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Don't steel!
Started by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Friday December 30 2011 Wigan & Leigh Magistrates Court


Steeling is part of ******* **********'slife

Ms ****** *****, aged 56, of Skelmersdale stole various items belonging to Asda to the value of £52.97. The defendant failed to be at her place of abode and had in her possession a foil lined carrier bag used in connection with theft or in the course of. There was a commission of a further offence, whilst subject to order of conditional discharge.


The defendant has been a prolific offender over the past 40 years, and has continued to offend even when placed on community orders. Furthermore Ms ***** has offended shortly after her release from prison. The view of the bench is that nothing will persuade or change the habits of a lifetime. A custodial sentence of 6 months, was given to Ms ******.

From here

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Unbelievable.

Proberly as got and inglish digree two.

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
Can't ironing be outlawed, too?

Posted by: barflag7 (1745) Report abuse
It's rampant in Pittsburg.

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
I served on a jury for a case where the defendant was illiterate so had made a spoken statement which was recorded to be transcribed by an audio typist. 

The transcript was read out in court and it told how the defendant had smuggled a mobile phone into the police cell when first arrested, (which he could have used to collaborate with someone to create an alibi). 

The defendant disputed this; he'd done no such thing and had never stated that he had.

The judge halted proceedings whilst the original recording was obtained and checked. It was verified that the defendant was right about this dramatic discrepancy.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Scary stuff.

Posted by: fletcher (660)  Report abuse
She may have the same medical condition as Anthony Worrell-Thompson and needs to go into therapy

Posted by: 0 years (1925) Report abuse
Can't ironing be outlawed, too?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
It is, for men!

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
Ironing is outlawed for men and not for women?!

Then I'm starting a campaign, straightaway! This is a pressing matter!

OUTLAW IRONING FOR WOMEN - NOW!

Fletcher - I think Mac was just drawing attention to the misspelling of stealing(?).

Posted by: fletcher (660)  Report abuse
Jo anne, sorry it was meant to be a joke with regard to Worrell-Thompson's so called illness regarding his stealing!

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
No need to be sorry, Fletcher.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Top of the class! - Another good year for Wigan Borough GCSEs.

Education leaders are particular pleased that for those pupils achieving five or more A*-C (incl. English & Maths), Wigan's results improved year on year for the past five years from a base of 41.7% in 2006 to 57.1% in 2011.

Story


What does tob mean?

(No charge for this service, WEP)

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
No charge for this service, WEP)


Replied: 27th Jan 2012 at 11:02
Last edited by Mac: 27th Jan 2012 at 11:50:18




WEP?

Neither example is down to them.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
However

The bright yellow devices – which are about the size of a 50 pence piece – are used by rail companies to let trains and motorists know that work is going on further down the line.

Detonators

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Then again, they could be right

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
I read that just after the 'Top of the Class' Story. I wonder if they need proof readers for but a few shillings a week?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
They're working on the layout of a 'situations vacant' advert, as we type.

Don't hold your breath.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
I bet I can hold my breath longer than 'some people'.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Behave!

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
This 'Gaffe' from the Mail:
Claims 'sometimes the U.S. seems like it dosn't want allies'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092300/The-U-S-wants-control-says-Putin-blasts-America-interfering-countries-affairs.html#ixzz1kmxiDfno

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
"I have lost all faith in the judiciary in Britain ... I have been treated appallingly by the CPS, and I have received more accurate information in the Wigan Evening Post than from the CPS or witness protection."

(From here)

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Dear God!

The poor chap mus feel like he's been injured twice over.

Incidentally, re some of the comments on that article;

Sometimes (I don't know if it is the case here) the addresses given of the culprits are where they have moved to since the assault.

ie they could be local people who moved after the event.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Forty years?

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
We can count on the press to make mistakes.

M.E.N. (a bit better):
'Friends to the end: Pals retire together after 40 years at Tameside hospital
Friends who met on their first day at work are to retire from the same place on the same day more than 40 years later.'

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Morgue?

I wondered about Americanisms and found an interesting item on Wiki.

In American English:
Morgue is used to refer to the room in which newspaper or magazine publishers keep their back issues and other historical references, as they serve a similar purpose to human morgues. See Morgue file.



Note also the confusion in WEP article about Registrars

Local funeral directors say Wigan’s Registra Service was capable of recording an average of 10 deaths per day

Mr Jones said that the situation was a “growing concern” for Wigan’s undertakers.

