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About Gerald Ingolby

Formerly a consumer journalist on radio and television, in 2002 Gerald published a thriller novel featuring a campaigning editor who was wrongly accused and jailed for fraud. He now runs a website devoted to consumer news. More Posts

Dubious business practice

On Monday evening, just before my scheduled call with an old pal who is an internet entrepreneur, a message flashed up from my bank on my mobile that £79 had left my account and the payee was Amazon Prime. I could not recall any purchase, nor was there any indication of any in my Amazon accounts [...]

April 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

What’s going on … and some laudable efficiency

Having – as announced on this august organ – begun my new fitness campaign on Monday, yesterday I did my third seven-mile walk in four days and this return to regular exercise, combined with a slight change to my dietary regime, has already appeared to help me lose four pounds in [...]

March 26, 2021 // 0 Comments

Into the future, come what may

The second section of The Times yesterday featured a lengthy piece asking how much the Covid-19 pandemic – specifically the effect of the lockdowns – has aged us before then going on to provide tips as to how we might ‘recover’ some of the lost ground. In my own case I have to admit [...]

March 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

Another fine modern mess

Recently I had an extraordinary brush with the way the digital world works – so remarkable that it invites the comment “You couldn’t make it up!” It ran as follows (and here I will add that I am avoiding identifying any of the parties in order to protect both the innocent and the less [...]

February 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

On sleep duration issues

As the Rust’s editorial team ‘pound their daily beat’ by touring the world’s news websites in search of interesting, diverting or bizarre developments with which to amuse and/or entertain our adherents around the globe, occasionally we come across items which seem to fly in the face of [...]

February 13, 2021 // 0 Comments

A sense of achievement

Like no doubt many Rusters from time to time I have been prey to different moods during the course of the UK’s version of the Covid-19 crisis. My “go to” quip for many months from March 2020 onwards was that, for me, the restrictions imposed upon us during Lockdown 1 amounted to little more [...]

January 29, 2021 // 0 Comments

A secret Christmas Day mission

Yesterday I duly completed without incident my pre-announced illegal early morning expedition to visit my daughter and family in an area of the country that since – at one minute past midnight (i.e. into Boxing Day) – has now joined mine in Tier 4 of the Government’s latest localised [...]

December 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

These days almost anything one is told, discovers on the internet and/or can think of for ourselves can be so strange and apparently counter-intuitive – after this much flaffing about, endless Government U-turns and collective national pain – that it barely causes the needle on the dial of [...]

December 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

All change for Christmas!

Yesterday – no doubt like many who, bored with their routine of taking afternoon exercise, have taken to having afternoon naps instead and thereby regained the half stone that they’d previously lost – I tuned my radio to listen to the Prime Minister’s early evening press conference on [...]

November 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

On the beginning of Lockdown Mark 2

Overnight the UK’s second Covid-19 “national lockdown” began and – perusing the news websites in the small hours – I came across this report by Isabella Nikolic upon the apparent lemming-like mass exodus of the population of London in advance of its imposition on the website of the – [...]

November 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

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