AN IT consultant from Swindon made £2,500 in a year by flogging his old phones, tablets and CDs online. Self-confessed gadget lover, Andrew Jacob, 33, can't resist the latest high-tech gear but it means that his home is filled with old models gathering dust. After upgrading his work phone in April this year, Andrew, who lives in Swindon, decided to cash in his old Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (64gb) to an upcycling website for £405. He made another £350 the following September by cashing in his personal iPhone 8 (64gb) and put the funds from both handsets into buying the latest iPhone XR. Inspired, Andrew, who lives on his own, realised that he could make money from old CDs and DVDs too. "I always buy my phones outright because I like the latest model, but it can be a pretty expensive habit," Andrew explained. "I've always sold bits and pieces online and used the money to put towards buying the newest model. "But a couple of months ago, I realised how cluttered my house was. … [Read more...] about IT worker made £2.5k by selling his old phones, tablets, CDs and DVDs – are yours worth a mint?
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Wales’ fastest growing indigenous business can be revealed as ALS Managed Services. The innovative recruitment and staffing solutions firm, which recently moved from Pontypool to Caerphilly, tops this year’s Wales Fast Growth project, which ranks the 50 fastest growing indigenous businesses based on revenue growth over the past two years. ALS Managed Services, which works with some of the largest recycling and warehousing companies in the UK, and was recently acquired in a management buyout led by chief executive Steve Langian, achieved a staggering revenue growth of 4,237.6%, between 2015-17 with sales up from £250,264 to £10.85m. The annual list, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, was started by Professor Dylan Jones-Evans. Prof Jones-Evans said: "Every year the list identifies some incredible businesses that are making a significant difference to their sectors, markets and communities, and that this year was no exception." The largest sector this … [Read more...] about Wales Fast Growth 50,2018: These are the fastest growing companies in Wales
UK Politics By Joey D'Urso BBC News 5 October 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-45744281 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel After their conference last year, the Conservatives were mocked for a series of awkward posts on … [Read more...] about Have the Tories improved on social media?
THE summer holidays are upon us and many Brits are off to the Continent - but buying euros can be tricky given the ever-moving exchange rate. Here is our guide to the current state of the market, and how to get the best price when you swap your cash. What is today's pound to euro exchange rate? Following a rise earlier in the week, just after 8am today the pound was trading at around €1.11. But actual rates for holidaymakers are significantly lower. Sterling has plunged against the euro and dollar in recent weeks as traders bet against the UK currency. It comes after Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned of an "uncomfortably high" risk of a disorderly Brexit and said banks must prepare for a recession. International trade secretary also said there is a 60-40 chance of "no deal" because of stubbornness in Brussels. A weaker pound is better for British exports - but imports will cost more, potentially driving up inflation. It also means your money doesn't stretch as far when … [Read more...] about Pound to euro exchange rate – what’s the exchange rate today and where is the best place to buy currency?
Paris is regularly ranked as one of the priciest cities in the world. But if you're on a tight budget, here are some tips for you. Metro Tickets Using Metro ticket after Metro ticket can really rack up the bills fast, with each journey costing €1.90. But if you buy 10 tickets at once, known as a "carnet", it's just €14.90 (or a saving of around 20 percent). Navigo Pass If you're travelling a bit more, then the Navigo pass is the most bang-for-your-buck option. It’s your personal transportation card in Paris for the Metro, train, RER, tram and bus system. There are several different types of packages, for example you can get a weekly pass if you're visiting Paris for €22.80, or if you’re here for the long term, sign up for a monthly pass for €75.20 per month which includes traveling to the airport (usually about €12 per ticket) and Disneyland. The student discount takes it to €35 per month. Photo: AFP Vélib' - the city's … [Read more...] about Money saving tips: How to survive Paris on a budget