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  2. Chief Cheetah

    I want (need) a new mobile phone

    Got the P Smart 2019 today (well I suppose it was yesterday now) and I am very happy with it. My old phone had slowed tremendously and was almost unworkable. It was running Android 6 but now on 9 it 's a dream. A mate asked me today if it was noticeably quicker and I told him this. Whilst setting it up I was watching TV. I happened to be watching Only Fools and Horses and the Formula 1 qualifying. The difference between my old and new phones was akin to the vehicles used in these two programmes. There's a couple of things I'm not yet used to and could be better but I'll get accustomed to it I suppose. Notably there isn't the same LED notifications as my last phone,in fact this new one hardly has them and when it does it's a tiny little thing. Not the phones fault but upon installing twitter I have had to adopt the truly awful new interface, I hate it. My last phone was a Blackberry (a BB Priv), in fact all my last phones have been Blackberry's going back over 12 years. I do miss some of the BB apps. I could have them again but you have to pay a monthly fee for them and I'm too tight for that. I'm sure I will get used to it and will love it in no time just like I loved my BB's.
  3. sierragolf95

    I want (need) a new mobile phone

    Just got a Huawei P20 pro and I must say I'm loving it. Looked at the P30 but I wasn't spending nearly £1000 on a phone even though it's the thing I use most😂 Absolutely love it and the camera is an absolutely massive upgrade. Pretty decent performance wise too!
  4. Techie1

    I want (need) a new mobile phone

    I'm not familiar with the P Smart. Laughed a little at the name (Pee Smart). 😁 I quiet like Huawei's phones, especially the ones with the Leica camera lenses. I think the spat will get sorted, I suspect it is likely to be a political issue. It might also relate to the new Google OS (e.g. what comes after android - Fuscia I think it's called) rather than android. Fingers crossed it all works out, otherwise I'll have to go shopping for a new phone! I'd be tempted to try Samsung again, if I had to move from Huawei, although they're not cheap.
  5. Thinking of a new phone and I have been looking at Huawei for some time. I quite fancy a P Smart 2019, Sim Free, it can be had for approx £180. There's lots of news about Huawei and the future but from what I can see anything already running Android is safe and will receive all updates as well as be allowed to access Google Play etc. So has anyone got any experience of one of these or any Huawei product? Anything I haven't considered?
  6. Cuddles

    Met Police Recruitment

    Recruitment Query Not Permitted On Your Account This has been posted in the wrong area of the forum. Your account does not have an active membership or a current Recruitment Pass. You must post your topic in the Recruitment Area or Force Specific Areas of our forum Recruitment Pass A Recruitment Pass can be purchased for 1 month (£6.95) or 3 months (£11.95) and is renewable. During its active period you will be able to create as many topics and make as many replies as you like in the Force Specific Areas and the Recruitment sections of our forum. Membership Plans You can purchase an annual Silver Membership Package for just £19.95 which will give you unrestricted access to the Recruitment Sections and to all of the Force Specific Areas. We also include access to the exclusive VIP areas. Click HERE to see all of the benefits of a Membership Package. We also have our Gold Membership which gives global Gold Membership across all four of our forums and is a one time lifetime fee and we even throw in a FREE mug. Forums included are www.police.community, www.ukpoliceonline.co.uk, www.policespecials.com and www.policeuk.com This thread has been locked as the original poster has posted this in an area of the forum where it is not permitted and their account does not currently have the required permissions.
  7. Ahewitt56

    Met Police Recruitment

    Hi, I attended my day one and i was accepted, i have my fitness test etc next month. What seemed like a pipe dream at the beginning of the year now feels very very real. Being from Birmingham i will of course be required to move, does anyone have any general advise for people in similar situations to myself? I have elected to work in North London, specifically Islington as it is the only area i know somewhat well (being an Arsenal fan) and i figure it'll make getting home easier as i won't have to travel across London. My main concerns centre around accommodation as London is famous for its unforgiving rent prices (or so i have been told) is there anything i can do to ease my mind about this? Am i just expected to pack up and leave at the drop of a hat? Do i get some form of help and support from the force themselves? as there is currently a mass recruitment drive surely they cannot expect us all to find places to live around the training centre? Having never lived away from home there's bound to be a million and one things i have forgotten to be concerned about so feel free to shout them out.
  8. Techie1

    Drunk and Disorderly

    On an unrelated matter, it might be worth changing your profile photo, assuming that's a photo of you! Best to be careful around social media etc
  9. Indiana Jones

    Drunk and Disorderly

    It's all on a case by case basis. Disclose everything on the forms, hide nothing, be up front. If you try to get around the system, it'll bite you on the backside.
  10. Ryan1994

