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BritBox: BBC and ITV reveal plans for new streaming service

BritBox: BBC and ITV reveal plans for new streaming service

BBC and ITV are coming together to launch a new streaming partnership named ‘BritBox’. This streaming service will allow viewers to watch a variety of classic shows, with new programmes also set to be made specially for BritBox, with the first arriving next year. BritBox comes to Britain A US version of BritBox launched in […]

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These are the UK airports and airlines that are set to strike over summer

These are the UK airports and airlines that are set to strike over summer

  With summer now in full swing, thousands of British holidaymakers will be jetting off for some time in the sun. But many could now face travel chaos as numerous planned strikes hit three of the UK’s busiest airport. Mass walkout at the UK’s biggest airport A walkout of 4,000 people at the UK’s biggest […]

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Scientists have discovered the cause of endometriosis – these are the symptoms you need to know

Scientists have discovered the cause of endometriosis – these are the symptoms you need to know

A team of scientists claims to have identified the “prime cause” of endometriosis, raising hopes for a cure for the painful, long term condition. Researchers, from both Warwick and Edinburgh universities, attributed the cause to a type of white blood cell called macrophages that has mutated or undergone some form of change. Hope for a […]

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You can watch the Love Island final at the cinema for free – here’s how

You can watch the Love Island final at the cinema for free – here’s how

Love Island has been the hot topic this summer – who is going to couple up with who, which couples will be dumped from the island and who is going to be crowned the winner. If you’ve missed out on being able to see the grand finale live from the villa in Spain, fear not […]

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Dashcam footage shows dramatic moment a tiny kitten was rescued after being thrown from a moving car

Dashcam footage shows dramatic moment a tiny kitten was rescued after being thrown from a moving car

This is the moment a kitten was scooped up from the middle of a busy road after it was thrown from a moving car. The RSPCA is trying to track down the driver of a grey car after the six-week-old kitten was dropped on a roundabout. Shocking dashcam footage shows the tiny terrified pet sitting […]

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Raising of the standards – Gerard Black and Bill Wells on The National Jazz Trio of Scotland

Raising of the standards – Gerard Black and Bill Wells on The National Jazz Trio of Scotland

If you can’t stand the heat… Gerard Black’s advice might be to get out of Paris, especially during the current heatwave. “Everyone’s loving the weather, but I can’t really handle it,” says the singer, who is mid-tour with Gallic icon Charlotte Gainsbourg (daughter of musical legend Serge, and Jane Birkin). “But I can’t complain,” he […]

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You could get paid £22k a year to cook and live at Buckingham Palace – here’s how to apply

You could get paid £22k a year to cook and live at Buckingham Palace – here’s how to apply

If you are something of a whiz in the kitchen, you could have the chance to cook for royalty as Buckingham Palace announces it has an exciting job opening. The Palace is on the hunt for an ambitious and qualified chef to join the royal household’s kitchen, with a salary of £22k per year. Exceptionally […]

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Here are the chances of a heatwave across the UK next week

Here are the chances of a heatwave across the UK next week

Temperatures are reported to be on the rise next week in the UK, with dry, sunny and warm conditions. But is a heatwave really coming to the UK? The weather looks set to be changeable across the country. Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Dan Harris, said, “As we head into next week we are expecting some parts […]

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KLM says breastfeeding mothers may be asked to cover up on flights – do you agree?

KLM says breastfeeding mothers may be asked to cover up on flights – do you agree?

