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  1. Mad Cyril

    Recommended alcohol limit cut to 14 units per week for men

    What do you think about that?
  2. Tangled up in Blue

    New developments in the Middle East

    I notice after the UN's overwhelming vote to recognise Palestine's state status,Israel has now threatened to build another "3,000 housing units" in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. I hope the PLO will now use their state status to take this matter before the International Criminal Court(ICC)...
  3. TrueBlue

    Essex Police Last Night

    Tell you what I am not normaly over critical of the Old Bill as I know they have a job to do however last night they mobbed up in Tesco car park in Southend, about 12 VG Vans 6 bike units 10 cars even police horses and then convoyed down to Mayhem night club where it was raided! They closed the...
  4. Tender Lead

    A friend of mine is in construction. His Estimating dept came to him with an online tender lead, for the "Demolition of a football stadium, and the new build of a sainsburys, and 267 no. units." He then called me all excited like. But this is not even first stage tendering as yet, but all the...
  5. Smiffy

    Sainsbury's Store at RH

    Could this be the cause of the hold-up? http://planning.southend.gov.uk/PublicAccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=M3QY91PA06T00 Looks like Sainsbury are applying for a slightly bigger store, change of use for a couple of the commercial units and some extra parking...
  6. Planning Application extention

    Planning Application extention+ Changes to plans /council meeting report 26 Jan 2012 I couldn't see this mentioned anywhere else, I can't remember now exactly where we are and whether this was expected /old news or what , so apologies if old/non news Andrew Meddle Head of Planning and...
  7. Building/DPC help...

    Ok, just had a quote for some work that needs to be sorted on a house we're buying. Spoke to the guy and he reckons that it's 1 days work. Does that price seem reasonable?? Any help/advice gratefully received. j
  8. OldBlueLady

    Received in the post today - Application to extend time limit for planning permission

    Letter received from Andrew Meddle, Head of Service (whatever that means!) at SOSBC: To demolish nightclub and training facilities; erect 22,000 seat football stadium, including 114 bedroom hotel, conference floorspace, players' hostel, food and drink concessions, bars and other ancillary...
  9. Willie coulson

    Well, I live in melbourne Australia and I'm sure it was only last year I had a beer with Willie. As far as I know he still helps his daughter run holiday units or a caravan park in Newcastle just up from Sydney. Should be just about due down here soon..... After leaving the shrimpers played a...
  10. A bit of perspective?

    First things first: Saturday's game was not the worst game of football I've ever seen. It wasn't enjoyable to watch as a Southend fan, but then who does enjoy watching their team lose? The answer: most Southend fans? Gives us something to moan about doesn't it? Realistically anyone who thought...
  11. seany t

    Generation Kill

    Well, a bit late to the party but just finished watching all 7 hours and must say I thought that was a colossal piece of work. Brilliantly acted, stunningly filmed, really funny / sad / gripping / interesting. It probably won't get raved about as much as The Wire or various other HBO shows but...
  12. Tangled up in Blue

    Blair: Gaza's great betrayer

    It's more than a year since Israel launched its immoral attack on Gaza and Palestinians are still living on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. So what has Tony Blair done to further peace in the region? Virtually nothing, argues the historian Avi Shlaim Comments (98) Buzz up! Digg it Avi...
  13. Thorpe Groyney

    Just Another Afternoon At The Match

    Today was a rare opportunity for me. With local non-league football and my lad's training wiped out by waterlogged conditions, resulting in the radio show I would have been doing to cover it all also biting the dust, popping along to the Hall became an unexpectedly pleasant compensation...
  14. fredheim_holm

    Southend Borough Council Letter - 28/07/09

    Just received a letter regarding FF, thought I'd post it up as it's open to all. NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 8 Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 (as ammended) App No: SOS/09/01203/FULM Site Location: Part of Fossetts Farm and SUFC Training Ground nor Eastern Avenue...
  15. BaileytheQuitter

    When does drinking alcohol become excessive?

    Is isn't just about me, but I thought I'd start a little dicussion about how much drink is too much? Persaonally I'm not sure. I will go out binge drinking as it is know (something like more than 4 units in one session?) at least once a weekend. I hardly go out in the week, maybe on a monday...
  16. RobM

    Alcohol problems - is price the answer?

    Listening to Radio5 today, the debate was whether alcohol is a) too cheap and b) too easy to get. One suggestion was to make drink prices relate to the units of alcohol in them (a unit is measured by alcohol percentage multiplied by volume in litres e.g. half-litre of Stella would be...
  17. pickledseal

    BBC (& Sky) Gaza DEC Appeal Veto

    My view is that there is a very real humanitarian crisis going on in Gaza and that urgent medicine, food and shelter is great need. I've been reading CAFOD's blog from Palestine which has been a real eye opener and very personal account of exactly what has been going on. I know there must be...
  18. TrueBlue

    TrueBlue's Real Food Heroes Part 1

    I am bored so I am going to do a shot series on who the real food heroes of the world are. Today I give you none other then.... COLONEL HARLAND SANDERS Kentucky Fried Chicken, pioneered by Colonel Harland Sanders, has grown to become one of the largest quick service food service systems in...
  19. Irish_Shrimper

    Chelsea, the Irish, and Richie Foran, Richie Richie Foran

    Just back in the land of leprechauns a couple of hours after a great trip. Travelled over in Billy no mates style again for my 5th match of the season, and it was a teeny tiny bit better than the Huddersfield one last time :D Started off Saturday morning leaving Limerick at 4:30 am, for a...
  20. Irish_Shrimper

    Interview with an Exile: Part 6 - A Century United

    This week, Tom (A Century United) from all the way up the top of Scotland answers the questions. Below is a picture of him amongst the starting 11 for the League 2 Playoff Final. The woman in white sitting on the number 1 forgot her boots that day, thus why Duncan Jupp got the nod. 1) How...