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Aldis Approved Cottingham Store Development Plan

Full details can be obtained from the Parish Council and The East Riding of Yorkshire County Council

Further to settling the debate about the preferred entrance, the Needler Centre will also be preserved

Brisk sunny morning favours brusque trade

On this last day of March

The Thursday following Easter Bank Holiday Monday – a time to act on reflections and make new resolutions?

There is a National discussion to move the Easter Break permanently to April?

What do you think?

Find us on facebook: Cottingham.tv

Despite disruptive showers PM, all went in full swing after a brief Easter break!

Cottingham Thursday Market Today still busy PM

 

Dove Hospice Shop Renovation – one week to go!

Dove House Charity Shop Re-opening 6th. April

Updates:  popular charity shop to re-open soon!

 

Nick

Is the power of the group the only truly influential force out there capable of changing practices ..

or do individuals and their initiatives still count?

Example of an ivory tower

FT Business and Academia interview video

A most revealling interview about how courses struggle to keep-up with the rapidly changing business world

– we thought we’d reciprocate in response to their sharing the contents of our “Merry Christmas from Scrooge” video!

Merry Christmas from Scrooge?

Practitioners to Academia: get real and come down from your ivory towers?

Academia to Practitioners: but we don’t like your methods!

A victim of its’ own success?

To see our input, just google “hive mind financial ecosystems” and then “behavioural economics”

Cottingham.tv’s Editor has been lobbying for such multi-disciplinary changes to bring psychology and other disciplines into economics, goverment and social working practises proposing such multi-disciplinary approaches across IT including “big data” as an afilliate member of the IEEE SSIT group for over a decade now

-having faced brick walls in local and regional academia, business and finance, it’s good to have some vindication!

– even if it seems recognition is as far off as ever .. or is it?

Why does the market obsess about general industrial social and economic trends and processes as a herd, yet ignore individuals and their unique roles in building successful trail-blazing enterprises and initiatives?

The exceptions always seem to disprove the rules or dictats laid down by academia and business practice that may be blinkering graduates

for every conglomerate there is a Steve Jobs or a Mark Zuckerberg who breaks the established mould!

Perhaps what is interesting to note is that business practices evolve over time and that they are fluid and not set in stone.

Nick

 

Useful contacts for local small businesses and tradespeople

– based here in Cottingham

From plumbers to joiners, from tree surgeons to silversmiths – you can find local trades people here!

“We want to identify and encourage trading within the membership to communicate the benefits to residents of trading and patronising our members. To organise responses to changes that increase benefit to or adversely affect our well being and vitality as a village.”

Contact: Alex Duke 844801 to get your free copy today!

Stop Press – find them online! online contact

 

Our page count is far higher than you might think

Quality and Quantity: It’s the story behind the what, where, when, where and why you report on – rather than just the how much!

Our Editorial is viewed by Google as more than just that of content providers, more than just page space-filler or padding; more than mere “Jouralistic Aspirin“, as our irritable and grumpy old English teacher used to say in school mockingly after we handed in our then hand-written homework, sometimes copied with screeds of text taken straight out of the textbooks!

Our reporting also covers a wide field with a inclusive background knowledge of science and technology

Note: I’m willing bet with hindsight old C.C. from Riley High suffered from IBS – as well as plagiarism-induced reading headaches Ed – I liked him 🙂

Top of the Pops

Chart toppers

Our top 38 post stats to date from 1st December 2015 to date: –

Viewing Statistics – p1 of 2

It’s the amount of journalistic page-filler, pretty pictures that consume too much bandwidth to download, distracting adverts and

Viewing Statistics – p2

low-grade interpretation that puts people off – therefore we try not to insult our readers intelligence!

In some cases we will succeed, in others we will fail abjectly 🙂

What 3 points are particularly revealing from the above stats: –

people are interested in finding out about local businesses politics and affairs

quality begets more views than quantity alone – but you need both to become a good writer – and create a traffic hub for your market place!

the early bird catches the worm: our posts keep on getting hits (views, reads) well after they are published, thanks to their favourable positioning in google search rankings and informative, interesting content!

Tip: if you are having difficulty reading the numbers from the images, try viewing this on a larger screen PC. They appear as readable OK on the editors smaller smart phone at least.

 

Cottingham.tv unveiled

Success breeds success!

Cottingham.tv has now reached the coveted “Page 3” – ranked Google Page Rank Checker status!

To our disgruntled fellow Sun readers and their likes ‘trying to keep abreast of a difficult situation’ or worse, ‘still struggling to maintain a hard copy on the side’, this is regarded as a compliment, not in any way degrading!   🙂

Ratings

Further charts and quarterly figures are available on request. Our most popular page by far was the review of artist Anselm Kiefer’s London Exhibition over a year ago with over 4,500 views, we think establishing Cottingham.tv as a player in online jouralism!

 

Nick (contact: nick4182@hotmail.com) or cottingham.tv on facebook

Weather break makes life easier for stallholders

A successful day for February was reported by traders.

