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You can invent your dream Cadbury chocolate bar and win a year’s supply of it – here’s how

You can invent your dream Cadbury chocolate bar and win a year’s supply of it – here’s how

Cadbury is giving members of the public the chance to invent their own flavour of Cadbury Dairy Milk for the second year. Last year’s winner, Callum Glogher, invented a choco-latte flavour – do you think you’ve got the winning combination of flavours that will take this year’s prize? What is the Cadbury Inventor competition? The […]

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This is why you won’t get plastic toys with kid’s meals at McDonald’s or Burger King any more

This is why you won’t get plastic toys with kid’s meals at McDonald’s or Burger King any more

Fast food giants McDonald’s and Burger King have announced that they will be removing plastic toys from their children’s meals altogether, or offering customers the chance to swap them out, in order to reduce waste. From today (19 Sep) Burger King will remove all plastic toys from meals served in the UK in an effort […]

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This is how ‘cheap’ holiday booking sites could be misleading you

This is how ‘cheap’ holiday booking sites could be misleading you

Booking.com is still misleading customers in spite of a crackdown by regulators, according to a new report. The online holiday booking service was criticised over the way it ranks and displays rooms on its site by the Competition and Markets authority. A review into the system was ordered over pressure-selling concerns, however consumer group Which? […]

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This free app can save you £640 per year by cancelling subscriptions at the end of free trials

This free app can save you £640 per year by cancelling subscriptions at the end of free trials

How many times have you been caught out by a free trial that ends up costing you money when you forget to cancel it? A new app is taking the legwork out of cancelling apps you don’t want to pay for. What’s the app? The app is called Do Not Pay and the subscription cancellation […]

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Here’s how you can get money off all food and drink at Wetherspoons tomorrow

Here’s how you can get money off all food and drink at Wetherspoons tomorrow

Wetherspoon pubs across the UK are cutting the price of everything on the menu by 7.5 per cent, as part of the chain’s ‘Tax Equality Day’ campaign. But this discount will be in place for one day only – on Thursday 19 September. ‘Tax Equality Day’ campaign This annual price drop is part of the […]

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This is how to know if your Ryanair flight will be affected by today’s strike

This is how to know if your Ryanair flight will be affected by today’s strike

Ryanair pilots across the country are today going on strike over disputed working conditions, beginning a 48 hour industrial action. The Irish airline flies from 18 airports in the UK, and the walkout is leaving travellers concerned over whether their flights will be delayed or cancelled. Affected airports The airports affected by the strike are: […]

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Yip Man’s Eastern promise – Al Nero takes the Scottish language to a new audience

Yip Man’s Eastern promise – Al Nero takes the Scottish language to a new audience

Getting noticed as a singer-songwriter is hard enough in your own country, but if you happen to live 6,000 miles away, launching a new album isn’t without its problems. However, Al Nero, who trades under the moniker Yip Man, seems relaxed about the launch of his second solo long player ‘Pure Zen, Ken’. “Well, there’s […]

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This soup sold in Waitrose and Asda is being urgently recalled over listeria contamination fears

This soup sold in Waitrose and Asda is being urgently recalled over listeria contamination fears

A fresh soup sold in Waitrose and Asda supermarkets has been recalled over fears that it may contain listeria monocytogenes. The Food Standards Agency released the warning on Saturday (14 September). Three varieties of soup produced by Soupologie are affected. The products are also sold by online grocer, Ocado. Which soups are affected? The following […]

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You can get paid to be an elf in Lapland this Christmas – here’s how to apply

You can get paid to be an elf in Lapland this Christmas – here’s how to apply

Working as an elf in the heart of Lapland in Finland may sound like a fantasy, but now your dream could become a reality. Lapland Safaris has opened applications for Christmas elf roles, where you will get paid to transform into an elf for the Christmas season. The website states, “The work of the Elves […]

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This baby teething ring sold on eBay and Etsy is being urgently recalled

