Ribbon cut to £90 million Vangarde Shopping Park at Monks Cross

Ribbon cut to £90 million shopping park at Monks Cross

Crowds queue ouside John Lewis at the opening of their new store at the opening of the Vangarde Shopping Park.

John Lewis Store manager Robert Garnish presents the first customer Ruth Holmes from Earswick with flowers at the opening of their new store at the opening of the Vangarde Shopping Park.

Vanguard Park manager Deb O'Donnell sits on the giant chair at the opening of the Vangarde Shopping Park.

(Centre) Melanie Dyson Store manager at Next and some of her staff celebrate the the opening of the new store in the Vangarde Shopping Park.

M&S Store Manager Hilary Wilkinson in support of the giant logo outside the new store at the opening of the Vangarde Shopping Park.

Caffe Nero Barista Sheme Gurung at the opening of the Vangarde Shopping Park.

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YORK’S new £90 million shopping centre welcomed bright sunshine and bustling crowds as the Vangarde shopping park opened to the public.

After a year under construction, the ribbon was cut on the new centre next to Monks Cross, with John Lewis, Next, and Marks & Spencer also opening their doors for the first time.

Between the three brands, 580 new jobs have been created in the city, with more to join the park when six restaurants open on site next month.

The opening of the £15 million John Lewis, which marks the brand’s arrival in the city and the creation of 300 jobs, saw a queue of more than 100 people.

First in the queue was primary school teacher Ruth Holmes, 47, from Old Earswick, who waited since 8am.

She said: “I’m looking forward to seeing the variety of things on offer here. It’s exciting for York to get a store of this prestige.”

Robert Garnish, York John Lewis manager, who along with his staff all wore Yorkshire white roses for the opening, said: “I’m hugely honoured and proud today. It has been a fantastic journey to be able to see the building grow out of the ground, to pull together a fantastic team of staff, see them develop to the point where we are all ready to welcome our first customers.”

The store was opened by representatives from the first three charities in the store’s Community Matters scheme, which are Independent Domestic Abuse Service (IDAS), Arc Light, and Accessible Arts and Media.

The sun brought out crowds of shoppers throughout the morning with the 1,340-space car park filling rapidly.

Deborah O’Donnell, centre manager at Vangarde Shopping Park, said: “The opening day has been absolutely fantastic. This has been anticipated for years and it’s finally here, and it has been amazing to see the number of people turning out.”

Melanie Dyson, store manager at Next, said: “The team have been working very hard for the past few weeks in preparation for this.”

Hilary Wilkinson, store manager at the new M&S, which boasts the brand’s largest delicatessen, added: “This morning has been amazing, I’m so proud of the team and what they have delivered today.”


Extra bus trips to new shopping centre

EXTRA Park&Ride journeys will be laid on as the Vangarde Shopping Park opens for business.

From Sunday, services on the No9 Monks Cross service will start from 6.30am on weekdays and there will be more evening journeys, running as late as 9pm both ways.

There will also be an extra Sunday morning service from the city centre to help staff get to the new stores. Details are available at itravel.info/buses.

York’s Dial&Ride service will also offer more journeys from Huntington, Strensall and Haxby to the shopping park, and seats can be booked in advance by phoning 01904 551441.

The council has advised residents and visitors to plan their journeys around the Monks Cross area carefully over the coming weeks as large increases in traffic are expected.

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9:43am Thu 10 Apr 14

r3xifer0us says...

Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.
Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp. r3xifer0us
  • Score: 22

9:44am Thu 10 Apr 14

sheps lad says...

1st in the queue at 7-50, sad innit?
1st in the queue at 7-50, sad innit? sheps lad
  • Score: 41

10:13am Thu 10 Apr 14

Zetkin says...

r3xifer0us wrote:
Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.
Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.
[quote][p][bold]r3xifer0us[/bold] wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.[/p][/quote]Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country. Zetkin
  • Score: 42

10:41am Thu 10 Apr 14

oldgoat says...

Zetkin wrote:
r3xifer0us wrote:
Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.
Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.
Or when they rip most of it from the press release.
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]r3xifer0us[/bold] wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.[/p][/quote]Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.[/p][/quote]Or when they rip most of it from the press release. oldgoat
  • Score: 22

10:47am Thu 10 Apr 14

Zetkin says...

oldgoat wrote:
Zetkin wrote:
r3xifer0us wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.
Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.
Or when they rip most of it from the press release.
If the Press has copied it from a press release, it doesn't say much for the qulaity of John Lewis's PR people, either.
[quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]r3xifer0us[/bold] wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.[/p][/quote]Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.[/p][/quote]Or when they rip most of it from the press release.[/p][/quote]If the Press has copied it from a press release, it doesn't say much for the qulaity of John Lewis's PR people, either. Zetkin
  • Score: 11

10:47am Thu 10 Apr 14

Zetkin says...

*quality*

Hoist.

Petard.
*quality* Hoist. Petard. Zetkin
  • Score: 29

10:53am Thu 10 Apr 14

Fat Harry says...

"Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Bean Cafe"

and its not even April 1st.

Cant see me popping in here for a pre-match coffee when the new stadium opens its doors
"Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Bean Cafe" and its not even April 1st. Cant see me popping in here for a pre-match coffee when the new stadium opens its doors Fat Harry
  • Score: -10

10:53am Thu 10 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.
What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say. CHISSY1
  • Score: 16

11:37am Thu 10 Apr 14

MrsPickles says...

Don't forget your local shopping parades like Bishy road - real people trying to make a living and enhancing the community - show your support by 'liking' the Bishy road Facebook page !
Don't forget your local shopping parades like Bishy road - real people trying to make a living and enhancing the community - show your support by 'liking' the Bishy road Facebook page ! MrsPickles
  • Score: 43

11:54am Thu 10 Apr 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.
Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.[/p][/quote]Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: 27

12:04pm Thu 10 Apr 14

york_chap says...

Good news about these extra jobs, but we also need to be encouraging more local full-time graduate jobs and others which actually require qualifications and pay a decent salary. I appreciate that certain roles in these large stores may fit this bill, but they're in the minority.

