TikTok star reveals simple recipes for just £1 per portion

A TikTok star has revealed her simple recipes which cost just £1 per portion to feed a family of four. Becky Excell has created a menu of nutritious and healthy dishes – including smoky tomato rice, sticky sausage stew and turkey and cranberry pie. The influencer and best-selling author has created these meals to help…

ShinyShiny snippets: TikTok raise livestreaming age to 18

TikTok is raising its minimum age for livestreaming from 16 to 18 from next month. A BBC News investigation found hundreds of accounts going live from Syrian refugee camps, with children begging for donations. Some were receiving up to $1,000 (£900) an hour - but when they withdrew the cash, TikTok had taken up to…

TikTok’s Shy Girl Workout: 9 tips for combatting Gym-timidation 

  The TikTok trend known as the 'Shy Girl Workout' has been making waves on the online video sharing platform, where confident female gym users share their recommended workouts for those struggling with confidence when it comes to working out...  With 67% of women reporting feelings of “gym-timidation” - heightened feelings of self-consciousness when at…

Shiny Snippets: TikTok facing £27 million fine for endangering children

TikTok is facing a £27 million fine for endangering children online after an investigation by John Edwards, the Information Commissioner. The social media giant has become the first tech company to be issued with a formal notice of intent that they face the fine for breaches of the children’s code. The company has been accused…

ShinyShiny snippets: UK Parliament closes down TikTok account

The UK Parliament has closed down its TikTok account after MPs raised concerns about the risk of data being passed to the Chinese government. The account has been locked, and content deleted, days after its launch. Senior MPs and peers had called for the account to be removed until TikTok gave "credible assurances" no data…

Golden Retriever is Top Dog on TikTok

Dogs have been man’s best friend since the domestication of the wolf during the late Mesolithic period. Since those times, we have been blessed by a plethora of dog breeds, selectively bred by humans for roles such as hunting, herding, and of course, companionship. In fact, The Kennel Club recognises 222 breeds of dog. Dogs are unsurprisingly…

ShinyShiny snippets: TikTok leading platform for fake Ukraine videos

TikTok has emerged as one of the leading platforms for snappy false videos about the war in Ukraine which are reaching millions. With a user base of more than one billion people - more than half of whom are under 30 - TikTok is where many young people have been getting updates about the conflict,…

Safer Internet Day: 5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online

Tomorrow (8th February) is Safer Internet Day. We teamed up with web hosting experts at Fasthosts to give our top 5 tips for keeping children safe online... We know that children’s online safety is among a parent’s biggest priorities, and it’s incredibly important to keep children out of harm’s way when using the internet. Due to…

Facebook user decline: what the experts say

Social media giant Facebook has seen the number of its daily active users (DAUs) drop for the first time in its 18-year history. Facebook's parent company Meta Networks says DAUs fell to 1.929bn in the three months to the end of December, compared to 1.930bn in the previous quarter. The firm also warned of slowing…