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13 hours ago Windows Vista [by saltytom]
Have just found an old Compaq Presario cq71 in my spare room its running vista basic, is there an easy way to up it to windows 7 or similar I dont have any discs or manuals for machine.
It will not update to google chrome or connect to my wifi printer.
Any help much appreciated
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Yesterday at 09:26 AM Hilbre Island fire [by Greenwood]
Well, you couldn't make it up... First, rough weather spreads building materials (expanding foam etc) around the island from some sort of half-done repair job on a cave, threatening environmental damage, as well as mess dangerous to wildlife - and now the foam or something has caught fire in the cave! Toxic fumes were drifting across the island last night. Hilbre is a very special place and at the moment it's being trashed. It needs a higher level of protection than it has, and to be treated with a lot more respect. Wake up, Council! The fire service has put it out of bounds for public safety, so no-one can go out there - on the best August Bank Holiday for ages. the Friends of Hilbre Island must be tearing their hair out.
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15th Aug 2019 6:37pm Arthur Christiansen, Daily Express editor [by yoller]
I’ve been reading the autobiography of Arthur Christiansen, who was editor of the Daily Express from 1933 to 1957. He was born in 1904 and as a boy he lived in Evelyn Road, Seacombe and went to Wallasey Grammar School. He worked on the Wallasey and Wirral Chronicle newspaper in Borough Road, Seacombe, before moving to London in 1924.

I was wondering does anyone know if Christiansen was born in Evelyn Road or elsewhere in Wallasey? If so, is his house still there and does it have any sort of plaque? He describes Evelyn Road as consisting of ‘six-roomed terrace houses’.
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7th Aug 2019 12:47pm Angus Tilston MBE - RIP [by Norton]
From the 'Merseyside on Film' group page of Facebook -

"Angus Tilston MBE On Capturing Liverpool.

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that the historical film archive collector and local history film and video producer Angus Tilston MBE passed away yesterday.

Angus very kindly gave Merseyside On Film full permission to post any part of his film archive, so that it could be shared freely with our followers. His films have all been a big hit with our viewers.

The LIverpool author, film maker and local historian, was awarded the MBE for services to the Historical Film Industry in the North West.

Angus was an old school gent. He touched the hearts of many, and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends."

Watching his archive - including Pleasures Past - has given me and many others great pleasure. RiP Angus.
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5th Aug 2019 6:48pm job wanted [by lincle]
work required for unskilled lady with driving licence & DBS.Available for immediate start
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2nd Aug 2019 12:53am Brattan Road Bombing WW2 [by dingle]
I think I have asked this before, but I am getting old and forgetful. Can somebody please point me in the direction of the photo of the bombing of Brattan Road during WW2. Many thanks in anticipation.
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30th Jul 2019 12:56pm Midwife Services Collapse [by diggingdeeper]
One to One (North West) Ltd will place the company into administration from 5pm on Wednesday.

One to One provide a community midwife service for much of the Northwest including Wirral.
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29th Jul 2019 1:38pm Computer bits [by GingerTom]
EpsonStylus Photo printer and ink,
17" monitor,and a keyboard,
All with cables.
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24th Jul 2019 10:32pm Laptop Reinstall? [by fish5133]
Apologies if incorrect terminology. Been given a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop. Switch on and the previous owners user name pops up with a password request. Previous owner said there isnt a password as everything was deleted (not sure what that meant). I have the Dell operating system disc. Its windows Vista Home Premium.. What do i need to do to get working again. and be able to log in. cheers
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24th Jul 2019 10:11am Forget it if youre just 'old' ! [by venice]
Was checking out mobility equipment this morning , and comparing prices. The VAT on prices makes a chunky difference . Not concerned on personal grounds, but wondered about the logic of the rules which exempt some people from paying the VAT.

"Note that it is illegal to make false declarations. The illness or disability must also be of a long-term 'chronic' nature. Old age or a broken bone that is healing for example, do not qualify."