I can't help wondering how many of the regular shop-floor sales staff being taken on in these new stores have been to uni, racked up £20k+ of debts and are now pedalling clothes and make-up etc for £7 an hour.
Good news about these extra jobs, but we also need to be encouraging more local full-time graduate jobs and others which actually require qualifications and pay a decent salary. I appreciate that certain roles in these large stores may fit this bill, but they're in the minority. I can't help wondering how many of the regular shop-floor sales staff being taken on in these new stores have been to uni, racked up £20k+ of debts and are now pedalling clothes and make-up etc for £7 an hour. york_chap
  • Score: 30

12:09pm Thu 10 Apr 14

SethArmstrong says...

And yet still no actual plans for the new stadium
And yet still no actual plans for the new stadium SethArmstrong
  • Score: 30

12:31pm Thu 10 Apr 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

SethArmstrong wrote:
And yet still no actual plans for the new stadium
According to James Alexander building work starts on the stadium Feb 2015.

Conveniently targeted to start a few months before the local election.
[quote][p][bold]SethArmstrong[/bold] wrote: And yet still no actual plans for the new stadium[/p][/quote]According to James Alexander building work starts on the stadium Feb 2015. Conveniently targeted to start a few months before the local election. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: 15

12:36pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Blimp says...

Brilliant, love it! More please.
Brilliant, love it! More please. Blimp
  • Score: -6

12:36pm Thu 10 Apr 14

big boy york says...

listened to radio york this morn, n the first half dozen or so people they interviewed had spent money in M&S but not John Lewis as they found it too expensive.
listened to radio york this morn, n the first half dozen or so people they interviewed had spent money in M&S but not John Lewis as they found it too expensive. big boy york
  • Score: 8

12:55pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Madasanibbotson says...

Zetkin wrote:
r3xifer0us wrote:
Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.
Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.
The normal sub editors Jimmy Alexander & Ferrett are rather busy this week and didn't have the chance to authorise any news being released.
Should be back to normal after they have left Ferrett-about 1 -2 days Jimmy-at the latest next election.
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]r3xifer0us[/bold] wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.[/p][/quote]Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.[/p][/quote]The normal sub editors Jimmy Alexander & Ferrett are rather busy this week and didn't have the chance to authorise any news being released. Should be back to normal after they have left Ferrett-about 1 -2 days Jimmy-at the latest next election. Madasanibbotson
  • Score: 2

12:56pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Fabius the Delayer says...

The chain's only store between Newcastle and Sheffield, that's not in Hull or Leeds ????? really hyperbole from a hyper bully
The chain's only store between Newcastle and Sheffield, that's not in Hull or Leeds ????? really hyperbole from a hyper bully Fabius the Delayer
  • Score: -11

1:05pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Fishergate Fred says...

Last time I looked JL didn't have a Hull Store or a Leeds Store. Might be wrong... http://www.johnlewis
.com/our-shops
Last time I looked JL didn't have a Hull Store or a Leeds Store. Might be wrong... http://www.johnlewis .com/our-shops Fishergate Fred
  • Score: 22

1:33pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Yorkie41 says...

Fishergate Fred wrote:
Last time I looked JL didn't have a Hull Store or a Leeds Store. Might be wrong... http://www.johnlewis

.com/our-shops
It did say quite clearly the other day in the press that, JL in York was the only store between the Sheffield store and the Newcastle store.
[quote][p][bold]Fishergate Fred[/bold] wrote: Last time I looked JL didn't have a Hull Store or a Leeds Store. Might be wrong... http://www.johnlewis .com/our-shops[/p][/quote]It did say quite clearly the other day in the press that, JL in York was the only store between the Sheffield store and the Newcastle store. Yorkie41
  • Score: 22

1:34pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Capt. Dobie says...

Zetkin wrote:
oldgoat wrote:
Zetkin wrote:
r3xifer0us wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.
Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.
Or when they rip most of it from the press release.
If the Press has copied it from a press release, it doesn't say much for the qulaity of John Lewis's PR people, either.
Best we don't use Sainsbury home delivery...they drive...


VWs!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]r3xifer0us[/bold] wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.[/p][/quote]Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.[/p][/quote]Or when they rip most of it from the press release.[/p][/quote]If the Press has copied it from a press release, it doesn't say much for the qulaity of John Lewis's PR people, either.[/p][/quote]Best we don't use Sainsbury home delivery...they drive... VWs!!!!!!! Capt. Dobie
  • Score: 32

1:37pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Capt. Dobie says...

Capt. Dobie wrote:
Zetkin wrote:
oldgoat wrote:
Zetkin wrote:
r3xifer0us wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.
Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.
Or when they rip most of it from the press release.
If the Press has copied it from a press release, it doesn't say much for the qulaity of John Lewis's PR people, either.
Best we don't use Sainsbury home delivery...they drive... VWs!!!!!!!
****...sorry readers...wrong quote used.

I meant the one about JL using Mercs...

Sorry all...

Actually, what does 'never knowingly undersold' actrually mean?
[quote][p][bold]Capt. Dobie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]r3xifer0us[/bold] wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.[/p][/quote]Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.[/p][/quote]Or when they rip most of it from the press release.[/p][/quote]If the Press has copied it from a press release, it doesn't say much for the qulaity of John Lewis's PR people, either.[/p][/quote]Best we don't use Sainsbury home delivery...they drive... VWs!!!!!!![/p][/quote]****...sorry readers...wrong quote used. I meant the one about JL using Mercs... Sorry all... Actually, what does 'never knowingly undersold' actrually mean? Capt. Dobie
  • Score: -5

2:00pm Thu 10 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.
Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.
Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.
[quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.[/p][/quote]Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.[/p][/quote]Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby. CHISSY1
  • Score: 4

3:47pm Thu 10 Apr 14

piemagico says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
Fishergate Fred wrote:
Last time I looked JL didn't have a Hull Store or a Leeds Store. Might be wrong... http://www.johnlewis


.com/our-shops
It did say quite clearly the other day in the press that, JL in York was the only store between the Sheffield store and the Newcastle store.
Correct. John Lewis does not have a Leeds store, but it will do within a year or two at the new Victoria Gate development in the east of the centre.