  Breastfeeding in public has always been a hot topic for debate, and now KLM has sparked further conversation after its response to a tweet from a mother asking about the airline’s breastfeeding policies. KLM’s response Heather Yemm tweeted the Dutch airline company, requesting information regarding their stance on breastfeed whilst on a flight. She […]

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Why many of us will be working during our summer holidays

Why many of us will be working during our summer holidays

More than two-thirds of people working for small and medium-sized companies will spend some time working during their summer break, according to new research. Four in 10 people who work for SME businesses say their boss expects them to work during the holidays with 67 per cent saying they will end up doing so. The […]

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Here’s everything parents need to know about the Harry Potter Wizards Unite smartphone game

Here’s everything parents need to know about the Harry Potter Wizards Unite smartphone game

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the latest smartphone game to encourage exploration of the real world. Using augmented reality, it transports players into a wizarding world based in their neighbourhood, and has them visit real-life locations to cast spells and complete magical tasks. But, like Pokemon Go before it, the game means that players travel […]

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This is how to get a good night’s sleep during hot weather

This is how to get a good night’s sleep during hot weather

With summer underway and heat waves expected to hit, many of us are excited to get out the barbecue and catch some rays during the day – but problems can arise when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep in hotter temperatures than we’re used to. With temperatures across the UK expected to continue […]

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Virgin Holidays will no longer offer packages to SeaWorld after concerns about animal welfare

Virgin Holidays will no longer offer packages to SeaWorld after concerns about animal welfare

Trips to SeaWorld will no longer be offered by Virgin Holidays after the company axed the packages over concerns about the attraction’s treatment of animals. Sir Richard Branson’s firm revealed that it has decided to stop sales and promotion of captive cetacean (whale and dolphin) attractions. This means that trips to SeaWorld and Discovery Cove […]

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Making a French connection with Les Bof!

Making a French connection with Les Bof!

Although Scotland’s connections with France go back many years and a friendly rivalry is still ignited in regular sporting events, music isn’t really an area where the twa meet too often. However, one Edinburgh act are aiming to change that, bringing their take on Gallic beats to the public in Auld Reekie and beyond. Les […]

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Watch: BBC Breakfast presenter calls out Donald Trump over ‘racist’ comments

Watch: BBC Breakfast presenter calls out Donald Trump over ‘racist’ comments

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty is known for keeping a calm exterior when presenting the headlines or discussing the day’s news – but she couldn’t hide her disdain for Donald Trump during a discussion of his “racist” comments about four US Congresswoman. The US President has been widely condemned for suggesting that the four Democrats, […]

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Dramatic footage shows huge fire that sunk fishing boat – leaving two men clinging to life raft

Dramatic footage shows huge fire that sunk fishing boat – leaving two men clinging to life raft

This dramatic footage shows a huge fire that sunk a fishing boat off the British coast – leaving two men clinging on to survival in a life raft. Theresa Appleton, 57, was on a wildlife spotting tour with her husband, Mike, 59, when they spotted smoke on the horizon. Duncan Jones, skipper of the boat, […]

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These are all of the electrical appliances recently recalled due to safety fears

These are all of the electrical appliances recently recalled due to safety fears

Product recalls are happening all the time, and it can be tricky keeping up to date with the latest item that could be putting you at risk. This is a list of the electrical products that might be in your house that have been recalled in the past few months. Product recalls Whirlpool tumble dryers: […]

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Breast milk found to commonly contain toxic chemicals from home furnishings

Breast milk found to commonly contain toxic chemicals from home furnishings

A new report from the Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) warns about how people are being exposed to toxic chemicals found in home furnishings. The report stated that mothers’ breast milk has been found to contain a high concentration of toxic chemicals that have even been banned. What did the report say? The main purpose […]

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These are all of the food products recalled this month over allergy and salmonella fears

These are all of the food products recalled this month over allergy and salmonella fears

Shoppers may want to check the contents of their kitchen cupboards, as a number of food products have been recalled this month over allergy and salmonella fears. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued seven recalls in July so far, with 90 per cent of these being a result of incorrect labelling on food items, […]

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This is how to watch tonight’s lunar eclipse – on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 rocket launch

This is how to watch tonight’s lunar eclipse – on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 rocket launch

A lunar eclipse is set to provide a night-time spectacle to people around the world, and it just so happens to fall on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 rocket launch. The UK will have a good view of the eclipse tonight (16 July) – the moon will be about half-covered by the Earth’s […]

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How many people are saving enough for their retirement

How many people are saving enough for their retirement

The number of people saving enough for a comfortable retirement has hit its highest ever level, according to a new survey.Almost three in five people in Britain are now ‘saving adequately’ for the future, says the Scottish Widows Retirement Report 2019. But, the proportion of people not saving at all for later life has remained […]

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Would you feel safe in a driverless car?

