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Today at 07:49 PM circuit board soldering by lansyp

Hi just bought a new USB power socket for the wife's HP slate as the old one is broken .problem is it needs a couple of little solders on it and I haven't got a clue or equipment to do it any one out there a soldering wizard am in rock ferry but traveling on the Wirral is no probs cheers

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Today at 05:42 PM Power steering hose repair by davyboy01

Male connector on power steering hose needs replacing (has a fine
crack leaking fluid ) any recomendations urgent

thanks everyone

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Today at 03:07 PM Logs for fire--Claughton by fish5133

Hi just done a small clearance job and there are some logs left if anyone wants to just pick them up. will go in car boot no problem but think they are still a bit big to go straight on a fire so would need cutting. There is one branch about 5ft long. If they are still there when I go back tomorrow I will have to remove them but will bring them up to Irby. pm me first come first served

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Today at 11:29 AM Wirral suspects behind Expendables 3 leak arrested by Gibbo

Anti-piracy police have arrested two men on suspicion of leaking action film The Expendables 3 before its release date.

Detectives from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (Pipcu) arrested two men in Upton, Wirral, and Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30192568

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Today at 09:47 AM how amazing by rocks

wow i wont one
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Today at 12:07 AM wow! by venice

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lucozade-Orang...=item4ae0b84050

What do you make of this ?

or this

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Yesterday at 09:11 PM Pay rise could be on the cards by Ian0151

From Liverpool Echo

Wirral's next chief executive could be paid even more than the current £135,000 top rate for the job - if the authority decides to appointment a replacement for the outgoing boss.

Wirral council chief executive Graham Burgess surprised many people just over a week ago when he announced his decision to retire after just over two years in the top job.

Following this opposition councillors have questioned the need to find a replacement and Tory leader Jeff Green said the council should also look at the possibility of sharing a chief executive with another authority.

Council leader Phil Davies said he was “open to having the debate” about the future of the role, but said his own preference was to have someone in place as a chief executive.

His comments came as the authority published a timetable for finding a new council boss which could see the job remain unfilled until May 2015.

A report prepared for the employment committee which meets next week recommends the use of recruitment consultants at a cost of around £15,000 - and also says the salary of the role should be looked at “to ensure that this is appropriate within the context of the size and scope of the authority and competitiveness in the market”.

A table accompanying the report puts Wirral near the bottom for salaries for the top job, which range from £130,000 in Rochdale to £203,934 in Manchester.

But Tory leader Jeff Green said: “The first question which has to be resolved is do we need a chief executive at all, or can we share a chief executive.

“We were also told that the outgoing chief executive was working on a management restructure that would save £1.5million and do we need to see what that restructure is before we look at how much a new chief executive should be paid.”

Cllr Green added: “I cannot see how we can justify increasing the salary at the same time we are looking at making savage cuts to key services such as lollipop men and women, libraries and closing a school like Lyndale.”

But council leader Phil Davies said: “We need to review the salary we currently pay, which is fairly low in terms of other authorities, and I at least want to have that discussion.”

He also said he was surprised Cllr Green was suggesting sharing a chief executive, but said he would “not rule that out” - although he said his own preference was for Wirral to appoint a new chief executive.

He said: “I understand, at a time when we are looking at making cuts, people may not like the idea of bringing someone in on a high salary, but we need someone in a position to make savings and hopefully that person will pay for their salary several times over.”

Cllr Davies also said the senior management restructure was “on hold” but those savings were needed and he had asked senior staff - including Graham Burgess - to review them.

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Yesterday at 04:24 PM Sawdust by saltytom

I have very large bag of clean sawdust in Wallasey Village free to a good home

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Yesterday at 02:32 PM 1950s digital Wirral maps by derekdwc

Can anyone tell me where I can get any Wirral digital maps 1950s with the numbers of buildings on which I can compare with late 1800s and early 1900s maps (so can lookup from a street directory) as there doesn't seem too much difference in their streets/roads etc.I'd like to colour in various buildings pubs, churches
Library?
Archives?
Online - to download or buy (cd/dvd)?
examples below (don't recall where from - a friend?

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Yesterday at 01:21 PM strawberry plants and runners by fish5133

Got a lot of strawberry runners and some 2 year old plants if anyone wants to come and cut them and pot them ready for next year---

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Yesterday at 01:00 PM Fracking by Sir_longmong

Just wondering people's views on this? Local council says no then gets overruled from elsewhere. Won't be long until they try and put it here I reckon.

