15 people in Basildon still use a black and white TV

15 people in Basildon still use a black and white TV

15 people in Basildon still use a black and white TV

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MORE than a dozen people in Basildon are still using a black and white television.

Figures released today by TV Licensing have revealed the number of black and white TV Licenses in Basildon stands at 15.

Black and white TV licenses cost £49 as opposed to £145.50, the price of their colour counterparts.

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4:41pm Mon 6 Jan 14

danger2013 says...

They say their using a black and white tv. I doubt anyone has ever checked.
They say their using a black and white tv. I doubt anyone has ever checked. danger2013
  • Score: 26

5:01pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Leighdweller says...

Shouldn't the headline read: '15 People in Basildon have a license for a black and white television'?
Shouldn't the headline read: '15 People in Basildon have a license for a black and white television'? Leighdweller
  • Score: 24

5:06pm Mon 6 Jan 14

bee.man says...

what they mean is they watch colour tv with a black and white licence.
what they mean is they watch colour tv with a black and white licence. bee.man
  • Score: 10

5:08pm Mon 6 Jan 14

echoforum says...

So the posh Leigh On Sea brigade mock the working class who 'get by' with a B&W TV.
More shocking right wing reporting
So the posh Leigh On Sea brigade mock the working class who 'get by' with a B&W TV. More shocking right wing reporting echoforum
  • Score: -17

7:35pm Mon 6 Jan 14

bumper says...

PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BUYING A TV LICE NC
THE BBC ARRAS PEOPLE AND USE LAW COURTS
FOR COMMERCIAL MONEY GAIN IF YOU DO NOT SIGN
ANYTHING YOU DO NOT ENTER ANY CONTRACT
WITH THEM ITS AN ACT NOT A LAW AND ACT'S
NEED YOUR CONSENT . LOOK UP ON YOU TUBE
AND STOP THE CORRUPT BBC CONNING YOU OUT OF
YOUR MONEY . THE OTHER THING WHY WOULD ANY
PAY INTO A PEDOPHILE RING.
PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BUYING A TV LICE NC THE BBC ARRAS PEOPLE AND USE LAW COURTS FOR COMMERCIAL MONEY GAIN IF YOU DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING YOU DO NOT ENTER ANY CONTRACT WITH THEM ITS AN ACT NOT A LAW AND ACT'S NEED YOUR CONSENT . LOOK UP ON YOU TUBE AND STOP THE CORRUPT BBC CONNING YOU OUT OF YOUR MONEY . THE OTHER THING WHY WOULD ANY PAY INTO A PEDOPHILE RING. bumper
  • Score: -6

7:36pm Mon 6 Jan 14

LastIaugh,,. says...

echoforum wrote:
So the posh Leigh On Sea brigade mock the working class who 'get by' with a B&W TV.
More shocking right wing reporting
Where does it say or suggest any of that? Oh, nowhere, that's where.
[quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: So the posh Leigh On Sea brigade mock the working class who 'get by' with a B&W TV. More shocking right wing reporting[/p][/quote]Where does it say or suggest any of that? Oh, nowhere, that's where. LastIaugh,,.
  • Score: -7

7:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

Why is public money wasted collating and publishing this data? (I wont say "information")
Why is public money wasted collating and publishing this data? (I wont say "information") GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: 4

8:14pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Nebs says...

The TV license should be scrapped, or a cap should be put on presenters salaries. There is no shortage of actors, newsreaders and presenters to take the pace of those being paid zillions.
The TV license should be scrapped, or a cap should be put on presenters salaries. There is no shortage of actors, newsreaders and presenters to take the pace of those being paid zillions. Nebs
  • Score: 12

8:18pm Mon 6 Jan 14

emcee says...