John Lewis are planning to open a Hull store shortly after the point at which hell freezes over!
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fishergate Fred[/bold] wrote: Last time I looked JL didn't have a Hull Store or a Leeds Store. Might be wrong... http://www.johnlewis .com/our-shops[/p][/quote]It did say quite clearly the other day in the press that, JL in York was the only store between the Sheffield store and the Newcastle store.[/p][/quote]Correct. John Lewis does not have a Leeds store, but it will do within a year or two at the new Victoria Gate development in the east of the centre. John Lewis are planning to open a Hull store shortly after the point at which hell freezes over! piemagico
  • Score: 17

3:50pm Thu 10 Apr 14

piaggio1 says...

Why!!! Whats wrong wi selby ???????
Start list here........
Why!!! Whats wrong wi selby ??????? Start list here........ piaggio1
  • Score: -10

3:55pm Thu 10 Apr 14

pedalling paul says...

I shall have to pop across on my bike and check out the public cycle parking. Hope there's some secure facilities for the staff. And did we get the toucan crossing link of Jockey Lane that the developers were persuaded to offer....?
I shall have to pop across on my bike and check out the public cycle parking. Hope there's some secure facilities for the staff. And did we get the toucan crossing link of Jockey Lane that the developers were persuaded to offer....? pedalling paul
  • Score: -19

4:02pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Table leg says...

Well, I think it's fantastic. John Lewis, Next Home and an eco M&S. York has to be one of the best shopping cities in the country. I can't wait to have a good look round them all.
Well, I think it's fantastic. John Lewis, Next Home and an eco M&S. York has to be one of the best shopping cities in the country. I can't wait to have a good look round them all. Table leg
  • Score: 37

4:49pm Thu 10 Apr 14

malonemalone says...

Fat Harry wrote:
"Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Bean Cafe"

and its not even April 1st.

Cant see me popping in here for a pre-match coffee when the new stadium opens its doors
good we dont want footballs suporters in the place either! it's for people with some class
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: "Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Bean Cafe" and its not even April 1st. Cant see me popping in here for a pre-match coffee when the new stadium opens its doors[/p][/quote]good we dont want footballs suporters in the place either! it's for people with some class malonemalone
  • Score: -7

4:49pm Thu 10 Apr 14

malonemalone says...

dribblur wrote:
John Lewis not including their cleaning staff in the staff rewards scheme, being a Mutual pails into insignificance with John Lewis/Waitrose purchasing Mercedes Trucks - Every one of those is Export duty to the German BND and their record in fighting a dignified war is atrocious.

Boycott, Embargo, Resist against fascism.
eh?
[quote][p][bold]dribblur[/bold] wrote: John Lewis not including their cleaning staff in the staff rewards scheme, being a Mutual pails into insignificance with John Lewis/Waitrose purchasing Mercedes Trucks - Every one of those is Export duty to the German BND and their record in fighting a dignified war is atrocious. Boycott, Embargo, Resist against fascism.[/p][/quote]eh? malonemalone
  • Score: 7

4:52pm Thu 10 Apr 14

malonemalone says...

york_chap wrote:
Good news about these extra jobs, but we also need to be encouraging more local full-time graduate jobs and others which actually require qualifications and pay a decent salary. I appreciate that certain roles in these large stores may fit this bill, but they're in the minority.

I can't help wondering how many of the regular shop-floor sales staff being taken on in these new stores have been to uni, racked up £20k+ of debts and are now pedalling clothes and make-up etc for £7 an hour.
tough luck! the graduates should be moving away and let the local hard working people take on the nice decent daily jobs that are so important.........no
body asked or needs the students with the moaning about debts constantly! tough
[quote][p][bold]york_chap[/bold] wrote: Good news about these extra jobs, but we also need to be encouraging more local full-time graduate jobs and others which actually require qualifications and pay a decent salary. I appreciate that certain roles in these large stores may fit this bill, but they're in the minority. I can't help wondering how many of the regular shop-floor sales staff being taken on in these new stores have been to uni, racked up £20k+ of debts and are now pedalling clothes and make-up etc for £7 an hour.[/p][/quote]tough luck! the graduates should be moving away and let the local hard working people take on the nice decent daily jobs that are so important.........no body asked or needs the students with the moaning about debts constantly! tough malonemalone
  • Score: -7

5:02pm Thu 10 Apr 14

duffy says...

malonemalone wrote:
york_chap wrote:
Good news about these extra jobs, but we also need to be encouraging more local full-time graduate jobs and others which actually require qualifications and pay a decent salary. I appreciate that certain roles in these large stores may fit this bill, but they're in the minority.

I can't help wondering how many of the regular shop-floor sales staff being taken on in these new stores have been to uni, racked up £20k+ of debts and are now pedalling clothes and make-up etc for £7 an hour.
tough luck! the graduates should be moving away and let the local hard working people take on the nice decent daily jobs that are so important.........no

body asked or needs the students with the moaning about debts constantly! tough
1/10 poor attempt.
[quote][p][bold]malonemalone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]york_chap[/bold] wrote: Good news about these extra jobs, but we also need to be encouraging more local full-time graduate jobs and others which actually require qualifications and pay a decent salary. I appreciate that certain roles in these large stores may fit this bill, but they're in the minority. I can't help wondering how many of the regular shop-floor sales staff being taken on in these new stores have been to uni, racked up £20k+ of debts and are now pedalling clothes and make-up etc for £7 an hour.[/p][/quote]tough luck! the graduates should be moving away and let the local hard working people take on the nice decent daily jobs that are so important.........no body asked or needs the students with the moaning about debts constantly! tough[/p][/quote]1/10 poor attempt. duffy
  • Score: 7

5:11pm Thu 10 Apr 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.
Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.
Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.
Do they have a John Lewis, Next or M&S in Selby?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.[/p][/quote]Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.[/p][/quote]Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.[/p][/quote]Do they have a John Lewis, Next or M&S in Selby? NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: 2

5:59pm Thu 10 Apr 14

CaroleBaines says...

