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Should of got an Arsenal scarf tbh.

The chances of there being a fine selection of UK sport scarves in Redondo Beach are as good as me actually needing to wear one in Redondo Beach.

Really I just wanted to know if they were sucky or good...or actually existing.

Googling everything takes the fun out of life.

Harry forgot the dots, I see.

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Thats reasonable enough I suppose, just thought they should of made a scarf for the best team in the league.

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Not really coz they don't use them.

Liverpool fans on the other hand:

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I ove Liverpool as a place, and the people always been nice to me !! but the team ^_^

Merry Christmas to you all !!!

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Just read this, I always think its not good when someone goes missing, My kids are the same ageish and I would be distraught if this was to happen, anyone from London know more about this ??

Family’s plea over happy student who vanished on Christmas Eve

Adam Fresco, Crime Correspondent

The distraught parents of a talented teenage student who has been missing since Christmas Eve issued an emotional plea yesterday for him to return home.

Joshua Beasley, 17, who plans to go to university to study drama and English, has not been seen since he left an ice rink in southeast London after having a couple of drinks with his friends.

Police have described the disappearance of the A-level student, who is a member of the National Youth Theatre, as “totally out of character”.

Mr Beasley left the ice rink in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, at about 5.15pm after he slipped on the ice, but when he did not return to his home near by his parents started a frantic search. His mother, Ruth Harrison, a project manager at a charity, said that she, his father Paul, who is a literary agent, and sister, Rowan, 14, were desperate for him to return and just wanted to know that tht he was all right.

“It’s been nearly a week and he is incredibly vulnerable out there,” Ms Harrison. “We just want him back and we are really worried about him. We don’t understand how he could just disappear.

“Everyone is just desperate, desperate to have him back. This has completely ruined Christmas and made it unbearable.

“He was really looking forward to Christmas. He is not the type of kid who would not phone. He has never done anything like this before. It’s just not in his nature.”

She added: “He has just started his A levels, which he is enjoying, and he is expected to get really good grades.

“He’s a very happy kid. He’s just nuts about drama.

“One of his main interests is acting - he is a member of the National Youth Theatre and he wants to be an actor when he is older.

“He definitely wants to go to university. I think he was thinking about studying either drama or drama and English.

“If he saw this I would just say, ‘It doesn’t matter what has happened or what you have done, we don’t care, we want contact’. We just want to know he is safe. We don’t mind what has happened.”

Joshua is 5ft 9in (1.8m), with short, black hair. He was last seen wearing a white cotton shirt, black jeans and black boots.

Police have said that they consider him to be a high-risk missing person and have passed the investigation to highly skilled officers from the Specialist Crime Directorate. Clive Heys, acting Detective Chief Inspector, said: “Josh’s disappearance is a complete mystery, it is totally out of character and his family and friends are very concerned. He has never gone missing before.

“If anybody does know where Josh is I would ask that they make contact as soon as possible.

“It was a busy night and someone must have seen Josh as he walked away from the ice rink along Romney Road and towards the town centre.”

Joshua is studying for his A levels at the Thomas Tallis Secondary School in Greenwich.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the police incident room on 020-8721 4868 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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THATS SCARY LEDDY IHAVE TWO YOUNGINS OF MY OWN. THAT STRANGE FREAKY SHIT GOES ON HERE IN THE STATES TO!!! IF ANYBODY DID SOME THING TO MY KIDS I WOULDNT JUST KILLEM ID TOURTURE THEM DOES THAT MAKE ME A BAD GUY!!

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THATS SCARY LEDDY IHAVE TWO YOUNGINS OF MY OWN. THAT STRANGE FREAKY SHIT GOES ON HERE IN THE STATES TO!!! IF ANYBODY DID SOME THING TO MY KIDS I WOULDNT JUST KILLEM ID TOURTURE THEM DOES THAT MAKE ME A BAD GUY!!

Well when it comes to your kids you would do anything to protect them !! Its a difficult situation because if you do that it makes us as bad as them who do such stuff, but as i say when its your kids You do all to make life as good as poss for them untill they are old enough to stand on their own two feet, even now that mine are at work and college I still have that same protective feeling wothout making them feel like smothered, just let them know that I am here for them whenever they need advice, love etc !!!

