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Sunday, 30 December 2007
Thursday, 27 December 2007
I Spotted the DVLA vehicle clamping vehicle in
When the four number plate recognition cameras mounted on the roof spot an untaxed car they stop and clamp it.
It costs £80 and the production of a current tax disc to get it released, if it’s not claimed in 24 hours the release fee goes to £160 plus £15 a day storage.
If it’s still unclaimed after 14 days it goes to the car crusher and you’re still in line for a £1000 fine plus back tax.
Between August 1997 and November 2004, the scheme encouraged over 909,000 motorists to voluntarily retax their vehicles, bringing in £116m in additional revenue. Over 259,000 vehicles have been wheel clamped and about half of these have been crushed. This action has had a direct impact on road safety, as the vehicles that have been disposed of were unroadworthy.
Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Tuesday, 25 December 2007
Sunday, 23 December 2007
Friday, 21 December 2007
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
Monday, 17 December 2007
It was The Bristol Biplane (Boxkite was a nickname) and 76 of the originals were built in
Sunday, 16 December 2007
Friday, 14 December 2007
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
It was with some surprise I learned that old friend and former work colleague Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's.
I phoned him this evening and found him in his usual happy but slightly crazy self.
Unfortunately our conversation was cut short when a tabloid photographer turned up at his front door unannounced.
Here are the facts in today’s announcement.
More of my Rare Terry Pratchett pictures here, scroll down the page to April 5th 2006
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Why does it always happen to me, we were shopping in
I was accosted by a large chicken, with a sign asking to be asked a question.
It was worth a snap and I asked it why it wasn’t in an oven with its legs stuck behind its head!
The BBC were shooting a new programme going out next year, I can’t see me making it to air but they still wanted me to sign a release.
Monday, 10 December 2007
Sunday, 9 December 2007
Saturday, 8 December 2007
Wednesday, 5 December 2007
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Sunday, 2 December 2007
Friday, 30 November 2007
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
The sight of passers-by rummaging in rubbish skips is a regular site these days.
But this is the first time that I’ve spotted a till; perhaps the clue is the Tesco bag. Maybe Tesco has spotted a gap in the market and to follow Tesco insurance, Tesco credit cards and Tesco estate agents they are starting Tesco Skips!
Thursday, 22 November 2007
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Friday, 16 November 2007
Thursday, 15 November 2007
Why do film companies always make life difficult for news photographers?
Keira Knightly has been filming "The Duchess" in
Today she appeared outside first the first time.
The film company did everything possible to obstruct the view.
As you can see from the first frame I was a long way from the action, Miss Knightley as in the centre of the frame behind the lights.
But it’s amazing what you can do with a 600mm lens.
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Monday, 12 November 2007
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Today the second unit have been at the
It’s thought that they are only shooting interior ballroom scenes in the Assembly Rooms on a closed set, so unless you catch they out shopping or eating you’re unlikely to see them.
Camera crew board the coach to film the windows above car level
Maggie Ainley the Bath Film Commissioner checks her own pictures.
Friday, 9 November 2007
Thursday, 8 November 2007
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
I spotted this parked in Weston last week, a trailer full of cycles.
Carefree Cycling Tours arrange trips like the Bath Spa Pedal and Pamper.
Lunch in Kingsmead square and leave your bike, walk to the Thermae Spa for two hours pampering, and then get driven back to
The Special offer price is £79 for two with only 15 miles to cycle.