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Parents warned as almost half of slime toys found to contain unsafe levels of a toxic chemical

Parents warned as almost half of slime toys found to contain unsafe levels of a toxic chemical

Many popular slime toys may contain higher than recommended levels of a potentially harmful chemical – and nearly half do not meet the EU safety standard, according to new research. Consumer watchdog Which? tested 13 products from a range of high street and online retailers. Five of these contained more than the acceptable limit for […]

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North of England and Scotland to be hit by heavy snow and freezing rain this weekend, as Met Office issues yellow warning

North of England and Scotland to be hit by heavy snow and freezing rain this weekend, as Met Office issues yellow warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow snow and ice warning for large parts of Scotland and the North of England, with wintry conditions set to blast the country this weekend. According to the national weather service heavy snow and blizzards could develop across northern parts of the UK with freezing rain also a possibility […]

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Theresa May survives confidence vote – but 60% of readers want her to go

Theresa May survives confidence vote – but 60% of readers want her to go

Theresa May survived a confidence vote by Tory MPs last night, although her future as Prime Minister remains uncertain. She now goes to Brussels to address EU leaders at the two-day European Council after seeing off rebels in her own party, winning by 200 votes to 117 in a secret ballot. However, in an online […]

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New mum ‘bleeds to death after getting lost in hospital’

New mum ‘bleeds to death after getting lost in hospital’

Reporting by Andy Shipley A new mum is feared to have bled to death in a hospital stairwell after getting lost on her way back to a ward from seeing her premature baby son. Police and hospital staff launched a frantic search for Amanda Cox and appealed for public help after the 34-year-old was reported […]

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These are the best and worst supermarket Christmas puddings available

These are the best and worst supermarket Christmas puddings available

It is the pièce de résistance at every festive dinner party, so make sure you have got a showstopping dessert to offer your guests this Christmas. From gooey Yule logs to gluttonous trifles, there’s something out there to suit everyone. But if you like something a bit more traditional, go for a classic Christmas pudding. […]

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These are the best and worst supermarket Christmas cakes available

These are the best and worst supermarket Christmas cakes available

It’s rich, fruity and boozy and a staple at every festive party, so make sure you wow your guests with a festive cake this Christmas. Here is our review of some of the tastiest supermarket Christmas cakes currently on sale for 2018 celebrations. Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Christmas Cake – £11.99 Unique and eye-catching on […]

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These are the best and worst supermarket mulled wines available for Christmas

These are the best and worst supermarket mulled wines available for Christmas

There’s nothing quite as festive as sipping on a hot mulled wine during those cold, wintry nights. If you plan on having a boozy tipple to celebrate the end of the working week, here are our reviews of some of the best and worst supermarket mulled wines on offer for Christmas 2018. Lidl Christkinsi Glühwein […]

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These are the best and worst supermarket stollens available for Christmas

These are the best and worst supermarket stollens available for Christmas

From a traditional fruit and nut loaf to a more contemporary chocolate orange wreath, there’s plenty of stollen available in UK supermarkets this festive season. Not sure which one is for you? Here is our review of some of the best and worst supermarket stollens available for Christmas 2018. Waitrose Dark Chocolate & Orange Stollen […]

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These are the topics that will cause the most arguments over Christmas

These are the topics that will cause the most arguments over Christmas

A new study of 2,000 British adults has revealed the issues most likely to cause arguments over the Christmas period – and it looks as if we are all bitterly divided. Luke Hales, channel director for TV channel Dave who carried out the research, said, “It’s fascinating to see that outdoor Christmas decorations divide opinions […]

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Warning issued as teenager dies after being electrocuted while using iPhone in bath

Warning issued as teenager dies after being electrocuted while using iPhone in bath

Members of the public are being warned to be careful with their mobile phones around water, after a 15 year old girl has died after being electrocuted while using her iPhone in the bath. Russian teen Irina Rybnikova was said to be messaging friends from the bath, while her phone was charging. A tragic incident […]

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