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Book Review: A Forgotten Survivor by Robin D.Harris

Book Review: A Forgotten Survivor by Robin D.Harris

Five million people worldwide were affected by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, which was triggered by an earthquake with the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atom bombs. Here, we review a thought-provoking new novel about one of the world’s most deadly natural disasters and its aftermath. Just before 8am on December 26th, 2004, an undersea earthquake […]

These are the top signs you need to move house

Constantly browsing property websites, forgetting everything you love about your home – and beginning to hate the neighbours are among the top signs you need to move, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 homeowners found more than one in three have itchy feet in their home and is currently looking to move due […]

Parents lose control of their children at the age of 13, study finds

Parents lose control of their children at the age of 13, study finds

Parents begin to lose control of their children at the age of 13, a study has found. After years of watching their every step, mums and dads are left wondering what their offspring are eating, doing and who they are friends with after they start secondary school and begin to make their own way in […]

One in five Brits unaware Europe is a continent

One in five Brits unaware Europe is a continent

Millions of Brits struggle with basic geography knowledge – with more than one in five unaware Europe is a continent, a study has found. Researchers found two thirds have no idea the world is made up of seven land masses, with one in four wrongly believing there are only five. And three per cent – […]

Is renting the new buying? Statistics showing a buck in the trend

Is renting the new buying? Statistics showing a buck in the trend

A new report has found that there could be a shift in the tide, with renting currently a cheaper option than buying a home. The study, put together by Property Rescue, found that renting is cheaper in 60% of UK cities, with some seeing a fall in rent prices for the first time in six […]

Employers now favour work experience and apprenticeships over degrees

Employers now favour work experience and apprenticeships over degrees

Employers now favour relevant apprenticeships or experience over university degrees, a study has found. Researchers who polled 1,000 decision makers found 49 per cent prefer to see experience from a relevant apprenticeship or previous position on a candidate’s CV. Just 24 per cent said they would be more likely to take on someone who had […]

Brits want to be a ‘fly on the wall’ in Windsor Castle to see how the Queen really lives

Brits want to be a ‘fly on the wall’ in Windsor Castle to see how the Queen really lives

Millions of Brits want to take a look through the keyhole at Windsor Castle for a peek into the life of the Queen, a study has found. Almost 25 per cent would like to get a ‘fly on the wall’ candid look behind the castle walls to see what Queen Elizabeth II does away from […]

An ‘Uber’ for the sex industry? New novel by Ryan Weeks is a Game changer

An ‘Uber’ for the sex industry? New novel by Ryan Weeks is a Game changer

Not so long ago, the world’s oldest profession plied its trade on the street – or street corners, to be exact. Hookers were forced to hustle alongside gangsters, drug lords and pimps in a melting pot of crime, violence and addiction. It was a dark and dangerous underworld, where red neon signs flashed above sex […]

Watch out Shakespeare, there’s a new Bard in town

Watch out Shakespeare, there’s a new Bard in town

New research finds that two thirds of the British population don’t enjoy Shakespeare’s famous plays, with millennials announcing themselves as the least impressed with over half shunning his plot lines. Men are also especially unamused, with 70% left unimpressed versus 62% of women. Snack brand popchips has partnered with YouTube success-story, Amelia Dimoldenberg – presenter […]

Michael Palin named the greatest ever Yorkshireman

Michael Palin named the greatest ever Yorkshireman

Funnyman Michael Palin has been named the greatest ever Yorkshireman, according to a study. A poll of 2,000 Brits saw nearly three in 10 select the Monty Python legend as the best export from the northern region. Second on the list was gruff actor Sean Bean, followed by Sir Patrick Stewart. Halifax-born Ed Sheeran came […]