News & Views

8 January 2016

Is 2016 The Year Of The 'Selfless Resolution?'

A study into the lifestyles of 2,000 people examined levels of contentment in areas such as family, relationship, career and more general elements of daily life and found one in ...
7 January 2016

Living Life Through A Screen

In new research looking into the use of smartphones at live music events, online phone retailer Mobiles.co.uk found that we're more interested in promoting ourselves on social media than taking ...
2 January 2016

Career Change Is The Number One New Years Resolution For 2016

According to new research revealing that 58% of us will be applying for a new job in 2016, beating a new look (38%) and better body (23%) to the top ...
25 December 2015

The Nation's Hangover Habits Revealed

Over 5 million Brits suffer from a hangover lasting over 25 hours, with those in Northern Ireland, the North West and Scotland most frequently falling victim to the two-day hangover. 12% ...
22 December 2015

Festive Financial Stress Will Leave A Festive Hangover

Research has revealed that almost half of Brits (45 per cent) will find the Christmas and New Year season financially stressful, with the expected average outlay standing at £568 for ...

22 December 2015

Celebrate Manchester’s Feminist Frontline

The People's History Museum leads an all-star cast of Manchester's great cultural institutions in celebrating the creative force of females, in Wonder Women 2016. From football and coding to Mean ...

22 December 2015

Almost a third of all Christmas presents won't be played with after Christmas Day

Parents have always said that their children easily get bored of the presents they receive on Christmas Day, and a new report has backed this statement, with mums and dads ...
19 December 2015

Regift Unwanted Presents

A study revealing that every second Brit passes on unwanted gifts makes online retailer Gifts.co.uk launch a new regift wrap service. Have you ever opened a Christmas gift you had ...
19 December 2015

Britain's Favourite Festive Foods

The nation spends weeks anticipating the mouth-watering treats enjoyed during the festive season, days shopping for food and drink to cater for family and Christmas guests and hours preparing the ...
19 December 2015

Brits Are Embarrassed By Their Actions At Christmas Parties

The alcohol looks set to flow over the next few weeks as the biggest work bashes of the year the annual Christmas parties hit. The heady combination of alcohol and ...
18 December 2015

Women Choose Pets Over Partners

British women admit to splashing more cash on their furry friends than their partner From Simon Cowell and his pups Squiddly and Diddly, to Taylor Swift and her beautiful moggy Meredith, ...
17 December 2015

To Send Or Not To Send?

The poll of 1,012 adults, conducted across the country, found 53% would be annoyed if they received a digital festive greeting instead of a 'proper' Christmas card and a 1/3 ...
17 December 2015

Christmas Tech Sparks Festive Fear

The study from leading video and ecommerce retailer, QVC, found that parents spend 43 minutes assembling fiddly gadgets on Christmas morning with 53% of parents even asking their children for ...
13 December 2015

How Much TV Does The World Watch?

The 2015 International Communications Market report is an annual survey by the telecommunications regulator Ofcom and it reveals some interesting statistics. The findings show that on average, a person in the ...

12 December 2015

We Can't 'Bear' To Lose Our Festive Traditions

Brand New Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations unveiled to help celebrate and remind us of these 'Festive Pleasures' we can all still enjoy. Playing parlour games, carol singing and getting dressed in your 'best' ...
12 December 2015

Christmas Days Out In The UK

These are some of Attractiontix.co.uk's top picks for the best Christmassy events around the UK: Eyeskate at the London Eye Now until 3rd January 2016, Adults from £10.50, Children from £7.50 http://www.attractiontix.co.uk/tickets/london-eye-eyeskate With sparkling ...
12 December 2015

Top Fifty Challenges Brits Face

No one likes getting out of a warm bed in the morning, but it's the trauma of actually having to wake up when it's still dark outside that fills most ...
11 December 2015

Top Tips For A Stress-Free Christmas

Corinne Sweet, Psychologist, Broadcaster and Author of The Mindfulness Journal (Pan Macmillan) worked with Bookatable.co.uk as part of their Merry Restmas campaign to help take the stress out of the ...
11 December 2015

All I Want For Christmas Is £631 Worth Of Presents

Shoppers will need to dig deep this year, as the average Briton is expecting to receive £631 worth of Christmas gifts, according to new research. A survey of 1,025 British adults ...
11 December 2015

Christmas Day: Home or Away?

According to recent research more and more people in the UK are looking to spend Christmas day away from home. A UK based holiday company can reveal that more people ...
10 December 2015

What Does Santa Do?

PhotoBox documents a year in the life of Santa, according to the nation's kids. With just 15 days to go until Santa's busiest day of the year, have you ever wondered ...
10 December 2015

The Twelve ‘Dismays’ Of Christmas

At this time of year, we expect young adults to be spending their time enjoying festive social activities, but in reality the majority are suffering from 'Advent Anxiety', as a ...
10 December 2015

Festive Fizz – How Do You ‘Pop’ A Cork?

The festive season is all about popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly with friends and family, whether it's Prosecco or sparkling Shloer Celebration for all the non-drinkers out ...
10 December 2015

Petition to Ban Donald Trump from UK Passes 250,000

A petition calling for Donald Trump to be barred from entering the UK has attracted more than 250,000 signatures. The petition was created on Parliament's e-petition website on Tuesday, following ...