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R.I.P. Dapper by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-Jun-2016
So long old friend, thanks for the music and entertainment down the years. God bless you.   
  • Re: R.I.P. Dapper by zap (Member 10216554) on 22-Jun-2016
    Encore! A great ulverston man.

  • Re: R.I.P. Dapper by early doors (Member 10235862) on 23-Jun-2016
    Aye.

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stone cross by zap (Member 10216554) on 15-Jun-2016
Will anybody on here be purchasing one of the 45 Persimmon properties planned...or will it just be another phase in Oooston's metamorphosis into Wimbledon, Basingstoke and Esher?!   
  • Re: stone cross by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 15-Jun-2016
    I can`t see me moving in up there, perhaps the developer is pinning his hopes on a big influx of workers as the projected Glaxo expansion gets under way. I don`t know if any figures are available but once the construction is over Glaxo have a habit of only employing low numbers of staff, plant is designed to be as automatic and computer controlled as possible.

  • Re: stone cross by early doors (Member 10235862) on 15-Jun-2016
    I don't think Persimmon are 'pinning their hopes ' on any particular group of people. Ulverston is perceived as a desirable place to live /retire/invest and is relatively cheap compared to the Lakes.
    GSK job levels post-construction will be quite low ,as you say ,and mostly high-end jobs.

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Fire last night by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Jun-2016
Why does the liar report on this fire but not say exactly where it was? "A three storey building in New Market st." that narrows it down then.   
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Food Fest by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 27-May-2016
It`s the food fest tomorrow chaps so don`t have a big breakfast !   
  • Re: Food Fest by zap (Member 10216554) on 28-May-2016
    Have they been flogging vodka sausages? Artisan brandy butties? Needless to say the town tonight is shite. Lager fuelled tattoo-proud simpletons, fat tarts who really need to buy mirrors, oafs who don't mind showing the world they are several brain cells less than monkeys. And nobody seems to have any control. The path of least resistance leads to our traditional innes and ancient hostelries. All ... more >>

  • Re: Food Fest by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 29-May-2016
    Very disappointing, only half the size of last year`s. Gradely sausage buttie off Pepsi though.

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Sainsbury`s by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 24-May-2016
Sainsbury`s are going to open in Windermere. Meanwhile, back in oostun, er , well , nowt . Well done that council. Pack of retards.   
  • Re: Sainsbury`s by early doors (Member 10235862) on 24-May-2016
    It's just a Sainsburys Local and I think it used to be a Morrisons Local ,before that older readers will remember it as a garage.
    By the way ,in recent weeks I have called in Tesco inRawlinson St. Barrovia and Tesco Metro by Roose station. Both are excellent and much better than the Ulverston branch which is usually shit up and you can't get served.

  • Re: Sainsbury`s by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 25-May-2016
    Yeah, I use Tesco Roose Metro quite a bit, one that size would probably be ok for Ulverston but I am still holding out for a large value supermarket , possibly from those nice Germans !

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suicide by dog by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 23-May-2016
Something strangely satisfying when an owner of a dangerous dog is attacked and killed by it. I will never understand the compulsion to own a notoriously dangerous dog, even for someone from Cleator Moor it should be a no brainer. Just glad it wasn`t an innocent passer by, or even worse, a child. To attempt to circumnavigate the law by breeding dogs that are of mixed parentage but still fatally ag... more >>   
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Ralph`s fry up by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 21-May-2016
Nice to hear Ralph sticking by his mate Alan Fry the convicted sex offender   
  • Re: Ralph`s fry up by ilikeeatingthings (Member 10161876) on 21-May-2016
    Ralph also stood by his mate from Kings Deli who got done for rape, real chap.

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Ralphie`s rose tinted goggles by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 20-May-2016
...Market day is getting back to how it used to be is it Ralph? Well I was perambulating around the village and didn`t see anything like the market as was. I remember stalls right down New Market street, Brogden street and both sides of Market street, I remember packed pubs ( lile pig day ) with rich affluent farmers slowly getting pissed int` Sun, all the while bemoaning the prices at the auction... more >>   
  • Re: Ralphie`s rose tinted goggles by early doors (Member 10235862) on 20-May-2016
    Aye I remember all that too ,pubs open for a few hours did attract a few Barrovians such as myself. The old cattle market on Victoria Road etc. and farmers wives selling eggs and stuff . Good days.

