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5 things you probably mistakenly think you can recycle

5 things you probably mistakenly think you can recycle

Recycling household products can be a simple way to help the environment – but it’s not always straightforward and often people get it wrong. A recent survey revealed that more than three quarters of British consumers (78 per cent) are unaware of basic recycling rules. The research conducted by coffee capsule manufacturer, Halo Coffee found […]

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You will no longer be able to burn coal on wood burners, stoves and open fires from next year – here’s what you can burn instead

You will no longer be able to burn coal on wood burners, stoves and open fires from next year – here’s what you can burn instead

Homes with open fires and wood burning stoves will no longer be able to burn wet wood and coal, under new government rules. Sales of wet wood and coal – the two most polluting fuels – will be phased out in England from February 2021 to help lower air pollution. The Department for Environment, Food […]

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Using your phone too much can decrease your brain activity – here’s why

Using your phone too much can decrease your brain activity – here’s why

Both the popularity and availability of smartphones has dramatically increased in the past years, but are we using them too much? Smartphone addiction physically changes the shape and size of the human brain in a similar way to the organ of a drug addict, a new study has found. Published in the journal Addictive Behaviours, […]

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A holographic Whitney Houston tour is coming to the UK – here’s how to get tickets

A holographic Whitney Houston tour is coming to the UK – here’s how to get tickets

Fans who never got the chance to see Whitney Houston in concert can now see the next best thing, as a hologram tour comes to the UK. With 200 million worldwide record sales to her name, the late singer was cited as the most awarded female artist in history by the Guinness World Records – […]

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You can get £5 off your next pair of shoes at Schuh if you donate your old or unwanted ones

You can get £5 off your next pair of shoes at Schuh if you donate your old or unwanted ones

Buying shoes can become quite expensive, especially when they are easily outgrown or scuffed. But Schuh has introduced a new scheme where you can get £5 off the next pair of shoes you buy, if you donate any unwanted or old footwear. Donating unwanted footwear In order to get the money off, customers just need […]

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Gordon Ramsay wants contestants for a new show – here’s how to apply

Gordon Ramsay wants contestants for a new show – here’s how to apply

If you want to get involved in the food and drink business, or already are, and think you have what it takes to impress Gordon Ramsay then applications are now open for a new BBC TV show. ‘Exciting and innovative new food and drink businesses’ The show, which has a current working title of Gordon […]

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Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle is getting a makeover – here’s what it will look like

Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle is getting a makeover – here’s what it will look like

Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle has been an iconic fairytale landmark, looming high over the Magic Kingdom for decades – but it’s now set to undergo a major makeover. These new plans will be in honour of the 70th anniversary of the animated Cinderella film. What updates will be made? The resort, in Orlando, Florida, […]

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You no longer need to pay for a visa to visit Turkey from March – this is how much money you’ll save

You no longer need to pay for a visa to visit Turkey from March – this is how much money you’ll save

Jetting off abroad can be a costly business and there are always added expenses that need accounting for on top of flights – including the cost of a visa. But if you are planning a trip to Turkey this year, you will no longer have to pay for a visa, thanks to the introduction of […]

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Here’s how to reveal a hidden animated painting in the new £20 note using Snapchat

Here’s how to reveal a hidden animated painting in the new £20 note using Snapchat

If you manage to get hold of the new £20 note, you can use Snapchat to reveal an animated painting hidden in it. The popular picture and video-sharing app has turned the polymer note into an animated artwork featuring the paintings of JMW Turner – the artist featured on the reverse of the new notes. […]

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Eating a big breakfast may help you burn double the calories – here’s why

Eating a big breakfast may help you burn double the calories – here’s why

Breakfast has long been deemed the most important meal of the day – and new research suggests eating it may even help you to lose weight. People who eat a big breakfast burn twice as many calories compared with those who eat a larger dinner, according to a new study published in The Journal of […]

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