He said: “Now, where the families would check with the DWP or other bodies to inform them of the death of a loved one, the registrar service is doing it themselves under the new system and that means that they no longer have the time to record as many deaths as they did before because each one is taking twice as long to complete.

“I have spoken to one of the registras and he confirmed that it is causing them problems.

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Are they slipping up?

Coun Tushingham, Independent for Ashton, is up for re-election in the local elections on May 3.

A list of other candidates campaigning is not yet available



Published on Thursday 5 April 2012 12:49


However:

Started: 4th Apr 2012 at 19:58

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Not an error, but a right sensationalist lead paragraph.

Page 1 WEP yesterday.

'COULD a murderer be on the loose in Wigan?

That was the frightening question preying on the minds of many minds today following the tragic death of a Wigan man days after he was found collapsed in the street.'

Certainly a serious and very tragic event, but that is redolent of the climate of fear that was around West Yorkshire over thirty years ago.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Yes, A murderer could indeed be lurking. Lock up your Daughters!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
It really annoyed me that.

I have now wish to go into the various 'theories' and speculations about the particular circumstances, and hope not to provoke others into doing so, until the facts emerge.

But I'm sure the Police aren't about to issue warnings.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
You only have to look at the thread about Mr. Farrell to view speculation and rumour.

Murderers do prowl Wigan, Ethel Rileys murderer to name but one still walks amongst us.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I know they do prowl, Mac. One was only caught following a subsequent serious crime some years ago. But the thing that struck me is the element of scaremongering in the tone of the item.

Almost like a yearning for some 'penny dreadful' story to emerge.

Mind you, that must always be at the back of the mind of a journalist.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
As is their livelihood, but I take your point.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Make sure you can see where your going

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Isn't that the link I supplied on the 'tinted windows' sketch?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Yes, but you didn't point out the error, did you?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Yes, it was supplied in the bleedin' link supplied!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
You missed it, didn't you?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Thought you were typing in patios.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
No, it's raining.

Do you mean 'patois'?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Patios, minus the apostrophe.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Another howler.

Horrible story. But another display of a lack of local knowledge.

Martyn Trezise, who had kicked the 42-year-old victim in the face as he desperately tried to cling onto the parapet of the bridge near the DW Stadium, was jailed for eight years.



Firefighters had to be called to the scene in Scholes and after they lowered a ladder down the steep embankment the victim managed to climb to safety.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
maybe you should point it out to them

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Scholes!
The town cryer suggests action.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Give that man a bell.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
He has the end of one on display.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I wonder what the technical term for that conical thing on the end of the clapper is?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
No end

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Ooops, wrong thread

Welll, shame to waste it.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Just googled 'bell clappers'.



Is there a doctor in the house.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Is that another one of his symptoms?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Aye, and it's worse when your conical doings turns black

Coincidentally , I wonder if the conical doings is there to add a bit more weight/momentum to the 'hammer'.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Must be, else it's a trademark maybe?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Possibly?

Another one, plus some nice technical terms on drawing.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Anyroad, back to topic.

“Remploy means verything to them - it is not only a job, but a way of life.”

Here

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
Give that man a bell


someone on here has an head like a bell..............smooth and shiny

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Remploy, have their staff all been made redundant now?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Wonder if 'some people' have spent up?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Cutting a lot of factories.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
gosh another informative thread.....good on you

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Comments from yesterday have been removed from the WEP article.

The general point was the wisdom of employees of such a funded company actually taking industrial action.

ie they were only going to lose their own wages. Not like holding a big corporation to ransom.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Looked on the G4S website earlier, found this job. 'Driver - Permanet - Stoke-on-Trent'.
I sent an email asking if they were looking for proof readers. Not expecting a reply.

Though on a more serious note, they have LOADS of jobs going, G4S jobs

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Looked on the G$S websirte earlier.

Come back, Ena.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Get thee to a bakery.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Typing of olympics

MattGerrard
Reader
.
. This is made even funnier when your reporter manages to spell the mis-spelling incorrectly in the photo caption...

Posted: 2 hours ago.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Journalists eh. Tsk!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Was a nice little one in yesterday's WEP (Not online)

'Halford sand firestations'

Halfords and firestations

Item about driving tests.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
A police spokeswoman said the driver of the engine and its trailer had been taken to hospital suffering from shock after the incident.

Tragic accident

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
God be with his family

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
If it is 'just' a fall, it's a totally freak fatality.

RIP

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Sausage's

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Sausage's seems to be a common one.

Sausage's, how they used to be made!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Nude male masseuse 'flew boy, 15, to London to work as a prostitute for 2012 Olympics’

Nasty story about a vile creature, but isn't a 'male masseuse' a masseur?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Indubitably so.
Now, did he loan you his ipad to use whilst he slept?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
NO!

I hope you ar not trying to rub me up the wrong way.

I'm already peeeved that the WEP didn't put an article online containing the word 'roofs'.

A rather contentious one.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Either or.
Fiddlers on the rooves

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Think it was an article about lead thieves (yesterday).

'Roofs' just looks iffy.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Get a roofer to look at them.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I'll have to google rieve, now.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Police were called to Kirkhall Lane in the town at about 12.30am on Saturday following reports of a collision between a Citreon Zara Picasso taxi and a 41-year-old pedestrian.

Tragic story

All the more reason to check for errors.

RIP

Posted by: kenee (1822) Report abuse

Citreon has been a common mis-spelling in the Observer group newspapers for many years. I wonder if it's down to the same writer/proof reader/editor

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Do you mean spellcheck?

I don't think they have one.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
If they have, it's broken!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Ooops

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Found five other examples of 'Citreon'.

Amongst them is this classic:


Citreon C 1 the Eco Choice

Posted by: kenee (1822) Report abuse

Hiccup

Posted by: kenee (1822) Report abuse

In that article they got it mostly right. It's probably manufacturers blurb which has been C&P'd, even when it's in front of them they still got the caption wrong on the pic.

Spellcheck wouldn't help, if it doesn't have the word, (often the case with proper nouns), there is an option to add it to the vocabulary. If it's entered incorrectly, it will always be wrong.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
You'd think newspaper employees would be up to scratch, even without a spellchecker, Kenee.

They must have dictionaries to hand.

Note to them; Aardvark is in the first half of the book.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
gullible has been omitted fron the latest dictionaries

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
See 'snig'.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Cyprus Road, Worsley Hall

More local knowledge.

Again, a tragic story, and more reason to get it right.

Cypress

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
these people get paid to put these articles together. R.I.P, young man.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Yes. RIP.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Cannabis was the most commonly used drug, although its was also down.

Peawapp appears in comments.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse


And someone complaining about the grammar.

Posted by: kenee (1822) Report abuse

I've just been reading in the Daily Mail about 'the most smallest, westerly remote guest house in Britain'.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Mr Gollin said: 'We are the most smallest, westerly remote guest house in Britain and we are taking on one of the largest travel guide companies.

Daily Mail

Posted by: kenee (1822) Report abuse

According to reviews, it isn't the most bestest one.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Surely not the worseorest?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
The headline may have meant of a lower rank, therefore correct.
Actually, it probably did, albeit subconciously.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
In fairness to the DM, it was a quote.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
They ran the headline, they take the blame.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Often annoys me when people are quoted directly when the jounalist (?) could have slightly bent the qoute to make it look less gormless.

Presuming the scribe is more articulate than the source.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Not just the WEP guilty of faux pas

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Find a real pas

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
This one's for real

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Have you noticed the P-A-D thread has been deleted.
Bad publicity for the site it seems.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Click

I thought yours was rather positive.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
It was, and over a thousand views. So it served it's purpose.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
And hopefully helped resolve the problem.

Well done, you.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
ME, IT'S ALL ME I TELLS YE!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
Hypocrite

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: walshy76 (7450)

If it bothers you that much don't reply

That's what I do when the thread ruiners come out with stupid irrelevant comments on the general section


Replied: 2nd Aug 2012 at 15:14



Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
Posted by: Mac (3290)

Foolish post from a foolish dick.




Posted by: Mac (3427)

Thinking you are a buffoon, Dick. That's one thing we have in common.



by: Mac (8358)

oops @ extra i in second gratuitous.
It means, in this case, 'Uncalled for', particularly as this is a site Children visit.


