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These are the common signs and symptoms of sepsis that you need to know about

These are the common signs and symptoms of sepsis that you need to know about

Sepsis is a serious condition that can be fatal if it isn’t spotted and treated quickly. But what causes sepsis and what are the common signs and symptoms? What is sepsis? Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection and, without quick treatment, it can lead to multiple organ failure and death. Sepsis can be […]

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Poll: When will the UK leave the EU? Have your say

Poll: When will the UK leave the EU? Have your say

Theresa May and EU leaders have agreed another extension to Article 50, following the UK Parliament’s inability to agree on a deal with the EU. This means that, provided the UK fights the European elections in May, parliament has until 31 October this year to pass Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. However, despite the deal having […]

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Disgusting video shows why bath toys could be putting your children’s health at risk

Disgusting video shows why bath toys could be putting your children’s health at risk

Letting your children play with a rubber duck while in the tub may seem like the most harmless of activities and a way to make bath time more fun. But the seemingly harmless toys are actually a breeding ground for mould and bacteria, and could be putting children’s health at risk. Mouldy insides Rubber ducks […]

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How a fear of the dentist is stopping people getting vital care

How a fear of the dentist is stopping people getting vital care

A third of people are afraid of going to the dentist and a whopping 79 per cent say they are put off receiving dental advice – according to new research. While we are fairly happy to visit the doctors or hospitals, visiting the dentist attracts a stigma with experts believing fear, time and cost hinders […]

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How Parkinson’s is affecting 145,000 people in the UK today

How Parkinson’s is affecting 145,000 people in the UK today

One in 37 people alive today will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s in their lifetime – according to estimates by a leading charity. Parkinson’s UK estimates around 145,000 people in the UK had the condition in 2018. Broken down, that was 121,927 in England, 12,184 in Scotland, 7,692 in Wales and 3,716 in Northern Ireland. And […]

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Channel 4’s new TV show sees contestants of all shapes and sizes baring all

Channel 4’s new TV show sees contestants of all shapes and sizes baring all

Channel 4’s new reality show will cast a positive spin on body image – with contestants of all shapes and sizes flaunting their figures. Transforming Britain’s body image This new programme, named Naked Beach, will be hosted by Ayesha Perry-Iqbal and Felicity Hayward – two plus-sized models who are on a mission to help contestants […]

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Doctors discovered live bees feeding on tears inside a woman’s eye

Doctors discovered live bees feeding on tears inside a woman’s eye

Doctors in Taiwan discovered four live bees inside a woman’s tear duct, after she admitted herself to hospital complaining of a swollen eye. The small insects, known as sweat bees, were discovered living under her eyelids where they were feasting on her tears. A ‘world first’ The 29 year old Taiwanese woman expected to be […]

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This is the first image of a black hole ever captured – and it’s supermassive

This is the first image of a black hole ever captured – and it’s supermassive

It’s an image which was decades in the making. Scientists today released the first picture ever to be taken of a black hole. The image was immediately hailed as one of the scientific breakthroughs of the decade, taking us closer than ever before to proving these enigmatic cosmic entities really do exist. It’s the first […]

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Here’s how winning at the bookies or bingo can affect your benefits

Here’s how winning at the bookies or bingo can affect your benefits

A grandmother who won big on the bingo is now living off egg and chips after her £22k windfall led to her benefits being cut. Jean Jones, from Northfield, splashed her winnings on a trip to Disney World and a special chair for her arthritis, according to Birmingham Live. However, she said she now faces […]

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This is when you are legally allowed time off to go to the doctor or dentist

This is when you are legally allowed time off to go to the doctor or dentist

Heading to the doctor or dentist for a check-up is something everyone is familiar with, but getting an appointment outside of work hours can be tricky. But if you only need a couple of hours to attend a routine appointment, are you legally entitled to time off work? Your legal rights Many practices typically operate […]

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The UK spends £1.3 billion a month on its dogs – here’s which cities shell out the most