Would you feel safe in a driverless car?

More than seven in ten of us would get the jitters travelling in a car that drives itself – according to a new poll. IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s biggest independent road safety charity, asked more than 1,600 visitors to its website if they would feel ‘confident and safe travelling in a fully self-driving vehicle, where […]

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What is Amazon Prime and is it worth getting?

What is Amazon Prime and is it worth getting?

This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on purchases made through one of these links but this never influences our experts’ opinions. With Amazon Prime Day starting today (15 Jul), you may be wondering what Amazon Prime actually is and whether it’s worth getting. Here we explain the benefits and alternatives, […]

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Smart home deals on Amazon Prime Day – how to get a bargain on smart speakers and more

Smart home deals on Amazon Prime Day – how to get a bargain on smart speakers and more

This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on purchases made through one of these links but this never influences our experts’ opinions. Amazon Prime Day has started and there are currently thousands of discounted products for you to consider. But if you’re looking for some smart tech, we’ve picked out the […]

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The best Amazon Prime Day TV and home projector deals that will save you money

The best Amazon Prime Day TV and home projector deals that will save you money

by Sally Hickey This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on purchases made through one of these links but this never influences our experts’ opinions. Amazon Prime Day, which offers big discounts to Amazon Prime members, has started. It will run for 48 hours until 11:59pm on Tuesday 16 July. If […]

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170,000 self-employed workers could soon pay thousands more in tax – here’s why

170,000 self-employed workers could soon pay thousands more in tax – here’s why

New employment rules set to be introduced by the government could leave approximately 170,000 self-employed workers paying thousands of pounds extra in tax per year, as well as facing a large pay cut. From April 2020, the government is set to expand the off-payroll working rules, which are known as IR35, to the private sector. […]

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Your ‘healthy’ supermarket meal deal could contain more than five servings of food

Your ‘healthy’ supermarket meal deal could contain more than five servings of food

For many of us, meal deals are the go-to easy option for a working lunch. They are so popular that every week, twice a week, a third of the UK population pops into a supermarket to get one. Yet while the ‘deal’ aspect of the term obviously refers to the typical low cost price tag, […]

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You can apply to be on MTV’s Just Tattoo of Us and choose a tattoo for someone else – here’s everything you need to know

You can apply to be on MTV’s Just Tattoo of Us and choose a tattoo for someone else – here’s everything you need to know

If you have a girlfriend, boyfriend, best friend, parent, or basically anyone, that you feel like you can only express your feelings to via tattoo, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Controversial programme, MTV’s Just Tattoo Of Us, is looking for new participants and this is everything you need to know about how […]

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A diver snapped incredible photos with a jellyfish ‘as big as him’ off the British coast

A diver snapped incredible photos with a jellyfish ‘as big as him’ off the British coast

An incredible picture shows a diver off the British coast swimming with a huge barrel jellyfish – that was “as big as a him”. Dan Abbott was filming marine life around the coast with biologist Lizzie Daly, host of BBC Earth. On the last leg of their tour of the British Isles, the duo went […]

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This fake Amazon refund email is designed to steal your bank details – here’s how to stay safe

This fake Amazon refund email is designed to steal your bank details – here’s how to stay safe

Amazon shoppers are being warned over a fake refund email from scammers, which dupes them into handing over their bank details. The warning by Action Fraud comes after it received 30 reports about the hoax emails since the beginning of this year. ‘Refund available’ The fake email informs recipients that they have “a refund available” […]

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