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You can apply to be an extra on Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – here’s how

You can apply to be an extra on Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – here’s how

If you’ve ever fancied playing a role in your favourite TV show, now may be your chance. Some of the country’s favourite soaps – Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – are looking for extras keen to appear in forthcoming series. Agency Seven Casting are after people who are located within easy commuting distance to Central […]

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Dozens of firefighters called to tackle blaze opposite Grenfell Tower site

Dozens of firefighters called to tackle blaze opposite Grenfell Tower site

More than 60 firefighters were called out to a block of flats opposite the Grenfell Tower after reports of a fire. Smoke was seen rising from a balcony on a tower block on Darfield Way in the north Kensington area of London. The callout was to a tower block that stands just 200 metres from […]

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This is what it means if you see someone wearing a sunflower lanyard

This is what it means if you see someone wearing a sunflower lanyard

If you’ve ever been out and about, either in the supermarket, on public transport or even at the airport and have seen someone wear a sunflower lanyard, then it could mean more than you think. What are sunflowers lanyards? It’s not always easy for those with disabilities that aren’t visible to ask for help, with […]

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These are the common medications you may be banned from taking into some countries

These are the common medications you may be banned from taking into some countries

It’s inevitable that some travellers need to take medication on holiday, but did you know there are rules about what medication you can and can’t take abroad? The NHS notes: “Check the rules for all the countries you’re going to, including countries that you’re just passing through. “Different countries have different rules and regulations about: […]

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CBBC ranks its top shows from the 90s and 00s – did they get it right?

CBBC ranks its top shows from the 90s and 00s – did they get it right?

The CBBC has broadcasted some iconic shows over the years, from Dick & Dom in da Bungalow to 50/50 and ChuckleVision. But a recent tweet from CBBC’s official Twitter account ranked numerous shows tier by tier. Do you agree with their rankings? ‘Did we get it right?’ The CBBC’s post simply said ‘Did we get […]

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Common euphorbia plant is “toxic” and can cause “blistering” if touched

Common euphorbia plant is “toxic” and can cause “blistering” if touched

Gardening is a beloved pastime for many people across the UK, especially when weather permits. But are you aware of the potentially dangerous plants that could be flowering in your garden? With Homes under the Hammer star Martin Roberts having been admitted to hospital after coming into contact with the plant, this is everything you […]

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How does tax-free childcare compare to the childcare voucher scheme?

How does tax-free childcare compare to the childcare voucher scheme?

With the tax-free childcare scheme having replaced the childcare voucher scheme last year, are families any better off? This is everything you need to know about how tax-free childcare compares to the childcare voucher scheme. How does tax-free childcare work? With tax-free childcare, you can get up to £500 every three months, which equates to […]

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What to do if your flights are affected by the Ryanair strikes

What to do if your flights are affected by the Ryanair strikes

Ryanair has lost its high court attempt to block strike action by their pilots and as a result, the strikes will go ahead today (Thursday 22 August) to Friday 23 August. Another strike is planned for 2 to 4 September. As the strikes go ahead, Ryanair said that they couldn’t rule out “flight delays and […]

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Fears for tourists’ safety over serious Listeria outbreak in Spain

Fears for tourists’ safety over serious Listeria outbreak in Spain

An international warning has been issued after a killer listeria outbreak in Spain has infected more than 150 people. The Spanish health ministry has issued the warning to EU authorities and the World Health Organisation amid fears for tourists’ health after a 90-year-old woman died from listeriosis – the disease caused by the bacteria. The […]

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This is the most recent travel safety advice for Spain, Gran Canaria, Crete, Cyprus, Italy, and more

This is the most recent travel safety advice for Spain, Gran Canaria, Crete, Cyprus, Italy, and more

With summer fast approaching, most of us are busy getting ready for any upcoming holidays we may have booked. Meanwhile, the UK Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for a number of countries. If you have plans to travel to Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Turkey, Indonesia, the US or Tunisia, there are some travel restrictions […]

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