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Naw it was over the street from Hyams, I remember getting dragged there for school uniform. Mr Ritchie was ours.
Do you remember Asa Wass the Rag and bone man? He had a place in Fountainbridge and ones in Dumbiedykes and Rose Street.
 

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Me and my dad used to go out on a Friday night collecting the milk money from his round.
Used tae ahem, acquire milk tokens an sell them tae the local milkman. Some folk used tae even leave money.
 

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Do you remember Asa Wass the Rag and bone man? He had a place in Fountainbridge and ones in Dumbiedykes and Rose Street.
Naw, I remember Snottery beak that sold toffee apples ootside the ice rink though.
 

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A mate of mine claimed he was still fixing his meter.No idea how to do it now.We used to pin it.
 

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Ofgem currently review the price cap twice a year with changes coming into effect in April and October so how can energy prices rise again in January? I know there was talk of Ofgem reviewing the cap more frequently doing this every 3 months but I don't think there was anything official in the media to say that this would definitely be happening?
 

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I'm thinking Boiler Central may have an ulterior motive here but here's the 'experts' advice.....


Scotland households urged to turn heating on now to save thousands in winter.
Experts have urged people across Scotland and the UK to turn their boilers on now in order to save thousands of pounds this winter.
According to specialists at Boiler Central, leaving a boiler off for months at a time could leave you with hefty repair bills in months to come. Shutting off your boiler may result in it seize up and stopping hot water.

 

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We have already started cutting back on electricity usage. Checking the meter turns out it is the electric oven, kettle, assorted kitchen appliances and the water boiler that were really using the bulk of it. So, nly using the gas hob for most things and only turning on the washing machine every other day and using a low temperature has made a big difference.

However, we can go wood burning for internal house heating and even cooking.
 

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I'm thinking Boiler Central may have an ulterior motive here but here's the 'experts' advice.....


Scotland households urged to turn heating on now to save thousands in winter.
Experts have urged people across Scotland and the UK to turn their boilers on now in order to save thousands of pounds this winter.
According to specialists at Boiler Central, leaving a boiler off for months at a time could leave you with hefty repair bills in months to come. Shutting off your boiler may result in it seize up and stopping hot water.

Sounds like a crock of shit to me.

Who would turn their boiler off completely anyway?

I can understand heating but you still need hot water to wash stuff like dishes and bath/showers. Boiler Central must be mingers!
 

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Now forecast to go to £4200 a year on average.
A minority making billions and the rest of us suffering. I am not destitute but it is besides the point. Many are already struggling badly and this will probably put a lot of households over the financial edge.

Government need to do something meaningful regarding this. Enough fannying about with token payments that hardly make any difference.

I wonder how an independent Scotland would tackle this. I will be putting my faith into the hope that it would handle it quickly and fairly.

Naïve of me possibly.
 

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Now forecast to go to £4200 a year on average.
A minority making billions and the rest of us suffering. I am not destitute but it is besides the point. Many are already struggling badly and this will probably put a lot of households over the financial edge.

Government need to do something meaningful regarding this. Enough fannying about with token payments that hardly make any difference.

I wonder how an independent Scotland would tackle this. I will be putting my faith into the hope that it would handle it quickly and fairly.

Naïve of me possibly.
I heard on the BBC news today that "The government needs to balance between the energy companies making reasonable profits and folk being able to pay their bills" There wasn't the slightest hint of blame on the Tories for doing exactly the opposite and I couldn't help thinking how that news item would have gone were it the SNP making a decision like that.
 

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Sounds like a crock of shit to me.

Who would turn their boiler off completely anyway?

I can understand heating but you still need hot water to wash stuff like dishes and bath/showers. Boiler Central must be mingers!
Turning off the heating on a combi boiler can lead to the diverter valve sticking.
And if your in a hard water area , softeners can cause problems too.
For the record, I turn on the heating for about 5 minutes every day by turning the room stat up.
Then turn it down ...
Around 5 minutes later.....
 

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Now forecast to go to £4200 a year on average.
A minority making billions and the rest of us suffering. I am not destitute but it is besides the point. Many are already struggling badly and this will probably put a lot of households over the financial edge.

Government need to do something meaningful regarding this. Enough fannying about with token payments that hardly make any difference.

I wonder how an independent Scotland would tackle this. I will be putting my faith into the hope that it would handle it quickly and fairly.

Naïve of me possibly.
Nationalise it and make it not for profit
 

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Just watching Liz Truss getting grilled on GBNews.
So it was EU law to impose vat on energy. Now we are thankfully out of that greed is good entity it's time to rectify this.....


During the EU referendum, one of Vote Leave’s promises was that “fuel bills will be lower for everyone”. Specifically, Boris Johnson and others argued that:


“In 1993, VAT on household energy bills was imposed. This makes gas and electricity much more expensive. EU rules mean we cannot take VAT off those bills.

 

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I would but I have a leccy key.

As do millions of others.

We already pay more for leccy than direct debit customers.

But the link previous hopefully will help folk on benefits.
 
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