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Witchy Travel Tales 4: Nessie’s Husband by Sibel Beadle

Witchy Travel Tales 4: Nessie’s Husband by Sibel Beadle

The mixed heritage children’s author Sibel Beadle believes in the power of storybooks to challenge racism, prejudice and bullying – and is changing young people’s lives in the process, writes Lucy Bryson. Children and parents alike will be moved by this original story of a confused, bullied little cat-girl who sets out to find the […]

New Year’s resolutions? Forget the traditional and focus on fun in 2019, say Britain’s kids

New Year’s resolutions? Forget the traditional and focus on fun in 2019, say Britain’s kids

Are you one of the 14.5m British adults to have made a New Year’s resolution in 2019? And are you already struggling with it? Well maybe it’s time for a different approach – getting your kids to make a resolution with you. New research from The LEGO Group reveals Britain’s kids want parents to ditch the […]

School leavers feel ‘pushed’ by parents and teachers to go on to university

School leavers feel ‘pushed’ by parents and teachers to go on to university

Millions of young Brits feel they are being pushed down the route of going to university, according to research. A survey of 1,500 recent school leavers found two thirds were urged to go into higher education by teachers, while almost six out of ten said their parents wanted them to pick that option. For the […]

These are the top 10 ‘must photograph’ travel destinations for 2019

These are the top 10 ‘must photograph’ travel destinations for 2019

Colombo in Sri Lanka has been named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019, in a study. Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of, followed by Yokohama in Japan and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The Isle of […]

Must Read of the Week – Homo Lapsus: Sin, Evolution and the God Who is Love by Niamh Middleton

Must Read of the Week – Homo Lapsus: Sin, Evolution and the God Who is Love by Niamh Middleton

Scientists and Christians have been at war since Darwin introduced his theory of evolution in the 1800s. Now, after almost 160 years of bitter fighting, a groundbreaking new book promises to reconcile the two camps and even heal old wounds, writes Lucy Bryson. When Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution through natural selection in […]

Brits spend 5 hours 36 minutes per week perfecting holiday pics

Brits spend 5 hours 36 minutes per week perfecting holiday pics

Almost a quarter (23 percent) of Brits admit that they try to make their holiday look better than it actually was on social media, according to new research compiled by Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts. Keen to brag to friends, over half (52 percent) of the 2,000 Brits that took part in the study admitted […]

People in the East Midlands will splash out more than £40 a year to ‘spend a penny’

People in the East Midlands will splash out more than £40 a year to ‘spend a penny’

People living in the East Midlands will splash out almost £40 a year – to ‘spend a penny’, a study has found. Each year, the average adult in the East Midlands will spend £37.57 on drinks, snacks and even full meals in order to use a shop or restaurant’s toilet guilt-free. And £2.47 of that […]

The average Brit will spend three days hungover in December

The average Brit will spend three days hungover in December

The average Brit will spend three days hungover in December, according to research. A poll of 2,000 adults who drink alcohol also found almost a quarter of Brits admitting that they’ve previously called in sick, or would do so as a result of one too many drinks. However, on the morning after more than half […]

If you want a fresh turkey this Christmas – buy frozen!

If you want a fresh turkey this Christmas – buy frozen!

Time is being called on frozen turkey snobbery as it is revealed that so-called fresh turkeys have often been ‘deep chilled’ for over a week and in some cases up to a month, before even hitting supermarket shelves. As most of us will buy our turkeys a few days in advance of the big day, […]

Brits bored of being served the ‘same old’ dishes at dinner parties

A fifth of Brits are bored of being served the ‘same old’ dishes at dinner parties, a study found. Researchers who polled 2,000 UK adults found they’re fed-up of receiving the likes of quiche, prawn cocktails and spaghetti Bolognese at EVERY get-together. And with many of us set to host social gatherings over the coming […]