If you have read any of my previous restaurant reviews, you will know that I enjoy hearty food. It’s why I visited The Shireburn Arms, near Longridge, towards the end of 2018, with their countryside pub feel bringing home all things rustic and homely. But sometimes you simply don’t have the time or energy to drive 20 minutes outside of town to find these nuggets of restaurant gold.With that in mind, I chose the convenient option and took the short drive from the Post’s headquarters in Fulwood to the centre of Preston to sample one of the city’s newest eateries; The Otter’s Pocket.I first heard about this new restaurant in October last year when a colleague of mine broke the news of its impending opening in Winckley Street.The man behind the business is Mark O’Rourke, already known throughout Preston for his two other restaurants; burger joint We Don’t Give a Fork and tapas house Fino Tapas. With The Otter’s Pocket, Mark has gone for … [Read more...] about RESTAURANT REVIEW: Delve into Lancashire’s new home of pie, peas and proper ale at The Otter’s Pocket
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Most of us enjoy watching television programmes, streaming films or playing video games on our TVs, but we also know how important the quality of the picture and sound is. Fuzzy audio, dull colouration and slow reload rates can turn a positive experience in front of the box into a much less enjoyable activity. 4K TVs are increasingly popular now thanks to their exceptional output quality. We’ve scoured the shelves to find the best 4K TVs for all tastes. First, let's clear up some frequently asked questions about 4K TVs. What is 4K TV? 4K TV is the name given to televisions that have a resolution of approximately 3840x2160 pixels. Typically, 4K TVs have better visual and audio performance than televisions with lower resolutions. Is 4K better than 1080p? Yes. For 1080p televisions (also known as Full HD TVs), the resolution is 1920x1080 pixels. This is four times less than the number of pixels that a 4K TV has, so the resolution of a 4K TV is four times better than that of a 1080p … [Read more...] about Best 4K TVs: What 4k means in TV and where to get the best deal
Courtney Campbell USA TODAY Published 3:59 PM EDT Oct 30, 2018 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. Although it may seem like we have at least another month until the first snowfall, the dreaded ice storms and snowy days will be upon us sooner than you think—and we need to get prepared. You don’t want to be in the position where you need to go buy a new a snow shovel, but you can’t actually leave your house because you can't shovel your driveway. So you’re not stuck snowed-in and waiting for your winter essentials to be delivered, you should probably get them before the weather gets worse. If you're not sure what you need, we put together a list of the 10 things we recommend to survive winter: 1. A snow … [Read more...] about 10 things you should get for winter before it’s too late
Answer: People think that when an insurer asks about previous claims they are referring to the property on which they are taking out the insurance. That is not the case. Insurers want you to disclose any claims on any property, according to Deirdre McCarthy of InsureMyHouse.ie. In theory, this non-disclosure on your part makes your insurance contract null and void. But all is not lost. Some insurers will take a reasonable approach to these situations if you can demonstrate that the non-disclosure was purely accidental. A couple of things are already in your favour, Ms McCarthy says. Firstly, the fact the claim was seven years ago and it could be considered a bit unreasonable to remember details from this long ago. Secondly, the claim was on a different property. If you used a broker you might get him or her to liaise with the insurer on your behalf. This can often result in a better outcome for claimants. If not, write a letter to your insurer, in which you can set your case out … [Read more...] about My insurer is refusing to pay out on a claim, what should I do?
If your iPhone is becoming really slow and you think it needs a refresh you won't have to wait much longer. Apple is set to make the iOS 12 update available soon to give customers the chance to revamp their iPhone. The update will of course be free and early predictions suggest that it will be available to download and install from September 18. Apple usually makes the iOS update available just after the new iPhones are released, which is happening on September 12, The Mirror Online reports. So what can you expect from the new iOS? Here are nine new features we can expect. 1. Free speed boost Faster speeds are promised on all compatible devices and apps will load up to 40 per cent quicker. Apple also says the keyboard will display faster when you tap a text entry box. That might not seem like a big deal on an iPhone X, but anyone using an older phone may have suffered with this. Also promised are faster camera load times, which is a big deal when you're trying to capture kids doing … [Read more...] about What will the iOS 12 update include for my Apple iPhone?