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Netflix prices are increasing for UK customers

Netflix prices are increasing for UK customers

UK Netflix customers will have to pay more for their subscriptions, the streaming service has confirmed. The costs of two of the tariffs on the streaming platform are set to increase in the next few weeks, rising as much as 20%. How much more will you have to pay? The standard tariff, which allows you […]

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This is how to get £5 off your Sunday lunch this weekend

This is how to get £5 off your Sunday lunch this weekend

If you are planning an outing for Sunday lunch this weekend, you could save yourself a fiver at Toby Carvery. Known as the ‘home of the roast dinner’, the popular restaurant chain is giving diners the chance to knock £5 off the price of their meal. Discount dining To claim the offer, customers have to […]

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Ultra-processed food linked to early death: What they are, and how to spot them

Ultra-processed food linked to early death: What they are, and how to spot them

Ultra-processed foods like bacon, bread and ice cream could be linked to early death, according to new research. The amount of these types of food we are eating has increased rapidly in recent years according to scientists in Spain and France, who conducted the studies. And the new findings come just after recent reports that […]

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News app Flipboard leaks millions of user’s details after being hacked

News app Flipboard leaks millions of user’s details after being hacked

Flipboard, a news aggregator app, has confirmed that hackers gained access to their systems multiple times over a nine month period. The app, which comes pre-installed in Samsung phones, and has about 150 million monthly users, was forced to reset millions of users passwords. What happened? In a notice issued by Flipboard, the company states […]

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Energy drinks could increase your risk of stroke by 500% – here’s why

Energy drinks could increase your risk of stroke by 500% – here’s why

For lots of people in the UK, relying on an energy drink to get them through a long day is just another part of their routine. But due to energy drinks being linked to irregular heartbeats, your chances of having a stroke could increase up to 500 per cent if you drink them. Linked to […]

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8 child stair gates have been deemed unsafe – here are the ones you should stop using

8 child stair gates have been deemed unsafe – here are the ones you should stop using

Parents have been warned to stop using eight different models of child stair gate after they failed safety tests carried out by a consumer group. Consumers’ Association Which? tested 12 gates and found that eight of them failed to meet EU safety standards. Two of the tests were designed to determine whether there was any […]

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JK Rowling set to release four new Harry Potter stories next month

JK Rowling set to release four new Harry Potter stories next month

Even though the very first Harry Potter book was published over 20 years ago, love for the series hasn’t dwindled since. It seems that JK Rowling hasn’t slowed down either, with four new Harry Potter tales to be released in June. What are the stories? According to the Pottermore website, the eBooks will be themed […]

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This is how much you could be fined for burying your pet incorrectly

This is how much you could be fined for burying your pet incorrectly

Saying goodbye to your pet is never an easy thing to do, and it can mark both a heartbreaking and confusing time for owners. Many owners may want to properly pay their respects and bury their pet themselves, but there are strict rules around where this can be done – and failing to follow regulations […]

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You can now apply to be a Disney prince or princess in Paris – here’s how

You can now apply to be a Disney prince or princess in Paris – here’s how

Have you always fancied yourself as a Disney prince or princess? Or maybe a Marvel superhero? Now’s your chance to make that dream a reality, as Disneyland Paris are currently looking to fill 50 positions of iconic characters. Who are they hiring? Disneyland Paris is looking for 50 enthusiastic actors for their characters and parade […]

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Pret A Manger is offering work placements to prisoners

Pret A Manger is offering work placements to prisoners

Pret A Manger is hiring prisoners to work serving sandwiches as part of a government scheme. The scheme is designed to prevent inmates from reoffending after being released. How will it work? The chain is scheduled to offer work placements for inmates who have been deemed as low risk and able to work with the […]

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5G is coming to major UK cities this week – here’s everything you need to know

5G is coming to major UK cities this week – here’s everything you need to know

The next stage in mobile technology is imminent in the UK, and experts believe that it could revolutionise the way we live. On 30 May mobile network EE will be the first to switch on its 5G signal, in a move that could lead to vast improvements in business and home life, as well as […]

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Poll: WHSmith voted worst retailer for 9th time – do you agree?

Poll: WHSmith voted worst retailer for 9th time – do you agree?

WHSmith has been ranked as the worst high street retailer in the UK in an annual survey of more than 7,700 shoppers. It is the ninth year in a row the shop has finished bottom of the rankings, achieving a satisfaction score of only 50 per cent, almost half of the runaway winner, Richer Sounds. […]

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Liam Gallagher lookalike wanted for new Danny Boyle and Irvine Welsh film

Liam Gallagher lookalike wanted for new Danny Boyle and Irvine Welsh film

Liam Gallagher is famously one of the most charismatic frontmen in history, and now the call has gone out for somebody who thinks they can match his swagger to step up to the plate. The team behind new film Creation Stories – which recently named Danny Boyle as an executive producer – are looking for […]

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These 9 toxic barbecue foods could be fatal for dogs

These 9 toxic barbecue foods could be fatal for dogs

Most of us love to enjoy barbecues in the garden during the summer months – but did you know that some staple barbecue treats may actually pose a danger to your dog? One in three Brits feed their pets food directly from the dinner table, but experts at Canagan have highlighted nine toxic treats which […]

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Boots review puts hundreds of stores and thousands of jobs at risk

Boots review puts hundreds of stores and thousands of jobs at risk

Boots stores across the UK have been issued with potential closure as they are put under review. The review will take place over the next 12 to 18 months. Is my local Boots at risk? Sky News reports that the affected stores will be a mixture of sites at the end of their lease and […]

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The ‘bin bag vacuum challenge’ is the latest bizarre craze to sweep social media

