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It's emerged tonight on Newsnight that the reason Sunak left the D-Day commemorations early - leaving Lord Cameron to be photographed in the leaders' line up and Keir Starmer to meet Zelensky - ... ...
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I've found an online company (ink-trader) that has the HP 301 colour and black-and-white cartridges I need for only £20 for both - but they're 'remanufactured.'   Has anyone used this sort of... ...
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What an unlikeable character they have made him, in a programme unremittingly grim and violent.  And how was the language deemed suitable for Saturday night viewing?  Having been taken aback by... ...
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How ridiculous to cast a black actor (Don Gilet) as the new Inspector in this.  Surely the show is predicated on a white man being sent to a world where he looks and feels out of place and doesn't... ...
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I have a double electric socket in my garage which the residents' association of the courtyard where I live are insisting be changed to an RCD type (along with 12 other garages).  The garage is my... ...
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I keep reading about escape rooms and wonder, if any ABers have done one, are they fun, good value for money? Today I came across an 'outdoor one' called Solve the City which is available in... ...
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As tariffs change tomorrow, I've just taken readings to send to my energy supplier - everyone should do the same. Although unit prices are coming down, standing charges are going up, and I... ...
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I had a fairly big water spillage on my living room carpet near the front door.  I'm slowly drying it out with the help of my dehumidifier, but there is a horrible musty/mouldy smell in the room... ...
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What on earth is happening to Radio 3?  I've noticed in the past few weeks a general dumbing-down of what they choose to play, especially in the morning, but now today we're subjected to 'the... ...
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I have some sort of blockage under my kitchen sink which means the water drains away slowly.  Stupidly, I used my washing machine and the sink blockage meant that when the machine discharged the... ...
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If ever there were proof of how ridiculous a 'sport' basketball is, here is one: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/basketball/68461328 40,000 points! The hoop is 10ft high but most of the players are... ...
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If you were expecting an email and absolutely dreading it, how long would you put off looking in your inbox?   What displacement activities - another cup of coffee, rearranging your sock drawer,... ...
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Does anyone know if there is a difference between domestic electric standing charge and a business one? I've just found out that our residents' association is paying £1 a day, which is almost... ...
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The names of the six new London overground lines have been released: Liberty, Mildmay, Lioness, Suffragette, Weaver, Windrush I don't have any particular problem with their choices, but the new map... ...
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Just heard that at one point the vile Vennells was in the running to become Bishop of London - third most senior position in the Church of England.  Utterly mind-boggling!
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You mentioned on the thread about lonliness that you like doing jigsaws.  I think I'm correct in thinking you live in Brighton/Hove, and might enjoy doing this one, available as 400 piece (too... ...
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From today's (difficult) cryptic: Conman in work initially filling in crack leading to slow leak briefly (6, 2, 2) Answer is Wizard of Oz, but I cannot see the wordplay - or the definition for that... ...
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Festive episode of Still Game tonight on BBC4 at 9pm, then Scottish comedy of a much earlier vintage: Scotch & Wry
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I've slogged my way through this but have come to a juddering halt with these two: According to a survey conducted in 2016, what percentage of adults in the UK said they would gladly sacrifice... ...
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Have completed all except one: In 'Doggy People:The Victorians Who Made The Modern Dog' it says that Queen Victoria owned how many dogs?  11, 53 or 640? Can't find anything!

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