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Cult of Colin by Fray Bentos (Member 10255495) on 17-May-2016
Fuck me, they'll be dancing in the hippy quarter tonight- the Pickthallistas have been returned to power at t'Town Council. Its a rum looking bunch too as seen on Ulverston Labour's facebollox page, seems like more of a Labour sect than a Labour group. And the new bloody Mayor of Ulverston lives in bloody Swarthmoor- is that even legal? Who knows, never mind, lets all join hands and trudge back to... more >>   
  • Re: Cult of Colin by early doors (Member 10235862) on 18-May-2016
    who did you vote for then ?

  • Re: Cult of Colin by Fray Bentos (Member 10255495) on 18-May-2016
    If it matters I voted for one of them, him being the only one I'd ever heard of or knew anything about.

  • Re: Cult of Colin by early doors (Member 10235862) on 18-May-2016
    Fair enough ,at least you bothered to vote ,unlike about 70% of the town.

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Newton street parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 17-May-2016
I see the new restrictions are now in force. Wonder if the warden will ever get round to checking the cars for sale that usually take up full time residence on the bit of road by the green? Bet most of them are uninsured.   
  • Re: Newton street parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 17-May-2016
    is it now residents parking or what ?

  • Re: Newton street parking by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 17-May-2016
    No, it is two hours max between summat like eight and six, no mention of residents parking scheme. They told me it`s too expensive to set up residents parking, cost of bylaws etc.

  • Re: Newton street parking by early doors (Member 10235862) on 18-May-2016
    I passed there today ,I think the sign says 2 hours or permit. Only one car for sale.

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allah akbar by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 10-May-2016
FFS, what was he supposed to shout? "For Prince Harry, Saint George and the WVS ?" and the police have apologised. Great.   
  • Re: allah akbar by zap (Member 10216554) on 11-May-2016
    Eh? Who?

  • Re: allah akbar by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 11-May-2016
    Come on Zap, keep up! The pleece staged a mock terrorist incident at the Trafford Centre during the wee small hours. They had an officer dressed up as a suicide bomber complete with explosive belt, face mask and baggy kegs. As he detonated the fake explosive thunderflash thingy he yelled allah akbar. As soon as the raghead population got wind of it there were protests about stereotyping and the in... more >>

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ignorance is bliss??? by zap (Member 10216554) on 4-May-2016
I saw on t'news that kids were kept off school by parents yesterday coz they (and teeechers) feel that testing is too much for the little darlings. It seems they are expected to know how to work out a third of 21 and how to make "i am" into one word using an apostrophe. Ye Gods, given that most kids today know sod all about anything except who's shagging Kim Kardashian then I'd say that's a good thing.   
  • Re: ignorance is bliss??? by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 4-May-2016
    What? someone`s slipping Kim Kardashian a length and they can`t do mental arithmetic? that`s disgusting that is.

  • Re: ignorance is bliss??? by zap (Member 10216554) on 4-May-2016
    Ah well ya see...thats where your mental rithmetic cums in. When you're slipping old Kim a crippler, wiv an arse like that, you have to be able to reckon up the distance between the tip of the giggling pin and the old bearded clam. Theres many a young lad in yer Hollywood come unstuck when hopefully sharing moments of passion with her. When it comes to ye olde tradesmans entrance you deffo need a ... more >>

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Scum by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 25-Apr-2016
No, not `im off `ere, those lowlife stealing the water bottles from the London marathon drinking station before the race had even started. Carting it away by the barrowload some of them. Mostly "ethnic race" judging by the photo`s.   
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Speed limit by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 21-Apr-2016
So, those sad , sorry , bewhiskered town elders are stirring from hibernation. Blinking myopically in the watery spring sunshine they are thinking "now, where was I ?" Oh yes, cars hurtling round town at over ten miles per hour. Needs banning. Well pickers, how exactly are you going to enforce it? Care to tell us? Perhaps you can dig out the old town criers bell and uniform and then you can escor... more >>   
  • Re: Speed limit by zap (Member 10216554) on 22-Apr-2016
    Would this be gleaned from the latest Labour party propaganda re the forthcoming election business? I note it offers the town 2 teachers and some sort of diversity person. Most inspiring.

  • Re: Speed limit by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 23-Apr-2016
    Nah, twere int` Liar. I guess there won`t be much need for a speed limit reduction today what with dragons and buffoons pratting about all over the place.

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Inspector Clouseau couild do better. by early doors (Member 10235862) on 26-Mar-2016
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/Criminals-travelling-to-south-Cumbria-to-burgle-petrol-stations-police-9bd0aa36-9b66-4508-8983-7f8cabe887a1-ds
Plod are really on the ball here ,it's only taken them 6 months and 13 incidents to come to this amazing conclusion.
  
  • Re: Inspector Clouseau couild do better. by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 26-Mar-2016
    I don`t honestly know why filling stations still sell tobacco products, my understanding is there isn`t a lot of profit in it for the outlay.