    Drunk and Disorderly

    Hello, when I was either 18 or 19 I was arrested, and pepper sprayed for being drunk and disorderly. Long story short I was escorting a very drunk friend to a taxi when a gang of guys decided it would be fun to kick my friends pizza out of his hands. an argument ensued between my friend and the other guys. whilst I tried to calm the situation down I was punched without provocation. Before I could even realise what was going on I had been pulled away from the area with my eyes on fire. I didn't throw a punch and genuinely just wanted to go home. The police when I got back to the cells commented on how polite I had been the whole time and let me off with a fine. I am not a violent person and this was my first time of being in a bit of a fight in town, and my last! I have always wanted to join the police and now I am now 25 I feel the time is right to apply. Will the fact that I have had a drunk and disorderly incident affect my chances? (This was in 2012 or 2013) Also I got caught driving above the speed limit in 2017 and did a speed awareness course. Other than this I have not had so much as a parking ticket. Please put me out of my misery as I feel one stupid drunken mistake over five years ago is going to affect me for the rest of my life.
  11. Chief Cheetah

    Mobile Apps - Password Keeper - Android

    We've downloaded Keypass and it seems good cheers folks. Time will tell if Mum can manage it but it seems intuitive enough. Now I just have to get her to remember the password for keypass. I'm a Blackberry man to be honest and I am clinging onto my Priv as the last ever true Blackberry device, this has the Blackberry password Keeper inbuilt, basically the one all the others are trying to be. My next dilema is what phone to get next, and before anyone says it, it will never be an Apple device than you very much (he says typing away on his MacBook........it's complicated....honestly....trust me).
  12. XA84

    Mobile Apps - Password Keeper - Android

    I personally use Lastpass and can't rate it highly enough. There is a free version or a paid version which is $2 a month. I've got the paid version but the free version is still feature rich. Most password managers these days have free versions so I'd recommend trying a couple and seeing what works best for you and your mum.
  13. Chief Cheetah

    Mobile Apps - Password Keeper - Android

    I'm liking the first option, not so much the second one.
  14. Techie1

    Mobile Apps - Password Keeper - Android

    I use keypass which can use the fingerprint to unlock. Should be fairly easy to use. The other option is a managed service. She texts you the website and you reply back with the password. [emoji16]
  15. As the title suggests can anyone recommend a password keeper/safe for use on an Android phone? Preferably free. It's for Mum as she has a lot of difficulty remembering all her passwords.
  16. XA84

    Donate to uk police forces

    You cannot directly donate to UK police forces however there is a large number of charities out there that do some fantastic work should you wish to donate to them. I have included a link to all UK Police charities which can be found here. http://policecharitiesuk.org/find-a-charity/ This post will now be locked to stop any further replies.
  17. Stephen Maize

    Donate to uk police forces

    How can I donate and help the uk police forces?
  18. Chief Cheetah

    Donate to uk police forces

    Legal Disclaimer This area of the forum is intended for members to seek advice on Law and Police Procedures applicable to England & Wales. Just like you would pop into your local police station to should the need arise. Any advice on a specific area of law is from either currently-serving UK police officers, and is offered to the best of their ability, or from members of the public who are perhaps aspiring to be serving police officers and may not hold the necessary level of knowledge to provide such assistance or by any other member who may offer their opinion. Either way such advice can only be treated as an opinion and nothing more. Members should look for the Verified Members Badge that appears on the posters name as advice from members holding this badge are verified police employees. The information is based on their own individual experiences, expertise and training. It is stressed, however, that if any information or advice found in these forums is used by any person or organisation, then the respective police officer(s) and staff can not and will not take any responsibility for any outcome in any investigation in a criminal or civil enquiry. Any advice or opinion offered is to the best of the individuals knowledge and ability based on the information you have supplied, and we will stress that we will never be knowingly misleading or untruthful in content. Please note, we do not offer advice or assistance in order to avoid penalties that you have incurred or maybe pending.Such requests are deemed to be of an Operational nature and against our main Forum Rules.You should always seek Legal Advice from a Qualified Solicitor in the event of any impending prosecutions or other involved legal matter.Police Community Team
  19. IrateShrike

    Steering pulls to the left

    Getting the wheel alignment adjusted won't help if you have any wear in the suspension components. I would take it to somewhere that has a proper four wheel alignment system (Hunter machine or John Bean) and ask if they do a free check, most do. Get the print out and they will likely be able to tell you if you have suspension wear, wheel misalignment or worst case a twisted chassis from previous accident damage.
  20. Similar to RM here. My last car pulled to one side. Even after the rracking had been done, tyres done and all of it checked repeatedly it still did it. Even after I replaced the disks, pads and suspension struts it still had a bias to the left. Drove another of the exact same age and model before I found it seemed to be a peculiarity of the model.
  21. Exactly what @Reasonable Man said. Those would be the first two things I'd check! Tyres and tracking, failing those being fine I'd look at suspension, have you hit any potholes or anything recently?
  22. Reasonable Man