Replied: 21st May 2012 at 18:21

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Posted by: walshy76 (7450)

If it bothers you that much don't reply

That's what I do when the thread ruiners come out with stupid irrelevant comments on the general section


Replied: 2nd Aug 2012 at 15:14

Posted by: walshy76 (7471)

Hypocrite

Replied: 4th Aug 2012 at 18:50

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
awwwwwwwww not doing very well today are you.....why not try changing names

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Whoops

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
AHEM!

See my lovely new 'Another Telegram For Tonker' thread.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
No!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
See Nip

Nip is a dog

See Nip run

Run Nip. Run.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Reminded me of T. Wogan's Janet and John Stories.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Exactly.

Tried to find the name of the dog. Google suggests some none PC stuff.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Saves having to explain stuff.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse


Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Not familiar with that, Mac. Apart from your earlier mention.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Humour abounds....
Have yourself a listen

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Will listen later.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Asta tha listened, Baby?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Not yet. Sorry.

But I will.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
"See John blub"

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Expect complaints.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Int Google great
"Where they sat in there van on north western car park stuffing there faces, like they used to do in the 80s

Could be related to the people, or is it one person,who post things on here that know one can understand "

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Posted by: dostaf (33287)

Often annoys me when people are quoted directly when the jounalist (?) could have slightly bent the qoute to make it look less gormless.

Presuming the scribe is more articulate than the source.

Replied: 3rd Aug 2012 at 18:50
Edit


A similar thing to that here:

A witness who alerted the emergency services told control staff the man was seen climbing on to a bridge and was then seen to fall.

More local knowledge.

The man, who is in his early 20s, fell around 25ft on to the tracks at Wigan Wallgate station from King Street West at around 1am on Sunday.

Here

Hope the lad is OK.



Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Maybe he was actually climbing up onto the bridge?
Hope alll is well wtith him.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Which bridge?

King Street West has a parapet, the station buildiing and Wallgate forms the 'bridge'. Though there is a small 'landing' type platform adjacent to the building which overhangs the track. (KSW)

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
I dunno, Isn't there a latticework one around those parts?Just a suggestion is all.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Possibly a signal gantry, but I don't think it forms a bridge.

I know it's pedantic when a poor lad is in a bad way, but again seems like iffy reporting.

Witness could have described it as a 'bridge'. Journalist with local knowledge would have questioned it.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
I take your point.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Cheers.

Also to clarify, I'm not suggesting the witness in that report is gormless.

My self quote in purple really refers to items where quotes could have been slightly polished, without misrepresentation.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Clear pics of the wall/parapet

I have personally seen many people climbing onto the railings (see pic 4) over the years.

Possibly why the story struck a chord.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
The 'landing' I mentioned is for the door seen here.

From here

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Burger's

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Can't not include this one from 'Politics'


Posted by: sledge (2462)

Why dont you look for it and prove me wrong

You r beahvouir was out of order...end of.

Broady?....note the Clrs grammer, and this guy DOES work for the council (alledgedly)

Replied: 9th Aug 2012 at 22:52


People really shouldn't store thrones.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Sum peepl maik rods for there oun baks.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse


A timely reminder:


Posted by: dostaf (33398)

Let me explain.

Some folk (myself included) , have a bit of fun with each other when it comes to typo's.

Mache is the Grand Master. You should have seen the near misses he had with the simple word 'walking'.

But.

And this is important.

I wouldn't comment about eveyone's errors as I would hate to put folk off who are not the best of spellers. Some may have left school at an early age, and are even now just plucking up the courage to use a keyboard.

These people are to be encouraged, rather than put off.

As you have brought Borg's error to our (and his) attention:

Welcome to the club.

In other words, you too are fair game.

Replied: 7th Aug 2012 at 14:25

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Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Poor show.
Horrible ailment for the Woman though. The Reporter should be docked wages.

Posted by: veg grower (inactive) Report abuse
The things is - this was triggered by a reaction to drugs that were administered to her. In this country the NHS would deal with it - there would be no reason for her or her family to be out of pocket.

Surely the manufacturers of the drugs given to her should be footing the bill - as would be the case here?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Tsk again.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Make many similar ones (on here) myself with letters in wrong order.

But I seldom use spellchecker. You'd think that would be second nature in this day and age to a Journalist with something about to be published.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Seldom?..You do occasionally? OH the ignominy.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Yes, I admit it, although not often. Usually when on Pedant alert.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
"I am Michael Pain, and I am a nosey Neighbour"

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Not a lot of people know that.

