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  1. Michael McIntyre – Reviews – Comedy – Greater Manchester’s CityLife

    October 22, 2009 by Daniel

    Michael McIntyre – Reviews – Comedy – Greater Manchester’s CityLife.

    On Stage

    Went to see him at the MEN last night, it was great to see a man who clearly enjoys life and finding funny things in it.

    I hadn’t been to see comedy in the arena before so I was curious as to how it would work. Our seats were block 109 which is pretty much at the other end of the arena from the stage – so the TV screens there are essential. It is not, however, the same as seeing it on TV – it’s live, you are there and a part of it even though there are 16,000 other people there.

  2. General Election 2010 – Bury North

    October 22, 2009 by Daniel

    Out of interest just looked up the prospective candidates for MP’s in Bury.
    It’s a majority of 2000 so it’s fairly close, currently a labour MP but a tory council.

    Labour David Chaytor 19,130 43.0% ?8.2
    Conservative David Nuttall 16,204 36.5% ?0.2
    Liberal Democrat Wilf Davison 6,514 14.7% +2.5

    Majority 2,926 6.6% ?8.0
    Turnout 44,439 61.5% -1.5

    The Labour guy at the moment got caught up in the expenses thing and has said he will step down at the next election, labour haven’t named their replacement yet but the candidates are all women.
    This is the conservative guy:

    • Wants to reduce abortion time limit to 20 weeks
    • Is *for* capital punishment for murder
    • Against euthanasia
    • Wants to repeal hunting ban


    Lib Dem guy is Richard Baum, lists all his GCSE’s results, A-levels and volunteer work and so on.
    He’s on the council at the moment. Was against congestion charge

    Interestingly the Labour website still lists David Chaytor as the next prospective MP for Bury North, despite being officially barred from standing as an MP.

  3. First Time Buyer

    October 22, 2009 by Daniel

    There should be a book for first time buyers, or a pamphlet or easy to read guide on buying a house. It’s possibly the most bewildering purchase ever. It’s nothing like buying anything else, anything normal off the shelf or completely tailored.

    Everyone has an opinion with different degrees of correctness about the process and unbelievably it seems the finding of the house you actually want to buy is the easy bit – but you can’t let them know that you actually want it, this is a negotiation don’t you know.
    You find the house, find the mortgage, convince the mortgage people you can pay them back eventually with a job that you have at the moment, convince the estate agent that you can afford the house who in turn convinces the sellers. But you don’t want to be too convincing otherwise they’ll want more money for the house. Get yourself a solicitor, get him to actually work for you, check up on him and make sure he’s doing some work give him every little form he needs go over what their solicitor has sent to him, make sure that there’s nothing hidden that you don’t like. Sign contacts and your life away, transfer moneys make sure everybody’s happy and then you might even be able to pack up your things make things good with your landlord and live in a different house that needs more money spending on it becuase the reason you could afford it in the first place was that it needed a little bit of TLC.

    But we’re not that far along yet. Nearly there though.