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Video: bookmaker is setting up a ‘drunk tank’ at Royal Ascot

Video: bookmaker is setting up a ‘drunk tank’ at Royal Ascot

Bookmaker Paddy Power is set to poke fun at racegoers this week with a PR stunt which will see a six metre by two metre ‘drunk tank’ set up at Royal Ascot. Despite being an event associated with high society and even the Royals, last year’s race was marred by a  brawl and similar incidents […]

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The most Alan Partridge commentary quotes from the World Cup – so far

The most Alan Partridge commentary quotes from the World Cup – so far

From Mark Lawrenson’s incessant moaning to a host of bizarre observations, the TV commentary for the World Cup so far has been getting some serious stick from fans at home. Nonsensical comparisons have been made. Ridiculously tangential facts about nations uttered in complete seriousness. It’s enough to conjure memories of Alan Partridge’s nonsensical talk of “liquid football”, […]

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The most Alan Partridge commentary quotes from the World Cup – so far

The most Alan Partridge commentary quotes from the World Cup – so far

From Mark Lawrenson’s incessant moaning to a host of bizarre observations, the TV commentary for the World Cup so far has been getting some serious stick from fans. Nonsensical comparisons have been made. Ridiculously tangential facts about nations uttered in complete seriousness. It’s enough to conjure memories of Alan Partridge’s nonsensical talk of “liquid football”, feet “like […]

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How to recover from a sports injury quickly – according to a physiotherapist

How to recover from a sports injury quickly – according to a physiotherapist

Whether you are a serious athlete or just take part in sport recreationally, you are likely to have encountered an injury or two along the way. But strains and sprains don’t have to put you out of action for too long, and there are a few simple steps you can follow to get back on […]

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Could you eat the £15 belly-busting breakfast that no-one has managed to finish yet?

Could you eat the £15 belly-busting breakfast that no-one has managed to finish yet?

This huge belly-busting breakfast is defeating a cafe’s diners – with nobody managing to polish if off. The terrifying Terminator 2 fry-up has seen off a string of contenders who have dared to take on the challenge at Shepherd’s Place Farm Cafe near Haxey, by Doncaster. Farm owner Ted Phillips says people have come from […]

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A range of Fruit Chew sweets have been recalled due to allergy fears

A range of Fruit Chew sweets have been recalled due to allergy fears

A range of fruit-flavoured sweets have been recalled by their manufacturer following fears that they could pose a health risk. Various flavours of Fizz Wizz Fruit Chews are affected by the recall by Moon Sweets Couture because they contain sulphites which are not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health […]

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John Lewis may soon pay customers for their old clothes

John Lewis may soon pay customers for their old clothes

John Lewis is trialling a buy-back service for customers’ unwanted clothes in an attempt to reduce the 300,000 tonnes sent to landfill in the UK each year. More than 100 customers are currently testing the scheme that allows them to sell any unwanted clothing back to the department store, regardless of its condition. How does […]

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LED lights are affecting wildlife by turning night into midday, according to scientists

LED lights are affecting wildlife by turning night into midday, according to scientists

Modern bright LED lights are affecting wildlife “as much as the midday sun,” new research warned. Llight pollution from the white and bluish lamps are three times more disruptive to creatures than those with yellow, amber or greenish hues. The finding could help protect migrating birds and nocturnal animals and whose breeding and predatory behaviour […]

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Why girls under 16 can get contraception on the NHS without talking to their parents

Why girls under 16 can get contraception on the NHS without talking to their parents

Angela Smith, Swansea University and Julia Parkhouse, Swansea University For years now newspapers have been reporting that girls as young as 12 are being given contraceptive implants without parental consent. In April, an article in the Daily Mail reported that more than 10,500 underage girls had been given the implants on the NHS in the […]

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Choosing gluten-free foods could indicate an underlying harmful preoccupation with staying slim

Choosing gluten-free foods could indicate an underlying harmful preoccupation with staying slim

Millennials who favour gluten-free food may be at more risk of having a harmful preoccupation with weight loss, a new study warned. They have an overall interest in health or nutrition preferring organic, GM free and locally produced food. But they may also have more risky behaviours to help them stay slim such as smoking, taking […]

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