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|I do worry about the future of Portman Road|
at 15:08 27 Feb 2021
If this takeover happens, I think there's a real possibility of them wanting to own their own ground. I have little to base this on, apart from it costs a lot of money to keep the ground maintained. If they are looking at adding value then a new ground is one way of doing it. Happy to be corrected as Portman Road is important to me as a fan.
|Food poverty solution? |
at 09:53 25 Jan 2021
Ok, so I was thinking this morning and I wondered if you good people could rip my idea to shreds because you are more wise than I.
Supermarkets get crazy profits, so I wondered if it were possible to create a charitable supermarket. They cost fortunes to build so that's the big stumbling block, but once built, it could be run to break even for the benefit of the poor.
The supermarket might be looked down on, but if you weren't poor but wanted to do your bit for the charity then you'd also shop there as next to the value-at-cost foods, you'd then have your named brands at higher prices. It would need to have a positive brand image.
Foodbank vouchers would be valid there, and a reward scheme would be created purely for those in need. Perhaps those better off would get a statement to say how much they had raised by shopping there.
Might even be a way to use the high street buildings that will remain empty like Debenhams. Could possibly have smaller charity units inside selling their donated goods if they had the space.
There could be an element of education in store, such as how to eat healthily on a very low budget. Recipe ideas. Perhaps tie-ins with energy companies with tailored tariffs or something similar.
Forgive me if I have a complete misunderstanding of what food poverty is. I thankfully haven't been in that situation, but I like the idea of a supermarket that isn't run for profit, that benefits the poor. That's the main thrust of the idea.
Ok, I'm expecting a battering over this...
at 10:58 1 Dec 2020
This is a new one, for me anyway. I received an email from a person I know on a Yahoo email account saying they needed help urgently with something. I replied and they wanted me to buy some amazon gift cards. The email that time came from the same prefix but a gmail account. Obviously then suspicious I replied back and they ignored my validation check and wanted me to go out any buy 4 x £100 amazon gift cards in store, photograph the pins and send them on.
Obviously I've not done this but it's worrying they were able to get me even to engage with them, mainly because the initial email was vague.
I know my Dad will have been contacted in the same way and it's worrying that it's yet another thing I have to warn him about.
I've contacted the real person behind the original email and it's in hand to get the issue sorted and the police are even involved.
|Server upgrade this evening at 9pm|
at 14:27 29 Mar 2020
We'll be taking the site down at 9pm for a server upgrade.
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|Site Maintenance from 11:30pm|
at 13:44 31 Jan 2020
The site will be going down for some essential site maintenance tonight from 11:30pm. There have been some significant problems with the hardware with the site going down unscheduled three times in the last week or so and we hope to sort that tonight.
|These 21 rebels...|
at 07:38 4 Sep 2019
What happens to them now? And their constituencies?
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