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Last UK posting dates for Christmas 2018

on Thu, 08/11/2018 - 1:51pm

Post Office "Christmas 2018" page:-

UK Inland Services

  • Tuesday 18 December - 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For
  • Thursday 20 December - 1st Class, Royal Mail Signed For® and Royal Mail Tracked 48
  • Friday 21 December - Royal Mail Tracked 24
  • Saturday 22 December - Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

International Standard HM Forces Mail - British Forces Post Office® (BFPO)

  • Mon 26 November - Operational BFPOs
  • Fri 14 December - Static BFPOs

International Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature Services (formerly Airsure® and International Signed For®)

  • Tue 4 December Africa, Middle East
  • Fri 7 December Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • Sat 8 December Caribbean, Central and South America
  • Mon 10 December Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand
  • Fri 14 December Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and USA
  • Sat 15 December Finland, Sweden
  • Mon 17 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
  • Tue 18 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

International Services International Economy (formerly known as Surface Mail)

  • Fri 28 September Australia, New Zealand and all other non-European destinations (except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, USA and Canada)
  • Sat 29 September Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)
  • Sat 13 October South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Canada
  • Sat 3 November Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland
  • Sat 17 November Western Europe

 

The Ridgeway Winter 2018 Newsletter

on Wed, 07/11/2018 - 6:42pm

Here’s our winter newsletter full of stories about inspiring people and also ideas for your adventures in 2019:

  • pubs along the Trail are winning awards. Which is your favourite? #BestTrailPub
  • a stroke survivor tells us how The Ridgeway got him back to fitness, one step at a time
  • find out what the Vikings left behind near Watlington
  • look forward to an easier walk along the Trail thanks to numerous new gates in the Chilterns
  • if you love history and have time to volunteer, help us create a Ridgeway timeline from prehistory to today
  • find out about events to mark WW1, celebrate Christmas and learn more about stars, mosses and birds....

We hope that you enjoy the read – and if you’d like to subscribe or contribute to the next newsletter, please contact us at [email protected]

Download it <here>.

Christmas at The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis

on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:54pm

Celebrate the Festive Season

The Greyhound's chefs have come up with an tasty Festive Dining Menu that features the very best seasonal produce available to give you and your guests a truly delicious meal. It is available for lunch or for dinner from 30th November through to 22nd December, except on Sundays.

Parties of 6 or more will need to pre-order their menu choices. For smaller parties it's advisable to book a table to avoid any disappointment, but walk-ins are more than welcome and will be offered the Festive Dining Menu and A La Carte Menu.

Please also ask about the Wessex Room that offers private dining for up to 14 guests.

Make A Real Break Of It…

If you are tempted by the Festive Dining Menu, why not make a special break of it and stay over too? After your festive feast you can retire to one of the sumptuous en-suite bedrooms with comfy beds topped with beautiful linen, bathe under rain-showerheads with gorgeous hand-made toiletries and come down refreshed to a freshly cooked breakfast, with a choice of hot and cold dishes.

One night dinner, bed & breakfast from just £130 for two adults sharing.

  • To book online click <here>
  • Or call one of the team on 01235 771969

Available from 30th November to 22nd December 2018 (excluding Sundays). Children and dogs welcome in selected rooms at standard prices. Subject to availability. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Christmas Opening Times

The Greyhound will be open as usual over the Christmas period, apart from…

  • Christmas Eve - Open for lunch 12-3:30pm and dinner 6-8:30pm.
  • Christmas Day - Open for drinks only 12-2pm. Come and toast your friends and neighbours with a drink!
  • Boxing Day - Open for lunch 12-3:30pm, and dinner 6-9pm serving our seasonal A La Carte menu.
  • New Year’s Eve - Open for lunch 12-2:30pm. In the evening, our Celebration Dinner, which is for pre-bookings only. The bar will be open to everyone all day until 1:30am.
  • New Year’s Day - Open for lunch 12-3:30pm serving our A La Carte menu, and for dinner 6-8:30pm.
  • 2nd January to 6th January - Back to business as usual, but, not for long, as we will be closed from Monday 7th for our annual “Paint & Mend” and opening again at 3:30pm on Friday 18th.

The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis (click)

VIDEO - We can't even text and walk, so why text and drive?

on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:12am

Put succinctly..

Save a life - How to use a defibrillator

on Wed, 31/10/2018 - 8:00pm

Information from the NHS on how to find your nearest AED and how to use it:

Advice For Dog Owners

on Wed, 31/10/2018 - 7:33pm

We have recently seen an increase in reports of dog attacks. We would like to remind dog owners to take reasonable steps to keep your dog under control by considering the following:

  • Consider keeping your dog on a lead in public places
  • Ensure your dog is comfortable off a lead and will respond to your recall
  • Use a muzzle if you are concerned about your dog in public
  • Keep your dog on a lead when near livestock
  • See advice from the local Vet Surgery if you have any concerns

It is your responsibility to ensure that your dog is under control at all times.

Your dog must be wearing a collar with an identity tag that has the owners name and address on it - just a telephone number is not enough.

For more information on this issue and ways to report crime, please visit the Thames Valley Police website (click).

From a TVP email received 30/10/18

Cyber criminals send victims their own passwords in extortion scam

on Wed, 31/10/2018 - 7:29pm

Cyber criminals are attempting to blackmail unsuspecting victims by claiming to have used the victims' password to install spying malware on the victims' computer. The criminals claim they’ve recorded videos of the victim watching adult material by activating their webcam when they visit these websites. What makes this scam so convincing is that the email usually includes a genuine password the victim has used for one of their online accounts. We believe criminals obtain the passwords from data breaches.