Who said that?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
You, just then

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I may have typed it, bit Mr Caine never said it.

Or am I thinking about the 'My name is Michael Caine' one?

Google time

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
But you said it,albeit in your head.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
They can't do you for thinking.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Peter Sellers, by the way.

Almost

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Sellers.

How apt for your pedantic thread.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
To err is human.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
I changed it from Sellers to sellars as well.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Ask Wayne Rooney.

I just thought of that.

August explanation; Wayne says "errrrrr" a lot.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Most footballers do, it's a prompt.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
In fact, I'm wrong again.

Wayne says 'errrm'.

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Movie theaters showing The Expendables 2 combed for bombs after phone threat

Could argue that it's an American story, but in the actual article the word is used correctly three times.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Lazy articles!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
BLOODY DISGUSTING!

'Johnson' 'Johnson's'

The piece is littered with this.

Such disrespect is usually reserved for the perpetrator, not the victim.

news,scotsman.com

Johnson’s death early on Saturday morning in a Manchester hospice at the age of 78 added a cruel twist to the brutal and unfinished saga of the Moors Murders, whose dark horror has hung over Britain for half a century

Johnson devoted 48 years to finding her boy, the cheeky and happy-go-lucky lad who loved marbles and cycling, and collected leaves in a scrapbook


Johnson always believed that Brady and Hindley, who were convicted in 1966 for the murders of John Kilbride, 12, Lesley Ann Downey, 10 and Edward Evans, 17, killed her son, although it was over 20 years before either of them admitted it.

The living room of Johnson’s modest Manchester home was adorned with pictures of Keith. There was Keith, toothy and smiley, hair a bit scruffy and wire-rimmed glasses askew, in the picture that had peered out from newspaper pages for years, now draped in rosary beads


This week, Johnson will be laid to rest, while her lost son still lies out somewhere on the moors.




FILTHY JOURNALISM



Edit:

Up late reading news stories etc. This one ^^^^ (bad job) has really got me. One thing doing a bit of nit-picking, but that's just ignorant.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Total lack of respect.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Chairman of Wigan Conservative Federation Michael Winstanley said: "It is quite clear that building on this land will have an adverse impact on the local wildlife and the recreation facilities that generations of Wiganer's have been able to enjoy. It is also clear that the local area doe not have the infrastructure to cope."


WEP 23 Aug page 2 Gidlow Protest

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Rogue Apostrophe eh!.

But on that note, I was conversing with a Gentleman Yesterday on the wildlife population about the new builds, and the new infrastructure.
He wondered where the Squirrels would go., I said they would find somewhere in time, sadly, most of the other wildlife (Hedgehogs, etc) would be buried alive.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Interesting point.

Don't some developments have Wildlife Officers involved, to try to relocate as much as practicably possible the critters concerned?

Mind, I'm probably thinking of larger projects such as motorways which are developed by much larger concerns.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Legendary fighter ace John 'Cat's Eyes' Cunningham - who put his eyesight down to eating carrots - have emerged for sale for £200,000

Medals

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
GCSE marking wrong ???



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DOZEN of Wiganers

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
lol!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Local paper for local people.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Grill

Grilling

Grille

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
More local knowledge?

The car then sped off up along the one-way system, however it isn’t known for sure whether the driver turned right towards Miry Lane and Wigan town centre or left towards Newtown

Injured cyclist

Hope Mr Parry recovers and maintains confidence whilst on the road.

Also hope (wishful thinking perhaps) the culpris are caught.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Another in hot water.

Features steel chassis, polished aluminium bonnet and brass radiator grill

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Tsk!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
But despite Mr Day, then a teenage fishermen, showing police the unexploded rocket lying in the mud - it remained there largely undisturbed for 68 years.



Great-grandfather Ruben Dace warned police of the V2 missile after watching falling just off the coast of East Anglia

Here

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
Grill n. 5. Variant of grille.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
No. No. No.

Stamps foot.

I googled before getting egg on chin.

See

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
I was going to say see here, for example, but then noticed the 'Bargin Bin'.

grill2
n
(Engineering / Automotive Engineering) a variant spelling of grille
[see grille]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
'Bargin Bin'

It's still'grille'.

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
Have a word with 'The world's most trusted dictionaries' ...

... and they might have a word, or two, to say to you.


Spelling

In the United States*, "grille" is used to avoid confusion with the cooking device, called a "grill".