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kids you never stop worrying whatever their age! leddy im glad you like the people from liverpool my mothers a scouser n most of my family still live there sooooooooo dont support any football team really i got a soft spot for liverpool, ccfc also, and my husband is a huge leeds fan (but i'll say no more on that ) :rolleyes:

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kids you never stop worrying whatever their age! leddy im glad you like the people from liverpool my mothers a scouser n most of my family still live there sooooooooo dont support any football team really i got a soft spot for liverpool, ccfc also, and my husband is a huge leeds fan (but i'll say no more on that ) :rolleyes:

Yeh well when I lived in Manchester i use to go to Liverpool alot and everyone was always very welcoming, saw some good gigs in Liverpool !!

Leeds eh ??? I will stay very silent on that one !! :)

I love my kids to bits !!!

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^^^^my lol is cos of leeds god i hope theres no leeds fans on board! yes i can tell u love your kids to bits i love mine too (even though my 17 yr old daughter probably got dung beetles in her bedroom!!!) personally i worry a hell of a lot about children in todays society :(

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^^^^my lol is cos of leeds god i hope theres no leeds fans on board! yes i can tell u love your kids to bits i love mine too (even though my 17 yr old daughter probably got dung beetles in her bedroom!!!) personally i worry a hell of a lot about children in todays society :(

Yes its alot different since wqe were teenagers, they grow up too fast now. Hark listen to me lol !!

My daughter is 18 and my son is 16, taller than me now, going out with a 19 year old and has grown up beyond belief in the last 6 months !!

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i like Tottenham Hotspurs but they aren't having a good year (again)....i recently moved up here to Sacramento area and there isn't a pub to go to and watch the games that I know of. I used to go all the time to a place in San Jose and be able to keep up. I'm checking into TV packages to see if I can buy something to watch some games. does anyone in the CA or US area know of one. I can also do some research online i guess.

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i like Tottenham Hotspurs but they aren't having a good year (again)....i recently moved up here to Sacramento area and there isn't a pub to go to and watch the games that I know of. I used to go all the time to a place in San Jose and be able to keep up. I'm checking into TV packages to see if I can buy something to watch some games. does anyone in the CA or US area know of one. I can also do some research online i guess.

Yes Spurs are always underachieving, yet they have some good players !!!

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Yes, like Paul Robinson...from Hull. I used to play rugby with his Dad!!

Cool !!

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Yeah, but what's not so cool is that Paul was a right bleeder when he was little. I remember picking him up and holding him up high down at my rugby club. He'd have been about 5 or 6. He only went and tried to nut me!!

We all thought he'd make a great rugby player after that :lol:

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Yeah, but what's not so cool is that Paul was a right bleeder when he was little. I remember picking him up and holding him up high down at my rugby club. He'd have been about 5 or 6. He only went and tried to nut me!!

We all thought he'd make a great rugby player after that :lol:

Little toe rag !! :)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR ! ! !

Ambulance service receives emergency call every 8 seconds as Binge Britain welcomes in 2008

By BETH HALE

The Daily Mail ~~ News You Can Use

Last updated at 00:13am on 2nd January 2008

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Binge-drinking revellers fuelled a chaotic start to 2008 as over-stretched ambulance workers battled to cope with emergency calls flooding in at a peak of one every eight seconds.

In the capital alone the London Ambulance Service had to deal with its highest number of emergency calls since the Millennium - the majority related to excess alcohol.

As midnight came and went there was mayhem as scores of drunken partygoers around the country tumbled into the streets, some wearing little more than their underwear.

Scantily clad: Young women wearing just knickers, scarfs - and high heels - on the streets of Cardiff

A woman is assisted by to paramedics in Newcastle's lively Bigg Market area on New Years Eve

Fights erupted and a string of dishevelled young men and women collapsed on benches and in doorways, too inebriated to remember or care that the night was supposed to be a celebration.

There to mop up the mess were thousands of emergency workers drafted in to provide cover on the busiest night of the year.

In the first four hours of 2008, London Ambulance Service (LAS) dealt with an astonishing 1,825 calls alone, peaking at over 500 calls an hour between 2am and 4am. The volume of 999 calls was up 17 per cent on last year' and four times worse than a normal night.

Meanwhile in the West Midlands the ambulance service fielded 1,400 calls in just five hours - a rate of one every 12 seconds. It was mirrored by the North East Ambulance Service which received 1,860 calls between 11pm and 5am.

Last night the astonishing number of calls to deal with booze-fuelled illness of injury prompted accusations that lives of those in real emergencies were being put at risk and demands for partygoers to wake up the costs of binge-drinking.

