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Re: What's making news?

Postby Trampas » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:34 am

The corona virus is spreading. I never liked that beer

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:56 am

Our scaremongering media are in overdrive determined to scare the shit out of us :whatever:

Fortunately I dont know anyone that's in a state of panic :hmmm:

'We' have a family get to together later today aka a funeral , t'will be interesting to see how we greet each other which may very from generation to generation :biker:

Sadly its only a matter of time before the UK register its 1st death' from the virus & I'm pleased the daily updates have stopped :agree1:

Figures certain to rise & I'm assuming when people recover from the virus they'll be removed from the figures cos they certainly should imho :oldgit:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Trampas » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:39 am

If in a queue just cough or sneeze and you’ll be at the top of the queue in seconds.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Trampas » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:34 pm

Spuds are locking down

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Trampas » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:11 am

Panic buying in shops.

If I was a kid I’d be delighted. Looks like at least 5 weeks off

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Re: What's making news?

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:58 am

For once, I really should do what I'm told for the sake of others :beglee:

The fact that this County has just 2 confirmed cases out of over 1/2 a million'ish & cant buy a bog roll cos some selfish coonts are stockpiling :whatever: doesn't inspire me :biker:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:06 pm

All indoor gatherings of more than 100 people and outdoor events involving more than 500 should be cancelled, the Irish Government said., doesn't apply to horse racing though it seems :hmmm:

I'm not saying it should, it just makes a nonsense of the statement :Isay: Especially when you take into account it would be a breeding ground for spreading the virus, anyone whose been in a betting ring knows there's a lot of finger licking by both bookmakers & punters when counting/ separating bank notes :spliff:

I suspect stable staff etc wont be encouraged to declare themselves unwell :hmmm:

CORRECTION

Racing is set to carry on without spectators, bookmakers or Tote staff in Ireland until March 29.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Trampas » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:58 am

Boris will give a daily briefing now. About time he has. Every country should be getting a daily briefing everyday on what’s going on.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:12 pm

Muppet wrote:For once, I really should do what I'm told for the sake of others :beglee:

The fact that this County has just 2 confirmed cases out of over 1/2 a million'ish & cant buy a bog roll cos some selfish coonts are stockpiling :whatever: doesn't inspire me :biker:


Up to 5 cases in the county now, details here down the page for all areas. :beglee:

Tried to order on line intending to stay in as much as possible but both Morrisons & Iceland have so much unavailable t'was a waste of time :mrgreen: So daily'ish visits to the local CoOp are likely but later in the day to avoid tooo many people :spliff:

Even at this early stage I encountered someone suffering with anxiety who said 'I'd rather catch it now, get it over with' :shock: Clearly my response was 'not bovered' in so many words didn't help :biker:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Trampas » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:13 pm

Sky saying people can pause their sports package but you can't get through on phones unless you can spend a day on the phone

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:52 pm

Trampas wrote:Sky saying people can pause their sports package but you can't get through on phones unless you can spend a day on the phone



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Whilst we expect that many of the recently postponed sports events will go ahead, if you wish to pause your Sky Sports subscription in the meantime you will not be charged a fee to do so or be held to any notice period. Meanwhile we continue to provide high quality content across all of our 11 Sky Sports channels.

We are sorry that you are currently unable to pause your Sky Sports subscription online, however, in light of the circumstances we are working hard to introduce this in the coming days. Please check back online from Friday.In the meantime, please be aware that we have reduced resource in our call centre and we apologise if you are unable to get through to us on the phone.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Trampas » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:00 am

Muppet wrote:
Trampas wrote:Sky saying people can pause their sports package but you can't get through on phones unless you can spend a day on the phone



Sky Sports
Whilst we expect that many of the recently postponed sports events will go ahead, if you wish to pause your Sky Sports subscription in the meantime you will not be charged a fee to do so or be held to any notice period. Meanwhile we continue to provide high quality content across all of our 11 Sky Sports channels.

We are sorry that you are currently unable to pause your Sky Sports subscription online, however, in light of the circumstances we are working hard to introduce this in the coming days. Please check back online from Friday.In the meantime, please be aware that we have reduced resource in our call centre and we apologise if you are unable to get through to us on the phone.


Should just pause everyone or give it for free. Nothing on it bar re runs.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:01 pm

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This why many of us will find it impossible to stay at home for 3 months or so :WTF:

I had another look at Morrisons on line, the good news, more stock was available, the bad news, no delivery slots available :dunno:

I'll try to keep my shop visits to a minimum but not going out for 3 months simply isn't an option. My local Co Op took more money yesterday than at Xmas, row after row of empty shelves.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:38 pm

Fairly pointless if 200 torn up for the reception :biker:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:40 pm

Every cloud has a silver lining :lol:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:08 pm

I wonder if Boris thinks he's King Canute :hmmm:

How can you seriously depend on everyone doing the right 'thing' when there's so much evidence that there are so many selfish fookers :dunno:

In 5 days the cases in the county have gone from just 1 to 10, true its still a small number but in % terms its a bleak outlook :WTF:

Its only being so cheerful that keeps me going :biker:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:34 pm

Muppet wrote:
Trampas wrote:Sky saying people can pause their sports package but you can't get through on phones unless you can spend a day on the phone



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Whilst we expect that many of the recently postponed sports events will go ahead, if you wish to pause your Sky Sports subscription in the meantime you will not be charged a fee to do so or be held to any notice period. Meanwhile we continue to provide high quality content across all of our 11 Sky Sports channels.

