Archive for the ‘Internet access’ Category

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?


Providing support for other traders taking a well-earned summer break!

New traders present today: Holmestead’s

Holmestead Garden Furniture & Crate Company

Holmestead’s website


Garden Decoration

Garden Animals in Earthenware

These are made by a special molding process which we will return to in coming weeks when we get more information from the business

A duck the editor purchased today sitting proudly on our fireside hearth (right)

A joke for the children:

(Newcomer): Quack quack!

Q. (Inuit) Are you a goose?

A. No (crossly), I’m a hearth-duck!


(Sorry, Editor ūüôā )


John Ford’s Summer Sale

John Ford Summer Sale

Spot the postman on his round ..


Roadworks for New Broadband

Roadworks for laying broadband in Cottingham Centre

All our retailers have had to cope with roadworks whilst broadband is installed

And again!

People need to keep services running through disruptions ..  contact McNicholas Construction Team on 0845 200 0214 working on behalf of CityFibre or via Email:


Street Corner: Oakwood Canine Services: Canine Campaign

Canine Ambassadors


With Tribute to Blondes of Cottingham Campaign ..

There’s more to Blondes than meets the eye ..

locally-run coffee shop and ice-cream parlour offering a wide variety of exclusive and ethically-sourced food and beverages

Blondes of Cottingham Рhaving empathy for canines too (bottom centre)

Editor Nick has been working towards electroral reform internationally for several years now

Ich freue mich auf die kommende Konferenz!

Interviews ahead of the Elections

Your Choice of Candidates

Interview with Alex Duke, Labour Councillor Candidate for Cottingham South

Alex Duke is working to improve flood defences.

For a full listing of all Candidates standing Your Choice of Candidates


Part 2

As soon as we switched the camera off, he opened-up and gave us a more engaging discussion, so we added this post script!

Editor’s note: –

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Our Conservative Candidates appear to be reluctant to come forward and be interviewed, claiming we’re ‘biased by interviewing the other candidates beforehand’! But we would urge them to¬†come forward¬†and please support us as a local media and technology start-up enterprise which will help¬†the region as a whole become more media savvy, especially with the advent of broadband.¬†Come on guys, aren’t you supposed to be on¬†the side of small business?



“4G” Broadband provision to roll out – at last!

Here are the links to broadband including free support for local businesses

The East Riding County Council are preparing for the new revolution in Internet provision

Hull and the East Riding have as urban and rural  provincial northern areas lagged behind the South in broadband provision.

Never mind 4G – we’ve not even got 3G!

Since 2000, “mobile phone black spots” have persisted –¬†and as many will know, rural Internet “3G” access has remained stubbornly abysmal! Black spots are places where no mobile phone reception is available.

3G wireless Internet access as made¬†available on today’s smart phones is not fast enough for broadband, whereas 4G is and forms the new styandard being rolled-out.

One of the problems is the lack of investment.¬†Another is the permanent nature of the old telephone cable¬† technology and it’s outmoded installation practises

The solution chosen was to erect phone transmitter masts for 4G Wi-Fi connection¬†to households “at the street level” which required¬†digging¬†up old the old copper phone lines.

A chain is only as strong as the weakest link

Unfortunately these old telephone wires were mostly laid unsheathed directly in the ground over 100 years ago and replacing them with underground sheathed fibre-optic cables for Wi-Fi access requires a complete up-ending of all cable routing!

Having tubes and sheathes means the telephone wires and cables can be slotted in and out between broadcast masts located every few hundred metres or so along a street for replacement and extension -without requiring to dig up all the ground including pavements and roads in between!

Has KC held the monopoly on local telecommunications in the region for too long?

Competition improves service provision!

KC’s monopoly (and old technology) extends through much of East Yorkshire as well as Hull. Was a lack of vision to invest¬†in the regions broadband shown by the directors¬†of KC¬†post 1998?¬†Everyone¬†including the Hull Council, KC directors¬†and private shareholders¬†were all too keen to cash-in on the KC share boom when the shares¬†peaked at over¬†¬£17.00!

For want of a nail ..

Actually it was an unfortunate mistake, as the choice of “ADSL” technology for sending ‘compressed’ broadband including internet ‘narrowcast’ tv along the¬†existing copper telephone wires failed to deliver in terms of range, loading and speed. Instead¬†of choosing the more expensive replacement fiber-optic cables, the technology failed to deliver and had to be abandoned.

See how our region has lagged behind in Internet provision!

Yorkshire Post, Saturday March 07, 2015