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  1. Ron Martin remortgaged his mansion to bail out Southend United

    This has just gone up on the Echo website, along with another shot of that 'beautifully coiffured hair': http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/11049792.Ron_Martin_remortgaged_his_mansion_to_bail_out_Southend_United/?ref=var_0
  2. Tangled up in Blue

    Miliband's 10p tax rate proposals

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21453444 This is an interesting one. Presumably Ed. was anticipating it might figure in Boy George's March budget. In any case it makes quite a nice Valentine's day gift to the voters of Eastleigh, rather undercuts the Lib/Dem's own mansion tax proposals...
  3. Social Care Proposals

    I'm really hoping someone can explain this to me because I don't understand it. Social care (excluding accommodation costs) will be capped at £75k per person and additional help will be provided for those with assets worth less than £123k. Any additional cost will be picked up by the taxpayer...
  4. TrueBlue

    GTA V details....

    The first of many GTAV previews to come starts today with Game Informer's article hitting the digital newsstand. Continue reading below for our bullet pointed summary of all the important and interesting facts, and discuss further on GTA Forums: General Information: There are 3 playable...
  5. Jam_Man

    Asil Nadir Jailed for 10 years - Wife speaks out.

    Adil Nasir's wife has come out saying what a great guy he is. Not sure what attracted the 28 year old to the 71 year old tycoon. She says : She is probably devastated he will be locked away for most of the rest of his life whilst she rattles around in a massive mansion on her own.
  6. duncan bulgaria

    Kris Akabusi Stories

    How do you like my bit of spare time writing ....i wish !! Akabusi scaled the walls of the £756,000 Sussex mansion with all the stealth of a gekko on a Mallorcan shower wall. As luck would have it the window was open. He dropped in and slipped out of his dungerees and let the cool air caress...
  7. southend4ever

    That bloke who is putting his mansion, boat and aston martin to raffle 4 £20 a ticket

    I am not sure if you remember the time that this story come to light. Thought a few of you may be interested in buying a ticket... The draw is made on the 15th December. I wonder how much he has made from this...
  8. Slipperduke

    SZ Novella - Chapter 8

    Chapter Eight - The Reduced Hypertherpia of the Closed Mancharia Osymandus pulled on a pair of heavy trousers and sucked the fetid air in through his teeth. Behind him, Rick Astley's body congealed silently on the floor, but of all the contributory factors to the awful smell in the room, he was...
  9. ldnfatso

    2 True Stories!

    STORY NUMBER ONE Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was...
  10. Irish_Shrimper

    Interview with an Exile: Christmas Special with Backpacking Shrimper!

    The latest installment of the Interview with an exile thread, is Steve's Christmas Special from Australia - Happy Christmas everyone! Few piccies of the man himself...He loves posing for the camera, bless him :D 1) How long have you been an exile? A) Since late October 2007! Nearly...
  11. Harold Bishop Killer

    (NSFW 18+) Blonde Genies

    A white guy is walking along a beach when he comes across a lamp partially buried in the sand. He picks up the lamp and gives it a rub. Two blonde genies appear, and they tell him he has been granted three wishes. The guy makes his three wishes and the blonde genies disappear. The next...
  12. ldnfatso

    Col Ewe supporter wins lottery!

  13. pickledseal

    Eastwood buys new mansion...

    [Many apologies if this has been posted before but I hadn't seen it...] - from a WBA fan
  14. Mad Cyril

    Bring Back the A team

    Needless to say Mr T stole the show but Steven J Cannel (the producer of the A team) was pretty cool and I was impressed that he had Mr T's gold necklaces in his mansion! However, the presenter was one of the biggest tw@ts I have ever seen in my life and his A team knowledge was sketchy...
  15. chadded

    Simon Jordan

    This guys a legend. Taken from the Observer: Forget Bruce, trouble starts with true blue Sullivan David Sullivan doesn't like his players. 'They're on £20-30,000 a week and they're not earning it; it makes you resentful,' he says, 'I've reached the stage where I don't like footballers.' Fair...
  16. Groyne Strain

    Underground Services For Friday 8 July

    Got this on a members only site I post on. Guy works for the Underground, says this is the plan, but may change. 1) This is the plan that timetables came up with, tomorrow the network will still be under the control of the emergency repsonse team, so you can count on this not being the actual...
  17. Kent Shrimper

    Phil Parkinson

    Col Ewe boss Phil Parkinson dies and goes up to heaven. He's greeted at the gates by St Peter who allows him in but tells him that he has to go and speak to God. God watches Phil approach and says that he has some good news for him.  "You see that house over there" pointing to a rather...