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An expert has revealed how to have an eco-friendly Christmas without losing the magic as new research finds 62 per cent of Brits think the festive season is bad for the environment.

An expert has revealed how to have an eco-friendly Christmas without losing the magic as new research finds 62 per cent of Brits think the festive season is bad for the environment.

Mounds of discarded present packaging, masses of uneaten food, waiting in traffic to do your Christmas shop – it isn’t easy being green, especially at this time of year. And 45 per cent hoping to make this year’s Yuletide their most sustainable ever despite 25 per cent saying it’s not possible to have an eco-friendly […]

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Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill returns to her old high school to discuss importance of numeracy

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill returns to her old high school to discuss importance of numeracy

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill has urged schoolchildren to use sport to make numeracy more fun and engaging. The former heptathlete returned to her old high school in Sheffield, Yorks, to discuss the importance of numbers in later life, meeting with her former maths and PE teachers along with current pupils. The visit comes after research by […]

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Half of workers fear they could be in the wrong job – with many prepared to take a pay cut to land their dream role.

Half of workers fear they could be in the wrong job – with many prepared to take a pay cut to land their dream role.

A study of 2,000 adults found a quarter of professionals would like to change careers, with eight in 10 aiming to do so within the next FIVE years. But 40 per cent would be willing to earn a lower salary if it meant they were working in a job they were happy in, while 60 […]

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Amazon announces 14 days of Last Minute Christmas deals.

Amazon announces 14 days of Last Minute Christmas deals.

Today, Amazon.co.uk announces its Last Minute Christmas Deals event, offering customers the opportunity to discover great gift ideas for less before the big day. Shop these Last Minute Christmas Deals from 00:001 on Monday 9th December until 23:59 on Sunday 22nd December at amazon.co.uk/lastminutechristmasdeals. Customers can expect to find festive must-haves from top brands including […]

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Calling all last minute shoppers… Amazon announces last-order dates for Christmas 2019

Calling all last minute shoppers… Amazon announces last-order dates for Christmas 2019

Amazon has released its last-order dates to ensure that no one misses out on purchasing the perfect Christmas gift for their loved-ones this year. Customers will be able to order by the dates and times below to receive items before 25th December 2019: Sunday 22nd – Standard Delivery – To arrive by Monday 24th December. […]

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Newlyweds ditch professional photographer for smartphone pics

Newlyweds ditch professional photographer for smartphone pics

A pair of newlyweds ditched the professional cameras and had their entire wedding day shot exclusively on a smartphone. Holly Eeles, 26, and James Sherris, 34, were married on 16th November, at Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa, in Windermere in the Lake District, and had an intimate and classic winter wedding with 70 close […]

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Take a step into the launch of Amazon’s Home of Black Friday experience.

Take a step into the launch of Amazon’s Home of Black Friday experience.

Last night marked the launch of Amazon’s Home of Black Friday experience, which featured a star-studded line-up of talent. Dressed to impress, Rylan Clark-Neal kicked off the evening of star-studded entertainment, featuring songstress Paloma Faith, whose soulful performance included hits ‘Changing’, ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ and ‘Lullaby’, as well as a DJ set […]

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Study reveals the nation’s culinary colour palette. 

Study reveals the nation’s culinary colour palette. 

The nation’s diet is 25 per cent green, 14 per cent red – and nine per cent beige. A study of 2,000 adults revealed that despite a belief Brits are often tucking into starchy carbs like pasta, potatoes and bread, plates are also filled with leafy greens including kale, peas and broccoli, and rich reds […]

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Research reveals the top 50 most annoying things about winter

Research reveals the top 50 most annoying things about winter

Scraping ice off the car, having to get into a freezing bed at night – and your cuppa going cold quicker than usual are among Brits’ biggest winter bugbears. A study of 2,000 adults also found that brollies being blown inside out by the wind and constantly having chapped lips are among the 50 worst […]

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Research reveals the top 50 most annoying things about winter

Research reveals the top 50 most annoying things about winter

Scraping ice off the car, having to get into a freezing bed at night – and your cuppa going cold quicker than usual are among Brits’ biggest winter bugbears. A study of 2,000 adults also found that brollies being blown inside out by the wind and constantly having chapped lips are among the 50 worst […]

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Amazon.co.uk teams up with Sauce Shop to deliver ‘Brussels Sprout Ketchup’ in time for Christmas