The ‘bin bag vacuum challenge’ is the latest bizarre craze to sweep social media

Parents have started to vacuum pack their children as part of a bizarre craze which is sweeping the internet, as demonstrated in the above video. The challenge involves children and teenagers climbing inside a bin bag (any type will do) before using a vacuum cleaner to suck all of the air out of the bag. […]

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Urgent baby mattress product recall over suffocation fears

Urgent baby mattress product recall over suffocation fears

An urgent warning has been issued about a cot mattress over safety fears that it could fail to prevent a baby from suffocating. Leading consumer website Which? has warned customers who bought the Baby Dunlopillo Safer Sleep Cot Bed Mattress, after it failed a number of stringent safety tests. The main issue is that the […]

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Vaping these flavours could make you more prone to heart attacks and strokes

Vaping these flavours could make you more prone to heart attacks and strokes

Vaping may increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, warns a new study. Researchers found that the flavouring liquid used in popular electronic cigarettes may increase the risk of heart disease when inhaled – with cinnamon and menthol dubbed “particularly harmful”. Cinnamon and menthol flavours most harmful They investigated the effect of e-liquids […]

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Love Island 2019 contestants

Here’s everything you need to know about the Love Island 2019 contestants

by Laura Martin To call Love Island’s return contentious this year would be somewhat of an understatement. But it hasn’t put off the gang of newest recruits for series five of the show, as they have raced to sign up for 2019’s production. With the first episode confirmed to be broadcast on ITV2 on Monday […]

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These everyday items are banned from flights – here’s why

These everyday items are banned from flights – here’s why

With summer just around the corner, you might be getting ready to jet off on holiday, but do you know the rules about what you can and can’t bring on your flight? Here, Rich Quelch of Lifestyle Packaging highlights some surprising everyday items that you aren’t allowed to bring on a plane – and the […]

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Here’s how to tell if your old copy of Harry Potter is worth up to £30,000

Here’s how to tell if your old copy of Harry Potter is worth up to £30,000

Harry Potter was one of the best selling book series in the world, and now those old copies could be worth something. Now a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is to be sold at auction, and the price will range between £20,000 and £30,000. So could your Harry Potter books be worth […]

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These are the worst airports in the UK for flight delays

These are the worst airports in the UK for flight delays

Whether travelling for business or leisure, nobody likes having their journey time extended. Now a new investigation has revealed the UK’s worst airports for flight delays. Flight delays Stansted airport, which is the fourth busiest in the UK, was revealed as the worst for flight delays last year, with an average delay of 25 minutes, […]

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British wildlife quiz: can you identify which animals, plants and trees are native – and which ones were introduced?

British wildlife quiz: can you identify which animals, plants and trees are native – and which ones were introduced?

The number of invasive non-native species in the UK and its overseas territories is among the highest globally, causing huge problems for biodiversity. With the expansion of travel, transport and international trade, the introduction of new species continues to accelerate, with around 10-12 new species estimated to become established in the UK each year. The […]

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You can now buy Battenberg cake flavoured gin

You can now buy Battenberg cake flavoured gin

B&M has released three tempting dessert gins – meaning you can have your cake and drink it too. There are three flavours to choose from meaning that there’s something that’s bound to appeal to every gin lover. Battenberg Cake Introducing the new gin, B&M wrote on their Facebook page, “It tastes JUST like the classic […]

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New Channel 4 dating show is looking for applicants to be matched with five potential partners

New Channel 4 dating show is looking for applicants to be matched with five potential partners

With so many dating apps available at your fingertips, modern dating can be a lot to wrap your head around. For those fed up with digital dating, Channel 4 might be offering the alternative you’ve been looking for, with a new dating show that allows you to meet potential matches face to face. Here’s everything […]

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This is how to spot the signs of a gaming addiction

This is how to spot the signs of a gaming addiction

Gaming addiction is now officially as real a condition as gambling or alcohol addiction, after it was recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO voted to recognise voted unanimously to recognise the condition at their World Health Assembly in Geneva. The vote adopted the changes proposed to the International Classification of Diseases (a […]

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Santander is paying out £1.4 million in refunds to 20,000 customers – here’s how to check if you’re owed money

Santander is paying out £1.4 million in refunds to 20,000 customers – here’s how to check if you’re owed money

Santander will be paying out £1.4 million in refunds to 20,000 of its customers as a result of an error in overdraft alerts. What happened? Banks are required to notify their customers if they’ve slipped into their overdraft before they get charged. However, Santander customers that opened either an Everyday Current Account or an Essential […]

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Lidl baby toy urgently recalled over choking risk

Lidl baby toy urgently recalled over choking risk

Lidl has announced an urgent recall of their one of its baby toys. The recall comes after fears that babies and young toddlers could choke on the toy. What toy? The recall is specific to the Playtive Junior wooden elephant gripper toy. “The rivets on the wheels may become loose and cause a choking hazard […]

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Watch the bizarre moment a man tries to break a beer bottle over his head for a bet – and fails

Watch the bizarre moment a man tries to break a beer bottle over his head for a bet – and fails

The above video shows the moment a daredevil man tried to break a beer bottle on his forehead – and spectacularly fails. Michael Sawyer, 55, was dared to smash the Budweiser bottle over his head for £20 by pal Gordon Taylor, 59. The video, filmed by Gordon (a minibus driver) shows the West Yorkshire cab driver […]

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This cute rescue cat is struggling to find his forever home – because he can’t stop sneezing

This cute rescue cat is struggling to find his forever home – because he can’t stop sneezing

A cute cat is struggling to find a loving new home, as rescue centre staff fear nobody wants to adopt him – because he cannot stop sneezing. Little Elliot suffers from chronic rhinitis which means he has a constant runny nose and is congested – so keeps having to sneeze. The nine year old tabby […]

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