LAS spokeswoman Gemma Gidley said: "These calls put the Service under increased pressure to manage demand when we have to ensure we respond quickly to other patients with potentially life-threatening emergencies.

"People need to think about the real consequences of drinking so much that they require treatment."

In the south, the South Central Ambulance Service dealt with three times more incidents that normal.

A girl tries to help up her friend in Bristol city centre after a night of boozing

Collapse: Many partygoers were unable to stand and had to be helped by friends

Control room duty manager Michele Foot said: "I think we should start charging people for the drink related stuff - it's most self inflicted."

In some areas special temporary treatment sites were set up to cope, paramedics set out on foot in busy city centres and volunteers from the St John Ambulance Service and Red Cross were drafted in.

Alternative transport was arranged for drunken revellers to take the strain of ambulances.

Hundreds of arrests were made by police for public order offences, as well as violence and sex and drug-related crime.

Riot vans parked in city centres prepared to deal with the inevitable fall out of a night of excess.

While thousands of people celebrated the New Year peacefully - enjoying the visual spectacles of fireworks and live music - for others the temptation to over-indulge in what have become an all-too common scenes of drunkenness was too great.

In Birmingham a group of friend bragged they would be "crawling" by the end of the night.

In Newcastle, in scenes mirrored everywhere, a young woman - shoeless and seemingly very much the worse for wear - had to be aided by paramedics while nearby a well-built man lay face down in the street after being set upon by four other men.

"This is going to be a long night," said one weary paramedic, confiding: "We will spend all night picking up people who are too drunk to walk and people who got into fights."

A woman cleans a man's face of blood after violence in Newcastle's Bigg Market area

A reveller with a pint slumps over at the Waterfront in Bristol

Everywhere revellers who had lost all their inhibitions were happy to brag about their drinking exploits.

Sisters Sarah and Teri Crame, both dancers, wore burlesque outfits better-suited to the boudoir as they strutted through the rain-soaked street.

"We've been drinking since about seven," said Teri. "We're both wrecked and loving it. Mixing our drinks always leads to trouble - we've had wine, lager and vodka tonight."

In Cardiff a group of young women, who would have been well-advised to cover up, tottered along in nothing more than heels and white underwear.

Among those happy to boast about far exceeding the Government recommended weekly safe limit for drinking in just one night were a group of teachers.

Bearing the brunt of the chaos, Paramedic Martyn Sullivan said: "We've had a lot of drunken calls and a lot of assault. I've been threatened myself tonight."

In Bristol, a young woman wearing a tiny black dress despite the elements slumped on the floor as a friend, laughing, spent five minutes trying to lift her.

Meanwhile a semi-naked man argued with police and other partygoers vomited over railings into the river.

A teenager is arrested by police after a fight in Bristol

A worse for wear man covers his face as he sits drunkenly on the pavement just after 1am in Norwich

Fights broke out long before midnight and continued into the small hours.

In Slough, Berkshire a crowd of drunken teenagers was involved in a punch up which ended with a 17-year-old boy being stabbed in the chest. Another person was stabbed in Woking, Surrey after a mass brawl.

In Hampshire every custody centre in the county was full.

For anyone not used to the less than sober face of a British New Year the night was something of an eye-opener. Belgian Florence Meganck, 25, was out in Bristol and summed up the evening.

"At 9pm I saw people throwing up - England is totally different to Belgium.

"The whole evening I have been watching English girls wearing dresses that only just cover their underwear. They zig-zag through the streets in their tiny skirts.

"I saw a girl who looked like she wasn't older than 12 buy alcohol from a shop and then give it to even younger girls waiting outside.

"Even though I haven't drunk tonight I have had such fun laughing at all the drunken English people.

"But these drunks won't enjoy New Year's Eve, most of them won't even remember it."

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Hey, The Rover...drunks in England...that' shocking!!

Texas Cracks Down on Drunkeness in Bars

By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press Writer

Get falling-down drunk in a Texas bar and it may cost more than a bruised backside. Try $500 or a few hours in jail.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is sending undercover officers into bars to look for the exceedingly drunk, issuing citations or making arrests for public intoxication even if the patrons haven't left the building.

"Drinking is fine," said agency spokeswoman Carolyn Beck. "But when people drink too much, they become dangerous to themselves and other people."

The program is aimed at reducing drunken driving. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Texas had 1,264 alcohol-related traffic fatalities in 2004, the most in the nation.

