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A vegetarian and vegan coffee and juice bar is opening in Cardiff

Another diner is opening on Cardiff s Whitchurch Road – and this time it s one for vegans and vegetarians. The Moos is opening at 112 Whitchurch Road and will be a vegetarian and vegan coffee and juice bar, offering a range of healthy, fresh smoothies and juices. It is being advertised as a great way to kick-start a new diet or maintain a healthy lifestyle .

Greena Coladas for a rainy Welsh morning #cardiff #cardiffuni #greensmoothie #smoothie #plantbased #vegan pic.twitter.com/c9ZcBzaIQh1234567

The Moos (@TheMoosCoffee) May 11, 20168

The former fireplace shop has been transformed by Rhys Bull and partner Amy Hopkins who are both vegans and hope to show that a vegan diet is both healthy and tasty. They will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offer items including juices, smoothies, coffees, salads and falafel. They will also create a vegetarian take on a pulled pork bun.

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‘My own boss’

Rhys is a new convert to veganism whereas Amy has been vegan for around two years.

“I have always wanted to be my own boss and she’s very passionate about the diet and the environment so we put two and two together,” he said.

Spending our Sunday recipe testing falafels. #TheMoos #vegetarian #vegan #veganfoodshare #plantbased pic.twitter.com/L8jECnmtHq91011121314

The Moos (@TheMoosCoffee) March 20, 201615

They are hoping to open in early July. Rhys said the interior of the cafe will be “very chilled” with gentle background music and superfast broadband for those wanting to pop in and work. He said they picked Whitchurch Road after seeing a number of properties.

‘Great cafes’

Earlier this week, The Pot revealed16 they will move from their Crwys Road home to a new bistro on Whitchurch Road. The French-inspired bistro is expected to open this summer, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also opening in July is Society Standard17 , a Bristol-export opening its first premises in Cardiff.

References

  1. ^ #cardiff (twitter.com)
  2. ^ #cardiffuni (twitter.com)
  3. ^ #greensmoothie (twitter.com)
  4. ^ #smoothie (twitter.com)
  5. ^ #plantbased (twitter.com)
  6. ^ #vegan (twitter.com)
  7. ^ pic.twitter.com/c9ZcBzaIQh (t.co)
  8. ^ May 11, 2016 (twitter.com)
  9. ^ #TheMoos (twitter.com)
  10. ^ #vegetarian (twitter.com)
  11. ^ #vegan (twitter.com)
  12. ^ #veganfoodshare (twitter.com)
  13. ^ #plantbased (twitter.com)
  14. ^ pic.twitter.com/L8jECnmtHq (t.co)
  15. ^ March 20, 2016 (twitter.com)
  16. ^ The Pot revealed (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  17. ^ Society Standard (www.walesonline.co.uk)

Ofcom releases UK broadband speed checker

Ofcom Releases UK Broadband Speed CheckerMap shows mobile coverage and broadband speeds on the outskirts of Bristol.

Brits can now check the broadband speeds they can expect to receive in a given postcode in the UK. On Thursday, the UK’s communications regulator Ofcom updated its Mobile and Broadband Checker1 tool, which uses data that comes directly from the country’s major ISPs. The watchdog said that the checker can now be used by businesses looking to relocate or expand to new premises, and private customers choosing between different locations to buy or rent a house. Additionally, customers can see whether their own broadband speed is on a par with that of the neighbourhood they’re living in.

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Ofcom Releases UK Broadband Speed Checker

UK providers quibble over small sample size, and demand more research. Ofcom’s tool shows the average speeds users get on “Standard Broadband,” and “Superfast Broadband” offerings. These are defined as products delivering speeds under 30 Mbit/s, and from 30 to 300 Mbit/s, respectively. The data on broadband speeds and availability was collected in May and June last year.

For curious data geeks, there are piles of more detailed data on broadband speeds by postcode available at Ofcom’s website2. Separately, the regulator published its new Smartphone Cities3 report, which compares the mobile broadband and voice performance of EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, and Norwich. It paints a picture of EE delivering the fastest 4G speeds in most cities, with O2 seemingly under-performing in terms of both download speed, and Web browsing experience.

References

  1. ^ Mobile and Broadband Checker (maps.ofcom.org.uk)
  2. ^ available at Ofcom’s website (stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk)
  3. ^ Smartphone Cities (stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk)

Broadband speed in the slow lane?

Ofcom releases postcode checker

Mobile and Broadband Checker1 tool, which uses data that comes directly from the country’s major ISPs. The watchdog said that the checker can now be used by businesses looking to relocate or expand to new premises, and private customers choosing between different locations to buy or rent a house. Additionally, customers can see whether their own broadband speed is on a par with that of the neighbourhood they’re living in.

Further Reading

available at Ofcom’s website2. Separately, the regulator published its new Smartphone Cities3 report, which compares the mobile broadband and voice performance of EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, and Norwich. It paints a picture of EE delivering the fastest 4G speeds in most cities, with O2 seemingly under-performing in terms of both download speed, and Web browsing experience.

References

  1. ^ Mobile and Broadband Checker (maps.ofcom.org.uk)
  2. ^ available at Ofcom’s website (stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk)
  3. ^ Smartphone Cities (stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk)