Nokia Partners With Orange For Nokia Messaging

The Guru posts a link to Nokia’s Press release on the link up between Orange and Nokia for Nokia Messaging. He also has some nice things to say about how open the Orange team was at the recent Developer camp.

The Nokia/Orange partnership will make it easy for Orange subscribers to setup Nokia Messaging straight on their phone, as it will be integrated into the Orange Homescreen. I had a chance to meet many of the Orange folks last year, at the Orange Developer Camp, and was suprised at how open they are to letting consumers choose things, specifically on S60 smartphones. It’s a stark contrast to what I’m used to here in the United States with AT&T’s branding.


Fox and Barrel

Yesterday we had lunch in the Fox and Barrel Cotebrook and it was very nice indeed. I had the steak which was excellent, all the food was great, the pub layout is excellent too. We’ll be back for sure….

The Management is made up of;

Tony Steele – Chairman Fox & Barrel Limited, Chairman Tritech Group Limited he brings a depth of experience in business and finance.


Richard ‘Dickie’ Cotterill whose background is based in the kitchen. Has worked at the One Star Michelin Box Tree restaurant in Ilkely, then onto the One Star Michelin Chester Grosvenor Arkle restaurant with Simon Radley. Following a stint in Australia it was back to The Midland Crowne Plaza in Manchester where it was awarded 3 AA rosettes. Finally, for the last 8 years he was head chef at The Grosvenor Arms in Aldford, Chester. Here the pub was awarded The Good Pub Guide’s County Dining Pub of the year in 2007 and 2008.


Gary Kidd. Seventeen years ago opened up and ran The Grosvenor Arms at Aldford,Chester for Brunning and Price.The pub has featured for the last 16 years in The Good Pub Guide, winning County Dining Pub of the year on four occasions, along with winning Cheshire Life Dining Pub of the year. Previously to that was running pubs in the south of England for 10 years.

So if you’re in Cheshire and looking for a great place to eat then the Fox and Barrel is definitely worth a visit.