The crackdown is aimed not only at those who are drunk, but at the bars and bartenders who continue to serve them. So far, it has resulted in about 2,200 arrests or citations around the state.

B.J. Hassell, manager of victims services with MADD Texas State, which serves central Texas, said her organization supports the crackdown.

"Can you imagine if TABC had not stopped those people from leaving the bar, how many more drunk drivers we might have had on the road?" Hassell said.

The most recent sting was March 10, when agents infiltrated more than 30 bars in the Dallas suburb of Irving, arresting or citing dozens of people.

Greg Turnbow, sipping a beer in a downtown bar during happy hour Thursday, was on a business trip from Nashville, Tenn. He said the Texas policy surprised him.

"This almost seems like entrapment," he said. "If somebody's in a bar causing trouble, they should be arrested." But the crackdown struck him as "just too much."

In Texas, the blood alcohol limit for drunken driving is .08 percent. But the law also defines public intoxication as "not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties" because of alcohol or other drugs.

Public intoxication is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500. An offender can be cited or arrested. Many jails require that someone arrested be detained for at least four to 12 hours.

Bar patrons may be approached if an officer spots them behaving erratically, such as having difficulty walking or standing. The officer will perform a field sobriety test similar to one for drunken drivers. A patron may also be asked to take a breath test, although it is not required, Beck said.

Most people who take the breath test have a blood alcohol level of .17 or higher, she said. "These people who are being arrested are really drunk," she said. "We're not going up to random people."

And just having a designated driver isn't an excuse to get knee-wobbling drunk.

Beck cited a recent case in El Paso where a man staggered into traffic and was killed, and a student on spring break at South Padre Island who tried to jump into a hotel pool from a second-floor window. He missed and died.

Beck acknowledged many people may be surprised to learn they can be arrested for being drunk in a bar.

"We are trying to get the message out that we want bars to sell responsibly and consumers to consume responsibly," she said.

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:duel:

Hey, The Rover...drunks in England...that' shocking!!

Texas Cracks Down on Drunkeness in Bars

By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press Writer

Get falling-down drunk in a Texas bar and it may cost more than a bruised backside. Try $500 or a few hours in jail.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is sending undercover officers into bars to look for the exceedingly drunk, issuing citations or making arrests for public intoxication even if the patrons haven't left the building.

"Drinking is fine," said agency spokeswoman Carolyn Beck. "But when people drink too much, they become dangerous to themselves and other people."

The program is aimed at reducing drunken driving. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Texas had 1,264 alcohol-related traffic fatalities in 2004, the most in the nation.

The crackdown is aimed not only at those who are drunk, but at the bars and bartenders who continue to serve them. So far, it has resulted in about 2,200 arrests or citations around the state.

B.J. Hassell, manager of victims services with MADD Texas State, which serves central Texas, said her organization supports the crackdown.

"Can you imagine if TABC had not stopped those people from leaving the bar, how many more drunk drivers we might have had on the road?" Hassell said.

The most recent sting was March 10, when agents infiltrated more than 30 bars in the Dallas suburb of Irving, arresting or citing dozens of people.

Greg Turnbow, sipping a beer in a downtown bar during happy hour Thursday, was on a business trip from Nashville, Tenn. He said the Texas policy surprised him.

"This almost seems like entrapment," he said. "If somebody's in a bar causing trouble, they should be arrested." But the crackdown struck him as "just too much."

In Texas, the blood alcohol limit for drunken driving is .08 percent. But the law also defines public intoxication as "not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties" because of alcohol or other drugs.

Public intoxication is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500. An offender can be cited or arrested. Many jails require that someone arrested be detained for at least four to 12 hours.

Bar patrons may be approached if an officer spots them behaving erratically, such as having difficulty walking or standing. The officer will perform a field sobriety test similar to one for drunken drivers. A patron may also be asked to take a breath test, although it is not required, Beck said.

Most people who take the breath test have a blood alcohol level of .17 or higher, she said. "These people who are being arrested are really drunk," she said. "We're not going up to random people."

And just having a designated driver isn't an excuse to get knee-wobbling drunk.

Beck cited a recent case in El Paso where a man staggered into traffic and was killed, and a student on spring break at South Padre Island who tried to jump into a hotel pool from a second-floor window. He missed and died.

Beck acknowledged many people may be surprised to learn they can be arrested for being drunk in a bar.

"We are trying to get the message out that we want bars to sell responsibly and consumers to consume responsibly," she said.

:duel: touché :D

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