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You can now buy hay fever wipes to ‘instantly’ relieve symptoms – and they only cost 90p

You can now buy hay fever wipes to ‘instantly’ relieve symptoms – and they only cost 90p

The recent sunny weather may have been warmly welcomed by many, but for some, the summer season can be a nightmare for allergies. The hot temperatures have also seen pollen counts soar, leaving hay fever sufferers struggling with itchy eyes, runny noses and sneezing – but shoppers have been raving about a new product which […]

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Using WhatsApp could be good for your health – here’s why

Using WhatsApp could be good for your health – here’s why

Social media often gets a bad reputation for damaging the mental health of those who use it, however new research suggests it may not all be bad. A study by Edge Hill University has claimed that interacting with family and friends on WhatsApp may actually be good for a person’s psychological wellbeing. Research found that […]

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Young TikTok users are being exploited for money – here’s what parents need to know

Young TikTok users are being exploited for money – here’s what parents need to know

Popular video-sharing app TikTok has apologised after it emerged that children were being pressured into giving money to their favourite influencers. TikTok allows fans to send rewards to their favourite video makers on the app in the form of ‘digital gifts’, which can cost as much as £48.99. These gifts are often exchanged for perks, […]

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Tommy Robinson in court for contempt case after social media controversy

Tommy Robinson in court for contempt case after social media controversy

Tommy Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – is due to appear in court later today (Thu 4 Jul) to face a contempt of court charge. The far-right activist will appear in front of a judge after his initial conviction for contempt of court, when he allegedly filmed defendants in a criminal trial and broadcasted […]

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William Hill to close 700 betting shops – putting 4,500 jobs at risk

William Hill to close 700 betting shops – putting 4,500 jobs at risk

High street bookmaker William Hill has announced the planned closure of 700 betting shops across the UK, following the government’s clamp down on fixed-odds betting machines. The closures will put 4,500 staff jobs at risk. Closures by the end of the year In a statement, the company said, “William Hill has entered into a consultation […]

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Shocking footage shows man forcing woman out of her BMW before leading police on 130mph chase

Shocking footage shows man forcing woman out of her BMW before leading police on 130mph chase

This shocking footage shows a thug carjacking a woman outside a railway station before leading police on a 130mph chase on a busy motorway. Ezra Jones, 46, was caught on CCTV forcing the terrified victim out of her white BMW 2 Series. He ambushed the woman in her 40s as she got into her car […]

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Whirlpool admits 800,000 potentially deadly tumble dryers were sold prior to recall

Whirlpool admits 800,000 potentially deadly tumble dryers were sold prior to recall

A Whirlpool executive has admitted as many as 800,000 faulty tumble dryers were sold in the UK in recent years, despite their high fire risk. The US appliance company told MPs the numbers were higher than feared, after 1.7 million products were modified following the scandal. Faulty tumble dryers made by the company have been […]

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The number of plastic bags worldwide – and how long we use them

The number of plastic bags worldwide – and how long we use them

Plastic bags are used for an average of only 25 minutes but take up to 500 years to decompose – according to figures revealed for an international day of action. The numbers from plasticbagfreeday.org also claim that a million plastic bags are in use around the world every minute. Plastic Bag Free Day on July […]

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BBC TV licence sales have dropped for the first time in a decade – here’s why

BBC TV licence sales have dropped for the first time in a decade – here’s why

The number of people paying for a TV licence has fallen for the first time in a decade as streaming services such as Netflix continue to entice younger viewers. The number of TV licences bought in 2018/19 dropped by 37,000, with the total number purchased at 25,927,000. Until this year, the numbers had been steadily […]

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Police release CCTV footage of man running away from home of murdered pregnant woman

Police release CCTV footage of man running away from home of murdered pregnant woman

Police are looking to identify a man caught on camera walking towards the address of a murder victim and running away from the scene minutes later. Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, was eight months pregnant and found with stab injuries at her address in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath in South London in the early hours of […]

