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    Who will help with nationality?

    Andy Nichol was a regular at Marine Gardens, Edinburgh in 1929, so was probably Scottish as well.
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    There's a Facebook site called Bring back Southampton Speedway, run by a supporters group who have ambitions of bringing back speedway to Southampton. Not much information about how or where this may happen however.
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    Do you mean Tyburn Gallows who I believe was as undertaker. He used to tell people he was a former Hangman's Apprentice. A real character.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Won't account for all of them, but no daily death figures reported by NI between 24th and 28th Dec, or Scotland between 25th and 28th Dec.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    I think you are right. Two weeks ago we were hoping our area would go down to tier 1 from tier 2. Now we find ourselves in tier 4 even though our rate of infection is and always has been less than the national average.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    The new regulations on support bubbles for Tier 2 (which I assume Swindon is) introduced on Dec 2 allows an individual, under certain circumstances, to form a bubble with another household of any size providing that household is not part of another bubble, so two seperate couples from different houses could not meet, but if three were from a single household and the other from another then yes they could under some circumstances.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Certainly pubs have a duty to inforce the rules which apply to them. Big fines if they don't. Our local authority has written to all the pubs explaining the rules, so no excuses. As for bubbles, that's more for the individuals. The landlords can't be held responsible if people lie to him unless he knows they don't meet the criteria, in which case he should refuse to serve them. Otherwise if found out the individuals face a fine. I assume the same rules apply to cafes which are a single household/bubble indoors and a maximum of six from mixed households outdoors per table.
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    The earliest speedway meeting 1928

    The meeting was also heavily advertised in the Daily Mirror the week leading up to the meeting. If you have access to the British Newspaper Archive website they also published some terrific photos after the event showing both singles and sidecar action during the day.
  9. Have a look at raytauscher.com for more information.
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    Has anyone been anywhere yet

    Remember seeing them win the Amateur Cup at Wembley in 1961 against West Auckland Town in front of 100,000 spectators. Great side back then.
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    Unusual drinks in pubs

    When I was a student in the early 70's we use to go to a night club where the house drink was whisky mixed with fresh orange juice. Must have tasted alright as I drank loads of it. Have never seen anybody order one in a pub since.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Sorry, didn't check the amounts bought. The reason for buying so many of the Oxford vaccine, is nobody knows yet, presuming it works, if a single dose is enough or whether a booster will be needed later. They have also bought ànother vaccine which is at a similar stage of development as an alternative to the Oxford one, ie whichever works best, assuming either do. There was an article on the BBC website earlier today but don't know if it's still there.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Brilliant piece of recycling. The guy should pattent that design. He'd make a fortune. I'm sure David Attenborough and the rest of the save the planet brigade will be well impressed.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Nobody said anything about multi vaccines. A couple being tested involve different methods of stimulating antibodies to recognise and attack the virus proteins. Others are to lessen the symptoms and recovery time for the most serious cases.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    They are different vaccines in development which, if they are successful, will perform different functions.
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    Corona virus

    Think masks would be a absolute requirement to combat the additional transmission risk in talking above the noise of the bikes. Also I note that one of the suggestions for outdoor music concerts is payment for entry through E Tickets so there is a contact for you in case of somebody attending unknowingly having the virus. Could be that you may need to sign in at the stadium as is required for pubs.
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    Great Yarmouth/norfolk

    Ironic that they got kicked out league prior to the 1954 season because they only wanted to run during the holiday season. Went there for my first ever meeting in 1961, their last season, while on holiday. I remember there was a big crowd watching. I'm sure it would be viable if they could ever get the stadium owners to agree. E
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    geoff penniket

    I remember him riding briefly for the Romford Bombers in 1970. Finished his career at Workington the following year.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Just to add that of the 827 home deaths, only 52 were Covid related.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Not really. More historic cases tend to be included on Saturdays. Today NHS England reported 78 deaths but 28 were more than a week old leaving 50 relating to the past week. Last week on a Saturday they reported 71 deaths of which 12 were more than a week old leaving 59 for that week, and the week before 67 deaths of which 5 were more than a week old leaving 62 for that week. Remember the figures given are reported deaths and not actual deaths for that day. Hope that makes sense.
  21. Would be a must. The 2m rule has not been scrapped, the wording is that you can be 1m plus, but should take a number of precautions eg wear a mask. Also one of speedway's main problems reopening would be noise. Pubs are now banned from having loud music of any sort so as to prevent customers having to shout above the noise, which is thought to increase the risk of transmission, the shouting that is not the music. So again the only way speedway could overcome a similar obstacle with bike noise would be for masks to be compulsory.
  22. Not so easy. Friend of mine who runs a pub showed me the list (46 pages) issued after the announcement of the reduction as to things he will have to do in order to open. Mind boggling. Cant see any promoter or stadium owner having the cash to make tracks Covid safe for spectators.
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    Odsal hopes

    In fairness to your dad it wasn't West Ham moving down but Romford Bombers using the track as a stop gap. As a Bombers supporter I didn't enjoy going to Custom House either. Didn't feel the same.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    For the second day running no reported deaths from Scotland.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Quite a few retrospective cases in the England figures, some going back to March. Only 20 death from yesterday reported.

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