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Today at 06:51 PM Police Convoy by diggingdeeper

A police convoy of about 19 vehicles was driving around central and south Liverpool area on Sunday evening with Blues and Twos going.

The police have said this was a show of strength to deter gun crime.

While I think its a good idea to try different tactics, having this lot flying around with sirens and lights flashing in a non-emergency situation just blows their credibility yet again.

It would have been much more effective if they hadn't been in convoy and were covering everywhere not just main roads, keep the lights on but kill the sirens.

SOURCE

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Yesterday at 04:06 PM Problem With Wifi by Uffda

Can anyone help please? I have a problem with my laptop which appears to be getting worse. Several times a day the Wifi drops off and the only way to get it back on is to restart the laptop. My service provider is Plusnet and they have looked into and say that isn't the router which I think is correct as I can connect via the ethernet cable. It's very frustrating as there seems to be no rhyme or reason why this happens.
It's an ASUS X553M laptop with Windows 10. Any advice will be gratefully received.

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20th Jan 2017 8:54pm SwissGear suitcase only used once by newbrightonmole


Have a suitcase here, only used once - so pretty much brand new. If anyone wants it message me and your welcome to have it. I'll probably take the tip on Monday



This is the suitcase:-
https://www.swissgear.com/daily-deals-28-spinner-blue-green

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20th Jan 2017 12:00pm Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry by granny


New film : ' A Dog's Purpose ' . Released January 2017

Public being called to avoid going to see it. Cruelty involved in the training and filming of the dog.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38659155

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19th Jan 2017 6:25pm Sanctuary awaits 5 bears by venice

5 brown bears or so are still in tiny illegal cages. Theres sanctuary places awaiting them . This petition requires only a name and email address. if you want to add to the pressure to release them.

https://www.worldanimalprotection.org.uk...erm=17006som001

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19th Jan 2017 3:01pm Parking Charges by diggingdeeper

The Council is planning a load of changes to parking charges.

Many car parks fees are about to double.
Country parks are about to have parking fees.
More streets are going to become pay-and-display in and near shopping areas.

This is a stupid thing to do that can only shut down the Wirral economy.

I've said before that I would prefer to buy an annual parking pass than have all this faffing around.

Of course its all a clever trick by the Government, they reduce the Council funding but its the Council that get the blame not the Government.

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19th Jan 2017 2:42pm Kitten found Arrowe park car park by Greenwood

Just picked this up from Greasby Facebook page:

Beautiful cream kitten found thin & shaking Arrowe park car park-taken to vets-seems ok-no microchip-taking to RSPCA Wallasey

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19th Jan 2017 9:07am Puppy wanted good careing home offered by chris7777

Hi,
I'm looking to add to our home a puppy.
My dog died from a heart attack 16yrs ago, she was 15 and I'd had her from 8wks,I couldn't think of getting another dog at the time.
I have a cat aged 14yrs so I have to think of her too! that's why I want a puppy, the way I see it is that a puppy won't know what a cat is,an older dog would and might attack her.
If anyone knows of any puppy's please let me know.
Thank you.

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19th Jan 2017 1:42am New Car tax Rates For New Cars by fish5133

Just seen the new car tax rates applicable for new cars registered after April 2017.
Looking at £1200 £1700 and £2000 for petrol and diesels with emissions over 200 g/km .
Is this just to get everyone to buy cars with low emissions or old cars.
Didn't realise they were that high

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18th Jan 2017 9:54pm 2pioneer speakers Free by dodie

Ring / text only please 07984051336

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18th Jan 2017 9:07pm 753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront by Norton

Modern Pub/Restaurant next to The Light cinema at New Brighton, which opened about the same time as the other retail units on the site of the former open-air baths.

It is designed to be child friendly and has various menu offers each day for both adults, children and families.

Part of The Hungry Horse chain of Greene King plc Group.

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18th Jan 2017 6:05pm Car Value Sites Parkers Auto Trader by fish5133

In the market for another vehicle as mine is now terminal. Looked at a couple with similar mileage
One a 1.8 petrol Land Rover Freelander 2003 62K miles the other a 2lt automatic petrol Honda CRV 2005 70K miles

The land rover is coming in at around £1300 whilst the Honda around £3600

What is it that determines such a big difference on what I would have seen as being 2 similarish cars. Is it that certain makes have bigger problems that devalues them. I know a couple of friends who had freelanders and had big mechanical problems

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18th Jan 2017 1:02pm Spectacles found. by Beethoven

Two pairs of spectacles found today outside Christchurch in Oxton. They may have been dropped by someone exiting a Vauxhall Zafira, please PM me if you think they belong to you or someone you know.

