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My first job was in Stoke-on Trent, working in the lab at the Gas Works. Was a stinking job, as were the Gas Works. Also lived in room in Hanley for 6 months.

It was an OK place, talking about the mid to late 60's though...
My late father worked in the Lab at Becton Gasworks before WWII, which at the time was the biggest in Europe I believe. He studied Chemistry on day release and graduated before voluntarily joining the army in 1938 because the pay was better, and he thought it was better to join before being called up!

I visited Hebburn Cokeworks on Tyneside in 1988, only a few years before it closed for good. It was a bit niffy, and very hot in parts, but what a fascinating place it was.
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Back onto the subject of the BBC, I heard the Naga Munchetty issue being discussed on Vine today, and cannot help but feel that somebody has lost the plot.
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We had a breeze block factory near where we lived
Used all the cinder dust from the nearby gas works to make the blocks
Filthy place and everything around there was covered in a sooty grime
Had a school virtually next door to it, can you imagine that being allowed now

Gasometers were very interesting structures though, one has been converted into a shopping centre in Vienna. (see photo)
Another behind Kings Cross station houses luxury apartments with prices to match, quite fancy one if I had the cash.
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Iím missing Mayís dignity and sharp wit already...
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Oh, and I don’t watch the BBC News anymore. It’s a crazy old world where I actually trust Sky News to be more objective and try to give all sides of a story.
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I tried to use Sky News on 'tinternet but found it totally unfit for purpose.

At the very start, you get the dreaded pop up asking for cookie permission, which is understandable I suppose, but ... every time you click on an article, or anything else, you get the same pop up,happening. So frustrating that I gave up within seconds. Why do they do it?
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I tried to use Sky News on 'tinternet but found it totally unfit for purpose.

At the very start, you get the dreaded pop up asking for cookie permission, which is understandable I suppose, but ... every time you click on an article, or anything else, you get the same pop up,happening. So frustrating that I gave up within seconds. Why do they do it?
Keith, I've just looked at Sky News on the laptop via Opera. I received the first pop up only. No more pop ups appeared when clicking through numerous articles.

Google Chrome and MS Edge also return the same result, no pop ups apart from the first one.

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I only get the pop-up on the first page too Keith (Win10, Firefox 69.0.1). Perhaps it's something in your browser security and/or cookies settings?
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Might be worth going into your browser settings and clearing history, cookies and cache.
I've no idea if this would have any effect but I know on Opera it solves many strange issues.

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Ooohhh, Thanks guys. I checked it again just before posting and it was still happening ... hence the post.

I'll have a looky looky
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Sorry guys, do I clear 'Cookies and site data' or 'Cached web content' ... or both.

It's happening on both Firefox and Chrome, both latest versions, on Win 10, (1903).

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Sorry guys, do I clear 'Cookies and site data' or 'Cached web content' ... or both.

It's happening on both Firefox and Chrome, both latest versions, on Win 10, (1903).

Any other suggestions gratefully received.
I would clear both on one browser and give it a try.

Only other suggestion I can offer is watching it on TV

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