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These are the futuristic products Brits will soon be filling their homes with

These are the futuristic products Brits will soon be filling their homes with

Doggy nail polish, outdoor cinema screens and make-your-own cheese kits are among the weird and wonderful items Brits will be filling their homes with this summertime, according to tech experts. Data released by Amazon also revealed the population will be splashing their hard-earned cash on drones, cocktail trollies and smart speakers. The world’s largest online […]

Over one quarter of the West Midlands population believe climate change is the biggest crisis facing humanity

Over one quarter of the West Midlands population believe climate change is the biggest crisis facing humanity

Over one quarter of the West Midlands population believe climate change is the biggest crisis facing humanity today – but many are ‘confused’ about how they can help. In a poll of 2,000 adults, 45 per cent of those in the West Midlands admitted they are worried about their health due to the impact of […]

Brits happy to tuck into food that’s past its sell-by date

Brits happy to tuck into food that’s past its sell-by date

Millions of Brits are happy to tuck into out of date food, a study has found. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found we will comfortably consume cheese 10 days after its ‘best before’ date, devour bread five days past its best and feast on fish three days after its freshest. It also emerged Brits will […]

Best and worst football shirts of all time revealed

Best and worst football shirts of all time revealed

The shirt worn by England’s legendary World Cup winning side has been voted the greatest football strip of all-time. Worn by the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton CBE, Bobby Moore OBE and Sir Geoff Hurst MBE during the 1966 Wembley final, the iconic strip remains popular more than 50 years later. The simple design, a […]

Climate change named the biggest crisis facing humanity – but many are confused about how they can help

Climate change named the biggest crisis facing humanity – but many are confused about how they can help

Three quarters of the UK population believe climate change is the biggest crisis facing humanity today – but many are ‘confused’ about how they can help. A study of 2,000 adults found human behaviour is considered to have had a bigger effect on the environment than deforestation and fossil fuels. More than one third believe […]

The International Celebration of Dyslexia

The International Celebration of Dyslexia

Celebrities, including Sir Richard Branson (above), Theo Paphitis and Mollie King are being urged to throw their weight behind a groundbreaking UK event that aims to celebrate dyslexia as a gift. Sir Richard Branson, Theo Paphitis and other celebrities with dyslexia are being urged to support the inaugural International Celebration of Dyslexia (ICD)  – the […]

Brits lose holiday feeling faster than their tans

Brits lose holiday feeling faster than their tans

New research from TUI UK in collaboration with University College London’s Affective Brain Lab has uncovered what triggers the difficult-to-define, but universally recognised, “holiday feeling” and unlocks how holidaymakers can retain the positive effects for longer. With millions of British holidaymakers set to jet off on a beach holiday this summer, leading holiday experts TUI […]

This Week’s Must Read: My Story: 50 Memories from Fifty Years of Service

This Week’s Must Read: My Story: 50 Memories from Fifty Years of Service

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s eagerly-awaited memoirs chart the United Arab Emirates’ meteoric growth into a global superpower and offer a rare glimpse of the man at the heart of power and politics in the Middle East, finds Timothy Arden. Competition is a word Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum uses a lot. The […]

Huawei joins forces with the RSPCA to help find ‘furever’ homes for the UK’s Unadopted animals

Huawei joins forces with the RSPCA to help find ‘furever’ homes for the UK’s Unadopted animals

The RSPCA finds some animals, such as black cats and certain dog breeds, can take longer to rehome than others. New research suggests that a poor profile pic could result in some rescue pets being overlooked. With the multitude of cute animals, we see every day on line, over half of brits (56%) admit they […]

Meet Hugh Ashton: The UK’s leading Sherlock Holmes writer who also has many more strings to his bow

Meet Hugh Ashton: The UK’s leading Sherlock Holmes writer who also has many more strings to his bow

He’s best known for his spot-on pastiches of Sherlock Holmes adventures, but as Timothy Arden discovers, author Hugh Ashton is also an astonishingly versatile writer of thrillers and speculative fiction There’s a spot on the small, offshore island of Enoshima in Japan that British author Hugh Ashton describes as “my own Reichenbach Falls”. The causeway […]