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Personal bank details of TalkTalk customers found via Google search, BBC Watchdog finds

Personal bank details of TalkTalk customers found via Google search, BBC Watchdog finds

Internet giant TalkTalk failed to inform 4,500 customers that their personal details were stolen and have been available via a simple Google search, BBC Watchdog has revealed. The data – which included full names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, customer numbers, mobile numbers and bank details – was stolen in 2015 and is believed […]

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Marks & Spencer to close 110 more stores following 10% dip in profits

Marks & Spencer to close 110 more stores following 10% dip in profits

Retail giant Marks & Spencer is to axe 110 stores as customers turn their backs on the high street food and clothing stalwart. This week the firm posted underlying pre-tax profits of £523.2 million for the year to March 30, down from £580.9 million the previous year. And although boss Steve Rowe said there were […]

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This is why tourists are throwing Haribo into Loch Ness

This is why tourists are throwing Haribo into Loch Ness

Loch Ness is one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks, and mention of it often prompts a much debated question – does the Loch Ness Monster exist? For those who say yes, the next question is often, ‘How do we find it?’ Some German tourists think they have the answer. Capturing Nessie with Haribo? Thanks to […]

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Instagram leak exposes millions of users’ private details – here’s how to know if you were affected

Instagram leak exposes millions of users’ private details – here’s how to know if you were affected

Instagram has accidentally leaked millions of its users personal details. A huge database containing the details of its users was found online, where anyone could access it. What information was leaked? Having been reviewed by TechCrunch, the database appeared to contain already publicly available information, such as bio, profile picture, number of followers, verification status […]

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GP appointment times could go up to 15 minutes – here’s everything you need to know

GP appointment times could go up to 15 minutes – here’s everything you need to know

  Have you ever felt like your doctor’s appointments are too short, and that the standard 10 minutes spent with your doctor isn’t enough time? Well GPs agree with you, saying that the 10 minute slots are too short to be useful. More face time with the doctor According to a report by the Royal […]

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You can download The Sims 4 for free this week – here’s how

You can download The Sims 4 for free this week – here’s how

EA is answering the prayers of Sims fanatics everywhere. As part of a new promotion, The Sims 4 is available to download on Mac and PC for free, this week only. How do I download it? All you need to do is head to the official Origin website, and selected the standard edition to get […]

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You could soon be charged to use self-checkout machines – here’s why

You could soon be charged to use self-checkout machines – here’s why

Supermarkets are being urged to introduce a small charge to use self-checkout machines as part of plans put forward by MPs to help heal social divisions. The proposal was made by a cross-party parliamentary panel on social integration (APPG), in a new report titled Healing the Generational Divide. Healing social divisions A 1p charge to […]

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These are the best and worst times to go outside if you suffer with hayfever symptoms

These are the best and worst times to go outside if you suffer with hayfever symptoms

Warmer weather increases the amount of pollen in the air – which brings bad news for those who suffer with hayfever. But did you know that certain times of the day can trigger hayfever symptoms, or make them worse? Pollen count rankings The Met Office ranks the pollen count as low, moderate, high and very […]

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Deadly lungworm infection on the rise in dogs – here are the signs and symptoms

Deadly lungworm infection on the rise in dogs – here are the signs and symptoms

Slugs and snails are a usual sight in gardens and fields in the UK – but they could cause deadly problems for your dog. With cases of lungworm on the rise, here’s everything you need to know about the fatal condition. What is lungworm? Lungworm is a parasite. Its scientific name is angiostrongylus vasorum. It […]

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Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds to be banned in England

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds to be banned in England

Single use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds will be among a list of items banned from sale in England from next year. The Government confirmed the new controls on single use plastics and said the controls will come into place from April 2020. Environmental groups have welcomed the move, but have warned that more […]

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