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Health warning issued after spike in lamb-related salmonella cases

Health warning issued after spike in lamb-related salmonella cases

Meat eaters are being warned of the dangers of eating undercooked lamb after more than 300 people fell ill to sheep-related salmonella poisoning. The Food Standards Agency along with Food Standards Scotland, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland are  reminding people who eat or handle raw lamb or mutton to store, prepare and cook […]

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Strong winds will continue as a bitter Arctic airflow brings frosty mornings to the UK

Strong winds will continue as a bitter Arctic airflow brings frosty mornings to the UK

Strong winds are currently hitting parts of the UK, accompanied by a considerable drop in temperatures. Some might be hoping it will all blow over soon, but the windy weather looks set to continue, and an arctic chill is expected to hit by the end of the week, possibly bringing frost with it this weekend. […]

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Bill Wells’ Baltic beats… and all that jazz

Bill Wells’ Baltic beats… and all that jazz

Any other Scottish act releasing a new album on a Tallinn-based record label would turn heads. But for Bill Wells, it’s just another day at the office. The Falkirk-born musician’s career is wide-ranging – named best Scots-based performer at Glasgow’s Jazz Festival in 1996, Wells has gravitated towards indie music – working with the Pastels […]

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Here are 10 of the strangest items ever found on the UK’s highest mountains

Here are 10 of the strangest items ever found on the UK’s highest mountains

A recent clean up operation on Ben Nevis in Scotland resulted in nearly 375lb (170Kg) of rubbish being collected, and this year’s finds included half a toilet seat, underwear and a live military flare. Volunteers were taking part in the Real3Peaks Challenge, which also involves a litter pick on Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike […]

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Cadbury’s and Fox’s biscuit tins have shrunk in size but still cost the same

Cadbury’s and Fox’s biscuit tins have shrunk in size but still cost the same

Family favourite biscuit tins from Cadbury and Fox’s have shrunk in size, yet the companies have not lowered the prices to reflect the new size of the products. Cadbury Chocolate Biscuits and Fox’s Fabulously Biscuit Selection now appear to be the latest  victims of the ‘shrinkflation’ phenomenon – where product prices stay the same, yet the size […]

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The #Booberang challenge could help to detect breast cancer early – here’s how to get involved

The #Booberang challenge could help to detect breast cancer early – here’s how to get involved

A new challenge is currently sweeping the internet, urging women to use Instagram’s ‘Boomerang’ function in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer. Dubbed the #Booberang challenge, the campaign encourages women to use the video feature to show them checking their breasts for lumps over their clothes, and inviting their friends to do the […]

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Debenhams could close a third of its stores in an attempt to save the company

Debenhams could close a third of its stores in an attempt to save the company

Debenhams is considering closing a number of its UK stores in a drastic bid to manage their ongoing debts, it has been reported. According to the Telegraph, the struggling, 205 year old department store will aim to save around £30 million by halting shareholder payments and £70 million by cutting back on capital expenditure. The move […]

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Bookies think this could be the coldest winter on record as temperatures start to plummet

Bookies think this could be the coldest winter on record as temperatures start to plummet

Conditions are beginning to cool down drastically in the UK, with temperatures this week set to drop to single figures and stay that way into November. As a result, Ladbrokes has slashed odds on this winter going down as the coldest ever. The bookmaker recently cut odds from 7/2 to just 3/1 on this being […]

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I’m a Celebrity 2018: When does it start and who is taking part?

I’m a Celebrity 2018: When does it start and who is taking part?

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here will shortly be back on TV screens, with a host of celebs competing it out in the heart of the Australian jungle in the run up to Christmas. But when will this popular reality show return to ITV1 and who will be taking part this year? Here’s everything […]

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British parents do the equivalent of an extra day of work per week thanks to gruelling morning routines

British parents do the equivalent of an extra day of work per week thanks to gruelling morning routines

British parents are undertaking the equivalent of an extra day of work per week due to hectic morning routines, new research has revealed. The study (commissioned by Nutri-Grain) found that parents are doing an additional 10 hours and 35 minutes per week of hard graft, on top of their nine to five jobs. Demanding lifestyles […]

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