Search "Borras and Holt community protection camp" on Facebook for full story and updates.

Seems to be a media blackout on this and it's something we all should care about.

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Yesterday at 12:02 PM Children left in Cars by granny

Watching 'This morning' earlier where the topic of leaving children in cars was discussed.
Just a warning, which I'm sure most of us are aware of, but the latter part of this is something new to my ears and maybe others too.

One lady telephoned in to explain her experience.

She had left her 7yr old son locked in her car for about
5/7 minutes on an occasion. She related that although she was reported to social services by a couple, and the department sent her a letter explaining that even tho' it isn't against the law, it is something which should be avoided.

The more worrying factor was; that when she asked her little boy what the lady and gentleman had done whilst he was in locked the car , he explained that they had been trying to get him to open the door and the window!

That is worrying, maybe another child would have done so.

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Yesterday at 10:01 AM VPN by venice

Start by saying Im personally rubbish at technology, but I have an English friend living temporarily in China who has asked me to find out pro's and cons about Virtual Private Networks.
There seem to be some very savvy people on here in the techy realm, so anyone fancy proffering any comments or advice that I could pass on please?
My friend is having problems with local networks over there. Speed or lack of it is driving him nuts, and the fact that Microsoft/Google is not supported there, doesnt help . He is on Baidu at the moment.

His aim seems to be to get a more reliable service, and better speed, as oppose to security , as he really is only using the internet for researching where he wants to go, and emailing back home. No banking or anything.
Ive looked on Google myself, but its all quite technical . So if anyone can help with any advice or warnings or opinions , put in 'easy' form , Id be grateful.What Ive just looked up and read, sounds as if its all positive and useful but because I know little about it, I suppose Im a bit bothered that if he doesnt know what hes getting into, he might get connected with something a bit dodgy (dark web type stuff) which could get him noticed by the Chinese government for all I know !

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Yesterday at 09:18 AM Work starts on Wirral Waters Tower Development by Mark

Work starts on Wirral Waters multi-million pound Tower Wharf development



Tower Wharf at Birkenhead which has been approved by Wirral council, and will see a four-storey development of around 48,000 sq ft occupying what is currently vacant, derelict land, adding further Grade A office accommodation to Wirral's business offer and bringing around 400 jobs to the area.
Work is underway on the site of a major new office development on Wirral Waters.

The multi-million pound scheme at Tower Wharf was given planning permission earlier this year - and is hoped will help kickstart further investment in the area.

It follows just a couple of months after the beginning of work just across the road on the new campus for Wirral Met College, due for completion by September next year.

The Tower Wharf development was given the go-ahead by council planners in August when the ECHO was told discussions are also “well advanced” with a potential user to move into much of the Tower Wharf building, with the remaining office space to be let out.

The office site was previously owned by the Merseyside Development Corporation, before passing to the NWDA and now the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The scheme was submitted by Wirral-based Longmeadow Estates Ltd and supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Wirral Waters is part of the “Mersey Waters” Enterprise Zones, one of 24 special areas across England which offer 100% business rates relief for the first five years and fast- track planning.

Its focus is on advanced manufacturing/engineering, the automotive industry, business services, energy, and pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

When plans for the Tower Wharf building were submitted earlier this year Kevin Adderley, Wirral council’s strategic director for regeneration, said it was “one of the biggest new office developments in Liverpool the city region for a number of years” and that it would be a significant move in kick-starting further development in the Enterprise Zone.

Wirral Met College Campus at Wirral Waters is due to be the first capital building on Wirral Waters, and will be a dedicated Built Environment, Skills and Enterprise Centre.

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Yesterday at 09:18 AM Amazon to deliver to Customers Post Offices by Mark

Amazon to deliver to customers via local post offices



nternet retailing giant Amazon and Royal Mail have joined forces to have customers' items delivered to post offices for collection.

Earlier this month Royal Mail warned that rivals, including Amazon, were hitting its parcel delivery business.

It said that Amazon's own delivery service could dent its business by as much as 2% in the short term.

Now, Amazon customers will be able to have their parcels delivered by Royal Mail to 10,500 post office branches.