bumper wrote:
PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BUYING A TV LICE NC
THE BBC ARRAS PEOPLE AND USE LAW COURTS
FOR COMMERCIAL MONEY GAIN IF YOU DO NOT SIGN
ANYTHING YOU DO NOT ENTER ANY CONTRACT
WITH THEM ITS AN ACT NOT A LAW AND ACT'S
NEED YOUR CONSENT . LOOK UP ON YOU TUBE
AND STOP THE CORRUPT BBC CONNING YOU OUT OF
YOUR MONEY . THE OTHER THING WHY WOULD ANY
PAY INTO A PEDOPHILE RING.
While I agree that to be caught watching TV without a licence is very difficult without, more or less, owning up to it, I myself do buy a licence. Why? Because, I would rather pay for a half decent service without having to put up with 25% of it being advertising.
Without a licence fee from a large majority of TV (or recieving equipment) owning households, the BBC would would not be able to provide a service without copious amounts of advertising. TV quality is diminishing accross all providers, especially those who rely on their advertisers to provide their income, so I believe in keeping advertising out of BBC programmes for as long as I can.
[quote][p][bold]bumper[/bold] wrote: PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BUYING A TV LICE NC THE BBC ARRAS PEOPLE AND USE LAW COURTS FOR COMMERCIAL MONEY GAIN IF YOU DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING YOU DO NOT ENTER ANY CONTRACT WITH THEM ITS AN ACT NOT A LAW AND ACT'S NEED YOUR CONSENT . LOOK UP ON YOU TUBE AND STOP THE CORRUPT BBC CONNING YOU OUT OF YOUR MONEY . THE OTHER THING WHY WOULD ANY PAY INTO A PEDOPHILE RING.[/p][/quote]While I agree that to be caught watching TV without a licence is very difficult without, more or less, owning up to it, I myself do buy a licence. Why? Because, I would rather pay for a half decent service without having to put up with 25% of it being advertising. Without a licence fee from a large majority of TV (or recieving equipment) owning households, the BBC would would not be able to provide a service without copious amounts of advertising. TV quality is diminishing accross all providers, especially those who rely on their advertisers to provide their income, so I believe in keeping advertising out of BBC programmes for as long as I can. emcee
  • Score: 2

8:41pm Mon 6 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

emcee wrote:
bumper wrote:
PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BUYING A TV LICE NC
THE BBC ARRAS PEOPLE AND USE LAW COURTS
FOR COMMERCIAL MONEY GAIN IF YOU DO NOT SIGN
ANYTHING YOU DO NOT ENTER ANY CONTRACT
WITH THEM ITS AN ACT NOT A LAW AND ACT'S
NEED YOUR CONSENT . LOOK UP ON YOU TUBE
AND STOP THE CORRUPT BBC CONNING YOU OUT OF
YOUR MONEY . THE OTHER THING WHY WOULD ANY
PAY INTO A PEDOPHILE RING.
While I agree that to be caught watching TV without a licence is very difficult without, more or less, owning up to it, I myself do buy a licence. Why? Because, I would rather pay for a half decent service without having to put up with 25% of it being advertising.
Without a licence fee from a large majority of TV (or recieving equipment) owning households, the BBC would would not be able to provide a service without copious amounts of advertising. TV quality is diminishing accross all providers, especially those who rely on their advertisers to provide their income, so I believe in keeping advertising out of BBC programmes for as long as I can.
I own 3 huge lcd tv's one on my boat two in my motor home, never paid a penny for a licence, thats for those folk who never travel
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bumper[/bold] wrote: PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BUYING A TV LICE NC THE BBC ARRAS PEOPLE AND USE LAW COURTS FOR COMMERCIAL MONEY GAIN IF YOU DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING YOU DO NOT ENTER ANY CONTRACT WITH THEM ITS AN ACT NOT A LAW AND ACT'S NEED YOUR CONSENT . LOOK UP ON YOU TUBE AND STOP THE CORRUPT BBC CONNING YOU OUT OF YOUR MONEY . THE OTHER THING WHY WOULD ANY PAY INTO A PEDOPHILE RING.[/p][/quote]While I agree that to be caught watching TV without a licence is very difficult without, more or less, owning up to it, I myself do buy a licence. Why? Because, I would rather pay for a half decent service without having to put up with 25% of it being advertising. Without a licence fee from a large majority of TV (or recieving equipment) owning households, the BBC would would not be able to provide a service without copious amounts of advertising. TV quality is diminishing accross all providers, especially those who rely on their advertisers to provide their income, so I believe in keeping advertising out of BBC programmes for as long as I can.[/p][/quote]I own 3 huge lcd tv's one on my boat two in my motor home, never paid a penny for a licence, thats for those folk who never travel LastLaugh2
  • Score: -10

7:45am Tue 7 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

I've never been a tv licence person myself. However I know that 90% of households do pay and this makes them nearly 4 BILLION POUND per year, on a serious note you have to wonder why their schedule is so week, for that kind of cash licence payers should expect them to at least be on par with sky and miles ahead of ITV.
I've never been a tv licence person myself. However I know that 90% of households do pay and this makes them nearly 4 BILLION POUND per year, on a serious note you have to wonder why their schedule is so week, for that kind of cash licence payers should expect them to at least be on par with sky and miles ahead of ITV. supermadmax
  • Score: 4

8:16am Tue 7 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

"the number of black and white TV Licenses in Basildon stands at 15"
So what ? without a comparison to any other town the statement is meaningless..... it could be 20 in chelmsford
"the number of black and white TV Licenses in Basildon stands at 15" So what ? without a comparison to any other town the statement is meaningless..... it could be 20 in chelmsford pembury53
  • Score: 4

8:43am Tue 7 Jan 14

robb789 says...