This baby teething ring sold on eBay and Etsy is being urgently recalled

A teething ring for babies sold by well known online retailers has been urgently recalled due to a “serious” choking risk. This is everything you need to know, and what to do if you have bought one. Details of recalled product The product that has been recalled is a teething ring sold by Little You […]

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Dashcam footage shows the moment ‘angry’ driver crashes at 100mph after road rage spat

Dashcam footage shows the moment ‘angry’ driver crashes at 100mph after road rage spat

This shocking dashcam footage shows the moment an “angry” driver ploughed into a field after he tried to overtake a car at 100mph following a road rage spat. Graham York, 44, was jailed for 12 weeks after his own dashcam captured the moment he sped up to 104mph on a country lane. York angrily demanded […]

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These are the most common symptoms of prostate cancer – and how to get tested

These are the most common symptoms of prostate cancer – and how to get tested

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men, with more than 47,000 diagnosed with the disease every year. One man dies from the illness every 45 minutes and as many as one in eight men will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, according to Prostate Cancer UK. Who is at risk? Prostate […]

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This is what to do if you or someone you know is being affected by domestic abuse

This is what to do if you or someone you know is being affected by domestic abuse

Domestic violence is a growing problem in the UK, with the number of deaths from abusive relationships reaching the highest level in five years, according to new police data. More than 170 people were killed in domestic-violence related homicides last year – an increase of 32 deaths from 2017, the BBC reports. Data obtained by […]

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This is how you can travel to Disneyland Paris for as little as £29

This is how you can travel to Disneyland Paris for as little as £29

The Eurostar can be a quick an easy way to travel from the UK to a variety of exciting European cities – and they’ve now slashed their prices for their September sale. This is how to get cheap tickets, and where you can go. Which destinations can I visit? If you fancy a romantic getaway, […]

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A school has banned meat and packed lunches completely

It’s widely known that schools around the UK have taken steps over the past few years to improve and change-up school dinner options. But one particular school has decided to only serve meat-free options, alongside banning packed lunches. Vegetarian meals only A school that has only just opened its doors has faced backlash due to […]

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Torrential rain and flash flooding has hit Spain – here’s what you need to know if you’re visiting

Torrential rain and flash flooding has hit Spain – here’s what you need to know if you’re visiting

With Spain experiencing the worst storms it’s had in over a century, the Foreign Office has issued a travel warning for potential holiday goers. If you have an upcoming holiday booked in Spain, this is the travel warning and advice that you need. Warning from Foreign Office The Foreign Office says that “nearly 19 million […]

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These are the best chemical-free ways to keep spiders out of your house

These are the best chemical-free ways to keep spiders out of your house

We are in the midst of spider mating season, and the eight-legged creatures can be expected to be making themselves known in households across the UK until October. As one of the most commonly feared animals, spiders might not find themselves all that welcome in many homes. Arachnaphobes will be keen to defend themselves from […]

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First-time buyers can now get a ‘no deposit mortgage’ with Halifax – here’s how it works

First-time buyers can now get a ‘no deposit mortgage’ with Halifax – here’s how it works

Getting your foot on the property ladder is no mean feat – particularly when you need to save for a hefty deposit. But first-time buyers can now get a mortgage without putting down a deposit thanks to a new scheme launched by Halifax – providing a family member contributes to the property price. How does […]

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These are the common signs and symptoms of lupus – and how it is treated

These are the common signs and symptoms of lupus – and how it is treated

Lupus is a long term condition that can cause inflammation to the joints, skin and other organs. It is a systemic autoimmune disease that has no known cure, and occurs when your body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. The organs that can come under attack include kidneys, brain, heart and lungs. Blood […]

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Shocking RSPCA footage shows dozens of dogs locked in cages – as breeder is jailed and fined £50,000

Shocking RSPCA footage shows dozens of dogs locked in cages – as breeder is jailed and fined £50,000

A dog breeder has been jailed and fined £50,000 after being convicted of cruelty charges against more than 100 dogs. Lynn Stoker, 62, was found in possession of the malnourished and mistreated animals at her property in Northumberland last year. A disturbing video of the homes’ contents released by the RSPCA shows dozens of dogs […]

