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by stu
Wed 17 Jan, 2018 03.44
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Ed Doolan battling dementia
Replies: 3
Views: 2473

Re: Ed Doolan battling dementia

Very sad news, heard it on Radio 2 - I was always listening to his shows back in the day, such a great broadcaster. In more recent years it was revealed he had a fantastic archive of radio and TV he had amassed over many years. A sad loss to midlands broadcasting.
by stu
Wed 08 Jun, 2016 01.58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sports Direct paying below minimum wage
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: Sports Direct paying below minimum wage

Shocking. I don't think this is the same sort of thing but anyway - I had a family member get a job recently at a 'well known holiday camp' as a chalet cleaner assuming min wage. What was not made at all clear in the job listing or interview was that you are 'sub employed' via a contractor working f...
by stu
Sat 28 May, 2016 01.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sourcing Kays Catalogues
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Sourcing Kays Catalogues

As someone who would love some old shopping catalogues to peruse, I was shocked to see some of the prices 80's and even 90's Argos catalogues go for on ebay. They are less likely to be kept than an old Radio Times or newspaper, so had to settle for discs of jpg scans! All I can say is just stick you...
by stu
Fri 22 Jan, 2016 03.18
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: D2
Replies: 11
Views: 3388

Re: D2

I blame that on Pure for selling tons of DAB sets with only one speaker and charging separately for the other!
by stu
Mon 11 Jan, 2016 02.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Very local chains
Replies: 39
Views: 6341

Re: Very local chains

I can recommend Roy's of Wroxham for being the world's most expensive supermarket. Actually, everything in Wroxham was... The branch of Boyes in Louth is/was excellent, a proper timewarp store! Plus I remember a Jackson's supermarket taking over an old Lo-Cost popping up in the Midlands but soon dis...
by stu
Thu 26 Nov, 2015 02.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1679
Views: 399175

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

Two large white vans from Germany (forgot the name on the side) were at the newly rebuilt Lidl in Skegness, which is close to opening. Seems a bit extreme to bring over German shop/till system installers?
by stu
Wed 07 Oct, 2015 02.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "Namby Pamby Day"
Replies: 22
Views: 4328

Re: "Namby Pamby Day"

What happened to those blue and orange Sainsbury's plastic baskets that they wanted you to use instead of bags? Presumably you buy them and you'd see all the posh people use them in their cars full of shopping in the late 90s
by stu
Tue 16 Jun, 2015 02.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Media.info News and Infomation board
Replies: 80
Views: 10800

Re: The Media.info News and Infomation board

Didn't their forum only allow industry types to join or am I thinking of somewhere else? I can't remember where I got those clean late 90's WM jingles from that I lost, must have been there.
by stu
Sun 31 May, 2015 16.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1679
Views: 399175

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

My local Lidl has demolished itself and is being rebuilt from the ground up. I saw one in Norfolk doing something similar last year - I think they are better off spending their money on a modern logo, a name change and some decent edible food
by stu
Tue 19 May, 2015 02.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1280
Views: 217866

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

I keep thinking they are warnings rather than shopping tips, from the way they are speaking - also why are Barclays moonlighting as IT teachers these days?
by stu
Wed 13 May, 2015 01.55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1669
Views: 311915

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

And here it is, in a shot I took in 2012, looking delightfully 90s http://up.metropol247.co.uk/stu/IMG_0626.jpg At xmas I went into the new That's Entertainment (terrible selection of CDs), which is right next to the recently moved Fopp. When did fopp stop being a place for bargains? Cheaper than HM...