Excellent - brilliant news, as is new stadium for all you sporty types. The city moving forward, even if the likes of Adam Sinclair didn't seem to want it to. What happened to that dreadful protectionist campaign for York thing they started? We have one of the fastest growing populations in the UK, or course more stores were needed and certainly a JL.
Excellent - brilliant news, as is new stadium for all you sporty types. The city moving forward, even if the likes of Adam Sinclair didn't seem to want it to. What happened to that dreadful protectionist campaign for York thing they started? We have one of the fastest growing populations in the UK, or course more stores were needed and certainly a JL. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 14

6:12pm Thu 10 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.
Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.
Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.
Do they have a John Lewis, Next or M&S in Selby?
Why ask me,i dont live in Selby.So what is your contribution to the article,or dont you understand what the word contribution means.
[quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.[/p][/quote]Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.[/p][/quote]Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.[/p][/quote]Do they have a John Lewis, Next or M&S in Selby?[/p][/quote]Why ask me,i dont live in Selby.So what is your contribution to the article,or dont you understand what the word contribution means. CHISSY1
  • Score: -9

6:30pm Thu 10 Apr 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.
Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.
Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.
Do they have a John Lewis, Next or M&S in Selby?
Why ask me,i dont live in Selby.So what is your contribution to the article,or dont you understand what the word contribution means.
Ha ha ha, I am being trolled by Chissy 1 of Selby.
I feel honoured.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.[/p][/quote]Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.[/p][/quote]Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.[/p][/quote]Do they have a John Lewis, Next or M&S in Selby?[/p][/quote]Why ask me,i dont live in Selby.So what is your contribution to the article,or dont you understand what the word contribution means.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha, I am being trolled by Chissy 1 of Selby. I feel honoured. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: 5

7:47pm Thu 10 Apr 14

The OX says...

pedalling paul wrote:
I shall have to pop across on my bike and check out the public cycle parking. Hope there's some secure facilities for the staff. And did we get the toucan crossing link of Jockey Lane that the developers were persuaded to offer....?
You will need your car Paul to carry your shopping, silly
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: I shall have to pop across on my bike and check out the public cycle parking. Hope there's some secure facilities for the staff. And did we get the toucan crossing link of Jockey Lane that the developers were persuaded to offer....?[/p][/quote]You will need your car Paul to carry your shopping, silly The OX
  • Score: 16

8:48pm Thu 10 Apr 14

piemagico says...

malonemalone wrote:
dribblur wrote:
John Lewis not including their cleaning staff in the staff rewards scheme, being a Mutual pails into insignificance with John Lewis/Waitrose purchasing Mercedes Trucks - Every one of those is Export duty to the German BND and their record in fighting a dignified war is atrocious.

Boycott, Embargo, Resist against fascism.
eh?
Why are the comments about fascism being removed?
[quote][p][bold]malonemalone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dribblur[/bold] wrote: John Lewis not including their cleaning staff in the staff rewards scheme, being a Mutual pails into insignificance with John Lewis/Waitrose purchasing Mercedes Trucks - Every one of those is Export duty to the German BND and their record in fighting a dignified war is atrocious. Boycott, Embargo, Resist against fascism.[/p][/quote]eh?[/p][/quote]Why are the comments about fascism being removed? piemagico
  • Score: -1

9:41pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Hereiamagainhaha says...

pedalling paul wrote:
I shall have to pop across on my bike and check out the public cycle parking. Hope there's some secure facilities for the staff. And did we get the toucan crossing link of Jockey Lane that the developers were persuaded to offer....?
Hope not.....
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: I shall have to pop across on my bike and check out the public cycle parking. Hope there's some secure facilities for the staff. And did we get the toucan crossing link of Jockey Lane that the developers were persuaded to offer....?[/p][/quote]Hope not..... Hereiamagainhaha
  • Score: 4

10:45pm Thu 10 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.
Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.
Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.
Do they have a John Lewis, Next or M&S in Selby?
Why ask me,i dont live in Selby.So what is your contribution to the article,or dont you understand what the word contribution means.
Ha ha ha, I am being trolled by Chissy 1 of Selby.
I feel honoured.
Oh dear,still has no answer so attempting to be funny.I am still waiting for an answer.
[quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.[/p][/quote]Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.[/p][/quote]Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.[/p][/quote]Do they have a John Lewis, Next or M&S in Selby?[/p][/quote]Why ask me,i dont live in Selby.So what is your contribution to the article,or dont you understand what the word contribution means.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha, I am being trolled by Chissy 1 of Selby. I feel honoured.[/p][/quote]Oh dear,still has no answer so attempting to be funny.I am still waiting for an answer. CHISSY1
  • Score: -4

11:39pm Thu 10 Apr 14

pedalling paul says...

The OX wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
I shall have to pop across on my bike and check out the public cycle parking. Hope there's some secure facilities for the staff. And did we get the toucan crossing link of Jockey Lane that the developers were persuaded to offer....?
You will need your car Paul to carry your shopping, silly
I did my big weekly shop for many years with a cycle hauled trailer. Some sensible supermarkets (not in York) operate a cycle trailer loan scheme. In the UK around 2 percent of retail trips are made by bike . Germany is 10 percent. What are they doing that we are not but maybe should be.
[quote][p][bold]The OX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: I shall have to pop across on my bike and check out the public cycle parking. Hope there's some secure facilities for the staff. And did we get the toucan crossing link of Jockey Lane that the developers were persuaded to offer....?[/p][/quote]You will need your car Paul to carry your shopping, silly[/p][/quote]I did my big weekly shop for many years with a cycle hauled trailer. Some sensible supermarkets (not in York) operate a cycle trailer loan scheme. In the UK around 2 percent of retail trips are made by bike . Germany is 10 percent. What are they doing that we are not but maybe should be. pedalling paul
  • Score: 34

7:53am Fri 11 Apr 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

OK then Chissy1 of Selby, I will give you my opinion on the opening.