The UK spends £1.3 billion a month on its dogs – here’s which cities shell out the most

We all love our pet pooches. From labradors to pugs, British people are famous for their love of man’s best friend. With all pets, however, comes a cost, and according to insurance specialists Protectivity, Britons spend an incredible £15.6 billion per year on our dogs. Cities where we spend the most on dogs London leads […]

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You can now buy a 1.8 metre long barbecue sausage – and it only costs £3.50

You can now buy a 1.8 metre long barbecue sausage – and it only costs £3.50

Summer is just around the corner – meaning endless summer nights, warmer weather and the return of the much-loved barbecue season. But this year, Sainsbury’s is upping its barbecue food game, selling a twist on the staple sausage. BBQ Sausage Sqwirl The supermarket’s new BBQ Sausage Sqwirl is 1.8 metres in length and can serve […]

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Morrisons is selling packs of double yolk eggs at a bargain price

Morrisons is selling packs of double yolk eggs at a bargain price

Double yolk eggs are usually a rarity, but Morrisons has launched packs of double yolk eggs – just in time for the Easter period. One in a 1,000 chance Double yolk eggs are extremely rare, due to only a certain number of chickens being able to produce them. There is normally just a one in […]

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This is how to use WhatsApp on your iPad

This is how to use WhatsApp on your iPad

WhatsApp has been around for quite a while, with people around the globe using the app to call, text and video call friends and family. But the app has never been available to download and use on iPads – until now. Tablet-friendly version For those with Apple products, WhatsApp is only currently available to download […]

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Is my Debenhams gift card still valid? Your rights explained

Is my Debenhams gift card still valid? Your rights explained

High street clothing chain Debenhams entered administration on Tuesday (10 Apr), with the company continuing to trade normally for now. Here are your rights if you have recently purchased or been given any products from Debenhams. How does the administration affect gift cards? Debenhams has said it will continue to honour all gift cards despite […]

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Daughter of British mum detained in Dubai over Facebook comments writes heartbreaking letter – read it in full

Daughter of British mum detained in Dubai over Facebook comments writes heartbreaking letter – read it in full

The daughter of a woman currently facing jail in Dubai over comments made on a Facebook post has made a heartbreaking appeal for her mum to be let go. Paris Shahravesh, the 14 year old daughter of Laleh Shahravesh, has written a heartfelt letter to Sheikh Mohammed, begging for her mum to be set free. […]

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This potentially life-threatening fungal infection is currently sweeping the globe – here are the symptoms

This potentially life-threatening fungal infection is currently sweeping the globe – here are the symptoms

Candida Auris is a potentially life-threatening fungal infection which is currently believed to be sweeping the globe. But what exactly is Candida Auris and what are the common signs and symptoms? Candida Auris Candida Auris, which was first identified in a patient in Japan in 2009, is a fungal germ that can remain on people’s […]

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Ladybirds carrying STDs set to invade the UK again

Ladybirds carrying STDs set to invade the UK again

Last year the UK experienced a sudden influx of STD-carrying ladybirds – and now they’re back. Harlequin ladybirds The harlequin ladybird is regarded as the most invasive ladybird species on earth. They have black wings and can have multiple broods throughout the spring and summer. The species has been in the UK since 2004, but […]

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Temperatures set to drop this week as easterly air flow hits the UK

Temperatures set to drop this week as easterly air flow hits the UK

Many areas throughout the UK saw a pleasant rise in temperatures yesterday (8 Apr), but these are set to dip again over the next few days. The UK is currently experiencing an easterly air flow, with high pressure to the north and northeast of the UK and low pressure to the south, meaning that the […]

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Waitrose accused of racism over ‘ugly’ dark chocolate duckling

Waitrose accused of racism over ‘ugly’ dark chocolate duckling

Waitrose has apologised after it attracted criticism for selling “racist” dark chocolate Easter ducklings branded “Ugly” on the packaging. The supermarket took the £8 set of chocolate ducks off sale after the social media backlash, which slammed the naming. The white chocolate duck was called “Fluffy” and the milk chocolate one “Crispy”. One Twitter user […]

