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Whose Call is it Anyway?

Most days, around about 3.15 the phone rings. Sometimes it’s just quiet at the other end, other times it’s someone from a spurious call center business with a very official-sounding name like the “National Free Window Replacement Service”. Whoever it is, they never leave their number. If I dial 1471 to check on their calling […]

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Business Moans

Does this Fraud screening need improving

This morning I had reason to query some payments from my bank account and ended up having to call the fraud team. When they answered they took me through security, but not by using the account or online passwords or codes I normally use. Instead they asked me detailed questions like: my full name and […]

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Moans Politics Wales

More Rubbish on Rubbish

I live in Cardiff, but am lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Aberaeron in Ceredigion. One strange thing I’ve noticed is that the 2 councils place different recycling demands on me, and other residents, and are not working in a common national agenda. For example: we’ve all got those horrid little food […]

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Moans Wales

Don’t try Picnicking in Aberaeron

There’s a really pleasant walk along the riverside in Aberaeron. It’s perfect for a lazy stroll and for many it offers an opportunity to picnic in the shade whilst listening to the sounds of the passing River Aeron. I took a walk down there yesterday with Ben my Labrador and was appalled at the state […]

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Moans Wales

Why don’t mobile networks cover where people live?

Mobile phone coverage is pretty patchy in west Wales, but when I was gettingĀ a poor service indoors in Aberaeron I decided to look at the service provider map for the area. It gave some interesting results:         This first map is off 3’s website and shows the indoor and outdoor coverage for […]