The weather makes all the difference to trade and the persistent cold high winds we’ve had recently have made the stallholders task almost impossible

Traders get together to make a presence on facebook!

Julie Thornhill of Canine Catering

Julie’s Facebook Page: Cottingham Thursday Market: Canine Catering

Mike Hebb: – 

South side stallholder Mike Hebb sells potted and cut flowers rather than vegetables now as Colin has moved

The stallholder’s son, writer and angler Colin Hebb is now working at Total Fitness

 

View of Market at close of play today

Another trader: – tastee mark THE SAUSAGE MEN – also on facebook – wide choice of locally-produced sausages available!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=949280431828295&set=gm.1000088756711329&type=3&theater

Fruit & Veg

This picture also made a good composition so we kept it in full format!

 

Nick

 

 

Virtual Reality VR is set to take off this Summer!

Newest VR headsets promise to become the successor to the iPhone

Cottingham.tv’s challenge to improve VR technology has been taken up by the investors and manufacturers!

VR: the next big thing?

Memories Laced with Virtual Reality

Explore new routes to retailling your products, memorabilia and services right here in Cottingham via social media using VR!

Contact Mike at Cottingham Allsorts for further details about doing this as it becomes available – and of course for restoring and trasferring your old photos, videos and films onto digital media 

Nick

Affiliate Member, IEEE SSIT

 

The Story of the Lonesome Pine and the Giant Corporation

Or how to go from zero to hero – online

A lonesome pine neon sign in the desert (gettyimages)

Starting from scratch to go to the top of the listings, this is more than a story about neon signs in the desert: how to succeed online

it’s more than just about putting up a website and expecting people to find it ..

If you are new to using the Internet this may come as some consolation:  we know the majority of you who are fifty-plus are new to it and that many more of you are wanting to promote yourselves and your interests online.

Soon another sign followed our lonesome pine .. and another

And a poet soon arrives and before you know it ..

Home for tired aspirational neon signmakers in the desert

And who would have guessed,

they served-up the best!

Nick and his friends decided to provide shade, some lonesome pine entertainmet, rest and serve some refreshments to tired drivers!

Laurel and Hardy: in it to hit it!

Nick got so fed up of telling his life story over and over,

he decided to tell a ryme,

make a film and put it online .. (ouch)

Dive for cover!

For Nick was now about to get out his holiday snaps ..

And tell another    🙂

You also need to get yourself high-up in the search engine rankings in order to be seen

The Americans have an evocative expression for the problem: it’s like putting up a neon sign in the desert!

Fave rave

Google is the primary Internet search engine of choice that everyone uses for most routine enquiries and there are two routes to get the top of page 1. Like most things in life you need money and or much sense to get to the top of the pile! Some things in life (as online) are free but many are not. What started out as a generous and altruistic plan to improve knowledge-sharing by universities between geeky academics soon became commercialised and taken-up by governments. People and business soon followed. Cottingham.tv is also committed to the early spirit of the Internet and likes to inform and provide lots of free stuff online!

google “Google permitted use of logo images”

Some more news and views

66% of us now own a smart phone and for the younger generations it is the must-have accessory. All this information is just a few clicks away online thanks to the likes of Google, unlike in the old days when you would have to trudge down to the council offices and probably also have to visit the County archives in Leeds.

To give you an idea of how much is at stake here – with Google recently agreeing to pay a decade of UK back tax amounting to some £120m, some have said it still only represents a drop in the ocean!

Back to our story ..

During Year 1 we struggled with the main Internet search engine page ratings to climb up the ratings for the keyword “Cottingham”. We are now jockeying for key position with Wikipedia for the keyword Cottingham! For months we were repeatedly hurled back from Page 3 to Page 12 on Google and we got “spammed” with thousands of junk emails, so we decided to discontinue our inbox and let social media take the strain (you can find us on Facebook and Twitter). Some say it’s a war for ratings out there online, as it is in real life. Seeking a new start in a fresh place is like the wild west – hence sometimes it makes sense to be a lonesome pine – and tell a ryme, or two!

We say with hindsight: early set-backs just made us all the more determined. Getting good back-links to tell your story online helps your ratings too and they are the equivalent of references in real life.

read on ..

You’ve got to be in it to hit it!

We at Cottingham.tv are now in pole position to help others with their search engine promotions online!

Equiries welcome to Cottingham Allsorts

Nick

Preparations underway for November switch-on

Christmas Lights 2015

Support the Cottingham Christmas Lights!

This year we are all urged to support the Cottingham Lights #supportthelights

Installing Cottingham Lights 2015

Many of us have been to see a 3D movie!

The good news they’re getting better at it – certainly since Jaws IIID!

but we still need 3D spectacles to watch them!

Now imagine a film in which those spectacles were turned into postage stamp-sized viewing displays

read on: –

VR on a Shoestring

This product review is subject to revision, but we wanted you to have it ASAP as “VR” is in the news currently

Update: and more recently BBC Click hot on our heels as ever, re-editing our releases the week before!

Does VR need rescuing by a Steve Jobs?