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Benefit and state pension rates changed yesterday – here’s what you need to know

Benefit and state pension rates changed yesterday – here’s what you need to know

Millions of people will have seen their state benefits and pensions change yesterday, following an annual change to the system. While the changes have seen state pensions rise, many are faced with having their benefits frozen for the fourth year in a row. What are the key changes? Old state pensions will rise by £3.25 […]

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Debenhams stores nationwide taken over by lenders

Debenhams stores nationwide taken over by lenders

The future of Debenhams stores nationwide has been uncertain for a while, and now the retailer has been taken over by its lenders. On Monday (9 April), it rejected a £150 million offer from Sports Direct, owned by Mike Ashley, pushing it further to the brink of entering administration. This overnight offer, which was turned down […]

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Greggs recalls sausage rolls because they contain plastic

Greggs recalls sausage rolls because they contain plastic

Greggs is recalling its frozen mini sausage rolls because they may contain small pieces of plastic. The small pieces of plastic pose a choking risk, and therefore make the product unsafe to eat. The bakery giant sells the mini sausage rolls, which come in packs of 16, exclusively through Iceland shops. Other products are safe […]

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Dashcam video shows driver going the wrong way along motorway – before reversing up fast lane

Dashcam video shows driver going the wrong way along motorway – before reversing up fast lane

This shocking footage shows a driver risking lives by going the wrong way on a motorway – before trying to correct his error by reversing up the fast lane. The elderly motorist turned right and crossed three lanes of the busy M1 before driving towards oncoming traffic. When the male driver realised his mistake he […]

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Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage or Boris Johnson? Here’s who you chose to be the next Prime Minister

Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage or Boris Johnson? Here’s who you chose to be the next Prime Minister

With Theresa May’s time in office looking like it is on its last legs, we asked you who you wanted to see as our next Prime Minister. Nearly 11,000 people took part in our poll, which gave the options of the front runners in the Tory leadership race, the opposition leader, and other high profile […]

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This is how to make silent 999 calls from your mobile

This is how to make silent 999 calls from your mobile

Calling 999 allows you to speak to the emergency services, accessing the help you require quickly. But if you are ever in a situation where you’re unable to talk or where it may be dangerous to speak aloud, you can still alert the police that you need help, thanks to the Silent Solution system. How […]

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Dashcam video shows teenagers forcing driver to mount pavement to evade their road rage

Dashcam video shows teenagers forcing driver to mount pavement to evade their road rage

Police are hunting two men in an Audi who forced a driver to mount a pavement to evade their fit of road rage – which included throwing a cupcake. Shocking dashcam footage shows the youths in an A1 braking violently across the dual carriageway and then throwing a water bottle at a Mitsubishi L200 pickup […]

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You can get free cheesy bacon flatbreads at McDonald’s this week – here’s how

You can get free cheesy bacon flatbreads at McDonald’s this week – here’s how

Few things are more satisfying than a helping of fast food – and it tastes even better when the meal comes for free. McDonald’s fans are in for a treat this week as the fast food chain is dishing out some tasty freebies for any customer who purchases a hot drink. How to get free […]

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These nose filters can help to prevent hay fever – and they only cost £2

These nose filters can help to prevent hay fever – and they only cost £2

With Spring in full bloom, the dreaded hay fever season has returned, with people all over the UK struggling with itchy eyes, runny noses and sneezing. But for those who suffer with hay fever, some new innovative nose filters could prevent the daily allergy struggle over the upcoming months. What are these nose filters and […]

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Staycations are on the rise since Brexit vote

Staycations are on the rise since Brexit vote

Ask anyone about their concerns relating to Brexit and many people will talk about the impact on their holidays. While uncertainty looms, people are starting to look at their summer holidays, with a reported boost to staycations in the UK. Research from personal finance comparison site Finder.com found that more than 56 per cent of […]

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