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  1. http://www.roadtransport.com/Articles/2011/10/20/139628/Yodel-reveals-network-structure-plans.htm The Belfast Depot is to close in Jan but the Carrick Depot remains open. Not sure how many jobs will be lost here as a result but it is another drip drip drip
  2. "Matyas Pis"....very aptly named....he's certainly taken it!
  3. I travel the A2 Shore Road back and forward to work everyday like 1000's of others and it is a fuggin disgrace that the dualling project has been put on hold for another 4 years. I can remember the EA telling me when I bought a house in Carrick circa 1993 that there would be a dual carriageway to Belfast in a couple of years!!!
  4. Just yesterday I was informed that me and the missus had been accepted for a rental. I must admit I was more than happy to hear the news considering I had a large blip on my credit record a few years ago but that's another story. The fact that we are in our fifties with half decent jobs probably helped. We found a decent enough detached house which is unfurnished but does include washing machine, cooker, fridge freezer, tumble dryer and microwave. I haven't rented for many years so not sure if this is the norm with unfurnished rentals. I am also a smoker but didn't admit to it, as like NEO72 I don't consider it to be any of their business. I mean what next.... Do you walk about the house in your undercrackers whilst scratching your bum? Do you drink 6 pints of Guinness and then have an Indian curry? Do you have too much body hair? Are you liable to have any naughty thoughts about Cheryl Cole at your age? PLEASE... leave me alone. I am giving you a fair wedge of my hard earned cash in return for keeping your house warm and safe. I'll even cut that mangy grass you call a "lawn". What also made me laugh was the fact that the landlord saw no problem allowing our 2 dogs (German Shepherd & Cairn Terrier) to also take up residency but has a problem with a puffer. Have you ever seen the mess a GS makes when you inadvertently give her some leftover curry for breakfast!! Anway, Good Luck Darxide.
  5. How on earth is Robinson able to designate a replacement First Minister? WTF is wee Marty's role as "Deputy" First Minister? Surely, he should be stepping into the role while Pete sorts out Iris. Deputy 1 Definition: One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
  6. SAS. Just out of curiousity, did you inform the buyers of your previous semi that they would be living beside the neighbours from hell and that this was the reason you were selling? What did you say when the buyers presumably asked one of the very important questions, "What are the neighbours like?".
  7. I pass that house every day on the way to work. It sits at the corner of the junction of Rathgael Road and the main dual carriageway to Belfast. Constant traffic both at the front and back of the property and a nightmare to access in and out. Totally unsuitable if you had children or pets. I believe this was originally bought by a developer to knock down and convert into apartments but he has obviously changed tact and is trying to get some money back. Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. This definitely does not represent any perceived notion of falling prices versus rateable values.
  8. Yeah, I have to agree with you there, although, when I popped in, I found the granite worktop surface was a bit cold on the old meat and two veg.
  9. With thanks to Mr David Gilmour and Mr Roger Waters: "When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse, Out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look but it was gone. I cannot put my finger on it now. The child is grown, the dream is gone. I have become comfortably numb."
  10. You could add this twonk to the list. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7966719.stm
  11. The same thing has been happening in the Post Office for months. On each of my last three visits to a certain PO in Coleraine the tellers have asked me about my requirements for Broadband, Travel Insurance and Life Insurance. FFS, if they quiz everyone about these and other products it is no wonder the queue each time is snaking round the floor and out the door. :angry:
  12. As already reported, HDNL, the distribution arm of SDG has already announced the closure of six depots and one distribution centre with a probable loss of 600+ jobs. The latest Company briefing reveals a comprehensive review of all staff levels and further redundancies in 2009. The Barclay Brothers need their increase in profit margins come hell or highwater.
  13. Yeah, after 72 hours of TV channel hopping, watching numerous Xmas gift DVDs, surfing the net and showing what a complete knob I am with racing games on my step-son's Xbox, I ventured into town on Sat to stretch the legs and see what all the fuss was about. Must say the place looked no more busy than a rainy Tuesday in February and those that were about seemed to be sitting in cafes drinking tea and munching on a little lonely plain scone or similar. The car parks were empty as were the shops where most had more bored staff than customers.
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