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Celebrate ROALD DAHL

THE LOCAL AUTHORITY HAVE INFORMED US OF HALF-TERM ROALD DAHL ACTIVITIES AT DERBY CITY LIBRARIES.

To celebrate trie film release of Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr Fox' at local cinemas from 23 October, libraries across the city will be running free, fun, Roald Dahl-themed activity sessions during the schools' half-term holiday. Activities include quizzes, crafts and Roald Dahl story extracts and 'revolting rhymes'. All sessions are suitable for children aged from six to 12 years.
Children can also enter a 'Fantastic Mr Fox' word search competition to win free tickets to see the film at the Odeon Cinema at the Meteor Centre. All correct word searches will be entered into a free prize draw and there is one prize draw at every library in Derby; each with a prize of two cinema tickets.

The competition runs from Saturday 24 October to Saturday 31 October 2009, and children can pick up an entry form at any library

Further information including session dates and ti…

School Meals

You can bring you sandwiches to school, or eat school dinner. You have to hand in school dinner money on Monday morning of each week. But if you don't, the dinner laddy won't let your child be hungry, they give your child lunch, but you may be in debts. It is reported in local Telegraph that one headteacher threatened to call in sheriff to recover unpaid debts for school dinner and other expenses, such as school strips.

My daughter wishes she can eat school dinner in the large dinner hall instead of in her classroom, because school dinner has ice cream, she says. Then I found out that she just doesn't like tomato or cucumber in her sandwiches. But my wife says Schoool Meals are very expensive, and how we wish we can apply free school meals, because only parents in receipt of benefits can apply for Free School Meals.

Below is a copy of the Protocol for School Meals Debts.

Protocol for School Meals Debts

1. Introduction
The Local Authority no longer Invoices parents for unpaid…

Why does City Council keeps sending out Electoral Register form to me?

Ironically, this may be a paradox for an immigrant: we left our own country, live as a foreigner. What's that for? Freedom of speech? But English is not our mother language, we only rely on the internet and international telephone call to keep in touch with our mother tongue; Democracy? But we have not right to vote;  Money? Many asylum seekers pay hundreds of  thousand of pound for the human trafficking. They have to work as slaves for years to pay off the debts.

I receive the Electoral Registration form every year, or may be home visiting as well, but we have no right to register. Sometimes I wonder how those pen pushers waste paper by sending out so many forms, notices, and sorts of things, do they never check that I have never 'complete[d] the Electoral Registration form'? Even though I am not eligible to register and vote?  Below is the notice to thank me for what I have never done.
Dear Householder

Thank you for completing the Electoral Registration form with our Canv…

Kidde smoke alarm need to be replaced

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We do a lot of cooking, mostly stir-frying, the extractor fan has been broken since we moved in, so our kitchen alway very smoky, we got a new extractor fan installed recently, though.  The smoke triggers the fire alarm in the hallway. I normally don't bother to hush it, open the doors and windows instead. This fire alarm might be working too hard, it started chirping early yesterday morning, I tried the Hush button, it stopped chirping. Then started again yesterday afternoon, this time, pressing Hush button has no effect. Then we left it alone and went to shopping. When we came back, the annoying chirping has stopped. But it started again last night and woke me up, so I removed it to the garden shed. According to the instruction, "an intermittent chirp (every 45 seconds) indicates the alarm has reached the end of life and must be replace." The alarm makes a lot of noise when it's dying.

I checked the back of the alarm, there are short instruction on it. it 's K…