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A coronavirus hoax message is circulating on WhatsApp – here’s what to do if you receive it

A coronavirus scam message has been circulating on WhatsApp, claiming that garlic is a cure for the deadly infection. As of Monday 17 February, the disease – officially named Covid-9 – has infected more than 71,000 people globally. However, people have been taking to social media to share a strange WhatsApp message from an unknown […]

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A new trailer for Stranger Things season four has been released – here’s what it reveals

A new trailer for Stranger Things season four has been released – here’s what it reveals

The fourth series of Stranger Things is due for release on streaming giant Netflix in early 2021, but speculation is already rife about the fate of David Harbour’s character, Jim Hopper. The stern policeman appeared to meet a sticky end in the finale of series three, supposedly killed in a blast at the secret Soviet […]

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Burger King is testing a new sandwich that’s just like the classic chip butty

Burger King is testing a new sandwich that’s just like the classic chip butty

Burger King may be renowned for its tasty meat patties, but it is currently trialling a brand new sandwich that is completely burger free. The fast food chain is in the process of trying out its own unique take on the UK’s classic chip butty – but it is only available in New Zealand at […]

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Confronting Holocaust Denial – here’s when you can catch David Baddiel’s new documentary

Confronting Holocaust Denial – here’s when you can catch David Baddiel’s new documentary

British comedian David Baddiel has divided opinion with his new documentary, Confronting Holocaust Denial, which airs on Monday 17 February. In honour of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Baddiel investigated the bizarre and unsettling world of Holocaust denial. The show has generated a lot of chatter ahead of its broadcast, specifically because […]

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When Facebook Dating is coming to the UK – and why there are privacy concerns

When Facebook Dating is coming to the UK – and why there are privacy concerns

Facebook’s dating site was due to launch a day before valentines day 2020, but on Thursday 13 February, the EU pulled the plug on it due to serious data protection concerns. The social media giant failed to pass Irish data security regulations by not submitting adequate documentation. Given that Facebook’s EU headquarters is in Dublin, […]

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Millions of Britons could save up to 40% on holiday cover under this new rule

Millions of Britons could save up to 40% on holiday cover under this new rule

New rules around travel insurance could help millions of people save money. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced new rules to help people with pre-existing medical conditions find affordable travel insurance. People will medical conditions regularly face higher premiums from insurers, and can often be refused cover even if they are healthy enough to […]

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BBC licence fee may be scrapped and replaced with a subscription service – this is what people had to say

BBC licence fee may be scrapped and replaced with a subscription service – this is what people had to say

The BBC licence fee could be scrapped and replaced with a subscription service, No10 has said. Senior aides to No10 said they were “not bluffing” about changing the way the BBC is funded, making viewers subscribe for the service instead, The Sunday Times reports. ‘Pruning back’ As well as switching to a subscription model, the […]

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The latest Foreign Office travel advice for Singapore after coronavirus warning

The latest Foreign Office travel advice for Singapore after coronavirus warning

The coronavirus which has infected over 71,000 people, is wreaking havoc in China and other countries, with over 1,700 people dead as a result of the outbreak. The strain is causing concern due to its similarity to the SARS virus which killed 774 people across China and Hong Kong between 2002 and 2003. Most cases have been […]

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When is Lent 2020? Start and finish dates, why it lasts 40 days and the meaning behind the fasting period

When is Lent 2020? Start and finish dates, why it lasts 40 days and the meaning behind the fasting period

Lent is an annual religious observance in the Christian calendar, but when does it start this year – and what does it mean? This is everything you need to know about Lent 2020, including what it signifies, when it begins and how long it lasts for. What is Lent? Lent is a period of reflection […]

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Here’s the latest Foreign Office guidelines for coronavirus-hit Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Japan and beyond

Here’s the latest Foreign Office guidelines for coronavirus-hit Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Japan and beyond

Covid-19 – the coronavirus that originated in China – is spreading across the globe; now nearly 30 countries and territories are affected by the outbreak. The virus has claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 people, and infected over 71,000 worldwide, news that will cause concern for Brits looking to travel to any of the affected […]

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