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The best new TV and films on Netflix in January

The best new TV and films on Netflix in January

A whole new year is almost upon us, and as we say goodbye to the TV and films that made 2018 so great, it’s time to look ahead to what we’ll be enjoying in 2019. Netflix has some intriguing content to cure the post-Christmas blues. There’s an ambitious new comedy project, a “refreshing” superhero series, […]

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Marks & Spencer is selling massive foot long pigs in blankets for Christmas

Marks & Spencer is selling massive foot long pigs in blankets for Christmas

Many would consider pigs in blankets to be the best part of a traditional Christmas dinner, and now Marks & Spencer has begun selling huge versions of the meaty festive treat that measure in at a staggering foot long. M&S are the latest outlet to release their version of the Christmas staple. Aldi has already […]

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This is how you can get 1kg of fruit and vegetables for £1

This is how you can get 1kg of fruit and vegetables for £1

Morrisons has announced a new scheme that will allow customers to buy fruit and vegetables at the end of their shelf life for a bargain price. The ‘Too Good to Waste’ box will be packed full of one kilogram’s worth of fresh produce that has reached it’s ‘best before’ date, but has been checked carefully […]

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Facebook Messenger can now tell you when your train is delayed – here’s how to set it up

Facebook Messenger can now tell you when your train is delayed – here’s how to set it up

Facebook Messenger has added a free feature which allows users to track their status of their train journeys, alerting them to any delays or cancellations. The new scheme alerts passengers with an instant notification if their train is cancelled, or if their journey is delayed by at least 10 per cent, plus three minutes. That […]

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Parents warned as almost half of slime toys found to contain unsafe levels of a toxic chemical

Parents warned as almost half of slime toys found to contain unsafe levels of a toxic chemical

Many popular slime toys may contain higher than recommended levels of a potentially harmful chemical – and nearly half do not meet the EU safety standard, according to new research. Consumer watchdog Which? tested 13 products from a range of high street and online retailers. Five of these contained more than the acceptable limit for […]

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Theresa May survives confidence vote – but 60% of readers want her to go

Theresa May survives confidence vote – but 60% of readers want her to go

Theresa May survived a confidence vote by Tory MPs last night, although her future as Prime Minister remains uncertain. She now goes to Brussels to address EU leaders at the two-day European Council after seeing off rebels in her own party, winning by 200 votes to 117 in a secret ballot. However, in an online […]

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Warning issued as teenager dies after being electrocuted while using iPhone in bath

Warning issued as teenager dies after being electrocuted while using iPhone in bath

Members of the public are being warned to be careful with their mobile phones around water, after a 15 year old girl has died after being electrocuted while using her iPhone in the bath. Russian teen Irina Rybnikova was said to be messaging friends from the bath, while her phone was charging. A tragic incident […]

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Vets warn that a £1 cleaning product popularised by Instagrammer is dangerous to animals

Vets warn that a £1 cleaning product popularised by Instagrammer is dangerous to animals

A vet has issued a warning to pet owners over popular budget cleaning product, Zoflora. Vets 4 Pets in Hull have revealed that a “very poorly” cat was left with extreme burns and swelling after coming into contact with the disinfectant. Social media influencer Mrs Hinch (real name, Sophie Hinchcliffe) champions several cleaning brands, including […]

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Here’s how you can see the brightest comet of the year tonight

Here’s how you can see the brightest comet of the year tonight

Star gazers have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of the brightest comet of the year tonight (12 Dec) as it shoots past Earth. Comet 46P/Wirtanen is expected to reach peak brightness this evening, at the same time the Geminids meteor shower peaks, presenting a rare chance to to see both. How bright will […]

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Christmas-mad office worker creates Britain’s most festive desk

Christmas-mad office worker creates Britain’s most festive desk

A Christmas-mad office worker has turned his desk into Britain’s most festive workspace – transforming into a snow-covered castle complete with ‘smoking’ chimney. For the third year running, engineer Jack Makepeace has created a merry masterpiece of his workspace so he can celebrate Christmas while on the job. What started as a competition amongst colleagues […]

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These are the best places in the UK to see 2018’s brightest meteor shower – and when it’s peaking

These are the best places in the UK to see 2018’s brightest meteor shower – and when it’s peaking

by Joanna Whitehead Tomorrow (13 Dec) marks the start of 2018’s brightest and best meteor shower – the Geminids. While this celestial event is a regular highlight of the meteor year, occurring every December, 2018’s shower is poised to be particularly special. The rising of a new moon just a few days prior to the shower’s […]

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Brexit poll: should Theresa May go, who should replace her, and what should happen next?

