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A council is threatening £50,000 fines for people who put their bins out on the wrong day

A council is threatening £50,000 fines for people who put their bins out on the wrong day

A council has warned local residents who leave their bins out on the wrong days could face a fine – of up to £50,000. The laminated notice warning of the whopping penalty was put up by Cheltenham Borough Council. It was left on a street that is often constantly strewn with rubbish-filled bin bags, warning […]

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Someone thinks they have spotted the Loch Ness monster – in the Bristol channel

Someone thinks they have spotted the Loch Ness monster – in the Bristol channel

A massive creature that looks like the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ has been spotted – in the Bristol Channel. The large sea beast – normally ‘seen’ 570 miles away in Scotland – was apparently swimming along the Westcountry estuary. Loch Ness does feed into the sea, prompting people to speculate that ‘Nessie’ has swum south. A […]

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‘Blood rain’ is the reason your car is covered in dust – here’s where it came from

‘Blood rain’ is the reason your car is covered in dust – here’s where it came from

by Matthew Mohan-Hickson You may have noticed a layer of red dust on your car in recent days. The muck and dirt has been covering vehicles across the UK. But what has caused the sudden appearance of red dust? If you’ve notice a mucky layer on your car, you have a phenomenon called ‘blood rain’ […]

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Ryanair is having a massive seat sale – this is where you could go for as little as £1.99

Ryanair is having a massive seat sale – this is where you could go for as little as £1.99

Ryanair has announced a seat sale which could see holidaymakers travel all over Europe for as little as £1.99. The sale, which lasts until midnight tonight (Wednesday 24 March), includes flights from 19 airports across the UK such as Manchester, Stansted, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Birmingham. Cheap flights to places all over Europe The deals […]

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Quiz: Can you get these GCSE exam questions right?

Quiz: Can you get these GCSE exam questions right?

Sitting the dreaded GCSE exams is something the majority of us will remember. Typically taken over the course of two or three academic years, the all important final examinations at the end of Year 11 mark the culmination of a long period of hard work. With thousands of pupils across the country preparing to sit […]

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This is how to get cinema tickets for under £2.50

This is how to get cinema tickets for under £2.50

The cost of a visit to the cinema can quickly build up, but here’s how to save money on your tickets. From the growing sizes of popcorn containers to the VIP seats, the cinema is no longer the cheap day out it once was.  But thanks to confectionery giant Mars (the makers behind sweets like […]

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Primark is rumoured to be offering online shopping – here’s what you need to know

Primark is rumoured to be offering online shopping – here’s what you need to know

Primark is as known for the mad rushes that follow their new product announcements as it is for affordable clothing. Practical takes on designer goods and well-priced imitations of catwalk fashion fly off the shelves and can even be found on eBay at inflated prices. And while most retailers have an online shopping option so […]

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No identity crisis for False Bliss

No identity crisis for False Bliss

If the name sounds unfamiliar it should be no surprise. Edinburgh-based foursome False Bliss were previously known by the less-catchy moniker DTHPDL, but for frontman Alastair Chivers, it was time for a fresh start. “The name change is probably the least important point about the new album,” he insists, “but it felt required really. “DTHPDL […]

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£8 million worth of Premium Bond prizes have been lost in the post – here’s how to check if you’re owed money

£8 million worth of Premium Bond prizes have been lost in the post – here’s how to check if you’re owed money

More than 180,000 Premium Bond prizes worth £8 million have gone missing in the post – and more than £60,000 worth in the last year alone. This could mean that you might be owed money won through your Premium Bonds if you have not signed up for the prize money to be paid directly into […]

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These are the places which people rarely ever clean

These are the places which people rarely ever clean

A new survey has revealed the parts of our homes which are hardly ever cleaned – and it’s shown some surprising statistics. The poll of 1,748 British homeowners and renters looked to identify the parts of the home they ‘rarely’ clean just once every three to six months as well as ‘never’ consider cleaning. It […]

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