I think it is a sad day for York and another nail in the coffin for manufacturing.
York is turning into a service industry City and I fear for anyone that is leaving school or college when all they will have to look forward to is a lifetime of minimum wage employment in a shop or call centre.
And seeing people queuing up just so they can be the first in line to be parted from their cash is something that bemuses me no end.

York used to be famous for making things like chocolate and trains, now all we are known for is the Lendal Bridge saga and the opening of a new shop that sells the same things as the rest of the shops that we all ready have.

So there you go Chissy1 of Selby, that is my contribution, no doubt you will see it as a moan, but I'm sure if you compare it to your home town of Selby then you will see exactly where I am coming from.
OK then Chissy1 of Selby, I will give you my opinion on the opening. I think it is a sad day for York and another nail in the coffin for manufacturing. York is turning into a service industry City and I fear for anyone that is leaving school or college when all they will have to look forward to is a lifetime of minimum wage employment in a shop or call centre. And seeing people queuing up just so they can be the first in line to be parted from their cash is something that bemuses me no end. York used to be famous for making things like chocolate and trains, now all we are known for is the Lendal Bridge saga and the opening of a new shop that sells the same things as the rest of the shops that we all ready have. So there you go Chissy1 of Selby, that is my contribution, no doubt you will see it as a moan, but I'm sure if you compare it to your home town of Selby then you will see exactly where I am coming from. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: 8

8:31am Fri 11 Apr 14

catty69 says...

After my visit to JL café, I can sadly announce that never again will I pay £3.50 for a piece of mediocre cake.
After my visit to JL café, I can sadly announce that never again will I pay £3.50 for a piece of mediocre cake. catty69
  • Score: 9

9:05am Fri 11 Apr 14

zombardo says...

Taken from BBC News in 2007, this article goes a long way to explaining 90% of the miserable old **** who comment on press stories:

Grumpy old men may not be able to help it, as age could affect their sense of humour, scientists have found.
A study by Washington University in St Louis found older people find it harder than students do to understand jokes.

The authors say the finding should be taken seriously as laughing has been linked to health benefits such as boosting circulation.

The findings were published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
Taken from BBC News in 2007, this article goes a long way to explaining 90% of the miserable old **** who comment on press stories: Grumpy old men may not be able to help it, as age could affect their sense of humour, scientists have found. A study by Washington University in St Louis found older people find it harder than students do to understand jokes. The authors say the finding should be taken seriously as laughing has been linked to health benefits such as boosting circulation. The findings were published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. zombardo
  • Score: 3

9:09am Fri 11 Apr 14

Kevin Turvey says...

‘piaggio1 says...
Why!!! Whats wrong wi selby ???????
Start list here........’

It exists.

It’s Selby

The bypass is not fully effective enough – as you can see it as you drive past.

People from Selby live there.

It has a desperate feel about it…. Like Featherstone or Castleford.

A black hole did not suck it up into oblivion. Or maybe it has and we cannot tell the difference.

It’s a Sh!tehole.


John Cooper Clarke’s poem ‘Burnley’ could also be written about Selby, just substitute Burnley for Selby or indeed ‘Beasley Street’. So for a bit of culture injection here they are:


'Burnley' by John Cooper Clarke:

I'll tell you now and I'll tell you firmly
I don't never want to go to Burnley
What they do there don't concern me
Why would anybody make the journey?
I'll tell you know and I'll tell you flatly
I don't never want to go to Gatley
I don't even want to go to Batley
Where is that place exactly
Do I wanna to go to Redditch?
I wouldn't visit in a souped-up sheddish
what am I some kind of Nebbish?
No I don't want to go to Reddish
I'll tell you now and I'll tell you briefley
I don't never want to go to Keighley
I'll tell you now, just like I told Elsa Lanchester...
I don't ever want to go to... Cumbernauld


'BEASLEY STREET' by John Cooper Clarke

FAR FROM CRAZY PAVEMENTS
...THE TASTE OF SILVER SPOONS
A CLINICAL ARRANGEMENT
...ON A DIRTY AFTERNOON
WHERE THE FECAL GERMS OF MR. FREUD
...ARE RENDERED OBSOLETE
THE LEGAL TERM IS NULL AND VOID
IN THE CASE OF... BEASLEY STREET

IN THE CHEAP SEATS WHERE MURDER BREEDS
SOMEBODY IS OUT OF BREATH
SLEEP IS A LUXURY THEY DON'T NEED
...A SNEAK PREVIEW OF DEATH
BELLADONNA IS YOUR FLOWER
MANSLAUGHTER YOUR MEAT
SPEND A YEAR IN A COUPLE OF HOURS
ON THE EDGE OF BEASLEY STREET

WHERE THE ACTION ISN'T
THAT'S WHERE IT IS
STATE YOUR POSITION
VACANCIES EXIST
IN AN X-CERTIFICATE EXERCISE
EX-SERVICEMEN EXCRETE
KEITH JOSEPH SMILES AND A BABY DIES
IN A BOX ON BEASLEY STREET

FROM THE BOARDING HOUSES AND THE BEDSITS FULL OF
...ACCIDENTS AND FLEAS
SOMEBODY GETS IT
WHERE THE MISSING PERSONS FREEZE
WEARING DEAD MEN'S OVERCOATS
YOU CAN'T SEE THEIR FEET
A RIFF JOINT SHUTS - OPENS UP
RIGHT DOWN ON BEASLEY STREET

CARS COLLIDE, COLOURS CLASH
DISASTER MOVIE STUFF
FOR A MAN WITH THE FU MANCHU MOUSTACHE
REVENGE IS NOT ENOUGH
THERE'S A DEAD CANARY ON A SWIVEL SEAT
THERE'S A RAINBOW IN THE ROAD
MEANWHILE ON BEASLEY STREET
SILENCE IS THE CODE

HOT BENEATH THE COLLAR
...AN INSPECTOR CALLS
WHERE THE PERISHING STINK OF SQUALOR
...IMPREGNATES THE WALLS
THE RATS HAVE ALL GOT RICKETS
THEY SPIT THROUGH BROKEN TEETH
THE NAME OF THE GAME IS NOT CRICKET
CAUGHT OUT ON ...BEASLEY STREET

