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by scottishtv
Sun 11 Feb, 2024 16.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1291
Views: 503973

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

Urgh: Ads during podcasts read out unconvincingly by the hosts of other podcasts you've never heard of, advertising products you're not interested in. Usually along the lines of: "Hi, it's Milly and Tilly here from the 'Mummy Drinks Wine' podcast, and we wanted to let you know about a special o...
by scottishtv
Sat 13 Jan, 2024 21.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The rise of the dodgy shop
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

Re: The rise of the dodgy shop

cdd wrote: Thu 11 Jan, 2024 22.52 What about those makeshift launderettes, which are just an unstaffed former fish bar with a couple of coin-ops plonked inside.
Yes, but do they do duvets?

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by scottishtv
Sat 11 Nov, 2023 17.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lovely Lightbulbs
Replies: 110
Views: 72838

Re: Lovely Lightbulbs

Have John Lewis got close to the holy grail of retro Christmas lights? https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-40-led-retro-lights/p110287383 They aren't as saturated as they look in the phone pics below, they seem to be warm white LEDs inside a colour plastic envelope and they very closely mimic the ...
by scottishtv
Wed 08 Nov, 2023 18.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Baffling local news stories
Replies: 333
Views: 198462

Re: Baffling local news stories

I've not read the Edinburgh Evening News for years due to their awful website (and whingy reporting), but today I noticed this front page appearing on BBC Scotland's online paper review: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/scottishtv/231108_edinburgheveningnews.jpg The news story in question relates to dis...
by scottishtv
Sat 07 Oct, 2023 14.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 220
Views: 118361

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

thegeek wrote: Sat 07 Oct, 2023 14.30you can re-add your card to your digital wallet if you want to get the new design.
Ah, thanks. Here's the standard FlexAccount debit card then:

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by scottishtv
Sat 07 Oct, 2023 14.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 220
Views: 118361

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

BBC TV Centre wrote: Sat 07 Oct, 2023 10.02I wonder if this generic image on the site is what our cards might look like in future:
If you go into the Current accounts section on the website you can see each account and it's card colour.

The credit card is shown on this page.

(Edit: updated to link to better graphics of the new cards)
by scottishtv
Wed 27 Sep, 2023 18.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 845295

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Slightly off topic, but related. Here in Edinburgh, I noticed that the closed-down M&S Outlet shop at Meadowbank Retail Park has been taken over by Home Bargains. This will mean B&M, Home Bargains and Poundland are all directly next to each other in a row at this location.
by scottishtv
Sun 24 Sep, 2023 19.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 2002
Views: 898797

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

I noticed that M&S Foodhall have replaced plastic carrier bags with paper ones now. I've not tried them as I brought my own plastic 'bags for life' that I've been using for ages. I'm not against the change, but I guess I won't get new plastic bags when my 'bags for life' wear out now - which wou...
by scottishtv
Wed 16 Aug, 2023 09.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 🥳🥂 20 years of Metropol 🎂🎈
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: 🥳🥂 20 years of Metropol 🎂🎈

As part of the birthday celebrations, I noticed Debenhams stores were offering all Metropol members 20 free bonus Nectar points yesterday*. Hope you managed to pop-in and get your card swiped! https://up.metropol247.co.uk/scottishtv/rewardsaresweeter.jpg (* Offer ends 23:59 on 15/08/23. Participatin...
by scottishtv
Sat 29 Jul, 2023 10.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 468
Views: 107230

Re: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board

I think Globaltraffic24 neatly summed up GBN in one succinct sentence a few days ago:
“We’re amazingly popular because we got more viewers than eternally loss making Sky News” is fairly lame.
by scottishtv
Tue 25 Jul, 2023 19.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2521
Views: 1149192

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

In former-nationalised-utilities and rugby news, "BT Murrayfield" stadium has become "Scottish Gas Murrayfield" stadium, following a change of sponsor. https://up.metropol247.co.uk/scottishtv/bt_murrayfield.jpg https://up.metropol247.co.uk/scottishtv/sg_murrayfield_01.jpg They di...