So for example -- if your gran is 90 odd , has no particular disability but obviously at that age does not have the ability to walk around Chester or along the towpath with the family without a scooter , shouldn't she be just as entitled to get exemption from VAT as someone of 70 who because of arthritis , cant do those things with their family either without a scooter? Its not a means tested thing , old age is as permanent as any other chronic disability , so I really cant see the difference?
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23rd Jul 2019 9:32pm Your cat snipped and chipped £5 [by venice]

Anyone have cats that need neutering, this is an offer from Cats Proection to get a full cost neutering voucher and have your cat chipped for £5:

"Our latest neutering event is on July 27th 2019 at The Visitors Centre in Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead! We'll be there from 9:30 am until 3:30pm!

Partnering with local vets, we're offering cat owners in any postcode between CH41 and CH49, the chance to get their four-legged friends both snipped and chipped for just £5! See below for the full terms and conditions.

How it Works:
You come along to our event and apply for a voucher that entitles you to get your cat neutered and micro chipped for £5. Don't bring your cat(s) and you don't need any other documents, just yourself! You can then take the voucher to one of our participating vets (listed below) and pay them £5 for the neutering and micro-chipping. They then cash-in the voucher with us and we cover the rest!
The Vets:
Birkenhead Veterinary Centre
Livingstone Street
CH41 4HQ
Seaview Vets
Seaview Road
CH45 4QW
Upton Vets
Upton Road
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23rd Jul 2019 10:18am heat [by lincle]
Hate to have to keep repeating myself but theres still some idiots out there who havent got the message ........DONT LEAVE DOGS IN HOT CARS !! This also applies to CHILDREN or the ELDERLY.
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16th Jul 2019 9:24pm Cheshire Live Steamers [by diggingdeeper]
Cheshire Live Steamers, mini traction engines on at Wirral Country Park this weekend Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

[Linked Image]
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16th Jul 2019 9:09am Body repairs [by kamikazi]

My camper needs welding, looking for recommendations of someone who is excellent at body repairs, my van is overheight for most workshops at 10 foot.

Thanks in advance

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15th Jul 2019 10:43pm Set Your Clocks [by diggingdeeper]
A one o'clock gun will be fired on Thursday 18th July 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the previous firing.

Please don't ask what time it will go off grin

It will be a field gun at Woodside ferry performing the event.
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15th Jul 2019 2:17pm free Items to go before scrapman commoth [by gerry1]
Five electrical Items for spares/repair..

One Radiator cover to fit radiator size 110cmx60cm or aprox 43"x2ft

Must go a.s.a.p Collection only from eastham.

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13th Jul 2019 3:05pm Wirral Crime Yesterday [by diggingdeeper]
Merseyside Police are appealing for information about the following events that occurred on 12th July

Shots fired in Victoria Fields, Birkenhead

Arson in Livingstone Street, Birkenhead

Stabbing by Railway Pub, Meols

70 year old man robbed in Laird Street, Birkenhead
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13th Jul 2019 8:39am Block Paving [by delta6]
Free for collection from Moreton
Cannot deliver.
Whole purple/red blocks
Whole yellow blocks

Plenty of purple and yellow half bricks/off cuts.
See pics
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9th Jul 2019 5:43pm Ah, how sad. [by venice]
Hopefully it may have been claimed by now , but Upton vets are holding an old blind unmicrochipped all black cat if you know anyone who has lost one.
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28th Jun 2019 2:43pm Death Cafe Wirral - this time at Stollies [by martinharris]
This week is the second anniversary of the death of Death Cafe founder Jon Underwood. He died suddenly at the age of just 44 but his legacy lives on in many ways, including the thousands of Death Cafe events that run all over the world every year now. See what it's all about by coming to one on the Wirral. Our last one was well attended and this one will be at Stollies in Wallasey Village. It's free to attend but booking is essential.

For more information go to... Death Cafe Wirral [/url]
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27th Jun 2019 11:27am washing machine parts [by gerry1]
HI any washing machine engineer out there wanting some parts before scrap man.
The machine was a HOTPOINT WMA40

1 drum housing unit, with new bearing fitted.
2 front panel complete with electronics, and a draw unit.
3 a glass door complete.

these must go as one lot,
Thanks Gerry
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25th Jun 2019 8:42am Best Dog Walking Parks ? [by Fenix]
New dog owner here - I know there are two private parks you can let the dogs run off the lead in Willaston and Neston - but are there any council parks with fences to keep the dogs contained ?

The nearer Bebington the better - not sure if doggie is that keen on the car and we'd always try and walk if possible.