THE HIPSTER AND HIS HIRED HAT
DRIVE A BORROWED CAR
YELLOW SOCKS AND A PINK CREVAT
NOTHING LA-DI-DAH
O-A-P
MOTHER-TO-BE
WATCH THE THREE-PIECE SUITE
WHEN SH!TSTOPPER DRAINS
AND CROCODILE SKIS
ARE SEEN ON ...BEASLEY STREET

THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND
...A ONE-EYED MAN IS KING
BEAUTY PROBLEMS ARE REDEFINED
...THE DOORBELLS DO NOT RING
A LIGHT BULB BURST LIKE A BLISTER
THE ONLY FORM OF HEAT
WHERE A FELLOW SELLS HIS SISTER
...DOWN THE RIVER ON BEASLEY STREET

THE BOYS ARE ON THE WAGON
THE GIRLS ARE ON THE SHELF
THEIR COMMON PROBLEM IS
...THAT THEY'RE NOT SOMEONE ELSE
THE DIRT BLOWS OUT
THE DUST BLOWS IN
YOU CAN'T KEEP IT NEAT
IT'S A FULLY FURNISHED DUSTBIN
...SIXTEEN BEASLEY STREET

VINCE THE AGEING SAVAGE
BETRAYS NO KIND OF LIFE
...BUT THE SMELL OF YESTERDAY'S CABBAGE
AND THE GHOST OF LAST YEAR'S WIFE
THROUGH A CONSTANT HAZE
OF DEODORANT SPRAYS
HE SAYS ...RETREAT
ALSATIANS DOG THE DIRTY DAYS
DOWN THE MIDDLE OF BEASLEY STREET

PEOPLE TURN TO POISON
QUICK AS LAGER TURNS TO P!SS
SWEETHEARTS ARE PHYSICALLY SICK
EVERY TIME THEY KISS
IT'S A SOCIOLOGIST'S PARADISE
EACH DAY REPEATS
UNEASY, CHEASY, GREASY, QUEASY
...BEASTLY, BEASLEY STREET

EYES DEAD AS VICIOUS FISH
LOOK AROUND FOR LAUGHS
IF I COULD HAVE JUST ONE WISH
I WOULD BE A PHOTOGRAPH
ON A PERMANENT MONDAY MORNING
GET LOST OR FALL ASLEEP
WHEN THE YELLOW CATS ARE YAWNING
AROUND THE BACK OF BEASLEY STREET
‘piaggio1 says... Why!!! Whats wrong wi selby ??????? Start list here........’ It exists. It’s Selby The bypass is not fully effective enough – as you can see it as you drive past. People from Selby live there. It has a desperate feel about it…. Like Featherstone or Castleford. A black hole did not suck it up into oblivion. Or maybe it has and we cannot tell the difference. It’s a Sh!tehole. John Cooper Clarke’s poem ‘Burnley’ could also be written about Selby, just substitute Burnley for Selby or indeed ‘Beasley Street’. So for a bit of culture injection here they are: 'Burnley' by John Cooper Clarke: I'll tell you now and I'll tell you firmly I don't never want to go to Burnley What they do there don't concern me Why would anybody make the journey? I'll tell you know and I'll tell you flatly I don't never want to go to Gatley I don't even want to go to Batley Where is that place exactly Do I wanna to go to Redditch? I wouldn't visit in a souped-up sheddish what am I some kind of Nebbish? No I don't want to go to Reddish I'll tell you now and I'll tell you briefley I don't never want to go to Keighley I'll tell you now, just like I told Elsa Lanchester... I don't ever want to go to... Cumbernauld 'BEASLEY STREET' by John Cooper Clarke FAR FROM CRAZY PAVEMENTS ...THE TASTE OF SILVER SPOONS A CLINICAL ARRANGEMENT ...ON A DIRTY AFTERNOON WHERE THE FECAL GERMS OF MR. FREUD ...ARE RENDERED OBSOLETE THE LEGAL TERM IS NULL AND VOID IN THE CASE OF... BEASLEY STREET IN THE CHEAP SEATS WHERE MURDER BREEDS SOMEBODY IS OUT OF BREATH SLEEP IS A LUXURY THEY DON'T NEED ...A SNEAK PREVIEW OF DEATH BELLADONNA IS YOUR FLOWER MANSLAUGHTER YOUR MEAT SPEND A YEAR IN A COUPLE OF HOURS ON THE EDGE OF BEASLEY STREET WHERE THE ACTION ISN'T THAT'S WHERE IT IS STATE YOUR POSITION VACANCIES EXIST IN AN X-CERTIFICATE EXERCISE EX-SERVICEMEN EXCRETE KEITH JOSEPH SMILES AND A BABY DIES IN A BOX ON BEASLEY STREET FROM THE BOARDING HOUSES AND THE BEDSITS FULL OF ...ACCIDENTS AND FLEAS SOMEBODY GETS IT WHERE THE MISSING PERSONS FREEZE WEARING DEAD MEN'S OVERCOATS YOU CAN'T SEE THEIR FEET A RIFF JOINT SHUTS - OPENS UP RIGHT DOWN ON BEASLEY STREET CARS COLLIDE, COLOURS CLASH DISASTER MOVIE STUFF FOR A MAN WITH THE FU MANCHU MOUSTACHE REVENGE IS NOT ENOUGH THERE'S A DEAD CANARY ON A SWIVEL SEAT THERE'S A RAINBOW IN THE ROAD MEANWHILE ON BEASLEY STREET SILENCE IS THE CODE HOT BENEATH THE COLLAR ...AN INSPECTOR CALLS WHERE THE PERISHING STINK OF SQUALOR ...IMPREGNATES THE WALLS THE RATS HAVE ALL GOT RICKETS THEY SPIT THROUGH BROKEN TEETH THE NAME OF THE GAME IS NOT CRICKET CAUGHT OUT ON ...BEASLEY STREET THE HIPSTER AND HIS HIRED HAT DRIVE A BORROWED CAR YELLOW SOCKS AND A PINK CREVAT NOTHING LA-DI-DAH O-A-P MOTHER-TO-BE WATCH THE THREE-PIECE SUITE WHEN SH!TSTOPPER DRAINS AND CROCODILE SKIS ARE SEEN ON ...BEASLEY STREET THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND ...A ONE-EYED MAN IS KING BEAUTY PROBLEMS ARE REDEFINED ...THE DOORBELLS DO NOT RING A LIGHT BULB BURST LIKE A BLISTER THE ONLY FORM OF HEAT WHERE A FELLOW SELLS HIS SISTER ...DOWN THE RIVER ON BEASLEY STREET THE BOYS ARE ON THE WAGON THE GIRLS ARE ON THE SHELF THEIR COMMON PROBLEM IS ...THAT THEY'RE NOT SOMEONE ELSE THE DIRT BLOWS OUT THE DUST BLOWS IN YOU CAN'T KEEP IT NEAT IT'S A FULLY FURNISHED DUSTBIN ...SIXTEEN BEASLEY STREET VINCE THE AGEING SAVAGE BETRAYS NO KIND OF LIFE ...BUT THE SMELL OF YESTERDAY'S CABBAGE AND THE GHOST OF LAST YEAR'S WIFE THROUGH A CONSTANT HAZE OF DEODORANT SPRAYS HE SAYS ...RETREAT ALSATIANS DOG THE DIRTY DAYS DOWN THE MIDDLE OF BEASLEY STREET PEOPLE TURN TO POISON QUICK AS LAGER TURNS TO P!SS SWEETHEARTS ARE PHYSICALLY SICK EVERY TIME THEY KISS IT'S A SOCIOLOGIST'S PARADISE EACH DAY REPEATS UNEASY, CHEASY, GREASY, QUEASY ...BEASTLY, BEASLEY STREET EYES DEAD AS VICIOUS FISH LOOK AROUND FOR LAUGHS IF I COULD HAVE JUST ONE WISH I WOULD BE A PHOTOGRAPH ON A PERMANENT MONDAY MORNING GET LOST OR FALL ASLEEP WHEN THE YELLOW CATS ARE YAWNING AROUND THE BACK OF BEASLEY STREET Kevin Turvey
  • Score: -3