What to do if you get one of these emails?

Don’t reply to the email, or be pressured into paying. The police advise that you do not pay criminals. Try flagging the email as spam/junk if you receive it multiple times. Perform a password reset as soon as possible on any accounts where you’ve used the password mentioned in the email. Always use a strong, separate password for important accounts, such as your email. Where available, enable two-factor authentication (2FA). Always install the latest software and app updates. Install, or enable, anti-virus software on your laptops and computers and keep it updated.

If you receive one of these emails, report it to Action Fraud’s phishing reporting tool. If you have received one of these emails and paid the ransom, report it to your local police force.

From a TVP email received 29/10/18

Halloween Advice And No Trick Or Treat Poster Link

on Fri, 26/10/2018 - 5:54pm

Be aware who you scare this Halloween!

Halloween and the days preceding, is one of the busiest times of year for our Contact Centres where 999 and 101 calls and online reports are taken.

As an emergency service, we will always prioritise 999 calls so you may experience a delay when making a non-emergency call on 101.

If your call is not an emergency, you can report a crime or anti-social behaviour to us online. A dedicated team of operators work 24/7 to read and act on reports that are submitted, meaning you don’t have to wait on hold for your 101 call to be answered.

While Halloween is an exciting time for many, be aware that not everyone is happy for you to call at their home to trick or treat.

If you would prefer not to be disturbed by trick or treaters, you can download our poster and display this prominently in your window (click).

If you plan to go trick or treating:

  • Respect the wishes of those who display one of these posters
  • Be considerate of those who may find large groups of people in scary costumes intimidating
  • Only visit the homes of people you know well or who are clearly displaying Halloween decorations

Police officers will be conducting extra patrols around Halloween. If you feel unsafe:

  • Don’t open your door if you’re unsure who is there. Use your spyhole, look out of a window, and use your door chain if you do decide to open your door.
  • Have a contact number of a close relative, friend or good neighbour to hand by your telephone, just in case you need to phone them.

Remember, if a crime is in progress or if you feel your life is in danger then call 999.  For non-emergencies, you can report crimes and ASB online or by calling 101.

From a TVP email received 25/10/108

How To Keep The Cyber-Criminals Out

on Fri, 26/10/2018 - 5:51pm

Cyber-criminals use weaknesses in software and apps to attack your devices and steal your identity. Software updates are designed to fix these weaknesses and installing them as soon as possible will keep your devices & data secure. 

Software updates don’t have to get in the way of what you’re doing. You can choose to install them at night, when your device is plugged in and connected to wi-fi. You can also configure most devices to automatically install software and app updates.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk or follow @Cyberprotectuk on Twitter.

From a TVP email received 25/10/18

 

Wildwood Kitchen - Film Club Listings including Saturday Kids & Sunday film clubs

on Fri, 26/10/2018 - 11:05am

Updated 5/11/18

Current listings for the cinema room at Wildwood Kitchen in Wantage.

A movie and a three course meal from their set menu (see below) costs £19.95 per person or £9.95 for children (for children's films), which includes a kids menu, popcorn and a drink. 

The cinema room is also available for private hire. It seats approximately 35 people in comfort and is available for parties & functions, with costs from £150. For further details contact Wildwood Kitchen:-

Current films:-

November

  • THU 01 NOV & SAT 03 NOV - AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
  • SAT 03 NOV, THU 20 DEC, MON 24 DEC - FROZEN
  • TUE 06 NOV, THU 08 NOV & SAT 10 NOV - THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
  • WED 07 NOV - DIE HARD
  • SAT 10 NOV - SHOW DOGS
  • TUE 13 NOV, THU 15 NOV & SAT 17 NOV - JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
  • WED 14 NOV - BAD SANTA
  • SAT 17 NOV - THE INCREDIBLES 2 (MATINEE)
  • TUE 20 NOV, THU 22 NOV & SAT 24 NOV - THE INCREDIBLES 2
  • WED 21 NOV - SCROOGED
  • SAT 24 NOV - NATIVITY!
  • TUE 27 NOV, THU 29 NOV & SAT 01 DEC - ELF
  • WED 28 NOV - THE SANTA CLAUSE

December

  • SAT 01 DEC - THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • TUE 04 DEC, THU 06 DEC & SAT 08 DEC - MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN
  • WED 05 DEC - SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE
  • TUE 11 DEC, THU 13 DEC & SAT 15 DEC - HOME ALONE
  • WED 12 DEC - MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
  • SAT 15 DEC & FRI 21 DEC - HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
  • TUE 18 DEC, THU 20 DEC & SAT 22 DEC - LOVE ACTUALLY
  • WED 19 DEC - IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
  • THU 20 DEC & MON 24 DEC - ELF (XMAS MATINEE)
  • THU 20 DEC - THE POLAR EXPRESS
  • FRI 21 DEC - HOME ALONE (XMAS MATINEE)
  • FRI 21 DEC & SUN 23 DEC - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
  • SAT 22 DEC - THE POLAR EXPRESS (XMAS MATINEE)
  • SAT 22 DEC - THE INCREDIBLES 2 (XMAS MATINEE)
  • SAT 22 DEC - MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (AGAIN) (XMAS MATINEE)
  • SUN 23 DEC - HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK
  • SUN 23 DEC - THE POLAR EXPRESS (XMAS MATINEE)
  • MON 24 DEC - LOVE ACTUALLY (XMAS MATINEE)

 

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