Category: Have Your Say

Parking a squeeze? Should parking places be bigger?

2016-11-21 12:47:51

Parking a squeeze? Finding a parking place is often a challenge, once we’ve secured that elusive parking bay the next challenge is squeezing in. As we are growing in size and stature so are cars, the problem is the parking place remain the same size (Car: 2.4 metres x 4.8 metres) according to minimum recommendations laid out by the planning portal. According to the government statistics department : ‘In 2013: there were 35 million vehicles licensed for use on...Read more

You’re hired! do you think President Trump will be good for the UK?

2016-11-09 13:42:12

Donald Trump triumphed in the US presidential election early this morning in a hard-fought, acrimonious and ultimately unexpected (by the Pollsters!) victory which sent shockwaves reverberating around not only the US but the world too. The victory was sealed with wins in the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. Mr Trump pledged that he would be "president for all Americans" in his New York victory speech. Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, described the result as "bigger...Read more

GBBO is off to Channel 4 -will you join them?

2016-09-13 16:33:38

The Great British Bake Off moves to Channel 4 from 2017 The big news story of the week is that the BBC have lost one of our favourite shows GBBO, Channel 4 will now air the hit show after signing a new three-year agreement with the producers, Love Productions. The stars, sets and themes may remain, though we wonder if Channel 4 will want to adapt the show in any way after apparently bidding 25 Million for the rights! Many...Read more

Block my mobile, I’ll drink to that!

2016-08-02 10:22:18

A story first reported by local Brighton & Hove newspaper The Argus has really caught the attention of the national media. The Argus headline ‘Mobile phone signals blocked from new Hove Gin bar’ inform us of a novel concept in enjoying your evening out-the blocking of your mobile phone signal. The bar named The Gin Tub situated in Hove West Sussex embraces the reassurgence of all thing gin, with 50 different varieties on offer. Though you are undoubtedly spoiled for...Read more

Over 50s -will we mourn the loss of the traditional holiday brochure?

2016-07-16 15:34:32

Over 50s -will we mourn the loss of the traditional holiday brochure? As reported in the press ‘Sun sets on the holiday brochure’ Daily Mail we are witnessing the demise of the traditional holiday brochure as more-and-more of us turn to the web to search for our next holiday. Thomson Tui the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world have formally announced they will be phasing out brochures for their brands including the much-loved Thomson and First Choice...Read more

Would you still consider retiring overseas?

2016-06-26 14:08:28

Would you still consider retiring overseas, if the opportunities were there? Now that the Referendum is concluded, if you were considering retiring overseas have those plans now been shelved? The chances of living in say France or Spain and enjoying reciprocal healthcare rights will depend on how we negotiate our departure from The EU. Millions of us rely on our European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when travelling overeseas. As EU members we enjoyed healthcare rights thanks to the EHIC, these...Read more

Movie Quiz for the over 50s

2016-06-14 22:59:07

Over 50s movie quiz Part 1?Take The-Boomers quiz to see how much of a film buff you areHumphrey Bogart's immortal line 'Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine comes from which film?The African QueenThe Maltese FalconKey LargoCasablancaIn which year did Bruce Willis first don his vest in the 'Die Hard' films?1998198820081978Who directed the 1955 romantic thriller ‘To Catch a Thief ‘ staring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly?John HustonFrank CapraRobert AltmanAlfred...Read more

Top Gear v Old Top Gear -which is the winner?

2016-05-29 21:08:57

Top Gear The world’s biggest motoring show is back, featuring an all-new presenter line-up with Clarkson May & Hammond now replaced by Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc joined by German racer Sabine Schmitz, YouTube star Chris Harris, BBC F1 pundit Eddie Jordan. The new six-part series sees Top Gear’s new presenting team undertake a series of on- and off-road challenges: chauffeuring superstar musicians to the top of Africa in 4x4s, journeying across Britain in roofless three-wheelers, hitting the Rolls-Royce campaign trail...Read more

Earl Grey or Builder’s?

2016-05-07 19:40:44

Earl Grey or Builder's? Which one do you prefer? Though tea drinking seems to be on decline however we still look on ourselves as ‘a nation of tea drinkers’ . New research from Mintel finds that Brits may be losing their thirst for the Great British Tea Time. Indeed, whilst over two thirds (69%) of tea drinking Brits agree that drinking tea is an important part of social occasions, over the past few years sales of the beverage have been...Read more