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  1. Mad Cyril

    Engine diagnostic/fault codes

    Ahoy, I was out in my motor last night and the engine suddenly went into limp mode with no turbo and the glow plug light started flashing. Restarting the car seems to have resolved the issue and the turbo now kicks in but I would like to get to the bottom of the problem. On VWs this is a...
  2. blues_r_best

    Even Bigger News than the Ipad 3

    SimCity V!
  3. Cricko

    My screen is flashing

    My screen is flashing on my laptop when it is plugged into the charger...I have checked all the connections which seem fine..so what is up. Any ideas please people? Has the charger given up the ghost as it no longer getting hot and the power seems to be dropping although it says charging and...
  4. Yorkshire Blue


    It's been drawn to my attention that the elderly are struggling to spot hyperlinks. Would it be possible to change the way hyperlinks are displayed eg underline them, make them a more distinct shade of colour, have flashing lights etc? They've been through a lot (the Boer War, the Crimean War...
  5. Interpol Shrimper

    Emmanuelle Chriqui v Lanny Barby

    Final day of the 1st round. Tie 1 sees 2 of SZ's more learned and respected posters battle it out. Canvey's Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui v Rusty's "Specialist" actress Lanny Barby. For those who don't know, be warned, Rusty's choice is the only nominee of the whole contest that I wasn't...
  6. NFL: It's a Dog Eat Dog World for Vick...

    The NFL season starts next week, and no player will be more thankful to be a part of the big Kick Off than Philadelphia's Michael Vick. Vick, fresh from serving 18 months of a 23 month sentence for running an illegal dog-fighting ring, saw his indefinite suspension from the League repealed in...
  7. Winkle

    Partners car habits?

    Hi everyone....its been a while!! Just thought I would throw this one into the ring about my other halfs driving. I have noticed recently how distracted she gets to the point were I am almost terrifeid by her lack of fundemantal car protocol...let me explain. Ajusting rear veiw mirror to check...
  8. CC51DAS

    Breaking News Club to invest in new bulbs and technology for the RH scoreboard

    Slow news day again but a bit of exciting news emerging from RH this morning - RM has approved the expenditure for some new bulbs (7 to be precise) and some new programming technology to enable a wider variety of messages to be created, with a view to further improving the atmosphere at RH – who...
  9. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Flat Battery!!!!

    Great, just what you need on a cold wet morning.......a flat car battery. It started with me clicking on the key fob and no tell tale "click" "click" from the car accompanied by flashing of the indicators....strange I thought, maybe the automatic locking system has packed up. Then the...
  10. Slipperduke

    EPL Has Nothing To Fear From Below

    If you think it's tense at the top of the Premier League, you should see The Championship at this stage of the season. With a collection of runners and riders who all seem incapable of stringing consecutive wins together, it's the division that no-one wants to win. Wolverhampton Wanderers have...
  11. Slipperduke

    The Strife of Riley

    You have to take your consolations where you can in life. On an evening when he was bellowed at by Southampton's manager Jan Poortvliet and widely abused by over 30,000 home fans, Mike Riley should draw solace from the fact that he lives in Leeds, some 205 miles away from the St Mary's Stadium...
  12. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Question What did you get for Christmas???

    In no particular order Southend United Yellow shirt with “Aberdeen” on the back of it Shrimper Zone brolly Shrimper Zone sweatshirt Star Wars for the Wii “ The Clone Wars” with Lightsabers Pair of slipper Really nice scarf Tobi ironing thing that gets out...
  13. Slipperduke

    Question Interactive Novel Writing

    Ok, bit of a weird one this. I have here the first 1,500 words of a story, battered out in an afternoon to no distinct end or conclusion. It's a first draft, it hasn't been polished or checked and, critically, it doesn't have a direction. I was thinking of a British version of Lost/Journey To...
  14. DoDTS

    Ldnfatso in rail rage horror

    An exclusive to Shrimperzone. This morning it seemed like a normal day as the 7.40 train from Southend Victoria arrived on time at Liverpool Street, but as the commuters shuffled on the platform, an unpleasant situation developed. There was a mass of ticket collectors and police carefully...
  15. Davros

    Thieving Lead Pickeys

    anyone else had the lead flashing stolen from there porch recently? Luckily my neighbour caught the theiving pikey who did it and it turns out he only lives a few doors away. Also happens he managed to retrive the lead from both our properties, however, i dont think mine will be able to be...
  16. Slipperduke

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo must be the luckiest man in football. Had it not been for that slippery patch next to the penalty spot, or for Nicolas Anelka's almost total absence of professionalism, his spot-kick miss at the Luzhniki Stadium would have cost Manchester United the European Cup. In this...
  17. Slipperduke

    A bullet with Avram Grant's name on it.

    He took them to within a slip of the European Cup and a Steve Bennett of the league, but when a bullet with Avram Grant's name on it came whistling in from the Chelsea boardroom it came as a surprise to absolutely no-one. This good, proud man had always been the wrong choice as Jose Mourinho's...
  18. Slipperduke

    Chelsea v Wigan

    Steve Bruce grinned like a naughty schoolboy as he sat down in front of the assembled press and he clasped a hand to his chest. "My phone's buzzing away, gentlemen. I wouldn't mind, but he's only texted me four times in the last four months. Twice on the day of the Arsenal game, twice today!"...
  19. Slipperduke

    The Keegan factor

    I suppose it started when I used to look at them in magazines. I'd furtively hide under the covers, terrified that someone would catch me, but not so scared that I'd stop. That was bad enough, but then I'd wait for everyone to go to sleep so I could watch them on the obscure satellite channels...
  20. Lord Football

    The Youth of Today

    When I awoke yesterday, Sky News were running stories on the behaviour of the youth in this country. They were discussing a buzz box system that only youngsters can hear. One person was even advocating the execution of children in extreme cases. I left for work bewildered at how adults can treat...