P. Severiano Ballesteros. A True Master.
  24. Here's my take on what the people of this country are really thinking, What a load of B.ollicks
  25. Merlin


    good news Keith, hope all goes well
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