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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.