9:50am Fri 11 Apr 14

The OX says...

pedalling paul wrote:
The OX wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
I shall have to pop across on my bike and check out the public cycle parking. Hope there's some secure facilities for the staff. And did we get the toucan crossing link of Jockey Lane that the developers were persuaded to offer....?
You will need your car Paul to carry your shopping, silly
I did my big weekly shop for many years with a cycle hauled trailer. Some sensible supermarkets (not in York) operate a cycle trailer loan scheme. In the UK around 2 percent of retail trips are made by bike . Germany is 10 percent. What are they doing that we are not but maybe should be.
Maybe York supermarkets dont see the demand for it, when the offer to deliver it, lol
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The OX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: I shall have to pop across on my bike and check out the public cycle parking. Hope there's some secure facilities for the staff. And did we get the toucan crossing link of Jockey Lane that the developers were persuaded to offer....?[/p][/quote]You will need your car Paul to carry your shopping, silly[/p][/quote]I did my big weekly shop for many years with a cycle hauled trailer. Some sensible supermarkets (not in York) operate a cycle trailer loan scheme. In the UK around 2 percent of retail trips are made by bike . Germany is 10 percent. What are they doing that we are not but maybe should be.[/p][/quote]Maybe York supermarkets dont see the demand for it, when the offer to deliver it, lol The OX
  • Score: 5

1:25pm Fri 11 Apr 14

MrChuckles says...

I like Monks Cross and are a regular visitor.
What baffles me though, is how media can sing the praises of such developments yet, curse the decline of the traditional high-street on another page?
Aren't such developments of out of town centers drawing people out of the high-street?
I like Monks Cross and are a regular visitor. What baffles me though, is how media can sing the praises of such developments yet, curse the decline of the traditional high-street on another page? Aren't such developments of out of town centers drawing people out of the high-street? MrChuckles
  • Score: 1

1:26pm Fri 11 Apr 14

dsom73 says...

Caffe Nero pays less tax than Starbucks, in case anyone's interested in the economics of all this
Caffe Nero pays less tax than Starbucks, in case anyone's interested in the economics of all this dsom73
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Alf Garnett says...

Capt. Dobie wrote:
Capt. Dobie wrote:
Zetkin wrote:
oldgoat wrote:
Zetkin wrote:
r3xifer0us wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.
Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.
Or when they rip most of it from the press release.
If the Press has copied it from a press release, it doesn't say much for the qulaity of John Lewis's PR people, either.
Best we don't use Sainsbury home delivery...they drive... VWs!!!!!!!
****...sorry readers...wrong quote used.

I meant the one about JL using Mercs...

Sorry all...

Actually, what does 'never knowingly undersold' actrually mean?
Walk about in bare feet.
[quote][p][bold]Capt. Dobie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Capt. Dobie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]r3xifer0us[/bold] wrote: Did you write this story in a bit of a hurry? Quite a few typo's and dodgy grammar! Come on Press, look sharp.[/p][/quote]Pretty much what you can expect when a newspaper publisher makes its subeditors redundant and moves their jobs to another country.[/p][/quote]Or when they rip most of it from the press release.[/p][/quote]If the Press has copied it from a press release, it doesn't say much for the qulaity of John Lewis's PR people, either.[/p][/quote]Best we don't use Sainsbury home delivery...they drive... VWs!!!!!!![/p][/quote]****...sorry readers...wrong quote used. I meant the one about JL using Mercs... Sorry all... Actually, what does 'never knowingly undersold' actrually mean?[/p][/quote]Walk about in bare feet. Alf Garnett
  • Score: -4

3:26pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Alf Garnett says...

piaggio1 wrote:
Why!!! Whats wrong wi selby ???????
Start list here........
Funny. I was in Selby on Thursday and the place was bright, busy and (unlike parts of York) very tidy. Lots of new housing going up too.
[quote][p][bold]piaggio1[/bold] wrote: Why!!! Whats wrong wi selby ??????? Start list here........[/p][/quote]Funny. I was in Selby on Thursday and the place was bright, busy and (unlike parts of York) very tidy. Lots of new housing going up too. Alf Garnett
  • Score: 1

3:30pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Alf Garnett says...

york_chap wrote:
Good news about these extra jobs, but we also need to be encouraging more local full-time graduate jobs and others which actually require qualifications and pay a decent salary. I appreciate that certain roles in these large stores may fit this bill, but they're in the minority.