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Works in Ulverston by Jest (Member 10284008) on 24-Mar-2016
Some of the residents in the town are having a good old moan on Facebook about all the works going on in Ulvie, apparently residents on the Gill are struggling to park, the spring fair will be disrupted - and someone's dad won't visit the town because he can't find a car park ! Wtf. Is this work not been done to stop people's houses flooding ? I know all the work going on is a pain in the arse but... more >>   
  • Re: Works in Ulverston by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 25-Mar-2016
    I had the misfortune to go to Kendal today. The traffic was horrendous. I went in the "top" way and had to queue from Plumgarth roundabout all the way down the full length of Windermere road and right through the town centre until I got to Homebase. oostun is just too small to ever have a parking problem unless one of our famous festivals is going on. Always spaces on the Brewery car park. Talking... more >>

  • Re: Works in Ulverston by early doors (Member 10235862) on 25-Mar-2016
    I've given up on Kendal ,too much traffic and more empty shops than Barrovia.
    Prepare for chaos when they start work on the A590 junctions of NL Terrace and Quebec St.Coming soon.

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our knackered pavements by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 22-Mar-2016
It seems that wherever you wander in oostun town you wander on badly damaged flags, damaged by traffic parking on them. Kerbstones get pressed down and become loose and flags get broken and cracked. Now, it`s all well and good patching up the bits that have been identified by pickers but what about the rest of us? Perhaps if we can`t stop the pavement parking then a new type of pavement should be ... more >>   
  • Re: our knackered pavements by early doors (Member 10235862) on 22-Mar-2016
    Been saying for years we need a full-time traffic warden in the town. Not necessarily to ticket every car but warn them and make them move. Issue a ticket only when needed.

  • Re: our knackered pavements by zap (Member 10216554) on 24-Mar-2016
    Steady on old lad...this is only the 5th richest economy in the world dontcha know? You can't go round asking for decent pavements that don't break your ankles or ruin your stilettos. Theres cuts to be made, and if you want a decent walk, tha'll have to go to karachi, or nairobi or somewhere.

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drain blocked by zap (Member 10216554) on 7-Mar-2016
Anybody out there know of a firm in Ulverston which unblocks drains? My kitchen sink drain is blocked and it bloody reeks!   
  • Re: drain blocked by early doors (Member 10235862) on 7-Mar-2016
    try doing it yourself like I did ,it'll be an accumulation of fat and suds. The freezing temp won't help. If you can't shift it try The Advertiser for local drain cleaning firms.. Metro Rod are a national firm but not cheap.

  • Re: drain blocked by zap (Member 10216554) on 7-Mar-2016
    Yea bought some liquid stuff this morning but not much effect yet.maybe caustic soda next. Then, pay up and smile I guess.

  • Re: drain blocked by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 7-Mar-2016
    We got a guy called Christian, he did an excellent job and even came back to ensure there were no further problems. If you don`t solve it with caustic post again and I`ll dig out his phone number.

  • Re: drain blocked by zap (Member 10216554) on 8-Mar-2016
    Think I'm going to need Christian RR!!

  • Re: drain blocked by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Mar-2016
    FFS zap get it done ,spend a few quid ,live a little !!!

  • Re: drain blocked by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 8-Mar-2016
    Sorry zap, I can`t find his number but `er indoors says we got it out of the yellow pages. It wasn`t dynorod or draindoctor or any of the big multinationals, and I`m sure it was a barrow guy, so that narrows it down to just a couple int` yellow pages.

  • Re: drain blocked by zap (Member 10216554) on 8-Mar-2016
    Ok ta. I'll take a look. Might need a gasmask dealer too! Cheers.

  • Re: drain blocked by early doors (Member 10235862) on 8-Mar-2016
    what happened zap old lad ,I expected to see a bulletin on that big sign on the A590 when I came back from Barrovia. ?

  • Re: drain blocked by zap (Member 10216554) on 9-Mar-2016
    The drainage business is a murky one. Local numbers that connect to call centres, addresses that don't exist, unrecognised numbers, one firm gave me a quote "subject to site survey" i azked what this was and they hung up! Any road up, managed to find an independent bloke in Barrovia and, guess what, it was the very bloke recommended by RR! SO, he'll be round in a couple of hours.

  • Re: drain blocked by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 9-Mar-2016
    Glad to see you got fixed up zap, we were pleased with Christian, he even went and spoke to a neighbour who was responsible for causing the blockage. It worked as well, no more problems. Mind you, he is a big guy, you wouldn`t want to argue with him! Good luck with it all.