Whether Black and white or colour the end result is the same - what's shown on TV is still c**p
Whether Black and white or colour the end result is the same - what's shown on TV is still c**p robb789
  • Score: 10

12:05pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Nelly99 says...

bumper wrote:
PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BUYING A TV LICE NC THE BBC ARRAS PEOPLE AND USE LAW COURTS FOR COMMERCIAL MONEY GAIN IF YOU DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING YOU DO NOT ENTER ANY CONTRACT WITH THEM ITS AN ACT NOT A LAW AND ACT'S NEED YOUR CONSENT . LOOK UP ON YOU TUBE AND STOP THE CORRUPT BBC CONNING YOU OUT OF YOUR MONEY . THE OTHER THING WHY WOULD ANY PAY INTO A PEDOPHILE RING.
In other news the keyboard of a demented lunatic with no knowledge of English, grammar or punctuation has stuck on capital letters!
[quote][p][bold]bumper[/bold] wrote: PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BUYING A TV LICE NC THE BBC ARRAS PEOPLE AND USE LAW COURTS FOR COMMERCIAL MONEY GAIN IF YOU DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING YOU DO NOT ENTER ANY CONTRACT WITH THEM ITS AN ACT NOT A LAW AND ACT'S NEED YOUR CONSENT . LOOK UP ON YOU TUBE AND STOP THE CORRUPT BBC CONNING YOU OUT OF YOUR MONEY . THE OTHER THING WHY WOULD ANY PAY INTO A PEDOPHILE RING.[/p][/quote]In other news the keyboard of a demented lunatic with no knowledge of English, grammar or punctuation has stuck on capital letters! Nelly99
  • Score: 6

12:30pm Tue 7 Jan 14

southend_Dave says...

bee.man wrote:
what they mean is they watch colour tv with a black and white licence.
Surely thats breaking the law or whatever its classed at ?

If someone is willing to take the risk to do that, why wouldnt they take the risk and actually not buy one at all?
[quote][p][bold]bee.man[/bold] wrote: what they mean is they watch colour tv with a black and white licence.[/p][/quote]Surely thats breaking the law or whatever its classed at ? If someone is willing to take the risk to do that, why wouldnt they take the risk and actually not buy one at all? southend_Dave
  • Score: -1

1:06pm Tue 7 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

pembury53 wrote:
"the number of black and white TV Licenses in Basildon stands at 15"
So what ? without a comparison to any other town the statement is meaningless..... it could be 20 in chelmsford
figures from 2013. still 13000 B&W users, but i do suspect many are watching a flat screen.
____________________
____
According to this year’s figures, London leads the way in black and white penetration, followed by Birmingham and Manchester.

Top 10 black and white cities:

London - 2,715
Birmingham - 574
Manchester - 413
Glasgow - 256
Liverpool - 185
Leeds - 183
Bristol - 180
Nottingham - 161
Belfast - 143
Sheffield - 118
____________________
________
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: "the number of black and white TV Licenses in Basildon stands at 15" So what ? without a comparison to any other town the statement is meaningless..... it could be 20 in chelmsford[/p][/quote]figures from 2013. still 13000 B&W users, but i do suspect many are watching a flat screen. ____________________ ____ According to this year’s figures, London leads the way in black and white penetration, followed by Birmingham and Manchester. Top 10 black and white cities: London - 2,715 Birmingham - 574 Manchester - 413 Glasgow - 256 Liverpool - 185 Leeds - 183 Bristol - 180 Nottingham - 161 Belfast - 143 Sheffield - 118 ____________________ ________ DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

1:08pm Tue 7 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

southend_Dave wrote:
bee.man wrote:
what they mean is they watch colour tv with a black and white licence.
Surely thats breaking the law or whatever its classed at ?

If someone is willing to take the risk to do that, why wouldnt they take the risk and actually not buy one at all?
Because it will throw the TV license people off the scent....simple.
[quote][p][bold]southend_Dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bee.man[/bold] wrote: what they mean is they watch colour tv with a black and white licence.[/p][/quote]Surely thats breaking the law or whatever its classed at ? If someone is willing to take the risk to do that, why wouldnt they take the risk and actually not buy one at all?[/p][/quote]Because it will throw the TV license people off the scent....simple. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

LastIaugh,,. wrote:
echoforum wrote:
So the posh Leigh On Sea brigade mock the working class who 'get by' with a B&W TV.
More shocking right wing reporting
Where does it say or suggest any of that? Oh, nowhere, that's where.
LOL...the pathetic pillocks on here thumbing down the man rather than the comment...in blissful ignorance the poster is an impostor to the user name...
[quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: So the posh Leigh On Sea brigade mock the working class who 'get by' with a B&W TV. More shocking right wing reporting[/p][/quote]Where does it say or suggest any of that? Oh, nowhere, that's where.[/p][/quote]LOL...the pathetic pillocks on here thumbing down the man rather than the comment...in blissful ignorance the poster is an impostor to the user name... LastLaugh,,,
  • Score: -2