Thanks everyone.
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23rd Jun 2019 7:18pm Unidentified Dredgers [by locomotive]
A couple of years ago I asked did anyone remember two scrap dredgers lying in Vittoria Dock or a basin off the dock, at last I have found them, one was Mersey 24 a Grab Hopper type, which was in a collision in the Mersey and sank, it was recovered and beached at Egremont where it was repaired enough to get it into the dock, it was sitting on the bottom of the dock, and the engine room was quite clear water, all the silt stayed at the bottom, so you could swim around (no Mr Health and Mr Safety in those days. The thing that stuck in my memory was it had been rammed midships and there was the biggest piece of timber I have ever seen bolted across the gap, it was about 2 feet square and 20 feet long at least, it was sold to Westminster Dredging in 1957.
The other ship was Centaur a Bucket dredger, we used to climb up to the top of the bucket lift, she was sold for scrap April 1958.
In those days we didn't cause any damage so nobody bothered you, I think they were still there in late 58 early 59, awaiting removal, information found in a MDH&B stock list book. Kindly lent tp me last week. I left school in 59 so never went back down to the docks, mystery solved
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21st Jun 2019 4:08pm windows 10 [by steviebyday]
just spotted an update for windows 10 1903, is it safe to upload, or does it have problems.
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21st Jun 2019 10:42am Cheshire Tithe Maps Online [by yoller]
I don't know if we've already featured this on WikiWirral, but it's a useful research tool ...
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19th Jun 2019 9:25am The Daffodil (Overchurch) is Saved [by Norton]
From the Merseyside on Film Facebook page

The Daffodil Is Coming Home
The Royal Daffodil Is Coming Home!

The Former MV Royal Daffodil Mersey Ferry Sets Sail Towards New Life As The Region’s Premier Floating Food & Drink Destination . . . Keep an eye on this page for more in the coming months . . . .

A project to re-launch the former MV Royal Daffodil as Liverpool’s latest waterfront attraction has passed its first milestone, as it was recently towed out onto the river by her new owners, for the very first time in almost six years.

Having been moved off its mooring at Duke Street Quayside, Birkenhead and winched out of the water; the vessel is undergoing extensive restoration and re-purposing, with an exciting array of plans to secure her future now starting to be revealed. Going forward, it will simply be known as “Daffodil” and is set to be permanently relocated to Canning Dock during the coming months.

The initiative promises to preserve what is a hugely important feature of the City Region’s recent maritime heritage for many years to come, whilst opening Daffodil back up to the public as a unique place to drink, dine, host events, occasions and hold weddings by the waterfront.
The venture is being spearheaded by a number of local Visitor Economy business leaders – CEO of Liverpool City Sights, Philip Olivier; Managing Director of Orb Events Agency, Joshua Boyd and Managing Directors of popular Baltic Village businesses, Alfred McCaughran and Terence Stockton. The project was initially pitched to Merseytravel in June 2018 before being assessed and eventually approved by Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham and Merseytravel board members in April 2019. This week, it has been given a further stamp of approval by the Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Joe Anderson, twelve months on from its first inception.

Having been decommissioned and out of service since 2012 with gradually deteriorating condition, this much-loved vessel will be transformed through upwards of £600k investment in order to re-launch as a static, floating venue which features a café, cocktail bar and 106-cover seafood & grill restaurant; alongside an al-fresco Promenade Deck and event space in the former engine room of the hull. An official launch date is yet to be announced.

In addition, plans for 11 bedrooms of on-board guest accommodation are set to be developed in the near future to create the region’s largest floating hotel. Key heritage aspects are also carefully preserved throughout, with plans to create a mini-museum exhibit to the history of the 800-year-old Mersey river crossing in the “Wheelhouse” or bridge, offering visitors a first-hand look at navigation consoles and the original 19th-century compass amongst other exhibits.

Major engineering works are project-managed by Bromborough-based Carmet Marine who have over 40 years’ experience across three generations in their locally rooted, family-owned business. A broad range of contractors from the Liverpool City Region and across the North West are being used for all other key refurbishments, furnishings and interior design work.