"Clearly the reasoning behind this must be Royal Mail trying to save some of its business," said city analyst Nicla Di Palma, of Brewin Dolphin.

Royal Mail's parcel operations have suffered from intense competition since the group was privatised last year.

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The addition of the Royal Mail Local Collect "click and collect" facility means Amazon will have 16,000 pickup locations in the UK.

Existing locations include "Pass my Parcel" newsagent and convenience stores, Collect+ stores and Amazon lockers at train stations.

Customers can select their preferred pickup location during the checkout process on Amazon's website, and present identification at the post office branch to receive their parcel.

"This is a good thing," said Lindsay Mackie, an expert on Royal Mail from the New Weather Institute.

"Royal Mail needs to open up to be convenient for customers," she said.

But many main post offices are closed on Saturday afternoons, which could make pick-up less convenient than in a corner shop.

"The problem with post offices is the opening hours," said Ms Di Palma.

However, some post offices contained within other shops are open for up to 12 hours a day, and some have piloted Sunday opening.

Source : Click Me

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Yesterday at 09:02 AM 5,000 Birkenhead homes hit by burst water pipe by Mark

5,000 Birkenhead homes hit by burst water pipe


Around 5,000 homes in Birkenhead have been left without water this morning due to a burst pipe.

United Utilities said it detected the leaking water main in Borough Road, near Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park stadium, at around 4am.

The water giant told the ECHO its engineers have been at the scene since 5am trying to fix the problem.

It said water is being brought in through other pipes to supply properties in the area as soon as possible, but high voltage electricity cables have hindered engineers’ work.

Temporary traffic lights have been put in place on Borough Road, at the junction of Prenton Road east and west which are expected to cause long delays for the rest of the day.

A United Utilities spokesman said: “The water is currently off for around 5,000 people. We are bringing water in through other pipes, which is taking time to recharge the main. Water is coming back on and these customers will start to get water soon.

“There are two large high voltage cables belonging to National Grid who supply Birkenhead and we have had to get National Grid out to observe as we go down.

“A traffic light management system has to go in place, which will cause delays this morning and probably for the rest of the day.

“The good news is that water will be coming back on soon.”

He said the problem may have been caused by an old Victorian water pipe which has burst, and if so, it would be replaced.

He added: “We apologise for any inconvenience and delays on the road.

“The work would have been done quicker but regrettably those cables were there.

“Hopefully people can bear with us as we work with national Grid to get the pipes recharged as quickly as possible.”


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Yesterday at 07:47 AM Skydancers on the Dee by mostynwilliams

Visitors to the RSPB's Parkgate reserve on the Dee Estuary are being given the chance to see England's most threatened bird of prey in action.

A male Hen Harrier
The reserve is hosting Skydancers on the Dee, a series of monthly events offering nature lovers the opportunity to experience hen harriers at their winter roost site.

Hen harriers breed in the uplands and are famous for the male's spectacular aerobatic spring courtship display known as skydancing. The birds spend the winter on lower ground, often on marshes, and the Dee Estuary has long been one of the best places to see these remarkable birds.

Sadly, hen harriers are on the brink of extinction in England as a breeding bird. This year there were only four breeding pairs in the whole of England. In 2013, there was not a single successful nest in the country, despite scientists concluding there is sufficient habitat for more than 300 pairs.

Independent research has shown that ongoing illegal killing and disturbance associated with the grouse moor industry is responsible for the plight of the hen harrier.

Dan Trotman, the RSPB's Visitor Development Officer on the Dee Estuary, said: "It is a real privilege to be able to see these magnificent birds hunting and roosting on the estuary. I hope that when our visitors see them in action, they will be inspired to help us save them from extinction in England as a breeding bird before it is too late.

"The saltmarsh at Parkgate is where the harriers traditionally roost but they roam some distance during the day to feed; recently we've been treated to fantastic views of one, sometimes two, hen harriers hunting close to the reception hide at Burton Mere Wetlands, so it's well worth a trip there too."

Harry - the giant hen harrier spending the winter
at Burton Mere Wetlands.

There is also a giant hen harrier spending the winter over at Burton Mere Wetlands. Harry is a six-foot male hen harrier, created by local young nature enthusiast Findlay Wilde. The large-scale model bird has been touring the country to raise awareness about hen harrier conservation. This year, it has made appearances at Hen Harrier Day in the Peak District, Bird Fair in Rutland and mostly recently, on BBC Autumnwatch at RSPB Leighton Moss in Lancashire.

