Samsung has launched its highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 9, the latest phone in its premium range, as well as a new Galaxy Home smart speaker to challenge the likes of Apple's Home Pod and Amazon's Echo. The 6.4-inch screen Note 9 will start at £899 for the 128GB variant and £1,099 for the 512GB version. The device shares much of its design with last year’s 6.1-inch Note 8 but features an improved Bluetooth stylus, as well as an upgraded camera that takes sharper photos than the S9 released earlier this year. A 4,000mAh 'all day battery' has been included - the largest ever on a flagship Galaxy phone - alongside a 6.4-inch edge-to-edge display. The camera uses AI to take better photos, and will warn users if it detects a blur in a photo so they can quickly retake it. It features Dual Aperture technology, which Samsung introduced earlier this year on its Galaxy S9 range. This adjusts the camera lens to light in … [Read more...] about Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 9 with a 6.4-inch screen, ‘all-day battery’ and powerful S Pen
Rogers new home 6 months free
The Paris Grand Slam tournament this year features some brand-new clay courts (but still no roof), a wide-open race in the women’s draw, and a largely closed one in the men’s, where Rafael Nadal is eyeing an 11th title. A fixture of Roland-Garros, the panama hats have been out in force since the French Open kicked off on Sunday under a blazing sun. But by early evening on day two, the first thunderstorms rolled in over Paris, ensuring spectators were once again left to rue the lack of a roof. Nestled in between parks and the leafy 16th arrondissement of Paris, the French Open’s historic but claustrophobic home is playing catch up with the other three Grand Slam tournaments – Wimbledon and the US and Australian Opens – all of which boast spacious venues and retractable roofs. Easily the smallest of the four, Roland Garros has been bogged down for years in legal wrangles with its wealthy neighbours, which repeatedly thwarted its plans to expand. When Paris … [Read more...] about French Open 2018: New courts, new challengers, same old Nadal
Two residential homes which were closed are set to be demolished and transformed into new homes. Three planning applications were previously put in for Belgrave Lodge, Attoxhall Road, the former Harry Stanley House, Armfield Street and the former Edwin Rogers House, Wendiburgh Street. Following the submissions in August 2017, Harry Stanley House was refused, and the other two withdrawn. The reason for refusal provided by the Council in respect of the Harry Stanley House application was that the applicant did not agree to pay a developer contribution towards health care, requested by the NHS, and, therefore, the Council considered that infrastructure needs generated by the development had not been satisfactorily secured. To avoid the other two planning applications being refused on similar grounds, the applicant decided to withdraw the applications. In the interim, the applications are being resubmitted, using the ‘free go’ in order to seek planning permission again. This … [Read more...] about Residential homes previously shut down to be demolished
PUBLISHED: 17:43 11 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:43 11 April 2018 Don't sit at home and brood or go ape - enjoy a raft of events in North Devon this week. Picture: Getty/Michael Steden Michael Steden North Devon events from 12/4/18 to 18/4/18 THURSDAY, APRIL 12 BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome. LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Westward Ho!, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990. FEEL BETTER WITH A BOOK: Reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 10-11.30am, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required BIDEFORD WALK: Along Tarka Trail, meet every Thursday at Clarence Wharf car park, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528. HEALING: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7-8pm. FREMINGTON SINGERS: … [Read more...] about Don’t sit at home and brood – what’s on in North Devon this April?
Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex FRIDAY, APRIL 6COMEDYKRATER COMEDY CLUB: Until April 8, 7pm/8pm/10.30pm, £5-£36.50 Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480.THE MAYDAYS: £10, 7.30pm Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480. Tonight’s Top Story and guest improv superstars.COMMUNITYLEWES RIVERSIDE CLUB: Old Bear and Friends by Jane Hussey (author), 2pm St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe.SEAFORD COMMUNITY CINEMA: Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, 7.30pm. Breathe (12A). Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, 01323 897426.TALK: Friends of Ann of Cleves’ House talk, The Street Names of Lewes by John Davey, 7.30pm Anne of Cleves’ House. Email [email protected]: Meet 10am at the car park in Village Way, Cranleigh GU6 8AF at the Leisure Centre end (£1.50 charge for three hours). Flat 5 mile HDC walk, muddy in places. … [Read more...] about ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS: Friday to Thursday, April 6-12