White Rose of Yorkshire

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About White Rose of Yorkshire

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  • Location Stuttgart
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Twixt Whitby & Hull
  • Gender Female
  • Interests History. Meeting people from different backgrounds.
  1. Unacceptable noise from construction work

        You think complaining about these things is a one road to hell, well how would you describe the situaiton you have been living in for five years?   Are you saying that you have put up with situation for five years and have done nothing about it because 1. your neighbours said there is nothing that you can do and 2. because you don't want to fight your neighbour. Sorry to inform you but that is the reason why it has gone on for so long. You will have to make a decision, to grin and bear it or do something about it.   Amt für öffentliche Ordnung    Eberhardstraße 39      70173 Stuttgart     Telefon 0711 2160      E‐Mail poststelle.32stuttgartde         They deal with lots of things such as noise levels, people working on Sundays and bank holidays and after 10.00 p.m. for instance.   BTW: People like your neighbour only do these things because people like you and your neighbours let them.    Hope you make the right decision.  
  2. Why are you happy today?

    Thank you John. That is a really interesting link.
  3. Why are you happy today?

    Hull City won the match against Wigan 3-1. Brilliant. The 2020/21 squad will be presented with the League One trophy after the final match of the season at Charlton Athletic next Sunday. I will be wearing my Hull City scarf again next Sunday Hull City 3-1 Wigan Athletic highlights - Tigers crowned champions with victory - Hull Live (hulldailymail.co.uk) https://www.hullcitytigers.com/news/2021/may/we-are-the-champions/            
  4. Flying to UK (Scotland) - rules and regs

    Sorry, can't answer your question but have a sugesstion regarding the journey there.  You could fly to Heathrow and then on to Edinburgh. To get answers to your questions, contact the information desk of which ever airport you intend to use. Make sure all correspondence and advice is in writing. https://www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/de_de/  
  5. Stiftung Warentest Bank Fees 2021

    Stiftung Warentest has compared bank fees and published a free list. They say that nobody should pay more than 60 € per year for bank services.     Girokonten im Vergleich - Günstiges Girokonto mit sicherem Onlinebanking - Stiftung Warentest   https://www.test.de/Girokonto-im-Test-5069390-tabelle/suche/?sort=hersteller        
  6. Why are you unhappy today?

    Heartfelt sympathy to you Emkay. I am sure he knew how much you loved and cared for him.
  7. Brexit: The fallout

      On ONE this evening at 9.00 p.m. Brexit film Chronik eines Abschieds with Benedict Cumberbach.   Benedict Cumberbatch als Spindoktor der Leave-Kampagne: der Film zum am 31. Januar vollzogenen Austritt der Briten aus der EU.      
  8. Noise caused by train tracks construction

    Here in Stuttgart there have been similar problems due to Stuttgart21. I heard in one area the Deutsche Bahn paid for hotel accommodation for people living near the railway tracks. You could contact the Ordnungsamt. It is responsible for noise levels and approving work on Sundays, Bank Holidays and work carried out during the night. Special rules apply for noise made after 10.00 p.m. The Mieterverein can help in all sorts of ways. They can help you check the noise levels and also advise you if you can reduce your rent payments due to the noise and work carried out after 10.00 p.m.
  9. Brexit: The fallout

      The Paul -Ehrlich Institute is German do you think they know better then the WORLD Health Organisation? First they criticise it, then they ban it then they allow it to be used again and they are supposed to be experts.   Yesterday, the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg and his wife (who has breast cancer) had their AstraZeneca vaccine jab.  
  10. Brexit: The fallout