This exciting venture will eventually result in the creation of over 16 new jobs and is expected to become a key feature in the ever-transforming waterfront zone, likely becoming a major tourist attraction. It is certain to become a new picture-postcard moment for all visitors to the city, set against the iconic backdrop of Albert Dock and the Three Graces.

Originally built at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead ‘The Daff’ was given her maiden voyage in April 1962 where she went on to carry passengers across the River Mersey in service to the people of the Liverpool City Region – right up until December 2012. The ferry has a wealth of heritage as both a working cross-river vessel as well as being used for functions, parties and special cruises with famous local nightlife brands over the years. Owners are now uncovering an exciting history of famous faces, personal stories and have been unravelling a swathe of legendary moments with the kind help of Mersey Ferries Heritage Society and local enthusiasts, which they hope to begin sharing with the public very soon.

For up to date info, please visit:
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18th Jun 2019 3:20pm Recycling [by granny]

Recycling is very much at the fore and some brilliant ideas and community interaction are taking place all over the country/world.

This I thought is an excellent idea. So far as I know, it seems to be in the are of Kent, but if any of the supermarkets in Wirral would engage, it could be an amazing result. Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Waitrose are collection points in Kent and East Sussex .

Charity coffee pod & crisp packet recycling

Whilst our main focus and indeed fundraiser has been Tassimo drinks pods over the last few years we have recently started collecting your used crisp packets.

We take all sizes, brands and multi bag outer packaging.

Crisp packets take over 30 years to break down. Over 100 million are eaten in the UK daily!

You drop them off and we sort them before sending off to the recycler. Every 3kg (approx 400/500 packets) is enough to wrap 3 patients in bubble wrap whilst being flown to a major trauma centre by Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. This simple yet effective measure allows for patients to maintain their core body temperature and is key in the chain of survival.

Who would have thought eating something so yummy would do so much good for not only sick and seriously injured patients but our environment?

If you are a company/school/club/scout group etc and want to start your own collection then please send us a message. We pay for the postage and all money you raise goes directly to Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex.
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14th Jun 2019 8:36pm File Backups Storage On Memory Sticks [by fish5133]
Think i have too many photo graphs and also want to back up certain files. Whats the best and quickest way of doing it, especially photographs.

Have a Pictures Folder which has sub folders in it. Do i have to do each folder separately or can i just save the whole Pictures Folder. Tried copy and paste but it seems to get bogged down. What about drag and drop.

Thank you
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14th Jun 2019 1:47pm Yet another Scam! [by Habdab]
Two days ago I got an annonymous call, they hung up when I answered, so I knew what was coming. Sure enough, today I got a recorded message telling me criminal proceedings were being brough against me, press 1.
So I pressed it and an Indian gentleman asked me why I was calling. I told him, then he asked me my name. I told him to wait while I recorded the call then told him it was his idea to call me and he should already have my name. He got annoyed and mumbled something about the Police getting in touch then hung up.
Not sure how they intended to scam me, but beware.
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11th Jun 2019 2:22pm Looking for old friends.... [by RachelC]
My Nan grew up in Mason Avenue, Bidston (Beryl Christopher - as she was then known, Born 1932).

She wants to track down some of her friends from her younger days.

She worked with Marie Crichton (not sure of the spelling) in Littlewoods Birkenhead in the 1950's. Marie married Billy Bainbridge and is believed to have had twin boys.

If anyone knows where they are or what became of them she would love to know.
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9th Jun 2019 6:33pm Living with universal 'wages' [by venice]
Looks like if there was an election and Labour got in , John McDonnell is saying he would put Liverpool forward as a test area for a' universal basic income for everyone ' . I believe this failed in Finland , not sure about Canada , and Scotland are planning but yet to action it . Do you think it would work in Liverpool ,and would you like to see it in Wirral ?
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9th Jun 2019 5:47pm Eastham Zoo/Pleasure Gardens [by CateJones]

I’m wondering if anyone has any more info/pictures around the Eastham Pleasure Gardens and the zoo there?

I take the dog there regularly, so have seen the bear put and fountains, and I can see what’s left of the rollercoaster.

