If you haven't already got your October half term planned, don't worry. We are spoilt here on Merseyside with some stunning parks and amazing facilities for the kids . And even more so if you are willing to travel a little further. But with so much to do, how do you choose? It is a nice problem to have, so we have rounded up some of the best things you can do with kids of all ages this autumn break. Expect thrills and spooky chills as there is a Hallowe'en theme to many of the activities this half term. Spooky Welly Walk - Sefton Park - Saturday, October 20 The annual event is sponsored by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and gives you and your little ones the chance to don your best Halloween costumes There will be plenty to do, with activities ranging from obstacle courses, fairground rides, and digging through monsters to retrieve a prize from the Yucky Dip. There will be surprises hidden along the route and each child who finishes the walk will receive a medal from Roy … [Read more...] about Your ultimate guide to October Half Term 2018
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With England reigniting the nation’s love for international football across a glorious summer of Three Lions, World In Motion and ‘It’s coming home’ memes, it was hoped that the optimism of the World Cup would sustain itself going into a new cycle for the national side. Maybe, rather than moaning on about how much we all hate the international break – as has been a favourite national pastime for years – we should recognise its developmental value and get behind Gareth Southgate and the lads instead.Unfortunately, and this is quite a fundamental issue, a two-week international break is still impossibly slow compared to tournament football or the domestic season.SEE ALSO Burgess Hill Town offer football for £1 for Non League DayOnly now there is the additional difficulty of trying to understand the Uefa Nations League, a competition format so bureaucratic and inaccessible it makes the Brexit White Paper look like OK! Magazine.For those who will … [Read more...] about What is Non-League Day, when is it in 2018 and how can you find your nearest game?
From nuisance sneezing attacks to full-blown illness, hay fever can make life pretty miserable during pollen season – and if you’re a sufferer, chances are you have a few tricks up your sleeve for when you head outdoors during spring and summer. But what about when you’re indoors at home? Pollen sticks to just about everything - clothes, shoes, hair, skin, pets. And it gets carried in the air, so it’s inevitable that some of the pesky particles will end up infiltrating your home too. Cue broken sleep, rotten evenings and starting the day with streaming eyes before you’ve even set foot outside. So, what can you do to keep your house a pollen-free zone? While it may not be possible to banish it from your home entirely, these steps will certainly help… 1. Keep windows closed as much as possible Pollen can waft indoors through open windows, so it’s advisable to keep them closed as much as possible during pollen season. Naturally, nobody wants a … [Read more...] about Eight tips for making sure your house is pollen free
So, you want to build an app? Or, more specifically, you want to develop a mobile application to run on either Google's Android operating system of Apple's iOS one. The good news is that making apps has become much less difficult than it used to be. Don't kid yourself though, it's still a lot of work. Let's assume that you've got your idea - whether it's a cloud-based file sharing system for your team at the office or a clever platform game that you've been thinking about for a while. What do you do next? Well, there are few steps to consider - such as what programming language you'll use to build it, where you're going to launch it and what the process is for getting it accepted onto an app store. Here we'll break down the process to give you a rough idea of the steps involved. 1. Pick your programming language This is pretty simple if you're going to put your app on Apple's iOS - that is, you want people to be able to download it on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You're going to … [Read more...] about How to make an app: best way to start building your creation for iOS or Android
APPLE'S latest iPhone software update (iOS 11.3) is big on user privacy, and the tech giant is also promising more data controls in May. When you download and install iOS 11.3, you'll be greeted with a new data privacy page. This message is used to explain Apple's new icon, which appears when an Apple feature (such as iTunes) collects your personal data. "Every Apple product is designed to minimise the collection and use of your data, use on-device processing whenever possible, and provide transparency and control over your information," reads the blurb. Apple's new privacy message is accompanied by a prompt that lets you "see how your data is managed". iOS 11.3 – What's new?There's plenty to love about iOS 11.3. Here are some of its main features: New augmented reality experiences: Your iPhone camera will be able to recognise and place virtual objects onto vertical surfaces like walls, and better map irregularly shaped surfaces, like circular tables. Animojis: iPhone X … [Read more...] about Apple’s new iOS 11.3 privacy features tell you when your data is being gathered