    Steering pulls to the left

    Simplest thing is tyre pressures - a flatter tyre on one side will pull a noticeable amount. Next is tracking, which you said you’ve had done. Trouble is you can’t always trust garages. I took a car in for a tracking check once to find the pull worse when I left. They found it to be 2 degrees out and then adjusted it to another 2 degrees out! They put it right at the second attempt. I also had an Octavia that had a pull, checked and rechecked everything but it pulled slightly to the left for the four years I had it. The tyres never wore unevenly, always passed its MOT and braked in a straight line.
  23. So I have a 13' Plate Mercedes E-Class. Recently I've had a few issues with it which was the power steering leaking which was repaired. But ever since that and even before, the steering wheel would naturally fall into position off towards the left, so it would constantly pull towards the left. I've had wheel alignment, but still the issue is there. Any advice?
  24. Mac7

    Police drug test

    There is drug testing prior to joining the police and once you are in, you can’t be randomly selected for drug testing in your career. I’ve been selected a couple of times. As the above posts states, cannabis stays in your body for a certain length of time but can stay in your hair follicles got longer. If, as you say, have stopped using it then by the time you come to the drug testing stage of your application I dare say it would have left your body. You must, however, declare that you have used it when you/have applied. Be open and honest from the start. It used to be on the initial application but I can’t confirm if that’s still the case. The latter part of your posts refers to asking for help regarding your problem. Which problem? Drugs or mental health? Whilst we as cops deal with both on a daily basis we are not healthcare professionals so you should seek help through a GP, charities etc. I would add that as you are still young, is there a rush to join the police? Would it be advisable to try and resolve or manage any mental health problems you have prior to joining? Only you can answer that but I may be advisable to wait a couple of years to ensure you are fully fit, physically and emotionally before joining. A role such as a police officer could exacerbate a pre existing or dormant mental illness. Good luck with whatever you decide.
  25. XA84

    Police drug test

    @James1230981 I'm sorry that nobody has responded to this matter sooner, having only just seen it myself I figured I best answer. To clarify are you still going through the police application at the moment or are you yet to apply? I have done some reading regarding cannabis and how long it remains in the system, the below article is taken from 'Talk to Frank' website: "If you’ve used cannabis as a one-off, it will show up in a urine test for around 2 to 3 days afterwards. However, this can go up to a month for regular users. How long a drug can be detected for depends on how much is taken and which testing kit is used. This is only a general guide." You can view the page here: https://www.talktofrank.com/drug/cannabis#duration If it was a one off smoke then I suspect that you will be absolutely fine however if it's the case that you regularly smoke it then you may need to delay your application for a little longer. Best of luck with your current/future application!
  26. James1230981

    Police drug test

    Hi thanks for reading, I had recently applied for the police and after researching more about everything that can happen within the recruitment process I noticed that spontaneous drug misuse tests are issued. I’m an honest person looking for some advice on how I could go about addressing my problem; I had smoked cannabis in small quantities before the start of the year during the festive season for the first time. I isolate myself from trouble and the move was pretty silly on my behalf, I don’t associate with anybody and know that from my use of the substance I will or may test positive when tested. I’m pretty young only being 18, the move was stupendous and I feel very embarrassed about even trying the substance to begin with, I have isolated myself from my old group of friends for 2 years now and had been asked to meet up during said season to celebrate. So simplifying my story I have smoked cannabis, I left school after barely coping with bullying with a group of friends like minded, mental health affected me for a duration of approximately 1 year which was noticeable due to constant effects of Irritable bowel syndrome. I’m of the belief that with self education on how to properly process your problematic thoughts that the effects of mental health can be addressed. That timeframe from then to now I have begun to feel more enthusiastic towards making a life for myself because most youths my age with my problem of being unemployed for so long actually face mental barriers stopping them finding employment. I spent 2 months writing my Application form more determined to prove that anything is possible for someone who may have lived and dealt with my current circumstances and had been stupidly caught up in a moment where maybe the only opportunity to actually achieve something great and to prove my worth could be declined due to this test. Back to the isolation part, I don’t look for any sympathy - I struggled with self confidence, due to my physical appearance, which has always led to bullying. I left school after my exams and have been absent from anything other than college which the same bullying happened again. until recently where I saw a recent police application. If I go through the process and I am unsuccessful, Is there anyone who I could speak to and to discuss my problem? I’m positive I can pass all my assessments just the excuse of using an excuse about my problem really makes me nervous and deeply disappointed in myself. There are no excuses towards drug misuse and I strongly wish that if whoever reads this looking for the same answers can be helped accordingly. Thank you for reading and I hope this can be of help to whoever reads, I’ll respect every answer I get in reply. I feel so strong mentally and ambitious towards pursuing my dream career, happiness is key to everything in life. Happiness comes from motivation and motivation comes from helping others in need which I truely believe I will make the most of.
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