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Local News & Discussion / Re: Roads in the area
« Last post by Hugo on Today at 04:30:08 PM »
Stretches of the A55 and Caernarfon bypass will shut for repairs this week
Drivers are being asked to be patient while the works are carried out

The Caernarfon bypass has had a few problems already in such a short time
Local News & Discussion / Re: Consumer news and scams
« Last post by Hugo on Today at 04:24:10 PM »
That's good advice to try and avoid the fraud that is going on.      When my bank is open I always go inside the bank and withdraw the money there.   That way there is less chance of being scammed
Covid-19 / Re: General Covid 19 news
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 04:18:24 PM »
PEOPLE eligible for the spring COVID-19 booster are being urged to get vaccinated before the cut-off date of this Thursday (June 30).

Since late March, people aged 75 and over, care home residents, and anyone aged 12 or over who is immunosuppressed have been able to get their spring booster to increase their level of protection against Covid-19.

By taking up the offer of a spring booster now, this allows a sufficient interval between doses, if they are deemed eligible by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) for an autumn 2022 booster.

If someone eligible for a spring booster has had a Covid-19 infection recently, they will need to wait 28 days (four weeks) from the date they tested positive before they can be vaccinated. They will still be able to get vaccinated after June 30 if they have to postpone their appointment.

Eluned Morgan, health minister,  said: ?Our high vaccination rates are really encouraging and every vaccination helps people to maintain high levels of protection from Covid-19.

?If you have been offered a spring booster vaccination then please make the effort to arrange your appointment before the June 30 cut-off and continue to keep Wales safe.?

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Travel / Re: Room with a view
« Last post by Hugo on Today at 04:13:43 PM »
You were lucky with that room having such a fantastic view.    The weather looked good too so that's a bonus
Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by Hugo on Today at 04:07:21 PM »
It does sound like a nice place to go to and I hope that you weren't troubled by the Midges up there at this time of the year
Local News & Discussion / Re: Consumer news and scams
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 01:27:07 PM »
Inflation in the UK is at the highest rate recorded in 40 years, and millions of people are living in a cost-of-living crisis struggling to make ends meet. So, every penny counts at the moment.

Sadly, fraud rates are also climbing at an astonishing rate. And fraudsters are getting creative with their ways of stealing your money from you.

The latest sophisticated scam involves cashpoints. Experts have issued a warning that scammers are using ATMs to steal your banking information and then draining your account seconds after popping your card in.

Victims said their cards have been retained by the withdrawal machines, which have been swallowing their payment devices before a message appears on the screen saying the service is "unavailable".

Fraud rates for cards in the UK rose by 42 per cent in the final quarter of 2021, the highest rate seen since 2017, according to the National Fraud Hunter Prevention Service. Brean Horne, a personal finance expert at comparison site NerdWallet, is warning current account users to be extra vigilant when withdrawing money at an ATM machine.

He said: ?These thefts are being achieved by a discreet device being placed over the card slot of the machine, which scans the card details, transmits the data to the criminal, and then blocks the card from being returned. Fraudsters have several ways of cleverly accessing your current account and spending your money within minutes.

"So it?s vital to remain vigilant and take preventive measures to safeguard yourself while using an ATM."

Five precautions you should take when withdrawing money from an ATM..........
Local News & Discussion / Re: Hotel News & Gossip
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 01:23:23 PM »
A 'prominent' hotel on Llandudno's famous seafront has been put up for sale. The Manor Hotel on Craig Y Don Parade is on the market with commercial agent Fleurets.

It was bought by the current owner in 2016 and from 2018 leased out to a tenant. Its reviews on Tripadvisor are mixed - with 126 guests rating it as excellent and 68 as terrible. Tripadvisor rank it at 48 out of 53 Llandudno hotels.

Fleurets believe it has great potential for any new owner. The 22 bedroom site is priced at ?650,000.

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Travel / Re: Room with a view
« Last post by hollins on Today at 01:08:01 PM »
Back from a week in a holiday cottage in Findochty on the Moray Coast.  First photo is the view from the bedroom window but this was one of the few houses in the villages we visited that faced the sea. Many houses had their gable ends facing the sea presumably to protect them from the weather and maybe because the fishermen had seen enough of the sea! Quite different to the North Wales coast where a sea view is at a premium and not that many tourists up there. Still plenty of working fishing boats.
We spent our time walking along the coast path visiting Portknockie, Cullen and Portsoy where parts of Peaky Blinders was filmed.
The third photo is Cullen taken from castle hill.
Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by SteveH on Today at 10:50:54 AM »
Sounds like a good holiday, thanks for the quiz   $good$
Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by hollins on Today at 10:15:43 AM »
Well done lads!
It's Bow Fiddle Rock on the Moray Coast. We are back from a holiday up there exploring the fishing villages and walking the Moray Coast path.
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