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17th Jan 2017 10:33pm The Green Eyed Girl by granny

Does anyone remember the picture of the Green Eyed Girl, as she was called, from Afghanistan and poster girl on the National Telegraphic Magazine ? There is this article about her today. Very sad.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38640487



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17th Jan 2017 3:45pm A Little Girl Gets A Kitten by Uffda

If this doesn't bring a tear to your eye then you're made of stone.



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17th Jan 2017 1:02pm Best Price for Scarpping my car by Mike72

Hi all, need to scrap my clio as needs a new engine which is more than what the car is worth. It still has 10 months MOT. Where is the best place to get the most cash for it?

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17th Jan 2017 9:04am Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan by fish5133

Just a reminder the brown bin collections restarting today so you may finally get rid of your xmas tree

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17th Jan 2017 12:10am Diagnosis Route by fish5133

After a bit of advice regarding the best order of diagnosis

Petrol Alhambra carburettor.

Knew for a week or so something was starting to go wrong.

occasional mis fired especially when on roundabouts or just pulling away. Stalling when stopping at junction when engine not warmed up. Not starting so easily when previous it would start first time in freezing weather. Today it was misfiring on a roundabout and finally just stalled on another roundabout and wouldn't start or fire up at all.
Battery ok, fuel in it, turning over ok.

Is it best to just first check if fuel getting to carb and if sparking at plugs before start looking elsewhere.
fuel pump, fuel lines, filters, timing .
Already tried with MAF thingy disconnected as that gave me problems few years ago

Intrigued why it should happen on roundabouts ..fuel sloshing in tank?
cheers

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16th Jan 2017 8:35pm RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery by fish5133

In case someone was thinking of it don't make my mistake
Fallen foul of going for cheaper Breakdown recovery through insurance company rather than AA or RAC.
In the past RAC and AA who have come to rescue have made a good attempt to diagnose and repair the problem if they can and take you home if they cant. RAC even did a roadside replacement of a defective coil pack for me as he had one onboard.
Just had a car breakdown- phoned insurance company to organise breakdown guys to come out. Not too long to wait. Couple nice guys but then realised it was just a recovery vehicle, no tools,no diagnostics, no petrol can. Just straight on back of tow truck to garage for fuel which I told them wouldn't be the problem (it wasn't) so they just brought vehicle back home --which I am very thankful for.
The insurance company use similar terminology to RAC and AA like roadside assistance etc but it obviously doesn't mean sending qualified mechanics out just a recovery vehicle.

Advertising blurb says roadside assistance as
Quote:
"We will arrange service at the scene of the breakdown if we cant fix we will tow you home or to a garage
"
However the small print and definitions reads
Quote:
If the Vehicle breaks down more than a quarter of a mile from your Home, we’ll arrange
and pay for a recovery operator to come to the Vehicle (for up to one hour) to try to get it
working again.


subtle difference--reckon complaint to advertising standards??

So it will be back to RAC/AA again next time.

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16th Jan 2017 10:22am Windows 10 recovery disc by nidgynoo

Good morning all.I don't suppose anyone has a windows 10 recovery disc (32 bit) I could borrow please.Much appreciated if anyone can help out.

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15th Jan 2017 6:56pm Lost Mobile Phone by spinner1

Hi, my daughter has lost her bag on the night of Friday the 13th January in Birkenhead town centre. It was a grey clutch bag containing a rose gold samsung s7 edge (that has a cracked back glass) along with some other bits. Only bothered about the phone and will provide a reward for its return, it is locked to her fingerprint so is useless to anyone else. Think it has been thrown away somewhere as it has been switched off - if any one comes across it, please contact me.

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15th Jan 2017 1:28pm What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead? by yoller

Here's a bit of the 1875 Town Plan of Birkenhead, showing County Hall on Abbey Street. It is complete with courtroom, police office, clerk's office and superintendent's residence. There was already a County Court building on Chester Street / Pilgrim Street, so what was County Hall for?

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15th Jan 2017 11:28am Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY by GaryFromWirral

I was cycling around Liscard yesterday (14/01/2017) and found a mobile phone laying in the road ... It has a password entry system , So haven't tried to access it, so can't find out through contacts list who's phone it is !!!! Well expensive at 3-400 quid !!! Surely someone is missing it !!!!

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14th Jan 2017 2:50pm Facebook Account Advice by fish5133

Have managed to avoid having a facebook account till now. My fishing club has set up a private facebook page? so that we can basically have a private forum between members. Our club website didn't have the facility for us to communicate.

Never set up a facebook account before and only want it to access and post between members on our clubs page.

Are there any pitfalls about privacy security to be aware of

cheers techno wizards

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14th Jan 2017 1:57am Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone by fish5133

Now I am a fairly peaceable guy and don't get too upset even when we debate controversial issues but now and again you see things that make you want to punch the faeces out of someone . Viewer discretion advised

poor cat



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13th Jan 2017 8:41pm Childs LFC peddle bike 5 - 8 Yrs by Pete_M

Free to anyone who can use it
Ch44 area

More information below...
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13th Jan 2017 2:20pm 752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard by Norton

This is not a pub as such, but a private members club which is also popular for its function room, and is used for a variety of things, from children's parties to jumble sales.

