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    Differences in style/leadership/etc between the RMT and ASLEF

    Are some bus workers still represented by RMT? They certainly used to be in some areas.
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    Celebrities you have met and admired and celebrities that you wish you hadn't met

    Never met Ann Widdecombe, who was the prospective Cons candidate for Maidstone and Weald of Kent, replacing old buffer Sir John Wells. The significance was that an annual 'event' took place at Kent Probation HQ, doing a PR job basically ( and the Chief Probation Officer was probably the most...
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    Uxbridge English Dictionary

    Teenage witch - youth consumer pressure group.
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    Companies That You Expect to Disappear Soon

    Quite!
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    Supermarkets and Covid-19

    The Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) makes it clear on every website that temperature checking/scanning is an unreliable method of detecting Coronavirus. 'Virtually useless' was the view of a Sage member (can't remember which) the other day.
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    Go Cornwall Bus

    Caught a glimpse of a Citybus d/d on the 39A this p.m.
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    Uxbridge English Dictionary

    Deliver Like dekidneys, an essential organ
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    Celebrities you have met and admired and celebrities that you wish you hadn't met

    Speaking of meeting in the toilet (!) Kenneth Williams in a Central London hospital. Speaking of The Who, Pete Townshend, not that I ever spoke to him directly, but his management contacted me in the 1990s to order a couple of signed copies of Sir Terry Frost's book. I was then concerned to...
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    Railway books discussion thread.

    Editing is, alas, a lost art in the main.
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Been a while since I last saw a non-branded bus on the M6, but in a virtually deserted Penzance this afternoon 53701 appeared, two passengers on board, and proceeded to gather four more at Greenmarket, one couple and two singletons. A few minutes later the A1 was passengerless in the Land's End...
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    Companies That You Expect to Disappear Soon

    Got it in one. When the comedian Mark Steel was doing a radio series based on a different town each week he broadcast that the Warrens pasty he'd purchased in Penzance was the worst thing he'd ever put in his mouth: the comment made the edit! I'm happy to say it's been c 30 years since the only...
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    Differences in style/leadership/etc between the RMT and ASLEF

    An historical perspective:- during the 1960s/70s/80s NUR was the 'moderate' union and ASLEF the 'extremists'. For well over a decade Sidney Green was General Secretary of the NUR, followed by Sidney Weighell, and Ray Buckton held the equivalent post at ASLEF. Greene and Buckton had a personal...
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    TRIVIA: How many London bus routes serve just 1 borough?

    It's actually more complicated than that: learned articles have been written on the subject (I even own some of them, not that I could lay my hands on them). I used to spend hours at CP when the only Routemaster was the prototype RM1 on route 2, though I never had the money to travel on it, but...
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    Companies That You Expect to Disappear Soon

    I've lived in West Cornwall for thirty odd years, and as far as I'm concerned I'd have to be very hungry before I ever consumed the products of this company. It's not to say that every pasty down here is succulent, because there are plenty of mediocre ones around, including the products of a...

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