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This is why UK cockroaches are becoming ‘impossible to kill’ – here’s how to keep them out of your home

This is why UK cockroaches are becoming ‘impossible to kill’ – here’s how to keep them out of your home

According to the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), cockroaches can be “vectors of disease” – and a new study has revealed how they are evolving to become even more difficult to kill. The study was conducted using German cockroaches, which are one of the two main species of cockroaches found in the UK. What did […]

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The Microsoft Store is closing down – here’s what will happen to your eBooks

The Microsoft Store is closing down – here’s what will happen to your eBooks

Readers who have made any eBook purchases from Microsoft will see their entire library disappear this month, as the company is set to shut down its store. The company announced in April that it would stop selling eBooks and that any books had already been bought would stop working in early July, following the servers […]

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Pollen count soars to ‘very high’ as temperatures rise – here’s what to do if you suffer from hay fever

Pollen count soars to ‘very high’ as temperatures rise – here’s what to do if you suffer from hay fever

The UK recently experienced a heatwave, with temperatures topping the high 30s and bright, blue skies. Although slightly cooler, the warm weather is continuing – but this brings bad news for those who suffer with hay fever, as the pollen count has soared. The Met Office has issued warnings for “very high” pollen levels across […]

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This is how to stop your dog from overheating during summer

This is how to stop your dog from overheating during summer

Most of us look forward to warm days during the summer months, but for dogs it can be difficult to keep cool and summer can potentially be a very dangerous time. As temperatures rise, with bright skies and longer days, it can be difficult to keep your pooch safe. According to Canagan, there are certain […]

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Two-thirds of homeowners fall for this insurance myth when buying – costing them hundreds of pounds

Two-thirds of homeowners fall for this insurance myth when buying – costing them hundreds of pounds

Two-thirds of homebuyers are duped into purchasing insurance policies they don’t need, costing them hundreds of pounds each year, new research has shown. Homebuyers are being mis-sold life insurance or income protection cover after being led to believe they need it in order to get a mortgage. Mandatory policies? According to research by Money Mail, […]

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Here’s how you can get paid £350 to eat cookies

Here’s how you can get paid £350 to eat cookies

When it comes to dream jobs, getting paid to eat your favourite treat is about as good as it gets. And if your favourite treat happens to be cookies, then one of the world’s biggest brands is offering a sweet deal for one lucky person. Maryland is looking to hire a professional cookie taster to […]

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CCTV captured the shocking moment neighbour threw kitten at owner’s door

CCTV captured the shocking moment neighbour threw kitten at owner’s door

Warning: some people may find the footage distressing This is the shocking moment a kitten was flung at its owner’s front door by a neighbour furious that it kept coming into her garden. CCTV cameras caught April Hawes, 38, throwing eight-month-old Shadow 25 feet across a road while shouting; “I’m going to knock her out.” […]

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How much do you spend on a night out?

How much do you spend on a night out?

Young people in Britain are spending more on a night out – according to the latest research. On average the amount spent was up by nearly a fifth compared with last year at £70.56, according to a survey of over 2,000 people by night club and bar operator The Deltic Group. The report says this […]

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Argos issues safety alert for Bush tumble dryers

Argos issues safety alert for Bush tumble dryers

Argos has issued a safety alert due to fears that its Bush tumble dryers could present a fire risk. The chain retailer has now released additional information, urging shoppers to clean the machines after every cycle, alongside the instruction manual which comes with the dryers. A statement from Argos said, “We have been working closely […]

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Millions of Virgin Media TV customers to see bills rise – are you affected?

Millions of Virgin Media TV customers to see bills rise – are you affected?

