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As NHS warn of a rise in blood sucking insects, here’s what to do if you’re bitten

As NHS warn of a rise in blood sucking insects, here’s what to do if you’re bitten

Brits may have been basking in the tropical sunshine over the past few weeks, but the downside to the balmy weather is that painful bites by bloodsucking insects have soared. Calls to the NHS helpline 111 about bites from insects are nearly double the average for this time of year, and senior doctors are reporting […]

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Driver trapped in car as BMW bursts into flames and locks jam shut

Driver trapped in car as BMW bursts into flames and locks jam shut

A dad-of-one has told how his BMW 6 Series erupted in a fireball on a motorway leaving him trapped inside – after the locks jammed. Andrew Lindsay, 45, desperately tried to escape the burning motor when it burst into flames while he was travelling at 70mph on the M6 Toll Road. He managed to shoulder barge the […]

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Footballers who head the ball frequently ‘are more likely to suffer balance problems’

Footballers who head the ball frequently ‘are more likely to suffer balance problems’

Footballers who head the ball frequently are more likely to suffer balance problems, warns new research. The study shows that headers may be “undermining” players’ balance. The findings add to growing concern about the health effects of headers following the death, aged just 59, of former England and West Bromwich Albion striker Jeff Astle. The […]

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Elon Musk called a British diver who helped free Thai schoolboys ‘pedo guy’

Elon Musk called a British diver who helped free Thai schoolboys ‘pedo guy’

By Russell Parton US tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched an a baseless attack on a British diver involved in rescuing the trapped Thai schoolboys, calling him a “pedo guy”. It came after diver Vern Unsworth described Mr Musk’s offer to rescue the boys using a mini-submersible as a “PR stunt”, telling the SpaceX boss […]

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Britain’s millennial women are getting more depressed during pregnancy than their mother’s generation

Britain’s millennial women are getting more depressed during pregnancy than their mother’s generation

The stress of modern life is making women suffer from pre-natal depression at twice the rate of their mum’s generation, a study found. Prenatal depression is on average 51 per cent more common among young mothers than 25 years ago. And the pace of modern life coupled with the rise of social media and more […]

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Pea shortage expected in Britain after heatwave wipes out crops

Pea shortage expected in Britain after heatwave wipes out crops

The UK’s recent hot and dry weather could affect the supply of peas, according to growers, which could be good news for those who don’t enjoy the vegetable. Warmer temperatures mean that the peas cannot form properly in their pods, therefore fewer pods and smaller peas are being produced as they do not have enough […]

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18 of the funniest signs from the anti-Trump demos

18 of the funniest signs from the anti-Trump demos

As Donald Trump makes his first ‘working visit’ to the UK as President, thousands of protesters are taking to the streets across the country to speak out against the reality star turned politician’s controversial actions and policies. From inflatable ‘Trump Baby‘ balloons to Dalek Donalds, protesters have used a number of humourous ways to get […]

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Inside Donald Trump’s £1.5 million Cadillac dubbed ‘The Beast’

Inside Donald Trump’s £1.5 million Cadillac dubbed ‘The Beast’

Donald Trump arrived in the UK yesterday and despite a frosty reception from Brits, with thousands taking to the streets in protest, the US President was well protected from the public wrath in his heavily-armoured limousine. Dubbed ‘The Beast’, the aptly named presidential state car was brought across by US Air Force transport air craft […]

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You’ll be able to completely customise your tubs of Quality Street this Christmas

You’ll be able to completely customise your tubs of Quality Street this Christmas

A tin of Quality Street chocolates can be divisive. Everybody has their own opinion on which of the selection is the best, and which is best avoided. But soon, confectionery fans will be able to customise the contents of their tubs, meaning that if you’re not a fan of strawberry creams, you can do away […]

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Here’s why you should support Croatia in the World Cup final

Here’s why you should support Croatia in the World Cup final

England fans are still hurting from that World Cup semi-final defeat. It’s a bittersweet post-mortem of pride and pain. The last thing on their minds might be swapping the white and red of their Three Lions shirts for the white and red checks of Croatia. But there are some compelling reasons to support this remarkable Croatia […]

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