Not all boys did though! When I wore out the soles (usually playing football in the schoolyard after hours) my Dad couldn't buy me new shoes, instead, he used to disappear into the shed at the bottom of the garden for a while and come back with my holed shoes with a new piece of leather on the sole, which was OK - but for the sharp end of the nails he missed on the anvil, which played havoc with the soles of my feet ~ bleeding and very sore, but he did his best in hard times.Boys got the best shoes. In the day, mind ...
Me too.I’ve just bought Chris Van Tulleken’s book.
We try to cook most of our food from scratch. I’m trying to teach our children why.
"Sparks will fly!"
Electric car drivers 'should pay 6p-per-mile road tax'Treasury warned UK faces £10bn shortfall by 2030s from lost fuel duty.
A 6p-per-mile road tax on electric cars should be introduced to avoid a “massive black hole” in tax revenues, ministers have been urged.
The Resolution Foundation has warned the Treasury it will face a £10bn shortfall by the early 2030s unless it introduces new taxes on electric vehicles.
The think tank has said a proposed road tax, which would be measured through GPS data, would also allow the Government to charge motorists more for driving in congested areas in order to reduce traffic.
The proposals come as the Government faces a budget shortfall from the loss of fuel duty, which makes up over 2pc of total tax take.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are not currently charged a fuel duty on the electricity used to recharge them. Drivers of electric cars will have to start paying vehicle excise duty from 2025, bringing them in line with petrol and diesel vehicles.
However, fuel duty makes up the bulk of revenue the Treasury collects from drivers.
Wonderful: We can all be ripped off and tracked everywhere we go.
And.... those in power will be able to stop your EV from going anywhere they don't want you to go or even stop you driving it at all if they so choose. The technology already exists and it works.Wonderful: We can all be ripped off and tracked everywhere we go.
Could it possibly be down to pedestrians stepping on to the cycle lane as in the picture? It’s a regular hazard - often they’re looking at a phone. And of course, some cyclists are wankers who don’t slow down in these situations.
I don’t know how it could be made much plainer - it’s red, with bikes depicted in white, & there’s bollards separating it from the road. If people walk into it without looking, who is to blame? Those against cycle lanes will always be against cycle lanes.
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Upon signing on to my computer today, I was in for a slight shock -Wonderful: We can all be ripped off and tracked everywhere we go.
Work planned at ‘optical illusion’ street where people keep falling over
Councillor Paul Roper said: ‘The works to repair the broken paving slabs and replace cycle stands and bollards have been scheduled for some time.
Mr Roper said the council has ‘already acted by introducing the red coloured cycle lane finish that has reduced the number of reported incidents significantly’.
Ok here it is.Isn't should not different to must not in the highway code though?