*Eggs-actly!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I feel some bad press comiing on.

Posted by: the borg (inactive) Report abuse
Turned out nice again

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I mean coming.

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
By George, I think he's got it, The Borg.

Bad press? I wouldn't do that, Dostaf, but I would ask you to take more care when reading.

(Who is behind The Huffington Post? (17:49 )

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse


And that is why I mentioned Jets on a new thread, rather than on here.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
What is well happy?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Oohhh that's shoddy.

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Ignore 14:31

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
I usually do.

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Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Saw the majority of those pics a couple of weeks ago on an American site. Lazy bleeders could have re-worded to UK English.

'Beside himself: Seen entirely tuckered out, an orange and white kitten slumbers while folded in half on the couch'

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Two reasons for posting this, one is obvious.

St Trinnian's!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
After much googling I can not find a proper type of description.

there was a time when that 'caricature' was common on every other carnival.

In latter years it has been seen by many as playing into the hands of pervs. (Not literally)

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
'But they ended up kissing and they began touching each others and she said she wanted him to have sex with him.'

Would be laughable if it wasn't a very serious story.

Man Cleared

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Jimmy Saville's headstone.

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Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
oOps

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
^^^^

Only one higher case O in Oops, Mache.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Sorted.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Wrong thread.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
A**S hole

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Now I'll have to put it back.

On a serious note, there was something posted on here once about sticking asterisks in word to disguise swearing being unacceptable.

Google isn't helping.

Was a few years back, Mache.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Dr Tim Dalton (pictured)

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
GCSE's
They want to replace thm!

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The decision by Education Secretary Michael Gove to replace thm with new English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBaccs), beginning with English, maths and science in 2015 with further subjects to follow, has led to accusations of a two-tier education system’s being restored.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Saville or Savile?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
One 14-year-old girl tells the programme how she met Sir Jimmy at a school in Surrey in 1974 and he assaulted her in his caravan which was parked in the school grounds.

Here

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
A certain change in the air.

Howard Gallimore, whose eponymous restaurant charges £6.95, said:

Here

Must have a degree.

Posted by: jo anne (23677)  Report abuse
@WiganCouncil Flooding near bridge on Manchester/Wigan Road, Hindley/Ince nr to junction of Semen Way. Take extra care!

Retweeted by Wigan Council

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Vet Saves Bat

Not checked for errors. I just guesed who.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
And after reading about it being from Huddersfield, I had a look at their news.

And guess what?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I nearly commented the other week about an abscence of adve erm. 'articles'.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
He does get about a bit...saving creatures.

Posted by: joseph 1 (inactive) Report abuse
Is he a WW member?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Don't know mester, but he always seems to attract media attention.

I presume there are other Veterinarians in the town.

A pic of a stagnation o 'lung incident would be handy.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
The gatehouse, which carries the emblems of two prison reformers, John Howard and Elizabeth Fry and became famous as the entrance to HMP Slade in the Porridge TV series.

Know nowts.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
Well why do you tell them

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Ripped down: A sign is torn from its berth at Hillsborough

Berth?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
New 100% eco sky lantern, no wire no metal part, use dragon wool instead of wire.

H&T is the leader of sky lantern manufacturer, the paper we use is best quality fireproof paper, even light each part of lantern, it will not catch fire. And we pay much attention on how to keep lantern more and more stably when flying. For package, each lantern is packed in a high quality pp bag, supply a colorful coated paper instruction, each bag also contains a small bag of dryer, keep the lantern paper not affect with damp. And this new type sky lantern is 100% biologic degradable, we use fiberglass rope (also name dragon wool) instead of wire, so this new type eco lantern is no metal part.

Here

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Headline: Two UK soliders killed at checkpoint in Afghanistan
God be with them.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
RIP

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
They corrected their error (twice).
They have also removed comments because someone picked up on it.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I was puzzled.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
The headline was as I copied and pasted.
Fixed now, anyway.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
'soliders'

Cheers

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Operation Stasafe.


Y Knot

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
They use word processors as well!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Mother-of-four who used to eat 17,000 calories a DAY is now a third of the women she was after losing over 60 per cent of her body weight and dropping 12 dress sizes

Here

Will probably soon go as it is a title link.

'Woman' on actual article header.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Multiple personality eating.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
A belter.

