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  1. I'm not entirely sure why Robbie Williams, the celebrated 'fat dancer from Take That' 'opened' the soccer ball World Cup.


    I don't mind him, really, but does he has the international kudos it takes to open such a huge event?


    Is he Putin's fuck buddy or summat?

  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44481390


    Older cars face Glasgow city centre ban

    Older cars will be banned from Glasgow city centre in four years time after councillors agreed to extend a low emission zone (LEZ) to all vehicles.

    An LEZ will apply to 20% buses from the end of 2018, rising to 100% by December 2022. Cars will need to meet the strict standards from the end of 2022.

    After that date petrol cars made before 2005 and diesels built before September 2014 will not be allowed in the zone.

    The council said it was "forging a path towards cleaner air".

    But environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth Scotland said the timetable lacked ambition, condemning people to illegal levels of air pollution for years to come.

    The policy to extend the zone to all vehicles will now be subject to an "economic appraisal" and a consultation exercise over the next 12-18 months.

    Anna Richardson, city convener for sustainability and carbon reduction, said: "Improving the quality of the air we breathe is a key priority for the city and so I'm proud to stand behind this progressive policy that will see Glasgow introduce Scotland's first low emission zone by the end of the year.

    "Partnership working has resulted in substantial improvements to air quality however it remains a public health concern.

    "The LEZ will make significant reductions to air pollution in the city centre and when fully implemented, will cover all vehicles by December 2022. This will ensure we achieve the improvements in air quality our city deserves."



  3. Some of these stories remind me of my brother's Lancia Delta Hf Turbo. Or the Fuckwit Magnet, as it shall forever be known.


    A nice car but with the usual flaky brown issues.


    Anyway, during our time of ownership (he eventually sold it to me when running costs became prohibitive), it had paint poured over it, a huge scratch scored across the driver's side, and one or two other minor acts of malice occurred.


    Eventually he advertised it in Autotrader. The phone rang one night around 10pm and my dad answered. The conversation went something like this:


    Dad: 'Hello?'


    Terry Fuckwit: 'If that car is for sale tomorrow I'm going to come round there with a shotgun and (mumbles) something something something.'


    Dad: (Incredulous silence).


    A good start.


    Eventually someone more normal came to look. A supercilious, stuck up little tit, as it happens.


    'It's the sort of car one buys for £500 and throws away six months later.' he said.


    'Fuck off, you obnoxious little bastard.' we wanted to say, but didn't, of course.


    The little twat didn't even buy it, despite my brother lowering his asking price dramatically.


    A few months later I bought the car and then realised I should not have done this silly thing.


    It went for scrap soon after.

  4. Coming soon to an eBay near you - some species of underground Daimler...


    Daimler found buried in Guernsey back garden










    Theories include:


     "a previous owner of the house in St Peter's may have started renovating the vehicle before giving up and putting the rockery over the car to hide it".

    Bet they're kicking themselves it's not a fucking Mk1 Escort


    My uncle buried at least two Morris cars, a Minor and a Traveller, on his land in the early 80's.


    It may have been to avoid paying to have them taken the scrapyard or maybe he just wanted to tidy up his garden?

  5. I picked up the car yesterday. It burst into life after a jumpstart. The engine died after I failed to give it enough power to drive over a large speed hump. Another jumpstart was required at this point.

    I drove 50 miles home with no issues, everything seems to work, no banging or clanking noises - other than one thing; a noise like a wee man using a power drill which seems to get louder near the back of the car. It sounds like a whining fan type noise but not sure, really.

    Anyway, I turned the engine off at home and again it failed to start. All lights etc were working at this point. It just won't turn over. A new battery has been suggested..


  6. So, I found myself up at Errol in Perthshire at the weekend.


    I had a idea that I would buy another motor. The little Daihatsu had caught my eye in the previous catalogue but it had failed to sell.


    The guide price was £1 to £.5k, hence the reason for he sale failure, I would imagine.


    Anyway, it's black, very basic (no radio, manual windows) but with only 11k miles on the clockometer.


    It came with the original manual, original dealer sticker, some wet wipes in the glove box and lots of earth under the rear arches!!! Bargain!


    The V5 was missing so I will pick up a V62 very soon.


    It's still in the auction hall as the shunt around guys said they couldn't move it until the auction ended and the hall was clear. I couldn't stay until then so will pick up on Thursday evening.


    I keep calling it a Toyota Starlet for some reason. My brother says the interior reminds him of the '96 Micra he owned some years ago.

    You know, hard, grey plastic everywhere.



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