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by steveboswell
Sat 10 Oct, 2020 22.01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2259
Views: 622046

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

It looks like it's gradually turning into "Solo"
by steveboswell
Thu 28 May, 2020 13.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1740
Views: 424773

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Virgin Media won't be re-opening their High Street stores.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/ ... oronavirus

There's the potential to have concessions/co-branded stores with O2 in the longer-term, once their merger completes.
by steveboswell
Wed 19 Jun, 2019 21.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1740
Views: 424773

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Bathstore the latest chain to face trouble, according to this article from Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... es-at-risk
by steveboswell
Sun 02 Jun, 2019 22.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Front door legalities
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Re: Front door legalities

I can't find the letter now with the exact wording, but when my old flat had it's number officially changed, the letter we received from the council just stated that the number must be clearly/prominently displayed on the property. (National legislation covers this, but I guess your local authority ...
by steveboswell
Sun 13 Jan, 2019 15.16
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Does it do Digital, doo-be-do-waah.
Replies: 0
Views: 3802

Re: Does it do Digital, doo-be-do-waah.

You can see the bitrates and formats used by the radio stations on satellite and DAB at digitalbitrate.com -- for example, www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?liste=1&live=69&lang=en&mux=10788 shows what the main BBC stations are using on Sky/Freesat, and www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?mux=10B&liste=2&li...
by steveboswell
Sun 11 Nov, 2018 13.48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 620
Views: 168211

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

all new Phil wrote: Sat 10 Nov, 2018 08.32 Does anyone else refer to Sainsbury’s as “Saino’s” in an Australian accent? Or is it just me?
For most people at work, it's Say-no's, although I might try and introduce the Antipodean angle to mix things up a bit.

I've always referred to it as "J's", but I think that's just me...
by steveboswell
Thu 25 Oct, 2018 19.12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 387
Views: 97721

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

The much-delayed Sheffield to Rotherham "tram-train" extension started running its first public services this morning... until mid-afternoon, when a truck crashed into one of the new units on a crossroads, derailed it, and suspended the line. 🤦‍♂️
by steveboswell
Wed 12 Sep, 2018 11.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1672
Views: 492015

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

The Guardian reporting today that the first Jack's store will open next week in Chatteris.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... lidl-jacks
by steveboswell
Mon 04 Jun, 2018 17.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1090
Views: 283743

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

Still has the logo on the roof. https://goo.gl/maps/wdntRfh4J482 I'm assuming that isn't visible from the ground, which would explain why it hasn't been updated. Odd that it's there in the first place, though, given that SavaCentre's pre-date Google Maps et al (and Sydenham isn't under a major flig...
by steveboswell
Fri 02 Mar, 2018 08.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 620
Views: 168211

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

I used the new interface at the Sheffield High Street store yesterday. The prompt asking if you'd like a receipt only comes up after you've paid, so I suspect a fair number of impatient people might have already walked away by the time it appears.
by steveboswell
Sun 10 Dec, 2017 10.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1090
Views: 283743

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

Off-topic, but No Name are responsible for perhaps one of the best examples of nothing being lost in translation:

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