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  1. It seems to have garnered fairly universal condemnation. I seem to remember exactly the same level of derision when it was suggested that the top flight English clubs would break from the Football League and negotiate their own TV deals and commercial rights contracts. It was the end of football as we know it, or so we were led to believe except that it wasn't, it created The Premier League which is widely considered to be the best league in the world. In this era of the shrinking planet I'm surprised this European Super League has taken so long to come to reality, or at least appear to. It wa
  2. Add to the cost issue the limitation of a boat and caravans or motor homes have a benefit a boat cannot match. A boat cannot take you to dartmoor, or to aysgarth, to the cotswolds, or the weald.
  3. The debate between motorhome and caravan has been raging ever since the towbar was invented, and as Cal rightly says it is the way you intent to use it that should determine which to go for. We like to use ours as more standard holiday accommodation away from home, we site it and leave in place for as long as possible so we have a caravan with modular awning. If we are away just for a weekend the porch goes up, for a week or more the whole lot goes up, We have a permanent double bed, large bathroom, domestic sized shower and full size single beds for the boys which are the seats during the day
  4. The first years road tax on the new Range Rover is £2245 but please don't ask what is after that, everyone you ask says something different. Parker's website says £475 but the Vehicle Certification Agency's website says £155, but whichever is correct there is the "£40,000" premium of £335 a year to add in years 2 - 6. We'll find out when the reminder comes. It would have been a lot cheaper if we had gone for the hybrid but it only has a two litre four pot petrol and who wants a two litre Range Rover. Milk comes in two litres, not Range Rovers.
  5. I would not hold my breath. When they acquired Formula 1 Liberty Media made a great deal about "giving the sport back to the fans" but I have yet to see that borne out in any of their actions. It would not surprise me at all to see the TV rights sold to the highest bidder again, which could well be Amazon or Apple, even Disney
  6. What I would include is Brograve Bridge on the Waxham New Cut, Brick Kiln Bridge at the head of Tyler's Cut in Dilham, the as far as I'm aware unnamed bridge approaching Rowancraft at Geldeston as well as the Locks footbridge.
  7. You have only listed one for Wroxham, don't forget the railway bridge I personally would dispute Smoggy's list as being "on the system" as being outside the area of the control of the Broads Authority would for me make these parts of the relative ports, not part of the Norfolk (and Suffolk!) Broads.
  8. GET IN THERE LEWIS ...... What a win that is How to beat a faster car, vol. 1 by Petronas AMG, Foreword by Sir Lewis Hamilton.
  9. Agreed, £216 per year for what is in effect 23 live races each season compared with the number of Premier League football matches for the same price seems a bit harsh. I wonder how many other people will feel the same way and either lose interest in F1 altogether, settle for free to air highlights or find other dubious methods of watching the racing. The way Sky price their sports packages now means it is either all or nothing, picking a particular channel of interest is just not viable. Hooray, was never a fan. We used to have to have to suffer him on the US PPG Cart and Indy Series b
  10. It could be an interesting season ahead, it is pretty clear that Mercedes don't have the fastest car this year, though were I a betting man I would still be hesitant to put my thruppence each way on anyone else. They have not always had the fastest car in recent years but usually come out on top, though in the past the faster car tended to be a Ferrari in the hands of Sebastien Vettel and due to the the many fold errors of team and driver they have always managed to throw any edge away. I suspect Red Bull will not be so quick to waste any advantage they might have, though I still have doubts a
  11. My late aunt and uncle were keen amateur videographers, dating back to the 1940's with clockwork cameras such as the Citation, then later Kodak Brownie's and even a Bell & Howell 16mm camera. During my childhood Christmas Day evening was always spent gathered around their screen watching the highlights from the past year. In later years they moved onto magnetic tape (betamax etc) and data cards etc. After my uncles death a couple of years ago the issue of what to do with their many many hours of film fell to me and my sisters, they had no children of their own and we decided to have
  12. The NHS is already geared up to issue vaccine certificates. Any adult planning to travel overseas in the next 18 months should anticipate being required to show one at international borders for most countries. No certificate, no entry. As for pubs I don't see it happening, though I would not completely write it off, and would fully support it if it meant getting back to some closer resemblance of normality sooner.
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    but they are often confused and used incorrectly, perhaps that is my heffalump trap.
  14. Paul

    Day Boats

    Yes, and cross checked prior to posting. If I remember my Winnie the Pooh a heffalump trap ends up catching only those which set the trap, read into that what you will. On a more serious note what dreadful scenes from Bristol last night, the result I'm afraid of not policing the original gatherings effectively.
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    Day Boats

    Illegal is normally used to define an act in contravention of criminal law, unlawful means a breach in any situation governed by a set of "laws". This could be a contravention of employment law or some other area of uk law, but could equally mean breaking the laws of rugby, for example deliberately throwing the ball into touch during a rugby match would be "unlawful", but it is not of course "illegal". As for the erosion of civil liberties then those liberties come with responsibilities as does the governance of them. In times of exceptional need it is right and proper for government to
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