We are sorry that you are currently unable to pause your Sky Sports subscription online, however, in light of the circumstances we are working hard to introduce this in the coming days. Please check back online from Friday.In the meantime, please be aware that we have reduced resource in our call centre and we apologise if you are unable to get through to us on the phone.


Had to wait for a while but :agree1:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby tso » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:50 am

Yeah i paused SS too online (I was on discount anyway)
Just wait for the pages to refresh (Did take a while)
66.00 saved though over 3 months

Shopping is brutal (Got Tesco coming on Thursday but loads of stuff will be missing)
Went to local Morrisons Friday and there were around 25 standing outside before opening..Coonts :whatever:
So popped along to local Tesco Express but like everywhere else plenty of gaps :OFFS:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:56 am

The number of gaps has increased if anything, bread, meat etc basically anything that'll go in the freezer :Bitter:

Credit where it's due :clap2: :salute2:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Trampas » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:49 am

Shops aren't to bad here. Some items gone but certain brands but you'll get it in a different one.

Worse part is can't go visit anyone

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Re: What's making news?

Postby tso » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:16 am

We are heading for lockdown over here
People still ignoring and have headed to the beach this weekend
Can see the death toll reaching 4 figures the way it is going on

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Tim Bisley » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:23 am

It'll be tens of thousands by the end of the year with the unbelievable stupidity of some of the population.

Many people treating a deadly virus (and the poor sods working in the NHS) with utter contempt.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:51 pm

Hills close all of their betting shops:


Dear Tony,

In line with the latest Government guidelines we‘ve temporarily closed all of our betting shops with immediate effect. We’re proud of our William Hill retail community and keeping our staff and our customers safe is our priority. We’re tracking the situation daily and we’ll let you know when we’re able to re-open

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:16 pm

tso wrote:We are heading for lockdown over here
People still ignoring and have headed to the beach this weekend
Can see the death toll reaching 4 figures the way it is going on


I suspect the 4 figures will be reached in a week or 2 :sad:

I'm in the unusual position of agreeing with comrade Tim on his f'cast. :shock:

i'm not going looking for the link but one leaked report had 20,000 deaths of being a 'good outcome' with a distinct possibility of the death numbers could be at least 10 times that amount. :doh:

I'm assuming the optimistic figure was based on the entire population following 'expert' advice But sadly we already know many aren't :oldgit:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:16 pm

Lets hope the rest follow Morrisons :clap2: :


Many NHS workers have said that they are struggling to buy the products they need at the beginning or the end of their shift, as supermarkets have seen unprecedented demand.

So we’re responding by introducing an NHS hour at all our stores at the beginning of every day, Monday to Saturday, so NHS workers can shop for groceries for themselves and their families.

This will be from 7am to 8am and a Morrisons colleague will be on the door to let staff with an NHS badge in.

Our new opening hours for all our other customers are 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday. On Sundays we’ll be open as usual.

We promise to play our part in feeding the nation - it's more than our job.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby tso » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:43 pm

Good idea if there is enough stock to go around.

So that means queues will be going down the road for the rest.

Hold on..What happened to the over 70's coming early ? (or is that just Iceland and Sainsburys) :hmmm:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Trampas » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:50 pm

I think the issue is that if you are young or healthy then you shouldn't be to bad so people are saying fk it I'll take my chances.

Police have closed down some places today as people were heading to the same spots for some fresh air.

I was out yesterday near the house along a river and woman moved a few yards into the grass to avoid me. It is a footpath about a yard wide so what is the point going there if you aren't going to walk past people without going miles into the grass.

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:10 pm

tso wrote:Good idea if there is enough stock to go around.

So that means queues will be going down the road for the rest.

Hold on..What happened to the over 70's coming early ? (or is that just Iceland and Sainsburys) :hmmm:


Details here

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Re: What's making news?

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:agree1:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:47 pm

After the behaviour witnessed yesterday Boris has to impose a lock-down surely :hmmm:

The only exceptions should be out to get medication or food imho :biker:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Muppet » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:02 pm

A sobering fact for those who'd been assuming 'they' weren't in much danger :hmmm:

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Re: What's making news?

Postby Trampas » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:28 pm

Muppet wrote:After the behaviour witnessed yesterday Boris has to impose a lock-down surely :hmmm:

The only exceptions should be out to get medication or food imho :biker:


They’ll need to come up with rules and punishment for people who break the lockdown. I think France allows people to exercise within 2km of home.

Boris needs to fire the people behind his initial plan of herd immunity. It has had to cost some people lives


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