There just seems to be very little info about it, tho I imagine there were probably posters and postcards at the time!
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7th Jun 2019 11:42am Logo on Pilgrim Street building, Birkenhead [by yoller]
Does anyone know what this ornate logo stood for on this old building at the Monk's Ferry end of Pilgrim Street, Birkenhead? I think it reads: WB Ltd, or W B and L.
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7th Jun 2019 8:46am Brown Bin Collections [by granny]

Anyone failed to have their brown bin emptied this week ? The new financial year has begun for Berty Brown Bin.
I paid his membership, which was accepted and collected from my bank a week before Berty's next collection.

Up to that point no ' membership sticker' had arrived, but that shouldn't make much difference because Berty's collectors have IT on board to tell them who has paid and who hasn't.

To cut a short story even shorter, the Berty's Collectors didn't empty him but only about 2 hours later the 'membership sticker' arrived . It would seem that a number of neighbours had the same problem but all received their stickers in the same morning post as I did.

According to Street Scene, numerous people have called to report no collection on that particular morning and if we left the bins out they would be emptied before 5pm the next day.

Well, it hasn't happened, and they haven't yet been collected this morning either .

This of course does not sound like a major problem, objection being... I bet the bins will be emptied on Saturday morning, when the men are on triple wages .
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3rd Jun 2019 8:34am Collapse of Crane [by Excoriator]
The second of the two cranes that used to be at the end of the disused oil jetty in Rock Ferry collapsed yesterday at about 5 PM. The first one went years ago. This second collapse seems to have damaged the remaining infrastructure of the rusting structure which will over the years follow it. The deck near the crane is now sagging dangerously.

The whole decaying structure is dangerous, and from time to time one sees kids playing on it. At least one young man died on it, and it should be demolished immediately in my opinion.
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2nd Jun 2019 1:48pm Wallasey Grammar School for Boys 1940 [by Ligularium]

Do any members in this group have any snippets of knowledge about Wallasey Grammar School for Boys during the 2nd world War?

I'm particularly keen to learn what happened to the school and the boys in December 1940. Does anyone know if the boys were evacuated, and if so, any ideas where the boys were sent?

Are there any publications I might be able to locate that covers this time in Wallasey's History?


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1st Jun 2019 5:35pm ISS Visible Tonight [by diggingdeeper]
At about 11:05pm tonight, the International Space Station may be visible from the Wirral for a few minutes in the south-west. Its very low down so you need a clear view to the south-west.

It may be visible the next few nights as well but I think tonight is the longest.
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24th May 2019 4:53pm 3 Mobile Outage Wirral [by SteveK557]
Friday 24 May 2019 – If you live on the Wirral and you have had issues with your 3 mobile service/signal recently during May 2019 and has been down during the week Mon 20 May 2019 to Friday 24 May 2019 then I’d suggest that you contact 3 mobile and quote the known issue with the mobile mast in Spital, and get a reduction on your phone bill as compensation.

I had typed this out just in case I got a window of opportunity to post it online and warn others that this is a technical problem with the 3 mobile network in Wirral and is not an issue with your phone, which 3 mobile will try to tell you.

I’ve had a few issues over the last few months with 3 mobile local service/signal (particularly in Bromborough) but I lost signal and all service on the morning of Mon 20 May 2019, so I couldn’t contact 3 to ask what was happening without driving to Ellesmere Port before the signal would pick up again.

I have two phones with 3 mobile. Both affected.

I rely on one of those phones for personal hotspot. No service. I don’t have any other internet service at home to rely upon.

No calls available.
No text.
No data usage available.
No mobile services available.
No hotspot available.
Complete loss of all services.
“Network service unavailable” – message.

A week signal came back intermittently but kept dipping in and out and not enough to actually use the phone or hotspot.
I tried to contact 3 whilst I had a signal but due to the signal dropping off again and again I kept getting cut off during conversation with the Asian rep who initially couldn’t understand what I was saying, which doesn’t help when all he wanted to do was to verify my account, take me through security questions, asks me again because he can’t understand me and then puts me on hold!!!


I subsequently got cut off before I could get to the bottom of the problem or ask him to try and call me back.

The signal eventually kicked back in again briefly late Monday afternoon just long enough for me to be able to contact 3 again and speak with customer services.

They initially tried fobbing me off and telling me that it was an issue with my android phone. I knew this to be nonsense. My other phone is an iPhone and I had the exact same service/signal issues with that one too.