I can't help wondering how many of the regular shop-floor sales staff being taken on in these new stores have been to uni, racked up £20k+ of debts and are now pedalling clothes and make-up etc for £7 an hour.
Well at that rate they won't be paying anything back. There's also a thirty year statute of limitations on paybacks. As for graduate jobs in York, plenty of them. York has a high rate of graduate employment.
[quote][p][bold]york_chap[/bold] wrote: Good news about these extra jobs, but we also need to be encouraging more local full-time graduate jobs and others which actually require qualifications and pay a decent salary. I appreciate that certain roles in these large stores may fit this bill, but they're in the minority. I can't help wondering how many of the regular shop-floor sales staff being taken on in these new stores have been to uni, racked up £20k+ of debts and are now pedalling clothes and make-up etc for £7 an hour.[/p][/quote]Well at that rate they won't be paying anything back. There's also a thirty year statute of limitations on paybacks. As for graduate jobs in York, plenty of them. York has a high rate of graduate employment. Alf Garnett
  • Score: 5

3:33pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Alf Garnett says...

malonemalone wrote:
york_chap wrote:
Good news about these extra jobs, but we also need to be encouraging more local full-time graduate jobs and others which actually require qualifications and pay a decent salary. I appreciate that certain roles in these large stores may fit this bill, but they're in the minority.

I can't help wondering how many of the regular shop-floor sales staff being taken on in these new stores have been to uni, racked up £20k+ of debts and are now pedalling clothes and make-up etc for £7 an hour.
tough luck! the graduates should be moving away and let the local hard working people take on the nice decent daily jobs that are so important.........no

body asked or needs the students with the moaning about debts constantly! tough
Where on earth are you from ? The graduates should be moving away, presumably to cities which will be the richer for having them.
[quote][p][bold]malonemalone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]york_chap[/bold] wrote: Good news about these extra jobs, but we also need to be encouraging more local full-time graduate jobs and others which actually require qualifications and pay a decent salary. I appreciate that certain roles in these large stores may fit this bill, but they're in the minority. I can't help wondering how many of the regular shop-floor sales staff being taken on in these new stores have been to uni, racked up £20k+ of debts and are now pedalling clothes and make-up etc for £7 an hour.[/p][/quote]tough luck! the graduates should be moving away and let the local hard working people take on the nice decent daily jobs that are so important.........no body asked or needs the students with the moaning about debts constantly! tough[/p][/quote]Where on earth are you from ? The graduates should be moving away, presumably to cities which will be the richer for having them. Alf Garnett
  • Score: 1

3:49pm Fri 11 Apr 14

bloodaxe says...

Extraordinary that an article about a new shop provokes an attack on a neighbouring small town. Seems as though there are some insecure people about.
Extraordinary that an article about a new shop provokes an attack on a neighbouring small town. Seems as though there are some insecure people about. bloodaxe
  • Score: 2

5:02pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Priapus says...

piemagico wrote:
malonemalone wrote:
dribblur wrote:
John Lewis not including their cleaning staff in the staff rewards scheme, being a Mutual pails into insignificance with John Lewis/Waitrose purchasing Mercedes Trucks - Every one of those is Export duty to the German BND and their record in fighting a dignified war is atrocious.

Boycott, Embargo, Resist against fascism.
eh?
Why are the comments about fascism being removed?
That's obvious. They're being removed by the Bundesnachrichtendie
nst (BND) or maybe the CIA or NSA or the Venusians or anything else that pops into dribblur's head when he's not wearing that tin foil beanie.
[quote][p][bold]piemagico[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]malonemalone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dribblur[/bold] wrote: John Lewis not including their cleaning staff in the staff rewards scheme, being a Mutual pails into insignificance with John Lewis/Waitrose purchasing Mercedes Trucks - Every one of those is Export duty to the German BND and their record in fighting a dignified war is atrocious. Boycott, Embargo, Resist against fascism.[/p][/quote]eh?[/p][/quote]Why are the comments about fascism being removed?[/p][/quote]That's obvious. They're being removed by the Bundesnachrichtendie nst (BND) or maybe the CIA or NSA or the Venusians or anything else that pops into dribblur's head when he's not wearing that tin foil beanie. Priapus
  • Score: -3

8:45pm Fri 11 Apr 14

piaggio1 says...

Tesco uses iveco.. ( fiats). Underneath.
Tesco uses iveco.. ( fiats). Underneath. piaggio1
  • Score: -2

9:32pm Fri 11 Apr 14

flesh_tuxedo says...

Let's play 'spot the henpecked husbands with no backbone in the queue'.

Any advances on 27?
Let's play 'spot the henpecked husbands with no backbone in the queue'. Any advances on 27? flesh_tuxedo
  • Score: -4

12:58pm Mon 14 Apr 14

MrsWardy says...

NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.
Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.
Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.
Do they have a John Lewis, Next or M&S in Selby?
No we don't but we don't have 2 poundlands either!!
[quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of moaners,nothing positive to say.[/p][/quote]Why don't you try and add something positive yourself Chissy1 of Selby, instead of just moaning about people moaning.[/p][/quote]Okay,fantastic place to shop and it has created jobs,what more do you want.So what is your contribution other than attempting to have a go at me.And get your facts right,i do not live in Selby.[/p][/quote]Do they have a John Lewis, Next or M&S in Selby?[/p][/quote]No we don't but we don't have 2 poundlands either!! MrsWardy
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