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  1. I love the way its called a 1/4 p when its a 1/4 d shows what the slabbing companies know
  2. Merton's breakthrough as a television performer came in 1988 with Channel 4's improvised comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?,[23] which moved to TV from BBC Radio 4, though he had previously performed on the channel's Saturday Live and compered its series Comedy Wavelength in 1987.[24] He remained on Whose Line until 1993. Have I Got News for You began in 1990, and two series of his own sketch show, Paul Merton: The Series, followed soon after.[25] In 1995 he presented a documentary series celebrating the history of the London Palladium, entitled Paul Merton's Palladium Story. In 1996, Merton performed updated versions of fifteen of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's old scripts for an ITV series, Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's.... Six of these scripts were previously performed by Tony Hancock. These were very badly received by critics, and although a selection of episodes was initially released on VHS, it was not until June 2007 that the complete series was released on DVD. Also in 1996, Merton took a break from Have I Got News for You during its eleventh series, making only one appearance as a guest on fellow captain Ian Hislop's team. Merton later said that at the time he was "very tired" of the show and that he thought it had become "stuck in a rut". Nevertheless, he added that he felt his absence gave the programme the "shot in the arm" it needed and that it had been "better ever since".[26] In 2002, following allegations in the UK tabloids linking the show's chairman, Angus Deayton, with prostitutes and drug use, the host was asked to resign from the show. Merton hosted the first episode after Deayton's departure and was described as "merciless" in his treatment of his former co-star.[27] In 1999 Merton replaced Nick Hancock as host of Room 101,[28] a chat show in which guests are offered the chance to discuss their pet hates and consign them to the oblivion of Room 101. His first guest was Hancock. He hosted 64 editions. In 2007, his final guest was Ian Hislop (who became the first interviewee to appear twice, having also been on an edition with Hancock). Hislop's selections deliberately included items that Merton was known to like, such as The Beatles and the films of Charlie Chaplin.[29] Hislop's final choice was Merton himself, done to represent his departure from the show. Merton cast himself in the room to end the show, although on the condition that Hislop would go in with him. Merton is one of the recurring stars from the 4 ITV Pantos. His best role came in 1999, where Merton starred alongside Ronnie Corbett as one of the ugly sisters in ITV's Christmas pantomime of Cinderella. His other co-stars were Julian Clary, Samantha Janus, Ben Miller, Harry Hill, Frank Skinner and Alexander Armstrong.[30] In the same year – to coincide with the launch of his first stand up tour in 10 years, and this is me...Paul Merton – he was given his own one hour South Bank Show special. The show charted his beginnings in the co
  3. From the news today the first kings swan upping for many years, a totally english quaint custon , who but the english could even think it up? swanupping.webp
  4. The great thing about model coins is the complexity of the series , there's always a new variety hidden somewhere that nobody has ever seen before
  5. copper123

    nice story

    £3000 worth of eucalyptus would have been cheaper to feed him Halls .
  6. For weeks on end, Australian nursery owner Humphrey Herington has been racking his brain to identify the elusive thief eating his seedlings. At first he thought it was escaped goats. Then perhaps a pesky possum. The last thing he expected was to walk into work one day and find a "cheeky" koala, dazed and too stuffed to move, surrounded by stripped eucalypt plants. "He looked like he was full. He looked very pleased with himself," Mr Herington told the BBC. Staff are now building a koala-proof fence around their seedling tables to thwart the marsupial - dubbed Claude - whose snacking on several thousands plants has cost the nursery A$6,000 (£3,000; $3,800). Ironically, the plants Claude devoured were being grown to boost koala habitats in the region - the species is endangered. The team at Eastern Forest Nursery, near Lismore in northern New South Wales, had first noticed plants were being chewed a few months ago. "There weren't really any signs - there was no tracks or anything - to indicate what it could have been," Mr Herington said. "It was a mystery." They set a possum trap - to no avail - and even examined animal droppings for clues. But the culprit was only caught when they became a little too greedy. "We came out to work one morning and there he was, sitting there on a pole." "And there were lots of plants missing that morning... I guess that day he must have had a really big feed and was too tired to go back to his tree." With Claude unmasked as the leaf thief, Mr Herington gently wrapped him in a towel and moved him to some trees about 300m (984 feet) from the nursery. "But a couple of days later, he came back and continued with his nightly visits," he said. But Mr Herington isn't mad, he's rather amused. Koalas aren't exactly known for their agility or ingenuity. "I just couldn't believe that it was a koala," he said. "I was shocked but I was also... a little bit impressed." Tinged with that though, is concern. "I've been here for 20-odd years and this hasn't really happened before," Mr Herington said. "Is it that there is a shortage of food?" In 2022, koalas were listed as endangered along most of Australia's east coast, after a dramatic decline in numbers. The once-thriving marsupial has been ravaged by land clearing, bushfires, drought, disease and other threats. In 2021 a NSW inquiry found koalas would be extinct there by 2050 unless there was urgent action. There may be as few as 50,000 of the animals left in the wild, some conservation groups say. koala.webp
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    Picked up a nice L' entente cordiale medalette by lauer the other day to replace my manky old holed one . This is a nice example with lustre Still looking for the blackpool tower one though
  8. copper123