Amazon.co.uk teams up with Sauce Shop to deliver ‘Brussels Sprout Ketchup’ in time for Christmas

Amazon.co.uk has teamed up with UK condiment experts Sauce Shop to create its first ‘Brussels Sprout Ketchup’. The limited-edition Christmas ketchup will be available to pre-order exclusively on Amazon.co.uk for £3.00 a bottle from today.  The festive sauce will begin shipping from Monday 2nd December, in plenty of time for Christmas. Sauce Shop – an artisan British sauce maker who sell […]

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First-of-its-kind contact lenses released giving superior visual performance

First-of-its-kind contact lenses released giving superior visual performance

First-of-its-kind contact lens delivers superior visual performance with seamless adaptation to light day and night The UK is the first market in EMEA to make the contact lens widely available amidst findings that 70% of Britons’ eyes are bothered by light Johnson & Johnson Vision today announced the national availability of ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions […]

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Annoying noises Brits would like to banish revealed  to mark the launch of Huawei FreeBuds 3

Annoying noises Brits would like to banish revealed to mark the launch of Huawei FreeBuds 3

HUAWEI usher in new intelligent sound with open-fit active noise cancellation True Wireless Stereo earbuds. Whether it’s heavy breathing, traffic noise, loud talkers, sniffing on public transport or loud eaters – research commissioned by Huawei shows that Brits are crying out for some rest bite, with more than one in five (21%) admitting that they […]

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The average adult would rate themselves a solid seven out of 10 on the kindness scale.

The average adult would rate themselves a solid seven out of 10 on the kindness scale.

A study of 2,000 adults found that while the average adult would rate themselves a solid seven out of 10 on the kindness scale, a bold 14 per cent don’t think they could be any nicer. However, 52 per cent admit they could be kinder to others day-to-day. Almost two thirds (63 per cent) confessed […]

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Revealed: The top 40 best things about Britain

Country pubs, the Royal family and being able to stuff anything into a sandwich are among the very best things about Britain. A study of 2,000 Brits found the seaside classic, fish and chips, topped the poll followed by the NHS and a traditional Sunday roast. Afternoon tea with the delightful addition of finger sandwiches […]

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Three quarters of Brits fail to see their family ‘Christmas wish’ come true – meaning only one in four have a festive cracker.

Three quarters of Brits fail to see their family ‘Christmas wish’ come true – meaning only one in four have a festive cracker.

A study of 2,000 adults revealed only 24 per cent have seen their yuletide desires brought to life by the ones they love. To encourage more Christmas cheer, a competition has been launched to help bring those festive wishes to life. The UK public is being encouraged to dream big and provide a description of […]

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Amazon.co.uk teams up with TV baking talent Kim-Joy to create a unique take on a British classic – the mince pie bao bun

Amazon.co.uk teams up with TV baking talent Kim-Joy to create a unique take on a British classic – the mince pie bao bun

The ‘Mince Bao’ is available now for £6.99 for a pack of four on AmazonFresh from C.Lidgate Amazon has teamed up with 2018 Great British Bake Off finalist, Kim-Joy, and C.Lidgate, one of London’s oldest butchers and top-class foodie destination, to create the ‘Mince Bao’, a modern take on the perennial Christmas favourite which features […]

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Procrasti-nation: Brits ignore health issues for 8 months before seeking help

Procrasti-nation: Brits ignore health issues for 8 months before seeking help

Nearly a third of Brits have let their health slip because daily inconveniences mean they procrastinate, rather than fix the problem, new research has revealed. ACUVUE®, the makers of 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Multifocal Contact Lenses, found that Brits are taking eight months to seek help with their health issues, with a fifth (21%) of the […]

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Revealed: The top 30 priorities Brits look for in a home

Revealed: The top 30 priorities Brits look for in a home

The number of bedrooms, a speedy internet connection – and being close to a pub are among the top priorities Brits look for in a new home. Researchers polling 2,000 homeowners and renters found a spacious living room is more important than a modern kitchen while local shops are a bigger priority than storage space. […]

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Half of Brits still unconvinced by electric cars – despite growing environmental concerns

Half of Brits still unconvinced by electric cars – despite growing environmental concerns

More than eight in ten (86 per cent) Brits have altered their behaviour in the last five years to help reduce their impact on the planet, according to a new study. However, the research – commissioned by Lex Autolease, the UK’s leading vehicle leasing provider – found that less than half of those who drive […]

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Millions of Brits are clueless about the cosmos above their heads

Millions of Brits are clueless about the cosmos above their heads

Millions of Brits are clueless about the cosmos above their heads. A survey of 3,000 adults found more than half don’t know our galaxy is called the Milky Way, with 17 per cent believing the entire galaxy is called ‘Earth’. In addition, one in five believe the Sun is a planet, and 68 per cent […]

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This Week’s Must Read: True-Life Walter by Steven Romain.

