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This is how maternity and paternity leaves around Europe compare

This is how maternity and paternity leaves around Europe compare

The UK is one of the worst places in Europe for paid parental leave and finding affordable quality childcare, the UN children’s charity has said. UNICEF researchers analysed countries according to the length of maternity and paternity leave, as well as the proportion of children between zero and six years old in childcare. The only […]

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Most people will eat vegan ‘meat alternatives’ by 2040

Most people will eat vegan ‘meat alternatives’ by 2040

The majority of ‘meat’ consumed by 2040 will not actually come from animals, according to a new report. According to a new report compiled from expert interviews, the meat that people eat in 2040 will not actually come from animals. The research – compiled from expert interviews – states that 60 per cent of ‘meat’ […]

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KFC will cater to vegans with new Quorn ‘chicken’ burger trial

KFC will cater to vegans with new Quorn ‘chicken’ burger trial

KFC is the latest fast food chain to jump on the vegan bandwagon, as they unveil plans to introduce the ‘Imposter Burger’. Billed as a plant-based ‘chicken’ burger, the new menu item is intended to rival the likes of the popular Greggs vegan sausage roll. What’s it made of? The new burger will be a […]

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Morrisons will soon offer same-day grocery delivery in five UK cities – here are the locations

Morrisons will soon offer same-day grocery delivery in five UK cities – here are the locations

Morrisons and Amazon are expanding their same-day delivery service to Portsmouth, Sheffield, Glasgow, Newcastle and Liverpool. The supermarket signed a contract with Amazon to provide groceries in 2016, and deliveries within the hour have been available in some locations. The same-day service has so far been available to shoppers in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and some […]

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BBC iPlayer’s 30 day catch-up service might soon be extended to a year – here’s everything you need to know

BBC iPlayer’s 30 day catch-up service might soon be extended to a year – here’s everything you need to know

TV fans could soon watch their favourite shows for a whole year on BBC iPlayer, as Ofcom has provisionally backed the broadcaster’s plans to increase the time limit. Under the new plans, iPlayer will see its current 30 day catch-up service extend to 12 months as standard, with some shows being available for even longer. […]

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You can now get a set of rare Peter Pan 50p coins – here’s how

You can now get a set of rare Peter Pan 50p coins – here’s how

A set of commemorative Peter Pan 50p coins has been made available on the Isle of Man, the first time The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up has even appeared in monetary form. The six coins are being released to coincide with the 90th anniversary of Peter Pan author, JM Barrie, gifting the rights to the […]

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Google Maps can now tell you if your taxi driver is taking the ‘scenic’ route

Google Maps can now tell you if your taxi driver is taking the ‘scenic’ route

Google Maps is trialling a new feature that warns users that their taxi driver is taking them the ‘scenic’ route in order to increase the cost of their fare. The new off-route feature spots whenever your vehicle deviates from the fastest route by 500 metres or more and sends an alert to your phone, according […]

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This is why a fifth of British holidaymakers have decided to stay at home

This is why a fifth of British holidaymakers have decided to stay at home

Almost one in five people in Britain are planning a staycation in the UK this year – and ten per cent of people have changed their holiday plans because of Brexit, according to two new surveys. The national poll conducted by Leeds Building Society showed the majority of those altering their plans have chosen the UK […]

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Netflix, Spotify and EA are among the most hacked online accounts – here’s how to protect yourself

Netflix, Spotify and EA are among the most hacked online accounts – here’s how to protect yourself

With high profile online data breaches becoming increasingly common, security when using the internet is a significant concern among web users today. And while you may feel inclined to trust the larger digital brands to spend more on ensuring that their users are safe, this is not always the case. An investigation by internet security […]

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You could travel around Croatia for free and watch dolphins with a luxury cruise company – here’s how

You could travel around Croatia for free and watch dolphins with a luxury cruise company – here’s how

Travel and nature enthusiasts are being offered the chance to travel around Croatia for free with a luxury cruise company, as part of a conservation scholarship. Cruise company Unforgettable Croatia is offering one lucky applicant the chance to travel the country during the summer next year, assisting with marine research during their trip. An adventure-based […]

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