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Old 22nd April 2009, 12:02 PM
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Hey Singularity

I'm just off the M4 near Llantrisant/Talbot Green and work over in the steelworks in Port Talbot. Originally from North Wales, moved down south to go to uni in Cardiff, where I managed to drag out student life to 8 years (did my degree then stayed on to do my doctorate) before heading over to the steelworks. Currently on a secondment to one of our engineering suppliers for 3 months up in Stockton on Tees. Only 3 weeks to go and then its back home and time to start building

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Old 22nd April 2009, 12:08 PM
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Small old world I was brought up in Bridgend....
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Old 22nd April 2009, 12:11 PM
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Small old world I was brought up in Bridgend....
That explains a lot In particular the resin habit!
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Old 22nd April 2009, 12:33 PM
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Ahhh bridgend, that was my favourite place to go drinking when I was younger. I remember the drunken walk in the early hours of the morning to get back to Porthcawl. Happier times
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Old 22nd April 2009, 12:42 PM
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Ahhh bridgend, that was my favourite place to go drinking when I was younger. I remember the drunken walk in the early hours of the morning to get back to Porthcawl. Happier times

Blimey that's some walk home from how far I remember Porthcawl is from Bridgend..!!...proper pissed then
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Old 22nd April 2009, 12:47 PM
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Yea, I think I was only about 17 at the time and couldn't always afford the taxi. Did get the taxi usually though
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Old 22nd April 2009, 02:33 PM
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Well it looks like it's here -

"From next month until March 2010 motorists to get 2,000 discount on new cars if they trade in cars older than 10 years"
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Old 22nd April 2009, 06:37 PM
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Get a grip you lot, the R Soles that govern this country will give you nothing and take twice as much back. Stop smoking,loss of revenue. Drink less,more loss.All the people stoping smoking has not helped the NHS in any shape or form, and you and me ie Joe Public foot the bill for there cockups and fighting other peoples wars in the name of oil(what happened to North Sea oil and gas).

And before one of you who is good at maths say's it I know the square root of FA is Sweet FA.
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Old 22nd April 2009, 07:04 PM
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Am I right in thinking that certain cars pay no, or an extremely small amount, of road tax, because they are soo fuel efficient.

Imagine we all swapped to them, where would the money for maintaining the roads come from??

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Old 22nd April 2009, 07:16 PM
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Don't laugh - my daily drive is a 1.4 HDI Citroen C3 (I can hear you laughing) which I picked up cheap about 5 years ago. Regularly does 60-80mpg and road tax is 35 a year.Even though I keep thinking about changing it I can't bring myself too it as it is so cheap to run! My motorbike on the other hand costs 66 a year to tax!
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