The 48-year-old had been asked to break into the Stoke-on-Trent home - understood to have been taken over by drug-using squatters - by the owner after the occupiers refused to answer the door. … [Read more...] about Locksmith left retching after discovering ‘Britain’s worst toilet’ in squatters’ den
This is, presumably, why Currys was at pains to point out that calls are first and foremost to confirm delivery dates and times. Only after two requests does it admit that during the call, “depending on the conversation, the customer may be offered a care plan on the product purchased”. It insists, however, that none of these are extended warranties or insurance products. … [Read more...] about Currys says calls aren’t a scam … its staff say they are!
Ecomama, Amsterdam Fifteen minutes’ walk from Centraal Station, or a five-minute metro ride, Ecomama is a 19-room hostel, whose chill-out areas and cheerful live-in staff give the place a cosy, community feel despite the industrial styling. Upcycled accessories, such as lamps made out of cheese graters, reinforce Ecomama’s sustainability message, as do the timed showers and motion-sensor lighting. Accommodation options range from the “el cheapo” 12-bed dormitory (from €18), to a private double superior, with its own bathroom (from €99). Make breakfast in the shared kitchen or get a croissant and coffee for less than €5 in the cafe, The Fix.• Valkenburgerstraat 124, ecomamahotel.comDeborah Nicholls-Lee … [Read more...] about 10 of the best hotels near Europe’s main railway stations
Verdict The original Nvidia Shield has long been the power user’s Android TV streaming box of choice, and realistically the only one I could recommend. But with its redesign as a hide-away tube and with a new, much more user-friendly and smartly designed remote, the new Shield TV is not only the best streaming box for power users, but one of the very best for regular people too – right up there with the Apple TV 4K and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. … [Read more...] about Nvidia Shield TV review: the best Android TV box with brilliant AI upscaling
I was seven or eight when I asked my mum and dad if I could go to dance lessons. Someday, maybe, they told me. There just wasn’t the money for luxuries like that. I couldn’t let it go, so when I heard disco-dancing classes had started for 10p every Tuesday night at the church hall, there was no stopping me. It was exactly the amount I got in pocket money on a Friday when my dad came home from working on the building site. Each week until my early teens I walked the mile to the church hall where I handed it over and danced my heart out for 90 minutes. … [Read more...] about ‘Being poor is not inevitable or due to personal flaws. I know, I’ve been there’