    Covid-19: Continue using AstraZeneca vaccine, says WHO "The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries not to pause Covid vaccinations, as several major EU member states halted their rollouts of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab.   It said there was no evidence of a link between the vaccine and blood clots. Germany, France, Italy and Spain joined smaller nations in halting vaccinations as a precaution while checks are made.   The WHO's vaccine safety experts are meeting on Tuesday to discuss the jab. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will meet on the same day and is due to draw conclusions on Thursday. It has also said the vaccine should continue to be used.   There have been a number of cases in Europe of blood clots developing after the vaccine was administered.   However, experts say these were no more than the number of blood-clot incidents typically reported within the general population. About 17 million people in the EU and the UK have received a dose of the vaccine, with fewer than 40 cases of blood clots reported as of last week, AstraZeneca said."   Health Minister Jens Spahn said. the decision was "not political". I wonder why he said that.   "Several European countries, including Austria, have suspended the use of certain batches of the drug as a precautionary measure. However, Belgium, Poland, the Czech Republic and Ukraine said they would continue to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine. Belgian Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke said that, with a high number of cases currently, Belgium could not afford to interrupt the rollout. "For us, the balance is clear and clean, it's a race against time," he said. Thailand announced that it would start using the vaccine on Tuesday, following a brief delay to the rollout over safety concerns. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said health experts had assured him all vaccines being administered in the country, including AstraZeneca's, were safe".   https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56404542    
  11. Brexit: The fallout

      The head of the EU is German and has a medical background. 27 member states, many of them with global companies and they are having problems getting enough vaccine. This is an internal EU problem.     This newspaper article is from 16.11.2020 Which Covid vaccines has the UK ordered? "The UK government has currently secured access to seven different candidate vaccines. In total, more than 350 million doses of different types of vaccines have been "pre-ordered" by the UK government. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed on Monday that the government has secured 5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine. The UK should get 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of 2020, with a further 30 million doses already ordered. Astra Zeneca/Oxford has agreed to supply 100 million doses of its vaccine to the UK, should it prove successful. A government spokesperson said: “To date, the UK government has secured early access to 350 million vaccines doses through agreements with six separate vaccine developers. "This includes 40m doses of Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine, which is based on the same platform as Moderna’s vaccine and if approved by the medicines regulator, is expected to begin delivery as early as December 2020.”"   https://www.lbc.co.uk/politics/the-news-explained/which-covid-19-vaccines-has-the-uk-ordered/    I think part of the confusion about the vaccine agreement is due to the fact about when the vaccine was ordered and when the contract was signed. I read somewhere that England had ordered the vaccine 3 months before the EU did. Maybe they ordered before the EU but signed the agreement after the EU.  
  12. Brexit: The fallout

    Deutschland ist einer der größten Impfstoffgewinner in der EU „Nach einer internen Liste über die bisherigen Liefermengen der Impfstoffe in die Mitgliedstaaten (Stand: 9. März), die WELT vorliegt, ist klar, dass es Gewinner und Verlierer des bisherigen Verteilungsmechanismus gibt. Zu den beiden größten Gewinnern gehört nach Malta (plus 155 Prozent) Deutschland. Laut Liste hat Deutschland 1,26 Millionen Impfdosen mehr erhalten, als Berlin nach dem Bevölkerungsschlüssel zugestanden hätten – das sind elf Prozent der bisherigen Gesamtlieferungen (12,39 Millionen).“ https://www.msn.com/de-de/nachrichten/politik/deutschland-ist-einer-der-gr%C3%B6%C3%9Ften-impfstoffgewinner-in-der-eu/ar-BB1ewO47?ocid=msedgdhp
  13. Brexit: The fallout

      In spite of the fact that Frau von der Leyen is a qualified Doctor of medicine, she doesn't seem to have handled the situation as well as you would expect from a medical expert.  Even though all schools, kindergartens and shops were closed, football matches were still allowed here. You can see at almost every game that the players put their arms around each other. Keep your disance, no body contact, it seems that these rules don't apply to football players.  
  14. Brexit: The fallout

    My Doctor recently told me that he admires the way the British goverment is dealing with the Corona virus and the fact that millions of people have already been vacinated. England began  vacinating people three weeks before the Europeans did.   I  have a little laugh every Monday evening when I watch the German news. They always state that the Corona figures are not complete because of the WEEKEND break and some health authorities haven’t sent their FAX report in!!  
  15. Smuggling becoming a standard...

    @: Susie T   It's a good thing that you are in the North and I am in the South. :))   I plan to be one of the first people through the door on Friday morning.