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Kids’ foam mattresses could release toxic chemicals while they sleep

Kids’ foam mattresses could release toxic chemicals while they sleep

Mattresses made out of foam could release toxic chemicals, which may be harmful to children as they sleep. A study published in the Environmental Science and Technology journal suggests that the level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in polyurethane mattresses – and which are found in numerous common household products, including perfume and paint – […]

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These countries pose the highest risk of contracting travel bugs – here’s how to avoid getting ill

These countries pose the highest risk of contracting travel bugs – here’s how to avoid getting ill

Staying safe and healthy is paramount to all holiday-makers, but some locations require extra precautions to reduce the risk of becoming ill. While travellers may be keen to jet off, sometimes that holiday bliss can be ruined by picking up a common bug in one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. The countries with […]

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This is how much we’re spending on attending our friends’ weddings

This is how much we’re spending on attending our friends’ weddings

Attending the wedding of a friend can be an important occasion, but with hen parties, stag dos, clothing, accommodation and travel all to consider – how much does it really cost? The average Brit will be a member of the wedding party four times in their lifetime, according to a survey of 1,003 UK adults […]

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These hidden parasites could be lurking in your hotel swimming pool – here’s how to check it’s safe

These hidden parasites could be lurking in your hotel swimming pool – here’s how to check it’s safe

Taking a dip in the pool on holiday to cool off from the sun is always a treat. But as inviting as a swimming pool may appear, it could actually be hiding a number of deadly bacteria which could be harmful to your health. Safe to swim? Even if a swimming pool abroad looks completely […]

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These are the areas most targeted by payday lenders and loan sharks

These are the areas most targeted by payday lenders and loan sharks

Households in areas where people are struggling to be accepted for affordable borrowing are being targeted by high-cost credit lenders. A new report by Demos think tank, named The Good Credit Index, has identified 30 places around the UK where households have low credit scores and an increased need to borrow money – alongside a […]

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Plastic-backed fridges may cause fires in homes – here’s what you need to know

Plastic-backed fridges may cause fires in homes – here’s what you need to know

Plastic-backed fridges are dangerous and should be removed from shops, according to the UK’s leading consumer group. Which? has called on retailers to stop selling the common type of fridge as new regulations on manufacturing the appliances come into force. The testing standard has changed, making the manufacture of plastic-backed fridges far less likely. Testing […]

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These are all of the Whirlpool tumble dryers that could pose a fire risk

These are all of the Whirlpool tumble dryers that could pose a fire risk

Four years after Whirlpool admitted as many as 800,000 faulty tumble dryers were sold in the UK, the company has released a full list of all the fire-risk models. The comprehensive list names 627 models in total, with just over 300 of those being appliances sold outside of the UK, according to Which?. The full […]

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This is the most recent travel safety advice for Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Turkey, Spain and more

This is the most recent travel safety advice for Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Turkey, Spain and more

With summer fast approaching, most of us are busy getting ready for any upcoming holidays we may have booked. Meanwhile, the UK Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for a number of countries. If you have plans to travel to Cyprus, Spain, Turkey, Indonesia, the US or Tunisia, there are some travel restrictions and […]

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This is how to get the best deals and bargains on Amazon Prime Day

This is how to get the best deals and bargains on Amazon Prime Day

This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on purchases made through one of these links but this never influences our experts’ opinions. Since 2015, each year on a Tuesday in early July, Amazon has offered its Prime subscribers a day of heavy discounts and deals. Last year, the event was so popular it […]

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The Chase is looking for contestants – this is how to apply

The Chase is looking for contestants – this is how to apply

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to beat a Chaser with your general knowledge skills? Are you left screaming at the TV when someone obviously gets a question wrong? This might be the opportunity for you. ITV’s popular quiz show The Chase is currently looking for new applicants. What is The Chase? Contestants […]

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