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This underpopulated region in Italy will pay you 25,000 euros to live there

This underpopulated region in Italy will pay you 25,000 euros to live there

An underpopulated area of Southern Italy is offering people a monthly wage of 700 euros for three years to live on one of the region’s villages. The catches are that the village must have a population of fewer than 2,000 and the new resident must open a business. The scheme is part of a novel […]

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Harvest Full Moon to appear on Friday 13 – this is what time you could see it

Harvest Full Moon to appear on Friday 13 – this is what time you could see it

Friday 13 is spooky enough already, but this year a harvest full moon will accompany the superstitious day. Although it’s the ninth full moon of 2019, this moon will be smaller than the average full moon. This moon is a whole 14 per cent smaller, which makes it a ‘micromoon’, and nearly coincides with apogee […]

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A quarter of adults are being prescribed addictive drugs – these are the ones to be wary of

A quarter of adults are being prescribed addictive drugs – these are the ones to be wary of

Nearly 12 million adults in the UK were prescribed potentially addictive drugs such as sleeping pills, painkillers and antidepressants last year, a government study has found. The report, from Public Health England (PHE), said that too many people were being prescribed medicines that can cause dependence. The report revealed that half of the people prescribed […]

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This is everything you need to know about Operation Yellowhammer

This is everything you need to know about Operation Yellowhammer

You may have seen Operation Yellowhammer mentioned on the news and social media recently – but what does it mean? Operation Yellowhammer is the government codename for all of the work that is being done across government to establish and address what the immediate impact of a no-deal Brexit would be for the UK. This […]

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Watch terrifying dash cam footage of car driving on the wrong side of a dual carriageway

The above video shows the terrifying moment a driver swerved off the road to avoid a head-on collision with another car – driving the wrong way down a dual carriageway. Dash cam footage shows how cars narrowly avoided colliding with what looks like a Range Rover when it careered into oncoming traffic. The driver – […]

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You can now use your Nectar points to buy or rent movies and box sets in the Sky Store – even without a subscription

You can now use your Nectar points to buy or rent movies and box sets in the Sky Store – even without a subscription

If you are a dedicated collector of Nectar points, you can now put them to use in the Sky Store to buy or rent movies and box sets. Nectar card holders are able to swap their loyalty points for Sky Store vouchers – even if they don’t pay for a Sky TV subscription. Sky Store […]

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Shocking dashcam footage shows moment drunk motorcyclist smashes into car

Shocking dashcam footage shows moment drunk motorcyclist smashes into car

This shocking dashcam footage shows the moment a drunk motorcyclist crashes head-on into a car. The footage shows the motorcyclist swerve into the path of the car, while being nearly twice the drink drive limit. The rider was critically injured and had to be airlifted to a London hospital. PC David Burstow of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, […]

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Police hunt thug caught on CCTV snatching handbag from elderly woman

Police hunt thug caught on CCTV snatching handbag from elderly woman

Police are hunting a thug caught on CCTV snatching a handbag from an elderly woman as she walked along a residential street in broad daylight. Shocking footage shows the moment the 79-year-old victim was pounced on as she walked on the path before dragging her down the street. The victim suffered a broken arm in […]

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This is why Friday 13th is considered to be unlucky

This is why Friday 13th is considered to be unlucky

What are the origins of the Friday the 13th superstition, which has provided inspiration for films, novels and music over the years? The answer is that it’s a combination of two age-old superstitions. Friday is regarded as unlucky in the Christian religion, as Jesus Christ was crucified on a Friday. Initially, followers of Christianity reserved […]

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This is everything parents need to know about ‘loot’ boxes in video games like Fortnite and FIFA

This is everything parents need to know about ‘loot’ boxes in video games like Fortnite and FIFA

Found in games popular with children such as Fortnite and FIFA, loot boxes have been equated to gambling. But just how dangerous are they? Here’s everything you need to know about them. What are loot boxes? A loot box is a virtual ‘crate’ players can buy in a game, which can be unlocked to receive a […]

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