James Walker of Resolver on how to get the most out of the money you spend on your mobile phone. Archant James Walker of Resolver on how to get the most out of the money you spend on your mobile phone. James Walker, from Resolver. Picture: Supplied How long would you expect a sofa to last for? Ten years? Twenty with care? How about a new car or caravan? When we buy goods, we have certain expectations about how long we expect them to last – even though we may intend to replace them before their time is up. With bigger goods, we tend to expect things to be more substantial and therefore last longer. But weirdly, we seem to have lower expectations of smaller items. Maybe it’s because they’re portable, or easy to lose or damage. Chief amongst those items are mobile phones.Mobile phones are losing their edge when it comes to innovations. With top spec cameras, apps, screens and other developments running dry and handsets hitting the … [Read more...] about James Walker of Resolver: Getting the most out of your mobile
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PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 November 2018 Steve Russell John Potter grew up by the River Deben, and loved sailing and being on the water Picture: POTTER FAMILY ARCHIVE Archant Obituary: He headed Ford dealership Potters of Framlingham, but there was so much more to ‘Mr John’ than cars, trucks and tractors John and sister Pauline Potter with Miss Bruce Farrers's goat Didgemere Pearl during the first day of the Suffolk Show at Bury St Edmunds in June, 1933 Picture: ARCHANTSome called it stubbornness. He himself might have admitted to “dogged”. But John Potter knew his own mind – and not in a bad way. In the face of rules he thought daft, or people trying to push him in a direction he didn’t want to go, he quietly ploughed on and did what he felt was right. Often with a wry smile on his face.There’s an example in the handwritten memoirs he’s left us, covering his life slightly beyond marriage in 1950. (The wedding, by … [Read more...] about ‘I hadn’t any English money to tip him with, so I gave him a “hand” of bananas off the stem wrapped in my bedding roll’
Angelica Retherford, her husband and their 7-year-old twin sons needed a new place to live — quickly — as the deadline loomed to vacate their home in a Fountain mobile home park endangered by erosion.So, she said, she took to Facebook and heard from Michael Paul Lemay, 42, who said he was a private lender who could help her buy or rent a new home."He seemed like he genuinely cared, which is the worst part," said Retherford, 30. "Because when you talk to this man, he is one of the sweetest-talking people you will ever meet."But Lemay is accused of scamming several Riverside Mobile Home Park residents out of relocation money given to them by El Paso County.He was arrested Monday on suspicion of theft of $20,000 to $100,000, a felony, and bait advertising, a misdemeanor, court records show.The mobile home park sits on the edge of a 30-foot cliff that becomes dangerously undermined when Fountain Creek waters run fast and high."We had that terrible flood in September of 2013 in … [Read more...] about Residents scammed while being relocated from Fountain mobile home park
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Scott Green shows shows us a part of his property where Douglas fir branches are cleaned up at the base in Los Gatos, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Green has taken many steps to ensure his property is safe in case of a fire such as trimming branches, clearing brush and even changing his roof. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) A structure's flammable cedar shake roof is being replaced with a nonflammable composite roof on Scott Green's property in Los Gatos, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Green has taken many steps to ensure his property is safe in case of a blaze such as trimming branches, clearing brush and even changing his roof the reduce the chances of it catching fire. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds A large pond which firefighting helicopters often use to fill their buckets with water when a nearby fire occurs is located on Scott Green's property in Los Gatos, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.Green has … [Read more...] about Why homes are lost to wildfire — is yours as safe as it could be?