Brexit poll: should Theresa May go, who should replace her, and what should happen next?

Theresa May faces a leadership challenge from Tory MPs after the threshold of 48 letters of no confidence was reached. But what should happen next, how would a leadership contest work, and what does all this mean for Brexit? What happens in the no confidence vote? Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 […]

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Cadbury’s Ultimate Selection Box costs £50 – but here’s what the individual chocolates are worth

Cadbury’s Ultimate Selection Box costs £50 – but here’s what the individual chocolates are worth

Cadbury have released what they describe as “probably the World’s biggest selection box”, but customers have been quick to criticise the eye-watering price of the product. The Cadbury Ultimate Selection Box contains 26 different chocolate bars and weighs in at 2.1kg and measures in at 75cm by 48cm. The brand’s most popular chocolate bars all […]

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You could earn £60 per hour by catching out cheating partners – here’s how to apply

You could earn £60 per hour by catching out cheating partners – here’s how to apply

A call has been made for people willing to catch out unfaithful partners this Christmas, offering successful applicants £60 per hour to work as a ‘Professional Honey Trapper’. Online local services marketplace, Bark.com, is advertising for the role after research allegedly revealed that a third of people will cheat on their partners over the festive […]

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You could win £10,000 if you find a white chocolate Creme Egg

You could win £10,000 if you find a white chocolate Creme Egg

Confectionery giant Cadbury is offering a sweet £10,000 in prize money for chocolate lovers who can track down their elusive white Creme Egg. The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-style prize hunt requires shoppers to find the white eggs, which will be hidden in local newsagents and supermarkets around the UK. How to win According to […]

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Cher announces 2019 UK tour dates – and she’ll be singing songs from Mamma Mia 2

Cher announces 2019 UK tour dates – and she’ll be singing songs from Mamma Mia 2

Legendary singer Cher has today announced a string of UK tour dates for 2019. The Here We Go Again tour marks her first European live dates in more than 14 years, and the singer will perform in six cities across the UK in October next year. Performing hits old and new The announcement follows Cher’s […]

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Paedophiles are using YouTube to groom children and trick them into stripping on screen

Paedophiles are using YouTube to groom children and trick them into stripping on screen

Paedophiles have been taking advantage of the popularity of YouTube live streaming by manipulating children into taking off their clothes on screen, a report has found. An investigation by The Times discovered more than 100 cases in which young people who broadcast online have been coaxed into taking part in inappropriate sexual behaviour. Sexual exploitation […]

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Will it be a White Christmas in Scotland this year? Latest odds on Christmas Day snow in 2018

Will it be a White Christmas in Scotland this year? Latest odds on Christmas Day snow in 2018

Bookies are offering increasingly short odds on it being a White Christmas in Scotland in 2018. Snow has already fallen in parts of the UK in recent weeks, icy conditions are forecast for the coming days, and cold weather is expected to persist into the later part of December. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s not a […]

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Matalan recalls children’s hats and gloves over choking fears

Matalan recalls children’s hats and gloves over choking fears

Matalan have urgently recalled two children’s hats and a pair of mittens amid fears that the items are a choking hazard. Parents in possession of any of the the recalled items are being urged to return the item to any of the retailer’s stores for a full refund. The Kids Cat Trapper Hat and Kids 3D […]

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Morrisons is selling a three-course Christmas dinner in a pasty

Morrisons is selling a three-course Christmas dinner in a pasty

by Josh Barrie Ardennes pâté, sweet apple chutney, and Melba toast. Is it an elegant French pâté en croute? No, it’s the filling inside the first section of Morrisons’ new Christmas dinner pasty, surely one of the sillier festive food ideas of recent years. Once shoppers have made their way through all the toast and […]