  • Re: drain blocked by early doors (Member 10235862) on 9-Mar-2016
    well done zap ,can you post his no. on here so we can call if any of us get bunged up ? .......ooh errr Matron !

  • Re: drain blocked by zap (Member 10216554) on 9-Mar-2016
    DCP Cleansing. 828883.looking forward to a good rodding!

  • Re: drain blocked by early doors (Member 10235862) on 9-Mar-2016
    https://www.yell.com/biz/dcp-cleansing-barrow-in-furness-901252169/
    cheers zap

  • Re: drain blocked by zap (Member 10216554) on 9-Mar-2016
    Job done. What a nice bloke. Turned up on time. Would certainly recommend him.

  • Re: drain blocked by WiseOldDave (Member 10213768) on 9-Mar-2016
    You should have shoved a few pints of Laughing Gravy down it! A few pints of that Ulverston Brewery Shiite clears everything out....guaranteed!! :-)

  • Re: drain blocked by Bardsea Boy (Member 10303900) on 9-Mar-2016
    Well done to Christian. He is a very reliable and competent professional.
    Perhaps he can fix the Lindal A590 flooding problem on his way home!

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jezza and the sub by zap (Member 10216554) on 28-Feb-2016
60000 assorted hippies, lunatics and well meaning but confused individuals descended on Trafalgar Square yesterday calling for a ban on renewing Trident. Comrade Jez was at the forefront. Which begs the question will Barrovia still vote Labour next time round, if so - WHY?!   
  • Re: jezza and the sub by early doors (Member 10235862) on 28-Feb-2016
    The majority of the great unwashed in Barrovia don't vote anyway.Woodcock is on a slender majority and it could go Tory next time whether or not Corbo is still around. His anti-nuclear stance is at odds with his own party and the GMB. His deputy has pledged to support the Tories when they vote to renew Trident.
    This is not without precedent,Albert Booth was anti-nuclear too.

  • Re: jezza and the sub by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 28-Feb-2016
    Jezza is set to do for the labour party what Michael Foot did for it, i.e. not a lot. There are similarities in both policy and personality. Someone should get Jezza a donkey jacket.

  • Re: jezza and the sub by early doors (Member 10235862) on 28-Feb-2016
    Foot was at least interested in the party. Corbyn just promotes his own beliefs ,has no interest in representing the people who voted for him.

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It`s gunner be Lidl by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 18-Feb-2016
Lidl have confirmed they are looking for a site in oostun. Any guesses where it will be? Have to be somewhere fairly large with a car park to conform to the blueprint of their other stores. How about next to the Mountaineering/outdoor pursuits store down by Booths? Is it still empty? Used to be Cumbria Crystal or some such.   
  • Re: It`s gunner be Lidl by early doors (Member 10235862) on 18-Feb-2016
    I'm open to correction but I think Booths own all that site . So no. My bet would be North Lonsdale Rd. if it's a new build.

  • Re: It`s gunner be Lidl by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 19-Feb-2016
    No chance it could be on the former brewery site then?

  • Re: It`s gunner be Lidl by early doors (Member 10235862) on 19-Feb-2016
    Anything's possible but it's doubtful Lidl would want to do a conversion job. They just want a big shed with a car park. Another possible site would be on the 'blue light hub 'at The Beehive.

  • Re: It`s gunner be Lidl by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 19-Feb-2016
    Ah yes, I read somewhere that the blue light hub was depending on supermarket money for funding, Aldi was mentioned though.

  • Re: It`s gunner be Lidl by early doors (Member 10235862) on 19-Feb-2016
    Glynis House ?

  • Re: It`s gunner be Lidl by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 19-Feb-2016
    Now that`s a thought, it looks like it might be available soon.

  • Re: It`s gunner be Lidl by Ulverston Progress (Member 10303528) on 20-Feb-2016
    I believe that it is going to be the Robinsons Brewery site. Contractors working for Lidl helped with the removal of asbestos from the site a few years ago to get first refusal. Glynis House was mentioned as a possible alternative site for a possible supermarket in the Robinsons planning documents, but was rejected due to poor access via Cross Street.

  • Re: It`s gunner be Lidl by early doors (Member 10235862) on 20-Feb-2016
    I don't think there's been a stampede to get ''first refusal '' on the brewery site ,too many planning conditions. It doesn't fit Lidl's profile. Still ,as I said ,anything can happen.

  • Re: It`s gunner be Lidl by redneck rampage (Member 10241019) on 23-Feb-2016
    The Liar poll is currently showing a massive yes to a Lidl, the response size is a bit small though. Perhaps the silent majority don`t care one way or the other.

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