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Warning issued about ‘holiday villa scams’ that cost travellers thousands

Warning issued about ‘holiday villa scams’ that cost travellers thousands

January is a popular time to jet off for a dose of winter sun or to book that highly-anticipated summer holiday. However, Barclays is warning travellers about the risk of holiday villa scams, which could lose holidaymakers hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds. Holidaymakers losing up to £5,000 because of scams Barclays’ figures come from […]

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Toddler cried out ‘mummy’ before he was deliberately crushed to death by car seat for being ‘too noisy’, court told

Toddler cried out ‘mummy’ before he was deliberately crushed to death by car seat for being ‘too noisy’, court told

A toddler cried out for his mother before his was deliberately crushed to death by an electric car seat for being too noisy, a court has heard. Three and a half year old Alfie Lamb was sitting at his mother’s feet in the rear footwell of an Audi convertible when her boyfriend moved his front […]

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New WhatsApp feature allows you to message privately within a group chat – here’s how

New WhatsApp feature allows you to message privately within a group chat – here’s how

by Rhiannon Williams WhatsApp has been updated with new features, including the ability to message a contact privately from within a group chat. The features are contained in the messaging app’s version 2.19.11 update for iOS (Apple’s operating system for iPhone and iPad) which is available to download now. Private messaging from group chats The first […]

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How did my MP vote on the Brexit deal? Full results list and interactive map after Theresa May’s defeat

How did my MP vote on the Brexit deal? Full results list and interactive map after Theresa May’s defeat

Theresa May suffered a crushing defeat in the House of Commons over her Brexit plan last night, with MPs rejecting the draft deal by a huge 230 votes. Politicians across all parties were unhappy with the Prime Minister’s draft Withdrawal Agreement – which outlines the legal text for the UK’s exit from the EU – […]

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This is what could happen after today’s meaningful vote on Brexit

This is what could happen after today’s meaningful vote on Brexit

Today marks an important day in Parliament as MPs will decide the fate of Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal by having their say in a ‘meaningful vote’. The pivotal moment will decide whether May’s withdrawal agreement from the EU will be supported – but current predictions estimate she will suffer a crushing defeat, losing by […]

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You can now recycle your contact lenses – here’s how

You can now recycle your contact lenses – here’s how

A contact lens recycling initiative has been launched which will allow users to dispose of their eyesight aids for free. Previously lenses could only be recycled at a paid-for recycling partner due to the difficulty in recycling the silicone products. But now pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson have revealed the UK’s first free nationwide recycling […]

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Porn websites will automatically be blocked by your internet provider this year – here’s why

Porn websites will automatically be blocked by your internet provider this year – here’s why

A change to the law this year means X-rated websites will automatically be blocked by all internet providers, forcing users to verify their age before they can proceed. The new law means that online pornography will only be viewable in the UK if you have proven you are aged 18 or over, with verification checks […]

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Poundland is now selling engagement rings – and, yes, they only cost £1

Poundland is now selling engagement rings – and, yes, they only cost £1

A bunch of flowers, a card and a fancy meal out usually suffice for Valentine’s Day, but some may way want to go the whole hog and get down on one knee for the one they love this year. Now Poundland is providing the ring – for just £1. So-called ‘Bling Rings’ have been spotted […]

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This howler of a spelling mistake could end up being a permanent fixture on a busy road

This howler of a spelling mistake could end up being a permanent fixture on a busy road

by Anna Khoo Engineers working at a Sussex level crossing appear to have made a small mistake finishing the job. Road markings had to be redone following a major upgrade to the level crossing barriers at Yapton, between Barnham and Ford in West Sussex. ‘Keep claer’ was seen written in North End Road last night […]

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New 50p coins released by the Royal Mint have sold out in record time

New 50p coins released by the Royal Mint have sold out in record time

The Royal Mint’s new collection of reissued commemorative 50p coins – released to celebrate 50 years of the 50 pence piece – has sold out within hours. As reported by ChangeChecker.org, the entire range of Base Proof, Silver Proof and Gold Proof sets completely sold out when the coins went on sale on 14 January, […]

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