Easter

10 ways to save money in the UK this Easter

Consumer watchdog Which? is advising families facing cost of living pressures on how they can save money over the Easter holidays with these handy hacks for free, or cut-price, activities.... Says Natalie Hitchins, Which? Home Products and Services Editor:  “With the rising cost of living taking its toll on household finances, millions of families are…

No WiFi tops list of 40 most boring things in life

  Image: About Manchester The top 40 most boring things in life have been revealed - including waiting for the kettle to boil, on goings at Westminster, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. A study of 2,000 adults found having to endure periods without Wi-Fi is considered the most tedious…

Top 40 ways in which Brits get a boost – good news tops the list

Brits need three 'boosts' to get them through a typical day - with the first required as early as 9:12am. Research of 2,000 adults revealed those aged between 18-24 need the most boosts, with adults between 55-64 requiring the least. The biggest pick-me-ups were found to be getting some good news, the sun shining and…

‘Don’t get your knickers in a twist’, voted favourite British phrase

Researchers polled 2,000 adults to find out the most popular dialect sayings with 'Don't get your knickers in a twist' topping the list. Other beloved phrases include ‘a curtain twitcher’ – ‘a nosey person’, ‘it’s a dreich day’ – ‘a miserable day’ and ‘having a blether’ – ‘a chat’ or ‘a gossip’. But there are…

Cute Labrador Puppies help to breed better Guide Dogs

This adorable litter of puppies is among the first to take part in a pioneering genetic study to help breed the best possible guide dogs. The 10, six-week-old Labradors are the face of a major research project by Guide Dogs to better understand what makes a successful working guide dog partnership. More than 3,000 trainee…

1 in 3 Brits have tried out wacky fads – like Dog Yoga

  Dog Yoga by ErharYaksaa - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62034151 A third of Brits have tried out wacky fads, including screaming therapy, dog yoga ('doga')and drinking saltwater, according to a new survey. A survey of 2,000 adults found almost half have tried drinking apple cider vinegar, a well-known fad…

Ways To Keep The Kids Entertained On A Budget This Summer

Most parents know that at the best of times children can be difficult to keep entertained and out of trouble. Children are constantly looking for things to do and ways in which they can cause as much mess or disruption as possible. This is necessary for their cognitive development of course, and it is up…