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Christmas TV schedules revealed: here’s what to watch this festive season

Christmas TV schedules revealed: here’s what to watch this festive season

Christmas TV is just as big a part of the festive season as eating too much and making a fool of yourself at the office party. So here’s our guide to the best festive (and not-so-festive) programming coming to TV, streaming and On Demand over the month of December. We’ll update this list as new […]

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These are the most common competition scams to look out for this Christmas

These are the most common competition scams to look out for this Christmas

The festive season brings with it a rise in scammers trying to trick us into giving away our personal details. One of the easiest ways to fool people is via a fraudulent competition scam. According to Sarah Burns, SCAMbassador for National Trading Standards, these are the five most common scams we all need to be […]

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Alabama rot: Fresh warning issued to dog owners over deadly disease

Alabama rot: Fresh warning issued to dog owners over deadly disease

Dog owners are being warned to be vigilant as the peak season for the Alabama rot disease sets in. The Kennel Club highlighted that the disease, also known as Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy, or CRGV, is most prevalent between November and May. The first case of the disease occured in the UK in 2012 and […]

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This is why your O2, GiffGaff, Tesco and Sky Mobile phones aren’t working

This is why your O2, GiffGaff, Tesco and Sky Mobile phones aren’t working

by Damien Lucas O2’s internet service is down, leaving people with phones on the network unable to get on the internet. The problems mean that the companies that share its network – such as GiffGaff, Sky Mobile and Tesco Mobile – are also being hit by the problems. We are aware our customers are unable […]

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This is how you can get paid to test chocolate and sweets

This is how you can get paid to test chocolate and sweets

If you love chocolate, but never thought the day would come where you could get paid to eat it, then we’ve found the perfect job for you. Nestlé is searching for a product tester to test confectionery at Nestlé York. The job description reads, “Calling all sweet tooths, chocaholics, and people who like a sugary […]

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BBC radio presenter Vicki Archer took her own life after coming off-air

BBC radio presenter Vicki Archer took her own life after coming off-air

A BBC radio presenter took her own life shortly after coming off-air in the middle of her show following an ongoing battle with depression, an inquest heard. Vicki Archer, 41, was found dead at home by her step-father just hours after leaving a radio station part through her afternoon slot – telling colleagues she was […]

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These are the laws around taking photos or filming at your child’s nativity play

These are the laws around taking photos or filming at your child’s nativity play

It’s the time of year when every parent enjoys watching their little darlings perform in the school nativity play. It used to be that the performance was documented by hundreds of proud parents snapping away on their cameras, but more recently school politics and privacy issues have come into play, with some schools ruling that […]

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Tesco is selling litre bottles of Jack Daniel’s for a bargain price – but you’ll need to hurry

Tesco is selling litre bottles of Jack Daniel’s for a bargain price – but you’ll need to hurry

With the festive season underway, Tesco is selling litre bottles of Jack Daniel’s for just £20 – instead of £32. Customers can either get the offer in store or online, but they’ll need to be fast, as it is only running until Sunday (16 Dec). The offer is available for shoppers across the entire UK, including […]

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This is how you can swap unused toys for a brand new one – all for a good cause

This is how you can swap unused toys for a brand new one – all for a good cause

If your home is littered with unused toys, you could receive money off a brand new robot in time for Christmas simply by donating to Barnardo’s. AI and robotics company Anki has teamed up with the children’s charity to launch a Christmas toy amnesty on 8 and 9 December, where families who donate toys to […]

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Weather warnings in place as Storm Etienne brings heavy downpours and gales to the UK

Weather warnings in place as Storm Etienne brings heavy downpours and gales to the UK

Storm Etienne is bringing wet and windy weather conditions to the UK this week, with weather warnings currently in place. Conditions have already taken a turn for the worse, bringing cooler temperatures, frosty conditions and heavy rain. In a tweet from Monday (3 Dec), the Met Office said, “The Portuguese met service @ipma_pt have named […]

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