    Halfpenny ID check

    With a deep fried mars bar?
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    But it sounds good
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    They could easy have used puts and calls on oil grain etc to make vast sums of money with their insider information - vast sums of money could have been exported and used to help the war , in effect getting the general public to pay for the instability
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    'Whenever the Kremlin denies something, you should assume it's true' Bill Browder, an American investor and prominent critic of the Kremlin, said he believes that Vladimir Putin was responsible for bringing down the plane that killed Yevgeny Prigozhin. "Whenever the Kremlin denies something, you should assume it’s true," he tells BBC News, saying the Russian government had denied involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, the murder of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, and the Salisbury poisoning. "So when they come up with these lies the first thing you should do is look at the opposite," he says. Browder - who has described himself as Putin’s number one enemy - says Prigozhin angered the Russian leader by challenging his power when he launched his short-lived mutiny in June. "[Putin's] a dictator, nobody is allowed to challenge him. The way that he has succeeded in staying in power is by showing everyone that if you do anything that’s a challenge to his power, anything disloyal, that bad things will happen to you. Terrible things will happen to you," he says.
  12. They did have a darn good try in the euros a couple of years ago . I personally think we should pay the england team manager by results , then again if we did we would probably never have a decent aplicant
  13. Not the football pitch ?
  14. I dont think these farthings looked regal enough and indeed reminds me a bit of the commonwealth , I am guessing they were rejected because of this , only my opinion but some will think differently.
  15. At a quick glance you might mistake it for a coin of charles III
  16. I started speaking klingon a year ago and everyone treats me like a bloody alien!
  17. I must admit I really love greggs white coffee it really is superb and the price is fantastic as well. Its a weekness of mine
  18. Many high streets have had their beating hearts ripped out mainly due to covid I am afraid its done the big chains a masive favour and ruined many small cafes et Its even worse in the bigger places like leeds and manchester starbucks and pretts gallore and don't even mention greggs
  19. 80 horses would produce one great big pile of poo hope you don't leave it for other mororists to move tut tut
  20. IN THE MONEY Brits urged to check purses as rare 50p coin sells for £150 after eBay bidding war – here’s how to spot it Tom Duffy Published: 19:14, 30 Jul 2023 Updated: 17:04, 31 Jul 2023 Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) BRITS have been urged to look behind the sofa for spare change after a 50p coin was found to be worth around £148. The special edition coin, released in 2009 to mark 250 years since Kew Gardens opened in 1759, is now worth nearly £150.00. Is it not amazing that journalist just keep on repeating and repeating the same old "News" after 14 years it seams that every newspaper in the uk reminds its readers to look out for these coins every six months (Which by the way dont exist in circulation anymore) Roll on the new info about the undated 20p
  21. I bit like horses losing their jobs when something better turned up
  22. A pick-up from brum last weekend - I really love it there are very few as nice, except for silly money, note the head of brittania is nicely struck...
  23. Very few around in that grade
  24. Even the oldest people are now paying for lots of small purchaces on contactless admittedly its really popular but few places are refusing cash as well I am pretty sure it will take another five years or so for major refusals of cash to become the norm