1:50pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

Nelly99 wrote:
bumper wrote:
PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BUYING A TV LICE NC THE BBC ARRAS PEOPLE AND USE LAW COURTS FOR COMMERCIAL MONEY GAIN IF YOU DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING YOU DO NOT ENTER ANY CONTRACT WITH THEM ITS AN ACT NOT A LAW AND ACT'S NEED YOUR CONSENT . LOOK UP ON YOU TUBE AND STOP THE CORRUPT BBC CONNING YOU OUT OF YOUR MONEY . THE OTHER THING WHY WOULD ANY PAY INTO A PEDOPHILE RING.
In other news the keyboard of a demented lunatic with no knowledge of English, grammar or punctuation has stuck on capital letters!
As pointed out by a pedantic bore..
[quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bumper[/bold] wrote: PEOPLE SHOULD STOP BUYING A TV LICE NC THE BBC ARRAS PEOPLE AND USE LAW COURTS FOR COMMERCIAL MONEY GAIN IF YOU DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING YOU DO NOT ENTER ANY CONTRACT WITH THEM ITS AN ACT NOT A LAW AND ACT'S NEED YOUR CONSENT . LOOK UP ON YOU TUBE AND STOP THE CORRUPT BBC CONNING YOU OUT OF YOUR MONEY . THE OTHER THING WHY WOULD ANY PAY INTO A PEDOPHILE RING.[/p][/quote]In other news the keyboard of a demented lunatic with no knowledge of English, grammar or punctuation has stuck on capital letters![/p][/quote]As pointed out by a pedantic bore.. LastLaugh,,,
  • Score: -1

4:26pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Letmetryagain says...

On a similar matter, I am reliably told that there have never been TV detector vans. Stories about them were put out to scare people.
On a similar matter, I am reliably told that there have never been TV detector vans. Stories about them were put out to scare people. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 4

6:43pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LastIaugh,,. says...

LastLaugh,,, wrote:
LastIaugh,,. wrote:
echoforum wrote:
So the posh Leigh On Sea brigade mock the working class who 'get by' with a B&W TV.
More shocking right wing reporting
Where does it say or suggest any of that? Oh, nowhere, that's where.
LOL...the pathetic pillocks on here thumbing down the man rather than the comment...in blissful ignorance the poster is an impostor to the user name...
No he's not, and whilst we're at it, who are you?

Come on, I demand that you tell us.

Your inflammatory comments have been noted.

I'm Sparticus !
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh,,,[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: So the posh Leigh On Sea brigade mock the working class who 'get by' with a B&W TV. More shocking right wing reporting[/p][/quote]Where does it say or suggest any of that? Oh, nowhere, that's where.[/p][/quote]LOL...the pathetic pillocks on here thumbing down the man rather than the comment...in blissful ignorance the poster is an impostor to the user name...[/p][/quote]No he's not, and whilst we're at it, who are you? Come on, I demand that you tell us. Your inflammatory comments have been noted. I'm Sparticus ! LastIaugh,,.
  • Score: -2

8:28pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LastLaugh,,, says...

LastIaugh,,. wrote:
LastLaugh,,, wrote:
LastIaugh,,. wrote:
echoforum wrote:
So the posh Leigh On Sea brigade mock the working class who 'get by' with a B&W TV.
More shocking right wing reporting
Where does it say or suggest any of that? Oh, nowhere, that's where.
LOL...the pathetic pillocks on here thumbing down the man rather than the comment...in blissful ignorance the poster is an impostor to the user name...
No he's not, and whilst we're at it, who are you?

Come on, I demand that you tell us.

Your inflammatory comments have been noted.

I'm Sparticus !
Puerile..
[quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh,,,[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastIaugh,,.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: So the posh Leigh On Sea brigade mock the working class who 'get by' with a B&W TV. More shocking right wing reporting[/p][/quote]Where does it say or suggest any of that? Oh, nowhere, that's where.[/p][/quote]LOL...the pathetic pillocks on here thumbing down the man rather than the comment...in blissful ignorance the poster is an impostor to the user name...[/p][/quote]No he's not, and whilst we're at it, who are you? Come on, I demand that you tell us. Your inflammatory comments have been noted. I'm Sparticus ![/p][/quote]Puerile.. LastLaugh,,,
  • Score: 1

7:14pm Fri 10 Jan 14

niki-loo says...

why does every comment section at the moment seem to degenerate in petty squabbles between lastlaugh and what seems to be his multiple personality's
why does every comment section at the moment seem to degenerate in petty squabbles between lastlaugh and what seems to be his multiple personality's niki-loo
  • Score: 1

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