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I would bring a baby to the cinema and be very surprised if I wasn't allowed in. When I had young children I didn't have family who could babysit so if I went somewhere baby came too. I would of course sit near the exit and leave the show if the baby started crying or causing any disturbance, but if timed right a young baby will often sleep through. It sounds as if the man caused more distraction than the child anyway.

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On ‎04‎/‎05‎/‎2013 at 01:02, alison said:

Okay, another one that really annoys me: people who vote in local elections according to the parties' national policies, rather than on the local issues they're supposed to be voting on.

 

Well, well, look what I was moaning about 6 years ago, in those more innocent times ...

 

Seriously, I understand the frustration, but ultimately local elections are about local services - or lack of them, these days :( - and treating them as a way of commenting on national politics may have unintended and possibly adverse effects on those very services.

 

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23 hours ago, alison said:

 

Well, well, look what I was moaning about 6 years ago, in those more innocent times ...

 

Seriously, I understand the frustration, but ultimately local elections are about local services - or lack of them, these days :( - and treating them as a way of commenting on national politics may have unintended and possibly adverse effects on those very services.

 

Our local council ward didn't have all that much in the way of choice for those wanting to make a protest vote. Four candidates representing the two main parties - one of which has a complete stranglehold here anyway. No other parties even bothered to field a candidate. 

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8 hours ago, taxi4ballet said:

Our local council ward didn't have all that much in the way of choice for those wanting to make a protest vote. Four candidates representing the two main parties - one of which has a complete stranglehold here anyway. No other parties even bothered to field a candidate. 

You had twice as many candidates as our ward. Having had our postal notification vote cards for the European Parliament will wait to see what our options are. 

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6 hours ago, Jane said:

You had twice as many candidates as our ward. Having had our postal notification vote cards for the European Parliament will wait to see what our options are. 

I think sometimes it depends on how many seats there are for the local council and if anybody is contesting them. We live in such a dyed-in-the-wool Tory area that there isn't much point in anybody else standing, because they know there's no point - they will never get in.

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1 hour ago, taxi4ballet said:

I think sometimes it depends on how many seats there are for the local council and if anybody is contesting them. We live in such a dyed-in-the-wool Tory area that there isn't much point in anybody else standing, because they know there's no point - they will never get in.

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One of our local councillors has been on the district council ever since I moved here over 30 years ago. I used to vote for him because I thought he was a decent chap and having him on the council would be a 'good thing' for the village.

 

I met him a couple of years ago and we had a chat. I asked him a trivial question about speed humps. His response was such that I vowed to never even speak to him again, let alone vote for him.

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Just been to the mobile library where the chat was about the local elections and of course brexit. Of our two candidates one listed their address, a village about 7 miles from ours and the other stated that their address was within the district. The only other customer at library this morning didn’t vote as ‘never going to vote Conservative and Lib Dem one from miles away - Mid Sussex’. Mid Sussex approx 140 miles away, she totally mis read the ballot paper 🤪

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Bizarre NHS funding rules for the elderly! My mother moved to live with us when she was 90. As she was finding it difficult to walk far she was given a lightweight wheelchair by NHS so we could fold it in the back of the car and take her out with us. Then last year she fell and broke her hip. Rehab managed to get her walking with a zimmer frame but she was not going to be safe with us as she would spend time alone, so she moved into a Retirement home where she is self funding.

 

The wheelchair went with her and has been very useful. However it got damaged, but the repair service said that as she has gone into a home she is no longer entitled to a NHS wheelchair!  She has paid NI and continues to pay tax on her income so this seems very unfair.

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On 09/04/2019 at 09:22, AnneMarriott said:

Shingles.  Agony.  No more to be said.

Post-herpetic neuralgia.  Even worse.  Thanks, shingles!

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Getting up extra early to go to a nonexistent hospital appointment! 

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2 hours ago, AnneMarriott said:

Post-herpetic neuralgia.  Even worse.  Thanks, shingles!

 

So sorry to hear this Anne.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Jane I obviously need to go to specsavers too as I don't understand your post and have now read it three times!! 

What had the person misread? 

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41 minutes ago, LinMM said:

Jane I obviously need to go to specsavers too as I don't understand your post and have now read it three times!! 

What had the person misread? 

They had read that the candidate had an ‘address in mid Sussex’ and as not local wouldn’t vote for them. We live in Suffolk and it actually said ‘address in mid Suffolk’ 

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Aha got it now! 

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At ROH and this ‘open up’ is getting through to the laptop freeloaders - hardly anywhere to sit for punters who have come for the performance and most that I could had not even bought a coffee! 😞

had to go outside in the cold - bah!

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