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Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here’s what to do if you get stung

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here’s what to do if you get stung

For centuries dock leaves have been used by many as a simple way to stop the pain of nettle stings, but do they actually help or is it simply a placebo effect? There are numerous home remedies which all claim to be the best way to cure nettle stings, but many vouch for the healing […]

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Cheese, yoghurt and even formula could become much more expensive in the next few years

Cheese, yoghurt and even formula could become much more expensive in the next few years

The price of cheese, butter and yoghurt could rocket after the UK leaves the EU, due to our dependence on imported dairy products, says a new report. Research carried out by the London School of Economics (LSE) found that the smallest delay in the journey from EU farms to UK table can increase prices of […]

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What the tsunami and anti-tourism protests in Mallorca and Menorca mean for holidaymakers

What the tsunami and anti-tourism protests in Mallorca and Menorca mean for holidaymakers

The popular holiday destination islands of Mallorca and Menorca were hit by a mini tsunami yesterday morning, leaving beach-side streets, bars and restaurants flooded. The port city of Ciutadella on the west coast of Menorca was among the hardest hit places, while the Andratx municipality on Mallorca was also impacted by the “meteotsunami”, which saw […]

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Quiz: Which Love Island contestant are you?

Quiz: Which Love Island contestant are you?

Love Island has gripped the nation since it returned in June, with many viewers having their favourite and not so favourite contestants. But which Love Island contestant are you most like? Take the quiz to find out…    

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Hot weather to bring about a surge in burglaries this August

Hot weather to bring about a surge in burglaries this August

Homeowners are being urged to take extra care with home security this summer as new research has revealed burglaries look set to rise during the month of August. The new research from MoneySuperMarket analysed millions of home insurance enquiries over the last five years to reveal that August is the main summer month for burglaries, […]

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Dogs are climbing onto roofs during the heatwave because of open windows

Dogs are climbing onto roofs during the heatwave because of open windows

It’s not just humans who are struggling to cope with the sweltering heatwave which been gripping the UK over the past few weeks – dogs are feeling a bit hot under the collar too. With no sign of temperatures plummeting any time soon, some pooches around the country have been attempting to escape the unrelenting […]

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7 king-sized food challenges for foodie fans in Leeds

7 king-sized food challenges for foodie fans in Leeds

If a regular sized meal isn’t quite satisfying your hungry soul, these king-sized food challenges in Leeds are guaranteed to do the trick. From towering burgers and giant spicy pizzas, to an enormous breakfast extravaganza, these epic food feasts will leave you fit to burst. Triple Chili Challenge, MEATliquor   A post shared by MEATliquor […]

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Brassed Off: a miner masterpiece with a powerful message

Brassed Off: a miner masterpiece with a powerful message

Twenty-one years ago, a comedy-drama emerged about a group of working-class Northern folk struggling to make ends meet, following the decline of their local industry. It stormed the box office, raking in more than $250m worldwide, scooped four Oscar nominations, and became a pop culture phenomenon. That film was The Full Monty. But a year […]

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Marvel Netflix producer Gail Barringer on exploring PTSD in The Punisher, her pride in Luke Cage, and the ’13 episode criticism’ from fans

Marvel Netflix producer Gail Barringer on exploring PTSD in The Punisher, her pride in Luke Cage, and the ’13 episode criticism’ from fans

After three years working on Jonathan Nolan’s cult TV drama Person Of Interest, with its “movie quality action and stunts”, producer Gail Barringer was well placed to join the adrenaline-filled Marvel superhero universe over at Netflix. Leaping aboard vigilante thrillers Luke Cage and The Punisher, Barringer relished the chance to tackle two of television’s most literally […]

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Would you buy a haunted house? 55% of Brits are too frightened

Would you buy a haunted house? 55% of Brits are too frightened

So-called haunted houses in the UK are being sold for thousands less than their worth because people are too scared to live in them, according to a new study. Statistician Dr Geoff Ellis’s study into 25 British ‘haunted houses’ sold over the last 50 years revealed that the properties lost an average of 17 per […]

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