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Google Maps can now tell you if your taxi driver is taking the ‘scenic’ route

Google Maps can now tell you if your taxi driver is taking the ‘scenic’ route

Google Maps is trialling a new feature that warns users that their taxi driver is taking them the ‘scenic’ route in order to increase the cost of their fare. The new off-route feature spots whenever your vehicle deviates from the fastest route by 500 metres or more and sends an alert to your phone, according […]

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This is why a fifth of British holidaymakers have decided to stay at home

This is why a fifth of British holidaymakers have decided to stay at home

Almost one in five people in Britain are planning a staycation in the UK this year – and ten per cent of people have changed their holiday plans because of Brexit, according to two new surveys. The national poll conducted by Leeds Building Society showed the majority of those altering their plans have chosen the UK […]

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Netflix, Spotify and EA are among the most hacked online accounts – here’s how to protect yourself

Netflix, Spotify and EA are among the most hacked online accounts – here’s how to protect yourself

With high profile online data breaches becoming increasingly common, security when using the internet is a significant concern among web users today. And while you may feel inclined to trust the larger digital brands to spend more on ensuring that their users are safe, this is not always the case. An investigation by internet security […]

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You could travel around Croatia for free and watch dolphins with a luxury cruise company – here’s how

You could travel around Croatia for free and watch dolphins with a luxury cruise company – here’s how

Travel and nature enthusiasts are being offered the chance to travel around Croatia for free with a luxury cruise company, as part of a conservation scholarship. Cruise company Unforgettable Croatia is offering one lucky applicant the chance to travel the country during the summer next year, assisting with marine research during their trip. An adventure-based […]

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Kids as young as 2 are being allowed to access social media – and it’s damaging their mental health

Kids as young as 2 are being allowed to access social media – and it’s damaging their mental health

Parents could be damaging the mental health of their toddlers by allowing them to use social media as young as two years old, a charity has warned. A new report from Barnardo’s has raised concerns that viewing material on social media sites could be damaging to the social development of young children. Mental health concerns […]

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Furious mum told to leave British Airways airport lounge as ‘business class is for business people, not babies’

Furious mum told to leave British Airways airport lounge as ‘business class is for business people, not babies’

by Jamie McKenzie A mum was left in tears when British Airways business class lounge staff told her to leave after failing to provide her with a high chair for her 11 month old daughter. Jemma King said she made clear to catering staff that her child was too small to sit up on the […]

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You can now get a McDonald’s breakfast later as it extends hours in new trial

You can now get a McDonald’s breakfast later as it extends hours in new trial

Fans of the McDonald’s breakfast will now be able to sleep later and still have time to pick up a McMuffin, as the restaurant has announced it is extending its serving hours as part of a new trial. The fast food chain is trialling an extension of its breakfast hours, keeping service running until 11am. […]

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Hundreds of thousands of Whirlpool tumble dryers are being recalled – here’s how to know if your appliance is a fire risk

Hundreds of thousands of Whirlpool tumble dryers are being recalled – here’s how to know if your appliance is a fire risk

Thousands of fire risk tumble dryers are finally being recalled after health concerns were first raised four years ago. Whirlpool is in the process of replacing or repairing 4.3 million appliances, but has now been told it will be forced by the government to recall all of the machines that could still be a risk. […]

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How diabetes affects more people than cancer and dementia combined

How diabetes affects more people than cancer and dementia combined

One in 15 people live with diabetes – that’s 4.7 million people in the UK and is far more than cancer and dementia combined. This also includes one million people who do not even know they have diabetes. As part of Diabetes Week, Diabetes UK wants to increase people’s understanding of the condition and help […]

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Build-A-Bear are bringing back their ‘Pay Your Age’ offer to shops – here’s how to get the deal

Build-A-Bear are bringing back their ‘Pay Your Age’ offer to shops – here’s how to get the deal

Shoppers will have the chance to pick up a new furry friend this month, as Build-A-Bear brings back its Pay Your Age event to shops across the UK. Last year, the popular event saw members of the public queue for up to nine hours in some parts of the country as they waited to pick […]

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