Virgin Media TV customers could see their bills rise by around £40 a year from September as the network plans its latest price rise. The company told the Mirror that prices will change for “most” subscribers, potentially affecting millions of customers. The majority of customers will see an increase of between £2.50 and £4.50 a […]

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Paramount Pictures is bringing a Disneyland-style theme park to UK – here’s everything we know so far

Paramount Pictures is bringing a Disneyland-style theme park to UK – here’s everything we know so far

Fans of Mickey Mouse and friends usually find themselves forced to travel outside of the UK in order to fully immerse themselves in all things Disney, with a trip to Disneyland. But now London is set to get its own take on the popular theme park, named The London Resort, led by the film studio […]

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You can now buy a giant inflatable water park for your garden – here’s where to get it

You can now buy a giant inflatable water park for your garden – here’s where to get it

Keeping the kids entertained during the summer can be a hard task, with endless trips to the swimming pool a common occurrence for many families. But if you want to have some fun in the water without any hassle, then Amazon is selling an at-home water park that you can set up in the garden. […]

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Robinson’s Fruit Shoot drinks are being urgently recalled over fears they could pose a choking risk

Robinson’s Fruit Shoot drinks are being urgently recalled over fears they could pose a choking risk

Robinson’s Fruit Shoot drinks are being urgently recalled over fears a fault with the packaging could pose a choking risk to children. Britvic PLC is recalling apple and blackcurrant bottles sold at Tesco, Costco and McDonald’s across the UK due to a problem with the caps. Potential choking hazard Selected bottles of the 200ml fruit […]

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Watch the shocking moment violent thug attacks paramedics in ambulance

Watch the shocking moment violent thug attacks paramedics in ambulance

Police have released footage showing the moment a violent thug attacks two paramedics in the back of an ambulance. The ambulance workers were called to treat Matthew Fealey, 34, in Nottingham city centre on January 27 by members of the public concerned for his welfare. But when Mr Fealey was in the back of the […]

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‘UK’s answer to the Kardashians’ wanted for new TV show – here’s how to apply

‘UK’s answer to the Kardashians’ wanted for new TV show – here’s how to apply

Do you think your family is made for reality TV? Are you the British equivalent of the infamous Kardashian family? If so, the makers of a brand new TV show want to hear from you. What’s the show? While the details of the show are yet to be fully announced, the Keeping Up With The […]

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Iceland is recalling chicken dippers because they may contain hard plastic

Iceland is recalling chicken dippers because they may contain hard plastic

Iceland is recalling packs of its Crispy Chicken Dippers over fears they may contain pieces of hard plastic. The supermarket chain has recalled the 60 pack of dippers and has warned customers that the product may be unsafe to eat. ‘Do not consume’ The product being recalled is the supermarket’s pack of 60 dippers (1.08kg), […]

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UK set to be invaded by super-pest insects and rats due to coming heatwave

UK set to be invaded by super-pest insects and rats due to coming heatwave

The UK is bracing itself for a heatwave, with temperatures to soar into the early 30s in the coming weeks. This presents the perfect environment for insects and vermin to thrive, and the country could be invaded with a plague-like a swarm of wasps, moths and rats. What pests can be expected? Speaking to The […]

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Find out how crowded buses and trains are before your journey with Google Maps’ new feature

Find out how crowded buses and trains are before your journey with Google Maps’ new feature

When you’re planning a journey, one thing that’s impossible to predict is how busy a train or bus is going to be, but Google Maps’ new feature could change that. Crowdedness predictions It’s called “crowdedness predictions” and it does what it says on the tin – it will try and predict how crowded your means […]

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Sleeping with a fan on is bad for your health – this is why

Sleeping with a fan on is bad for your health – this is why

With temperatures set to soar this summer, using a fan is the go-to solution for many Brits. But while higher temperatures can make it too hot to sleep, leaving a fan on all night is not a good solution according to health experts. What’s so bad about using a fan? Some experts have revealed that […]

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Pointless is looking for new contestants – here’s how to apply

Pointless is looking for new contestants – here’s how to apply

Do you pride yourself on your general knowledge and ability to think outside the box? If you think you’re able to act under pressure and come up with answers nobody else can, then Pointless might be the game show for you. The BBC is looking for new partnerships to take part in the popular teatime […]

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