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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2018, 05:47:55 PM »










so happy to read the baby seagull who was abandoned by its family              couldnt fly has been rescued from the huge blaze        .   being cared for in a sanctuary   

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« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2018, 11:53:38 PM »
What the actual [censored], a huge fire has broken out in a liverpool littlewoods, this is becoming suspicious?   >:D ???

A huge one has also broken out in Brazil. I wonder if the same people are responsible.   ::)     Very suspicious.  ::)
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« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2018, 01:04:19 AM »



so happy to read the baby seagull who was abandoned by its family              couldnt fly has been rescued from the huge blaze        .   being cared for in a sanctuary   
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« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2018, 01:10:28 AM »
Heard from a few sources that it was a spark from a welding torch that caused the primark fire.
I seen on social media some wee girl said her father was working on the new Primark extension. That he said, some guy left his 'blow torch' on, while doing a bitumen flat roof. He left it unattened and it started the fire.
Many replys to her comment, included "Your dads a tout".  😊 Only in Belfast.
Belfast humor. 😂
Not to take away from the sad demise of the building and the 100's of jobs lost.
Hopefully the building  will be restored, and jobs found for those out of work.
Mc Donalds, Tessco's and Zara etc have all been closed down (due to the danger of Primark building).  So quite a few people with no jobs. 😕

James James

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« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2018, 01:19:39 PM »
Heard from a few sources that it was a spark from a welding torch that caused the primark fire.
Yes, but you've got to wonder, even though refurbishing work was being done, why was the sprinkler system presumably turned off. ?!

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« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2018, 01:34:24 PM »
Dramatic 2.5 minute aerial drone video of the building after the fire.

https://belfasttelegraph.bbvms.com/view/twocol_article/2987318.html


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« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2018, 01:40:11 PM »
This guy has an alternative theory about what caused the fire.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/belfast-primark-fire-was-act-of-god-for-lgbt-window-display-pastor-defiant-over-claims-37273549.html

"Belfast Primark fire was 'act of God' for LGBT window display - pastor defiant over claims"


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« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2018, 12:38:32 AM »
This guy has an alternative theory about what caused the fire.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/belfast-primark-fire-was-act-of-god-for-lgbt-window-display-pastor-defiant-over-claims-37273549.html

"Belfast Primark fire was 'act of God' for LGBT window display - pastor defiant over claims"


A Pat robertson fan by the sound of it.
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« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2018, 03:31:10 PM »
"September 4 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/gail-walker/gail-walker-who-would-have-thought-that-primark-building-could-hold-so-much-of-all-of-us-inside-37280037.html

"Gail Walker: Who would have thought that Primark building could hold so much of all of us inside ?"

"The fabric of Belfast paid a high price for our inabilities to live together in it, but the fire at the Bank Buildings reminded us how fond we are of our city, says Gail Walker"




"You know that it is important because still they come."

"Groups of office workers on their lunch break, housewives, startled tourists, gaggles of schoolgirls on the last days of the summer break, young men with baseball caps, elderly shoppers setting their bags on the pavement, and all looking up at the burnt-out shell of the Bank Buildings."

"And it is a shocking and slightly surreal sight - the grand frontage still somehow surviving, defiant almost, and then nothing behind but the onrush of blue."

"That's the frightening thing, not the odd bit of debris but the nothingness of sky."

"A building that contains the sky, clouds visible where there had just now been ranks of reflecting glass windows."

"It's become like one of those psychological puzzles, unsettling, unreal somehow and profoundly bothersome."

"But - try to suppress them or not - there are other resonances; the Primark building looks like one of those colourised documentaries on the history channels."

"The London blitz, Dresden, Berlin in its last days."

"The comparison is, of course, ridiculous - that's why we try and suppress it. No one died or was injured and for that we should give thanks." Etcetera,...
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That article, is a great piece of journalism, writing, and social commentary.

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« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2018, 07:54:38 PM »
"September 12 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/rat-infestation-warning-near-belfast-primark-site-37306744.html

"Rat infestation warning near Belfast Primark site"



"Belfast City Council says it has "doubled" its vermin control efforts in the city centre in the wake of the Primark fire, as one expert warned that rotting food left in cordoned-off shops is a "paradise for rats".
 
"Six of the 14 businesses still cordoned off are believed to have had food on their premises at the time of the August 28 fire and staff in some stores are understood to have been unable to return to dispose of perishable stock."

"There may also be maggots, fruit flies and blue bottles."

"Last week, the council advised that the "current cordon is likely to be in place for a minimum of four months".

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« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2018, 06:32:53 PM »


Was talking to a guy in a downtown bar yesterday, an older geezer than myself I might add, and he reckons if it was going to collapse it would have collapsed by now, so they should get the men in there and start clearing the place out, during the blitz in Belfast the men were in clearing up two days after the bombs dropped, his dad among them, and he never heard of anyone being killed....too much elf and safety he reckons!!
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« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2018, 04:08:07 AM »
very sad about the loss of Primark and also the Liverpool Fire ,I spent time there as my granny  lived in Liverpool :( .

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« Reply #42 on: September 19, 2018, 01:13:35 AM »
2 minute video, that is included in the news article below,... and even the 40 second video advert that precedes the commentary video,... is really great. !

https://belfasttelegraph.bbvms.com/view/twocol_article/2986493.html

"Video: Belfast public reacts to Primark fire"
"Members of the public have given their views on the fire at Belfast's historic Primark building."

"September 18 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/primark-to-donate-500000-to-belfast-city-centre-recovery-effort-37329053.html


"Primark to donate 500,000 to Belfast city centre recovery effort"

"Primark has announced it will donate 500,000 to the recovery effort for Belfast city centre as a "gesture of goodwill".

"In a statement, the retailer confirmed it would be making the donation to Belfast City Council's recovery programme, with the money being distributed to local businesses impacted by the fire."

"A Primark spokeperson said: "Following the devastating fire at Bank Buildings, Primark has been focused on the welfare of our colleagues, while also working with the authorities regarding our on-going commitment to businesses and the wider community in Belfast. Today [Tuesday] we want to provide an update on our plans."

"It is our intention to be back up and trading again as soon possible. As you can appreciate, we are at the early stages on this and will confirm details as soon as possible. We hope that this will assist the on-going efforts to drive footfall into the city centre."

"The spokesperson also asserted it was committed to reestablishing a shop presence in Belfast."  etcetera,...


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« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2018, 07:27:07 AM »


If the Bank buildings had been in Tokyo Japan it would be reopening next week!!
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« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2018, 02:00:05 PM »

If the Bank buildings had been in Tokyo Japan it would be reopening next week!!

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Jack your having a go!!!
If they are going to rebuilt it as it was-well that`s going to be a long term project.
Yes,opening in Tokyo next week-but what would that be like???

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