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Fake tan can lead to flu symptoms and diarrhoea, claims nutritionist

Fake tan can lead to flu symptoms and diarrhoea, claims nutritionist

It’s designed to provide users with a healthy glow, but applying fake tan can lead to flu-like symptoms, according to a nutritionist. Allegedly diarrhoea and nausea can also be caused by the use of the beauty product. Nutritionist Jennifer May, who has studied the link between beauty products and their side-effects, broke down the link […]

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Police have released shocking footage of drunk motorists driving with missing wheels and tyres

Police have released shocking footage of drunk motorists driving with missing wheels and tyres

Two drunk drivers were arrested on the same morning after being spotted veering all over the road without their front tyres as police launch a pre-Christmas crackdown. West Midlands Police released shocking footage of two sozzled motorists who were stopped the morning after a night boozing. A 35 year old man was seen weaving over […]

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O2 reveals compensation package for customers affected by network outage

O2 reveals compensation package for customers affected by network outage

by Andrew Quinn Telecommunications service provider, O2, has confirmed the details of a compensation package that will be offered to customer affected by a network outage on Thursday (6 Dec). Tens of millions of customers were unable to get online when 3G and 4G services went down on. Many customers were also unable to make […]

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A Cadbury gold egg has sold for £6,500 at auction

A Cadbury gold egg has sold for £6,500 at auction

A decorative Cadbury’s egg featuring 22 carat gold and enamel engraving has been sold at auction for £6,500. The egg was part of a 1983 promotion known as the ‘Creme Egg Mystery Conundrum’ – a nationwide treasure hunt to find 12 eggs. The eggs were buried in secret locations around the UK, and – using […]

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World’s first trampoline park for dogs opens in the UK to help depressed pooches

World’s first trampoline park for dogs opens in the UK to help depressed pooches

The world’s first trampoline park for dogs opened this week, in an effort to aid pooches with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Dog walking and sitting service Rover.com opened the doors on a canine trampoline park at London’s ZAPspace as a way of keeping pets active and happy during the dreary winter months. Before bouncing, all partaking […]

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Watch: Dad turns his whole house into a Baby Shark themed Christmas light display

Watch: Dad turns his whole house into a Baby Shark themed Christmas light display

A dad has converted the exterior of his house into a tribute to the popular ‘Baby Shark’ song – with Christmas lights that pulsate in time to the music. Lighting enthusiast Martin Yandle, 36, has put together a 15 minute musical display based on the music his kids love to dance to, including the latest […]

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A UK tennis tournament is using dogs as ball boys and girls – and it’s as cute as it sounds

A UK tennis tournament is using dogs as ball boys and girls – and it’s as cute as it sounds

Ball boys and girls have been around for generations, working quick on their feet to return tennis balls to tournament players – but they could now be replaced by so-called ‘ball dogs’. Making history The Champions Tennis tournament, which is now in its 22nd year, made history in the UK this week by using ‘ball […]

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A mum accidentally bought an inflatable sheep sex doll for her child’s nativity play

A mum accidentally bought an inflatable sheep sex doll for her child’s nativity play

A mortified mum sent her five year old to his school nativity with a ‘shepherd’ costume she bought online – before she realised it came with a blow up sheep sex doll. Helen Cox bought son, Alfie, the £16.99 fancy dress costume on Amazon for his school nativity play and he was delighted it came […]

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Here’s how you can get paid £80,000 to travel the world and take photos

Here’s how you can get paid £80,000 to travel the world and take photos

It can be difficult to get a good photo of all your loved ones together, but one family are making sure they get the perfect holiday snap by advertising for a personal photographer to travel around the globe with them. What’s the job? The anonymous UK-based family is looking for a photographer to travel the […]

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O2 network down across the UK – can I claim compensation?

O2 network down across the UK – can I claim compensation?

by Louise Cooper Customers with the mobile phone company O2 have been left without service today after the network went down. Faults were reported as early as 4am and customers are still having problems using data, sending texts and making calls. Outage Update: Our teams are working closely with one of our 3rd party suppliers […]

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