Ironically, whilst on the phone to 3 customer services, I got a text message from 3 telling me that the mobile Mast in Spital, Wirral would be down for maintenance and that mobile services to this area would be affected until Friday 24 May 2019.

The text message said – “Hello, We’re planning work in Spital CH62 3PZ this week. We expect to finish by 24/05/2019. If your service is affected, click here for updates - “.

The above bitly link takes you to a Network & Coverage postcode checker – it didn’t work.

The customer services rep continued to tell me that my service/signal issue was with my phone and was then trying to upgrade me to a 4G phone.

Told her I didn’t need a new phone. I read the text message out to her and she then backtracked, put me on hold and came back and confirmed that the service in my postcode was down due to maintenance and that the service would continue to be affected until Friday 24 May 2019.

I told her that this wasn’t acceptable. She offered me a 12 pound rebate.

I’m not interested in a measly rebate.

I want mobile service or at least to receive ample warning that it is going to be down so that I can make alternative arrangements.
They just don’t get it.

They are a mobile service provider, yet expect you to be able to access your messages and the internet to contact them to complain or to find out what the issues is------whilst their own services are down!!!!!!!!!

They keep you on hold, after you have desperately been trying to contact them.

They try to sell you another phone, whilst you’re trying to get their trash service back online.

What mobile company in the right mind sends out text messages to its own customers to inform them that service is down…..knowing full well that the customer can’t receive that message because they don’t have any signal or service because your feckin service is down!!!!!! Morons. Who is running this company?

She could have offered me 100 pound but it still doesn’t give me any mobile service or internet.

I didn’t receive any prior warning that this outage was going to happen, other than the text message that was sent whilst the service was actually down. Go FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF figure.

Eventually managed to check their ‘Check coverage & network status’ tool – it either gives me an ‘OOPS’ error message or it tells me that there are no problems in my postcode.!!!!!!. WTF!

…It gets even better.

3 mobile have since been trying to call me back on my dead mobile service to discuss my complaint further. They couldn’t get through to me…..i wonder why?

So they sent me 3 text messages telling me that they couldn’t get through to me…..i wonder why?

Those text messages say that they want me to go online to make my complaint via live chat……..without any internet access!!!!

Those text messages didn’t come through to me for two hours…….i wonder why?


You couldn’t make this up. It comedy at its best.

3 mobile obviously don’t know how their own mobile service actually works.

Hint - We need to be able to access to your services in order for us to use them and receive your messages and calls. We also need a signal/service to be able to speak to you via live chat!!

P.S... Been told by 3 mobile customer services that they have actually been fitting a new mobile mast in Spital, Wirral and that all mobile services should be resumed back to normal today, Friday 24 2019.
(They also have an issue with one of their masts in Liverpool).

Rant over.
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23rd May 2019 5:37am Wifi Dongle in Ireland [by saltytom]
On my trips round Ireland I have always used wifi in bars / pubs etc, I will be staying in Fermoy for 8 weeks from next week does anyone know anything about using WIFI Dongles as I want to take a laptop with me, thanks for any help in advance.
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20th May 2019 6:06pm CYCLE RACE OVERSHADOWED BY FLOOD [by thesilentenigma]
Campaigners are highlighting the plight of a flooded cycleway in Wirral as the borough prepares to host a national bike race.
Angry cyclists say the perimeter track around Bidston Moss is blocked by a lake that has been growing in size since before the turn of the year.
Wirral has been trumpeting the arrival of the OVO Tour Series for professional cyclists on May 21 as well as hosting a stage of the Tour of Britain in September.
But nothing has been done to resolve the blockage at one of the area’s premier scenic routes.
Cyclist Barry Turner 58, from Seacombe, said: “You expect a bit of flooding in winter but a small pool has been allowed to grow into something resembling a lake. You can actually see vegetation growing underneath the water, it’s like Wirral’s version of a coral reef.
“Unfortunately no one seems to taking responsibility for this. It affects walkers as well as cyclists. Every time you go along there – which I do less and less – you find people grumbling.”
The track at the rear of Bidston Tip links on to Route 56 of the national cycleway.
The flooding appears to have been caused by a drainage issue on nearby land managed by Network Rail. Forestry England, which is responsible for the Bidston Moss land, says it is working with Network rail to try and find a short-term solution.

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