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Entries Tagged as 'Transport'

First time for everything

February 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on First time for everything · Life, Technology

Today we put our car (an 11-year-old Laguna) through its MOT and it passed. First time. I have never had a car pass the MOT first time. There is always something which needs replacing or adjusting or repairing, even if its just a blown indictor bulb or headlight alignment, although its just as likely to […]

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RIP The Gatwick Express

February 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off on RIP The Gatwick Express · Life

The news about the Gatwick Express could be extremely handy for those of us living in Crawley. BAA Gatwick argued strongly for its retention, and I can see their point of view. It is a good service to offer travellers – a direct train into London where it is impossible to get off at the […]

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My favourite car

January 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on My favourite car · Life

Unfortunately this is only a model, but one day I will get my hands on the real thing…

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Runway Three

January 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on Runway Three · Life

I found this story in today’s G2 more than a bit depressing. Living in another airport town it is of some relevance to me as well. I’ll be honest, I had never heard of the village of Sipson. I just assumed the growth of Brentford, Slough and Uxbridge had resulted in urban sprawl around most […]

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Some thoughts on today’s Fastway meeting

January 13th, 2006 · Comments Off on Some thoughts on today’s Fastway meeting · Politics

I could not stay for the entire meeting, but read through much of the paperwork and listened to some of the questions and answers, which prompted a few random and unconnected thoughts. I could not believe how much more serious and businesslike the meeting was than any of the borough council ones I have been […]

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Broadfield Forum – Jan 2006

January 10th, 2006 · Comments Off on Broadfield Forum – Jan 2006 · Politics

Tonight was the first Broadfield Neighbourhood Forum of the New Year. From a distance it looked like a good crowd, but look more closely and you would have seen that there were 3 Crawley Borough councillors, 1 West Sussex county councillor, 3 Crawley Borough officers, 1 police inspector, 1 manager from London & Quadrant housing […]

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The Crawley Highwaymen?

January 7th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Crawley Highwaymen? · Politics

Our new bus system, Fastway, has been a hot topic in Crawley for a long time now, and there is a discussion over here which has attracted a couple of worrying anonymous comments. A bit of background: Fastway is a guided bus system. Its a good theory. When I first joined the borough council we […]

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