Whole story's a mistake

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

But at least Wigan got a mention in the Wigan paper, albeit for no apparent reason.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse


I enjoyed the comments on that one.

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Britain’s top expert on serial killers said police should probe whether the pair developed a friendship before Sutcliffe was caught – and the family of the Ripper's first victim have joined calls for officers to question Savile.

Here

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Good grief!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
The Cold Case lot will have their joined hands full.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I'm too good for this place, I really am.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins leaves hospital after breaking ribs during training ride collision with woman van driver

Not the van then?

Here

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Crow Orchard Lane, Wrightington, Lancs where accident took place

Crow Orchard Road on pic

For all Tonker fans, note abscence of 'Wigan' on map.

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
A big un

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
You and your boasting...It's the same size!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Mention leading others' fellows and out of cubicle three comes a friendly stranger ^^^^^^

Shut up!

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Ch-ch-ch-ch-charmin'!

He doesn't look best pleased at the publicity he is getting there!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
True.

His wife sounds a tad vexed too.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
“I’ve heard all sorts of names being banded around and what then tends to happen is, of course, everyone sits around and speculates about people

Here

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

If you recognise yourself in the photo, or if you know who either of these women are, please call police.

In regard to the tragic death of Mr. Farrell.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Wigan Council chief executive Donna Hall today said she had no option but to report the matter to police.

He said: “The council has received complaints regarding the posting of a video on a local website.

Here

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Following the AGM it was decided that the Community Action Party will campaign to reduce the number of local councillor’s in all 10 Boroughs by two-thirds and to abolish the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Here

Seemingly a common error.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Apostropous!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Indeed.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
From a headline in the Mail.

'Wicked' woman who befriended pensioners stole £10,000 from their bank accounts and spent the cash on luxury holidays




Tracey Cullen (pictured right and left) from Doncaster, offered to help her victims with shopping before stealing their details to pay for a Caribbean cruise and a family trip to Disneyland Paris. Sentenced to 22 months at Sheffield Crown Court (main picture) it also emerged that she had 29 previous convictions, many for deception and stealing from her employers.

(Bit sexist)

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Left/right. More politics.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Which one did you look at first?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
My right.

Is this a psychological test question?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
The victim- who has asked not to be identified - said that the devise was “sneaky” and, with many older people living in the area, could have a devastating effect on their household budgeting if they ended up losing part or all of their pensions.

Here

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
“I put my card in and punched in £20"

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
However in November 2010 he was involved in a collision and police discovered a half-drunk whiskey bottle and two bottles in his beer and he was arrested for drink driving.

Also

The former paratrooper, who served in the Falklands war

Currently aged 48 and jailed when he was a youth?


Here


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Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
People who complained about 71-year-old woman's music were reportedly among thugs who rule the street - and who make the woman's life a misery

Shouldn't that be:

Thugs who rule the street - and who make the woman's life a misery were among people who complained etc?

Here

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Tragic story

But sloppy headline. Anniversary

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Fire Crews attended a fire at a Wigan bakery, the Hovis bakery site on Cale Lane. A blaze was reported at a workshop involving a acetylene cylinder las Monday morning on December 18th.

Wigan Gazette

http://wigangazette.co.uk/archives/9964

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Local Election Results

Wigan Gazette

http://wigangazette.co.uk/archives/7483

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
he'll lost?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
You wouldn't get that rubbish in the Hotten Courier.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Gradely, nowt tekk'n owt!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Appen!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Fuselage: The damaged rotor of the plane was one of many pieces of the helicopter mechanism on the ground

Pic description

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Video clips from his phone was played to the jury of five women and seven men and videod police interviews with the girls will be shown to them as the trial progresses.


Here


You'd expect the most serious of articles, such as this, to be afforded more accuracy.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
Nice to see an old thread reopened

You really are an ASSet to this site

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Just been checking my records

Dear Lord, I do hope nobody accidentally reopens that one.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
Feel free, at least it gets the day over with mester

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: walshy76 (10518)


Nice to see an old thread reopened

You really are an ASSet to this site


Replied: 8th Feb 2013 at 14:12



Gawd bless yer.

And long may you compliment my repartee.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
How can anybody not compliment someone who's give up there life for this site

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I'll explain that one later.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
Well dont leave it to long, because as you know I wont be on here allnight, ill be going out, after all it is the weekend

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
It is googleable.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
Your the expert on Google, so I'll leave it to you mester,

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse


It's a bloody homophone.



