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Smiliest and grumpiest places in the UK revealed

Smiliest and grumpiest places in the UK revealed

Worcester is the smile capital of the UK, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study found folk in the city grin 27 times a week on average. That’s 10 more times than the national average of 17 times a week, and 15 more than Edinburgh, who manage just 12 smiles a week. […]

Brits have revealed exactly how they take their tea

Brits have revealed exactly how they take their tea

From deepest darkest brown to the milkiest beige, Brits have revealed exactly how they like their tea. Researchers who carried out a comp-tea-hensive study found 33 per cent have gone to the dark side of the brew, while one in four prefer a lighter shade. Overall the majority generally favour a darker tone than a […]

Iceland launches new children’s food range

Iceland launches new children’s food range

Iceland has launched Hungry Heroes; a new range of freshly made, nutritionally balanced children’s meals. Developed with the aim of showcasing the importance of fruit and vegetables, the range heroes rather than hides them. With absolutely no added sugar, additives, preservatives or ‘baddies’, the range is unlike any other on the market – the meals […]

New app connects partially sighted people to remote operators who guide them through day-to-day tasks

New app connects partially sighted people to remote operators who guide them through day-to-day tasks

A new app has been developed that connects blind and partially sighted people with “remote operators” to guide them through day-to-day tasks. The revolutionary mobile tech claims to give people the power of sight by connecting them via a camera to a remote sighted agent who can describe what is going on around them. A […]

85% of Brits want to buy home-grown to support the economy 

85% of Brits want to buy home-grown to support the economy 

A recent study has found that UK consumers are becoming more patriotic in their purchases – with more than 85 per cent saying they buy home-grown to support the British economy, and to maintain the nation’s famous green rolling countryside. The research of 1,000 parents and 1,000 children by Crosse & Blackwell found that the […]

‘The Beast’, ‘Muscles’ and ‘Scarlett O’Cara’ – The weird names British blokes give their cars

‘The Beast’, ‘Muscles’ and ‘Scarlett O’Cara’ – The weird names British blokes give their cars

One in eight male motorists have a pet name for their cars – with Scarlett O’Cara, Ford Fiasco and Matt CAR-dle among the more bizarre monikers. Researchers who carried out a detailed study found other unusual names include ‘the Purple People-Eater’, ‘Sexy Bob the 4th’ and ‘The Beast’. It also emerged around one in five […]

The Nation’s Favourite Egghead Revealed

The Nation’s Favourite Egghead Revealed

Sir David Attenborough has been named the nation’s favourite egghead. The 91-year-old Blue Planet narrator and veteran broadcaster beat QI presenter Stephen Fry and actor and actress and activist Emma Watson to claim top spot. D:Ream keyboardist and scientist Professor Brian Cox came fourth while Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch was fifth. Revolutionary physicist Stephen Hawking […]

Brits are Becoming Less Civilised

Brits are Becoming Less Civilised

Old fashioned manners such as ladies always going first, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and keeping elbows off the table are all in danger of dying out. Researchers also found never using swear words is a rule many of us struggle to stick to along with holding doors open for the person behind you and […]

Happiness is an extra £508 a month, say Brits

Happiness is an extra £508 a month, say Brits

Happiness is an extra £508 a month say Brits, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 adults revealed money really can buy you happiness – but in contrary to common belief we don’t need millions to put a smile on our faces. More than three quarters of those who took part said they would […]

Brits Spend a Whopping £144k on “Impulse Buys” Over Their Lifetime

Brits Spend a Whopping £144k on “Impulse Buys” Over Their Lifetime

Brits spend close to £144,000 on ‘impulse buys’ over their lifetime, according to research. The study found the typical adult blows almost £200.00 a month on everything from chocolate and sweets to new sofas, clothes and take aways. The estimated £143,902 lifetime bill – or £198.87 a month – includes £18,393.91 on fashion items and […]