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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
NEW VERSION TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR MEMBERS WITH SLOW CONNECTIONS TO CONNECT.

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Stanley
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Posted - 28/08/2011 : 05:44
What bad weather for a Bank Holiday. Mind you, good for other activities. No day is wasted when 1000 words has been written for the BET and four hours work done in shed!


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Stanley
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Posted - 28/08/2011 : 06:20
PS. Steve Constantine told me that David Starkey's keynote lecture at Lancaster University has been cancelled after his Newsnight episode. Click on this LINK for the full interview.

I have to admit that I have never liked David Starkey, he put me off listenuing to the Moral Maze completely by his egregious behaviour and his contempt for anyone he sees as academically and socially inferior. His considerable reputation as a historian is based on Courtly Life in the time of Henry VIII, he should stick to it. So mice to see the other participants realising straight away the DS was totally off piste and attacking his views on air. 


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Posted - 28/08/2011 : 10:49
You've probably all heard of the Nurofen recall due to the painkiller tablets being maliciously replaced in the packs with anti-depressant or anti-epileotic tablets. Well here is something closer to home and it could happen to you. I collected a repeat prescription this week made up in the local surgery's dispensary, looked in the bag to see I had the right stuff amd made my way home. Once there I took them out of the bag to store in a cupboard. As usual there were four packs of blood pressure lowering tablets held together by an elastic band, the same brand and pack colour as always. Fortunately, while handling them I noticed that one of the packs in the centre of the stack of four had a brown coloured area at one end where it should be red. On closer inspection I found that it was a pack of the same drug but with 4-fold higher dose than normal (40mg instead of my usual 10mg). Somehow the dispenser had put a 40mg pack in the middle of the stack of 10mg packs. I'm glad I noticed it because taking 4 times higher dose could have dropped my blood pressure to a dangerously low level. So the warning is: check your prescription very carefully and make sure the dose is correct as well as the name of the drug.


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Posted - 28/08/2011 : 20:56
  WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY :-

  http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=33016


Every silver lining has a cloud.


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Another
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Posted - 29/08/2011 : 05:53
Group 4 Security has sacked the two employee's who attached a tag to an offender's false leg. Thus allowing him to remove the leg and the tag and continue on his spree of robbing, drug delaing etc during curfew hours. 

Serious but funny. Nolic 


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Stanley
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Posted - 29/08/2011 : 06:02
Comrade, truth is stranger than fiction. I like that one!

'The Reunion' on R4 at 11:30am yesterday. Alan Bleasdale and other people connected with 'The Boys From the Black Stuff'. Brilliant prog and well worth listening to again. Fans of Yosser shouldn't miss it.


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Posted - 29/08/2011 : 06:17
PS. Tiz, good advice. I always check my diabetes tablets. No mistakes so far but we do have a responsibility to ensure they are right, anyone can make a mistake.


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Posted - 29/08/2011 : 09:56
" Comrade, truth is stranger than fiction. I like that one!" - Nolic

Did you see the news story recently about the cow in a field in Scotland found with its head through a ladder? Nobody knows where the ladder came from or how the cow came to put its head through. 


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Posted - 29/08/2011 : 12:46
Perhaps the cow was out on the rob and should have been tagged!! Nolic


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Stanley
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Posted - 30/08/2011 : 05:24
Or there again, perhaps someone isn't admitting to leaving the ladder in the field! i've seen them used as a temporary barrier in a gap in the hedge.

 A 14 week old Jack Russell bitch being allowed to run loose up on Letcliffe.I want it! So fast and lively and so nice to see the mother and daughter trusted it to come back. It plagued Jack but he only did the one obligatory growl to let it know who was boss. Definitely not put off, the pup used Jack as a new toy. Lovely. Pity humans can't learn from dogs.


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Callunna
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Posted - 30/08/2011 : 21:42
A local Tory councillor is backing a plan to increase capacity at a local school on York Street, involving relocation to a site near West Craven High. 

Fair enough - education is vitally important, of course.

But his unimaginative and, in my opinion, reckless, assertion that the existing building needs to be "knocked down" to make way for housing displays a lack of pride and genuine concern for our unique town.

If Bailey has his way, Barlick will end up with no soul - like Nelson, for example. We've lost many fine buildings over the years. Simply to flatten one without any attempt to use our priceless and irreplaceable heritage for the benefit of the community does the people of Barlick no service at all.

I know that if they wanted their own way the council could just declare the building unsound ... or there might even be yet another accidental fire... Devil

What would I do if the school had to be relocated? I'd convert the building into several affordable apartments - keeping the area's character and benefiting younger people who can't afford to put down a deposit on a new build house.


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Stanley
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Posted - 31/08/2011 : 04:41
The thing that struck me about the announcement was the fact that Rainhall Road school was closed because of a fall in numbers at the same time that Coates was given extra accommodation.  Short term thinking based on expense of maintaining older buildings? Or lack of room on York Street site for any further expansion? They've been teaching in Portakabins for years.


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Posted - 31/08/2011 : 10:50
Nothing of the sort actually Stanley.

It is actually a change in the policy of Gisburn Road School. It used to be the "catch all" piece of the education equation in Barnoldswick and would expand or contract depending upon the actual numbers flowing through.

Apparently it has withdrawn from this and thus all the other schools have to sink or swim.

No doubt Gisburn road has its reasons, but they aren't in the public domain.


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Callunna
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Posted - 31/08/2011 : 12:37
Hi Tardis

Can you clarify? 

What is the relevance of Gisburn Road school's policy to York Street and the other schools in the area?

Sorry if I'm being a bit thick but I'm not following your interesting and obviously well-informed reasoning. 


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Tardis
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Posted - 31/08/2011 : 14:25
The primary school policy within Barnoldswick has always been a flexible affair.

Thus it is well known that Coates, St Josephs, and the Church school have all restricted numbers because of their inflexible infrastructure.

Thus within this framework the number of children will obviously rise and fall quite naturally without the aid of a "population" spike mostly because the grand children of the baby boomers are now flowing through the system.

Within this the Gisburn road school has always had a flexible intake and an ability to accomodate fluctuating numbers. As far as I know it has always done this until quite recently.

I have no experience of the Church school but am lead to believe that the head (who welcomes the move to new premises) runs a very good one.

Thus, if Gisburn Road pulls out of this "mopping up" operation it will cause an issue because effectively it is saying it has a fixed intake now and will not exceed it. As I said previously, I don't believe the reason for Gisburn Road's decision is actually in the public domain.

As far as I'm aware this "exercise" is a consultation which might take the best part of a decade to realise because there are a number of financial issues to overcome.

The synergies of the site could have both positive social and financial benefits if the the enterprises are joined appropriately.

If the Church school moves to new premises what could the old school site be used for, if not housing? Anything else might actually cause major planning issues and an enormous nimby campaign against. Plus there might be restrictions for heavy traffic simply because it is a residential area.


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