At least I did it on the right thread.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
384

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Ery, or Ary?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Which reminds me.

Williams: Right lovely boys, let's have a look. Oehhhhh, very good. Very artistic. Wait a minute. Gunner Graham?

Gnr Graham: Sir.

BSM Williams: Come here.

Gnr Graham: Sergeant-major.

BSM Williams: University education.

Gnr Graham: Yes, yes that's quite right Sergeant-major.

BSM Williams: How do you spell artillery?

Gnr Graham: A-R-T-I-L-L-E-R-Y

BSM Williams: No no. You spell it A-R-T art, I-L-L ill, A-R-Y ary. It's not artillery, it's artillary, artillary! I've been in this regiment 22 years, and I oughta know.

Gnr Graham: Probably you haven't seen it very often Sergeant-major, it's usually only the initials AR.

BSM Williams: You trying to make out I don't know how to spell it?

Gnr Graham: No I...

BSM Williams: SHUT UP!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Or 8:40

Apologies to Mac for ruining thread with self humiliation.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Yes. Mache. Sticking pins in, could help.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
In't google great?

Providing you know what to enter into the search.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
When interviewed Johnson admitted that he had drunk four or five vodka and Red Bulls and a couple of Jeigermeisters and felt tipsy

Here

Jägermeister

I can forgive a missing umlaut.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Absolute cracker on yesterday's front page of a local paper.

Mr Parkinson, who is Wigan born and bread,

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
Local loafer ?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse


Far from it, actually, Mache.

I should point out that Mr Parkinson is involved in a worthwhile campaign about the regulation of gaming machines in betting shops.

FOBTs Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
jump between jobs ?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Has it been fixed?

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
Not yet

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Can't see the 'jump between' bit.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
Hoppit

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Dohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

You bloody notreet.

You need to change your sodding thread titiles. (And get a proper indexing system for your caption comps)

Just been all over the bloody thread you did about St George's Day parade looking for a letter.

Then, after looking for a mention of jumping between jobs on this one, I find another missing letter is the key.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse




Confusion is the price of strife

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
You're hard work att times, Mache.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I mean, look at this:

'I who sent'

Worthy of a 'Don't Steel' mention in its own right.

Mad title

An song

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
I missed wonder out

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Yes, you did.

And then went on to say it wasn't you who sent the letter.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
Best I could do to cover the cockup

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
MERKIN!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Vicious assault

But a poor description.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that before the gang ran off after the sustained attack the victim’s trousers and underpants had been pulled down and one of the gang had threatened to cut off his privates.

Private parts, maybe.

But 'privates'.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
Finally, do you not realise how worried "some people" have been about you

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Wiki

Posted by: tonker (16736)   Report abuse
I often wonder why Skelmersdale news is so frequently published in the Wigan Evening Post.
Let's face it, Skelmersdale is nowhere near Wigan and, therefore, Wigan readers will have no interest at all in it's news. After all, "they're Scouytsers in Skem, laaaaike"!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse


And Skelmersdale is much harder to spell than Leigh.

A mystery indeed.

Posted by: jarvo (21644)  Report abuse
No they're not. They're Skem Scousers.

Posted by: tonker (16736)   Report abuse
I know they're not. You know they're not. But the majority of Wiganers (propers and pseudos) believe they are, 'cos they talk different than us, raaaaght'?

Posted by: jarvo (21644)  Report abuse
They are Skem Scousers. I live, work, and eat with them.

I have done for over 30 years.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
'propers and pseudos'

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Sir Peter Fahy said policeman were being tied up for as long as eight hours after being caused to incidents involving people who are acutely mentally ill, and the number of cases was increasing alarmingly.

Wigantoday

Just the one officer?

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Katie Beattie, prosecuting, said the 36-year-old was clocked stealing bacon and coffee - worth £51 - from Tesco on March 20 and was subsequently chased by the manager.

Speediing?

Here

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Clocked!

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
They'll be quoting my correspondence about yon church next.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
I know 'clocked' means 'seen/noticed', but surely sloppy journalism?

Posted by: ©art© (6152) Report abuse
Two qualifications needed for a local journalist:
Knowledge of the area, & a command of the English Language!!

WEP, as far as these are concerned, could well be renamed:

"The Bangalore Evening Telegraph"

 
 
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