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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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Cure tour a real tonic for The Twilight Sad

Cure tour a real tonic for The Twilight Sad

Never meet your heroes, they say. But try telling that to The Twilight Sad‘s James Graham. The Kilsyth band are still on a high following a tour with ’80s icons The Cure. Although that does mean the band entering the PR and media circus. “I think the next hour and a half’s me talking mince,” […]

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The Chase is looking for contestants – here’s how to apply

The Chase is looking for contestants – here’s how to apply

If you find yourself screaming answers at the television when contestants on The Chase fumble over seemingly simple questions, now could be the chance to prove yourself. The ITV show is looking for new contestants to take on ‘The Beast’, ‘The Governess’, ‘The Sinnerman’, ‘The Dark Destroyer’ and ‘The Vixen’ for the chance to earn […]

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This is why you might not be able to use your wood burning stove by 2022

This is why you might not be able to use your wood burning stove by 2022

Environment Secretary Michael Gove is to ban the sale of coal and wood used for home fires and stoves, in a bid to tackle air pollution. By 2022, only the cleanest will be permitted for sale to limit harmful emissions linked to log burners and open fires. Improving air quality The ban will restrict the […]

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New 50 pence pieces unveiled to mark the coin’s 50th anniversary – here’s how much they could be worth

New 50 pence pieces unveiled to mark the coin’s 50th anniversary – here’s how much they could be worth

A special set of coins has been unveiled to mark the 50th anniversary of the 50 pence piece, each celebrating British cultural history. The designs have been carefully selected to celebrate key cultural milestones and favourite pieces of coin collectors. A commemorative set The commemorative set includes five 50p coins released in honour of the […]

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