If you’re looking for the best broadband in Cheshire, UK, then you’ve come to the right place. There’s a good variety of choices available to you, and you’ll want to make sure you choose one that’s right for you.
If you want to enjoy the fastest broadband in Cheshire, you can get Virgin Media broadband. It’s one of the only broadband providers in the UK that offers a next generation gigabit service. This means you can download Ultra HD TV shows and videos and enjoy faster downloads.
Depending on your budget, you can choose from a range of broadband packages from Virgin including Gigabit or faster. They also include unlimited and pay as you go options. These offer you unlimited access to the internet and no data cap. However, these types of services are more expensive than fibre broadband.
In October 2010, … Read the rest
What will they be? And how will they affect Chester residents?
What will the impact on microchip supply shortages be? Let’s look at how automakers, smartphone makers, and video game console manufacturers will be affected. Will there be a shortage of the most important microchips in our electronics? How do we in Chester overcome the shortage? What will happen to the existing products? What will happen to the demand for them? It is not clear. But one thing is clear: the shortage is not over yet.
Impact of microchip shortages on auto industry
While the shortage of microchips may be affecting the auto industry today, the effects of this issue could be far worse in the future. Automakers could sell less than 1,000,000 vehicles this year if the shortage does not end soon. Companies may have to settle for lower-end vehicles with less advanced … Read the rest
You are probably aware that in some parts of Cheshire, 1 in 4 drivers do not have valid vehicle tax. And that number is getting worse with every year – indeed, data published by the Department for Transport (DfT) shows an estimated 634,000 vehicles are being used, despite their vehicle excise duty (VED) not being paid. This represents 1.6% of all vehicles in UK traffic, down from 1.8% in 2017.
While the government does not publish individual area statistics, there are grave consequences if you are buying a car as well – with the new rules, DVLA do not allow you to transfer your tax disc so you will either have to buy a new one with your new car, or risk a fine. Sites do exist that allow you to check the status of VED (and more) – for example FreeCarCheck (sample) or … Read the rest
If you struggled with what to get Dad this Father’s Day, or want to know where to snag a top deal on tech for the summer, we have you covered. We’ve gone through major UK retailers and brands and highlighted the best deals around.
If you need inspiration, Tech Advisor also have a dedicated round up with tonnes of gift ideas. For gaming deals for dad, we recommend checking out Sony’s Days of Play Sale that’s on now until 27 June.
Until 28 June, eBay also has 10% off everything on its site with code PRICEWIN – including up to £880 off the Microsoft Surface Laptop. Here’s everything you need to know.
Argos Father’s Day tech deals
Argos is participating in Father’s Day sales. There are a few standout deals that we’re seeing:
- £50 cashback on Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch (46mm) – £249 with discount – claim cashback here.
The Bishop of Chester raised concerns in the House of Lords about how easy it is for children to access online pornography.
Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster was generally supportive of a motion to approve the Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2018 which got passed.
But he remained concerned age-verification procedures would not apply to all sites featuring pornography.
Bishop Peter, who joked that he had ended up as the church’s ‘expert on pornography’, said the harmful effects of porn had been discussed in a previous debate.
He stated: “While there was some difference over the effect of sex entertainment on grown-ups, there was virtual unanimity that youngsters should have been shielded from erotic entertainment — to the extent this could sensibly be accomplished.”
Minister Peter proceeded with: “My primary concern identifies with access to erotic entertainment on sites that don’t charge for access. … Read the rest
Paramedics in north-west England have suspended a schedule of weekly strikes to allow talks to commence in a row over pay.
GMB union members will not strike this weekend to allow discussions between the union and North West Ambulance Service management.
Two meetings have taken place involving the conciliation service ACAS.
GMB paramedics have carried 26 hour walkouts each weekend for seven weeks, with more due until the end of October.
Union organiser Mike Buoey said: “While it is early days, we are hopeful these exploratory talks may prove fruitful and help us address the concerns of our members.”
Ambulance staff covering Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester have been involved in the dispute since July.
GMB said the industrial action had been “a last resort” after staff had “waited patiently” for the outcome of a job re-evaluation exercise, for more than 12 … Read the rest
Yesterday (30th August) CWaC officers issued a decision notice refusing a “site” application, saying the gypo pitches would be ‘harmful’ to the green belt and the ‘very special circumstances’ did not outweigh the potential harm to the land.
If successful the application would have seen seven holiday pitches changed into homes for Gypsies and Travellers, with each pitch containing a mobile home, a utility room and a touring caravan.
It is a well known loophole that allows gypsies to live on land “legally” , by hiding behind human rights laws that should not apply to them as they are not a minority. Most people would regard them as “scum” but unfortunately the law does not take that into account and views them as persecuted victims. Concerned business owners at the Business Park sent dozens of letters of objection to the authority fearing there would … Read the rest
Young people, in particular 16 to 24-year-olds, on average during a 16-hour day, look at their phones every 6.4 minutes and during this time they will be unwittingly targeted by a great deal of ‘fake news.’ Fake News is extremely dangerous – it is essentially “unregulated” or “unofficial” news that doesn’t tow the line on diversity. It is extremely worrying that youngsters are not being indoctrinated by the BBC News output, so the government is stepping in. This guest article is written by ex Chester MP, Iain Bursford.
For as far back as 10 months I have been on the serious Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee investigation into disinformation and ‘phony news’ taking a gander at how this is dispersed through web based life and the influence it is having on society.
The term ‘counterfeit news’ ought not be messed with, what … Read the rest
EXPERTS have warned that under a “No deal” Brexit, many health foods – like nuts and peas – will effectively be unapproved for sale and may be removed from the shelves overnight. Leaked government plans revealed a lack of proposed regulation of health foods; the vast majority of public health & safety regulations currently come from the EU.
Shadow Health Minister Angela Davis said it was “devastating” that the government had failed to adequately plan ahead and that it will hit the “poorest in society”. Holland & Barrett have rubbished the claims, which a spokesperson dismissed as “nonsense” – although their shares dived by over 142% in early morning trading.
The UK exits the EU on March 29th, so it may make sense to stock up on healthier options now.
What is a No Deal Brexit and why will it be Armageddon?
The … Read the rest
Community groups are springing up across Crewe and Nantwich to help provide supplies and even a chat for vulnerable people who are self isolating – but they need food and other donations… Nadiah McFrassled, who set up the group, said: “I’m a stay-at-home mum with two children and I always help my neighbours in the winter when the weather’s bad so it was a natural thing to want to help now.”
Volunteers who drop off parcels will not come into contact with the people they are helping.
How are food banks surviving?
“They will go to the house and drop off the parcel on the doorstep,” said Nadiah. “If the resident wants to chat then the volunteer will be happy to do that from the end of the driveway or from a distance.”
Nadiah’s two children. five-year-old Isaac and three-year-old Cerys, have also been … Read the rest