Skydancers on the Dee is on Sunday 30 November from noon until dusk, at the "Donkey Stand" on The Parade in Parkgate, Neston.

There are further events on 21 December 2014, 25 January 2015, 22 February and 29 March. All events are free and visitors can drop in any time.

Skydancers on the Dee is part of Skydancer, a four-year RSPB project aimed at protecting and conserving nesting hen harriers in the English uplands. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and United Utilities with additional support from the Forestry Commission. For more information, visit www.rspb.org.uk/skydancer.

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Yesterday at 12:07 AM 3 Goldfish and bowl by TudorBlue

zGot 3 goldfish we want rid of. They come with a bowl, pebbles and some food. Only had them a few weeks. Free to good home, collection only, will not deliver. 2 of the fish are patterned. FREE TO GOOD HOME.

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24th Nov 2014 10:18pm McColls--Rip Off Sales Techniques by fish5133

Been caught out twice now at different McColls stores.

Bottom shelf was all labelled 2 loaves for £2 when I get to till they charged £3 and said it only applies to certain loaves

Princes Juice £1 in big lettering below orange juice--get to till and they charge £1.50 and say its only on the Apple juice.


Aldi reduced price items are not scanned at the reduced price and its down to the till operator to spot the sticker otherwise it gets scanned through at normal price. Did write and complain but it still happens so check.

Hate shelf pricing which has a large size price and in small print says "Saving" or "off" and the real price also in smaller print.

Also seen ones which have say 6 eggs 1.60 or 2 for £3.00 and next to them you can buy the same eggs in a dozen box for £2.80

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24th Nov 2014 8:20pm Thermostat bar shower and rail. Chrome. by Giggler

As above.

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24th Nov 2014 8:18pm MacBook Spares by Pete_M

Does anyone know of any shops that 'break' MacBook Airs? Need to change some ribbons and possibly the touchpad controller due to a coffee spill.
Have replaced the keyboard but still not perfect.

Cheers

Pete

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24th Nov 2014 4:14pm Byrne Avenue Baths by chriskay

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/wirral-campaigners-win-battle-secure-8138057

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24th Nov 2014 2:30pm Convincing PayPal email by _Ste_

Oddly enough I recieved 2 emails off PayPal today, strange thing was one of them was fake.

aPparently my account was suspended due to improper use, so seems as I have misused it in the past I thought noooo.

Upon closer inspection it had a share to Facebook link on the bottom.

This was a very convincing email apart from the dear PayPal user bit.

So I decided to check it oot.

It takes you to a site which is the spot of PayPal apart from it has the wrong address at the top, if you click on the contact us link it loops back to the same page.

I had a bit of fun, I logged in with some vulgar remarks as the username and password and it took me too a confirm your details page.

It asks for your address and phone number, vulgar remarks left again.

Next page asks for your credit card details and the 3 digit pin.

I left a load of nonsense and abusive crap and hit submit.

It then takes you to a congratulations your no longer suspended page then redirects you to the real PayPal site probably so you don't think you have been duped.

The lengths they go to these days eh?

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24th Nov 2014 12:57pm shout ‘feed me’ At your X Box : Pizza arrives by Mark

Xbox One players can now shout ‘feed me’ at their console to get pizza delivered.



Teenagers won’t have to shout at their mums to get them something to eat while playing their Xbox Ones anymore.

Instead, they’ll be able to yell at their console thanks to a new Domino’s app.

The feature on Microsoft’s console, which utilises the Kinect camera, will allow gamers to order a pizza by demanding their consoles ‘feed me’.

After uttering the phrase users will be able to use hand gestures (or a remote) to choose what kind of pizza they want.

The food items will then be delivered by their nearest Domino’s, with up-to-date information on how close it is to arriving given on the screen.

This will mean youngsters will not have to interrupt their all-important gaming sessions, and even more importantly, won’t have to risk the wrath of their parents by disrespectfully demanding they get them food.

‘We love gamers and gamers love pizza. It’s the ultimate game fuel,’ said Domino’s Pizza UK’s Simon Wallis.

He added: ‘We can’t wait for people to start using the app.’

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24th Nov 2014 12:48pm truck jumping Formula 1 car by Mark

truck jumping Formula 1 car



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