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"Thieves ransack Northbrook Street jewellers"

Really? How did they manage to ransack the store when they didn't even get in the front door?

A small hole in a side window is "smash and grab". They would have had to make a more determined effort if they intended to ransack the store.

Got something to say? / Price differentials - It pays to shop around
« on: June 09, 2014, 09:44:08 am »
It has been brought home to me recently how prices vary dramatically for the same product.

My favourite shaving foam was on special offer in Boots for £3.76 That's a good offer I thought, only to discover later in the day that the same product was on sale in Tescos for £2.00

Yesterday I purchased 6 packets of flower seeds @ £2.65 each from my favourite garden centre only to discover this time on a visit to Homebase that they were selling exactly the same seeds for £2.05 The price was stamped on the packets by the seed distributor and so they are obviously helping the small business to make extra profit (which I understand), but I was upset to discover that I could have saved myself £3.60

I could have saved myself £5.60 if I had gone to the shops in a different order.

No sign of museum staff rushing to get those artefacts back on the shelf.

Will it really be reopening this year?

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Just look at all that space that Standard Life purchased for just £1.00

When I got up this morning the sun was shining, the birds were singing. Then the postman arrives with the Council Tax demand from West Berkshire Council.

Judging by recent articles in the local paper, West Berkshire Council appear to be totally incompetent with everything that they are doing.

I just could not believe my eyes this morning when returning to Newbury from Andover.

A policeman with a hand held speed gun stood at the bottom of the hill at Hurstborne Tarrant. It was pouring with rain and the wind was blowing a gale, yet he still stood there trying to catch some poor unsuspecting motorists.

Was this a priority given the current situation with flooding?

Old Photographs of Newbury / Re: The Forum Cinema - Park Way Newbury
« on: January 12, 2014, 11:50:38 am »
I thought that the balcony became the cinema and downstairs was converted to the bingo lounge.

Got something to say? / "Sending a penny"
« on: December 27, 2013, 09:42:17 am »
I believe that this is yet another spelling mistake by the Chief Reporter at our wonderful local snoozepaper.

Got something to say? / Re: Too much street furniture
« on: December 22, 2013, 02:50:40 pm »
They shouldn't be allowed to put these obstructions on the pavement before 10.00am.

Shouldn't be allowed at all, they are only there for crettins who can't drink a cup of coffee without half a dozen fags. It is very sad to see these miserable individuals shivering in the cold because they are not allowed to smoke inside.

The indivdual displays are better and more colourful than the old ones. However the distribution around the town seems very spasmodic. There is a huge gap in Northbrook Street between the bridge and the entrance to Parkway.

I will miss the traditional light switch on which always used to be on Friday evening. Most of the lights are already switched on and I'm not bringing my kids into town tomorrow night to mingle with the piss artists who have just left the racecourse.

Got something to say? / Re: Welcome back.
« on: November 25, 2013, 02:26:51 pm »
Nice to have the forum back. Why did it take so long?

I have no confidence in Mr Stansfeld. He was useless as a councillor, he is even worse as our Police and Crime Commissioner.

Jobs for the boys and a salary of £85,000 to boot. How can this figure be justified?

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