This Week’s Must Read: True-Life Walter by Steven Romain.

A thoughtful and memorable enquiry into the meaning of identity, race and class, True-Life Walter is a philosophical work of literary fiction that scrutinises modern life and finds something far more magical and timeless lurking beneath. In recent years there has been much discussion in society about an anxiety epidemic sweeping not just the UK […]

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Puzzle: Can you spot the hidden security risks?

Puzzle: Can you spot the hidden security risks?

Can you beat a burglar and spot the signs that no one is home? This mind-bending puzzle is the latest brainteaser to sweep the internet, but can you pick out the 11 clues that the residents of this house have gone on holiday? At first glance, this seemingly typical suburban home doesn’t appear any different […]

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5G, AI, robotics and drones are set to transform winter sports holidays

5G, AI, robotics and drones are set to transform winter sports holidays

With technological advancements accelerating in all walks of life in recent years, it’s no different for the travel industry.  When it comes to the experience of skiing and snowboarding on a holiday, in the 2020s and beyond, we should expect voice activated equipment such as skis boots fastening, tightening, or adjusting their friction by voice command […]

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Unproductive Brits ‘waste’ the equivalent of 30 WORKING DAYS a year on their office email.

Unproductive Brits ‘waste’ the equivalent of 30 WORKING DAYS a year on their office email.

A study of 2,000 office workers found they typically spend around two hours each day browsing their inbox. However, around half of this time is wasted by accidentally re-reading messages, needlessly checking for updates and sending emails to colleagues when it is easier to speak to them face-to-face. As a result, around five hours per […]

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Almost half of adults would ‘never’ have sex during a woman’s ‘time of the month’, a study has found

Almost half of adults would ‘never’ have sex during a woman’s ‘time of the month’, a study has found

Embarrassment, worries about the mess and even fears that it’s more likely to lead to pregnancy or STIs mean many avoid being intimate with a loved one while they are menstruating. More than one in four even went as far as to say it’s ‘disgusting’. However, the study found men are happier to have sex […]

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Adults believe a child’s natural instinct to care for others changes at the age of 11.

Adults believe a child’s natural instinct to care for others changes at the age of 11.

A study of 1,000 adults and 1,000 children found that becoming more aware of social norms, acting less on instinct and being preoccupied with phones means kindness diminishes as we age. While 67 per cent of adults wouldn’t consider sharing their food with others, 43 per cent of children would happily hand over some to […]

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Amazon Unveils Shortlist for £20,000 UK Kindle Storyteller Award 2019.

Amazon Unveils Shortlist for £20,000 UK Kindle Storyteller Award 2019.

The shortlist for a prestigious literary award has been unveiled by Amazon as entrants vie for £20,000 in cash as well as a dedicated marketing campaign to promote their book. The UK Kindle Storyteller Award shortlist features five independently published authors from across the country who will go head-to-head to win the coveted prize. Readers […]

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Greene King host sleepover in pub so rugby fanatics can catch early games

Greene King host sleepover in pub so rugby fanatics can catch early games

Check this out for a pub conversion … With some Rugby World Cup games being screened live from Japan in the small hours of the morning, managed pub company and brewer Greene King turned one London pub into a makeshift dormitory, so avid rugby fans didn’t have to miss a match this weekend. Punters at […]

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signing in: 95% OF BRITS KEEN ON BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE being added to the national school curriculum

signing in: 95% OF BRITS KEEN ON BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE being added to the national school curriculum

Today, on International Day of Sign Languages, Huawei has revealed that 95% of parents are in favour of having British Sign Language (BSL) added to the national school curriculum, after 74% of British parents admitted to not knowing the difficulties some deaf children experience when learning to read. The research comes as Huawei’s free mobile […]

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