The building, once known as Heyfield House, dates back to before 1875. Maps from about 1911 name it as 'The Old Manor Club', although it is not adjacent to any of the local Manors.

Clifton Hall used to be over the road from it, and its lodge still stands. As a matter of interest, the Hall became the Sea Training Home before being bought by Wallasey Council for use as a Technical College, which has since been demolished for a small housing estate.

On its North side, the Club used to have a bowling green, but this was sold and is now the site of some modern apartments. To the rear are playing fields, known as The Delph, a former quarry.

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13th Jan 2017 1:38pm 751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton by Norton

This pub dates back to about 1860 and was originally owned by Spraggs brewery, but was taken over by Higsons Brewery in 1919 and closed in the late 1920's.

It was on the south side of Mount Pleasant Road (Upper Brighton) close to the Quarry recreation grounds & Stroude's Corner.

There are now houses on the site.

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13th Jan 2017 10:00am Temperature problem on W reg Audi A3 by nestonlad

Hi During the summer I had a problem with my car overheating if I was stuck in traffic for anything over 15 minutes and now in winter the needle is failing to reach the normal mid way point on the gauge. I did ask the garage to check it when it went in for mot in September but they couldn't find the problem, any suggestions on what it could be,cheers

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13th Jan 2017 7:30am Renault Clio 1.4 Fault code P0300 Misfire? by Mike72

My clio has decided to play up and engine management light has come on and i found the above fault code possible multiple misfire. Is this a simple fix? do i just check the leads for any issues or should i be looking at other possible problems. The car sounds very noisy its a petrol but sounds like a diesel.

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11th Jan 2017 1:10pm Broweser for web novice by dizdazdoz

Hi I am setting up a laptop for my parents and after some advice.

They only have a hotmail email.
My mum has suffered a stroke. Arthiritis in hands.

I have shown her the basics of laptop use (tried to convice her a tablet might work better) and she seems to have pick up some of the basics. However she doesnt do well with looking for favourites or bookmarks so was wondering if anyone knows of a browser that you can make easy to use. Maybe just tiles etc to save the few sites she may use.

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10th Jan 2017 8:07pm craft clubs/ knitting/crochet etc by locomotive

Are there any Craft clubs/meetings in the Upton/Greasby area, My wife is looking for a society that knits or whatever, any info would be appreciated

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10th Jan 2017 4:04pm Fat Ball Bird Feeders by granny

If you have one of these, please do not use them. They have been recalled, as birds are suffering their death ,as you see.
[img]https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/ad_228391998.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&strip=all[/img]

It seems that the 'Peckish' brand of seed offered free feeders last year along with a packeet of fat balls, they were in yellow plastic boxes.
These were later on a product recall as they were harming birds, but some are still being used.
Peckish said they sell over 430,000 feeders each year and this is the first time it has happened. They say anyone who still has one of these free feeders needs to contact their customer care line.

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8th Jan 2017 7:18pm 351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32 by yoller

Prince Alfred Hotel, junction of Waterloo Place and Chester Street, Birkenhead, circa 1900

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8th Jan 2017 7:11pm 167 Wirral Arms George Street 9 Grange Street by yoller

Wirral Arms (extreme left of picture), Grange Street, Birkenhead, near the corner of Egerton Street, circa 1910

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8th Jan 2017 4:52pm Miriam by RUDEBOX

Why are several buildings on Laird Street referenced to a 'Miriam'- the Health Centre and Nursery, for example?

Who is Miriam?

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7th Jan 2017 3:04pm finding a driver for a q5 computer microscope by 4436789

does anybody know how to find a driver for a q5 computer microscope please

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7th Jan 2017 10:45am 229 Barnett's Vaults Market St, Birkenhead by derekdwc

Just noticed this on a 1876? map
Would appreciate any info on it and the Hamilton building then

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6th Jan 2017 11:09pm Are we ready for Alexa ? by granny


Are we ? Could life as we know it change for ever ? Might we be tracked on everything we do, might Alex find her way into our homes, without being asked, eventually ? Would you like her to hear you in bed, she might not be able to see in the dark. Could it be the beginning of humans to walk away and go back to the hills and forests where we can't be found ? Will she be a good girl or a bad girl ?

That sounds like the start of a movie, and it could be .

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/138846-a...-are-compatible

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4th Jan 2017 7:50pm Whatsapp scam by johncon

Hi guys am i right in thinking there is a Whatsapp scam going around wanting you to verify your account otherwise they will start charging you . I am sure I have seen this one before .

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