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How local politicians and councils are targeting your Facebook news feed

How local politicians and councils are targeting your Facebook news feed

Local politicians and authorities are targeting constituents’ Facebook feeds to influence opinions of neighbourhood issues. But a new investigation has found hundreds of adverts placed without declaring who paid for them, in breach of the site’s transparency rules. Canvassing is increasingly moving from the streets to the web, with more than 10,000 ads placed by […]

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Yellow weather warning spells the end of British summer weather

Yellow weather warning spells the end of British summer weather

The majority of England is set to face heavy downpours tomorrow (Tuesday 24 September), with the possibility of flash flooding. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning that spans the country, however the south west is predicted to be especially bad. Heavy rain, which has battered the north west and Wales already this […]

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You can now design your dream bespoke KitKat – but it will cost you up to £14

You can now design your dream bespoke KitKat – but it will cost you up to £14

KitKats are getting a bespoke makeover, with “luxury handcrafted” versions going on sale for as much as £14 in time for Christmas. The humble tea break favourite is set to be a must-have stocking filler this year, following Nestle’s reveal of the upmarket ‘KitKat Chocolatory’ range. Shoppers will be able to order a custom KitKat […]

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Urgent warning issued over fears that a batch of British Lion eggs could contain salmonella

Urgent warning issued over fears that a batch of British Lion eggs could contain salmonella

A precautionary warning has been issued by the government over fears that a small batch of British Lion eggs could be contaminated with salmonella. The alarm has been raised over eggs with the flock code 1UK11871 and includes batches with three best before dates. Only a small number of eggs may be affected, and these […]

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Kylie Minogue fans wanted for a new BBC TV show – here’s how to apply

Kylie Minogue fans wanted for a new BBC TV show – here’s how to apply

Are you a Kylie Minogue superfan? If so, you might be perfect for this new BBC show – this is everything you need to know. What’s the show? BBC Studios are recruiting Kylie fans to be part of a new project, celebrating the impact of her music on her fans. Maybe you’ve met Kylie, her […]

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Thomas Cook has collapsed – leaving 150,000 stranded abroad and 21,000 without jobs

Thomas Cook has collapsed – leaving 150,000 stranded abroad and 21,000 without jobs

by David Parsley Thomas Cook has collapsed leaving 150,000 of its customers currently abroad relying on the UK’s biggest ever peacetime operation to get them home and its 21,000 staff with no job this morning (Mon 23 Sep). The collapse was announced at 2am this morning after talks failed to achieve a deal to keep […]

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Thomas Cook could be going bust – here’s what to do if you’ve booked a holiday with them

Thomas Cook could be going bust – here’s what to do if you’ve booked a holiday with them

UK holidaymakers face more uncertainty as Thomas Cook could go into administration this weekend unless it finds £200m in extra funds to secure its future. Banks have insisted that the travel firm comes up with the contingency money in case it needs the funds in order to survive the quieter winter months. Should the company […]

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You can invent your dream Cadbury chocolate bar and win a year’s supply of it – here’s how

You can invent your dream Cadbury chocolate bar and win a year’s supply of it – here’s how

Cadbury is giving members of the public the chance to invent their own flavour of Cadbury Dairy Milk for the second year. Last year’s winner, Callum Glogher, invented a choco-latte flavour – do you think you’ve got the winning combination of flavours that will take this year’s prize? What is the Cadbury Inventor competition? The […]

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This is why you won’t get plastic toys with kid’s meals at Burger King any more

This is why you won’t get plastic toys with kid’s meals at Burger King any more

Fast food giants McDonald’s and Burger King have announced that they will be removing plastic toys from their children’s meals altogether, or offering customers the chance to swap them out, in order to reduce waste. From today (19 Sep) Burger King will remove all plastic toys from meals served in the UK in an effort […]

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This is how ‘cheap’ holiday booking sites could be misleading you

This is how ‘cheap’ holiday booking sites could be misleading you

Booking.com is still misleading customers in spite of a crackdown by regulators, according to a new report. The online holiday booking service was criticised over the way it ranks and displays rooms on its site by the Competition and Markets authority. A review into the system was ordered over pressure-selling concerns, however consumer group Which? […]

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