News & Views

10 December 2015

Angela Merkel Named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Angela Merkel has been named "Person of the Year" by Time Magazine, recognising her role in dealing with the European migration crisis and Greek debt. Mrs Merkel came in at ...

9 December 2015

Ronda Rousey Not Ready for Rematch

Ronda Rousey has played down talk of an imminent rematch against Holly Holm, after she suffered a shock defeat in Melbourne last month. The UFC world was stunned when Rousey, ...

8 December 2015

Petition to Remove Tyson Fury from Sports Personality List Reaches 80,000 Names

A petition calling for the removal of Tyson Fury from the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year shortlist has reached 80,000 signatures. Fury, 27, dethroned reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko ...

8 December 2015

David Beckham Prefers Watching Rugby

David Beckham has admitted that he prefers attending rugby matches to watching live football. Beckham, one of the most famous footballers of all time, said that he enjoys watching live ...

5 December 2015

We Are A Nation Of Coffee Critics

Forget judging a man by his shoes, we are now a nation of coffee critics recent research has revealed. The craft coffee revolution currently gripping the nation has given rise ...
5 December 2015

Brits Walk Up To Five Miles On A Christmas Shopping Trip

The study found that 88% of Brits walk up to five miles during a typical Christmas shopping trip, whilst 90% of consumers spend up to five hours searching for the ...
4 December 2015

Which Christmas Personality Are You?

Whether you or someone you are spending the festive period with are a Christmas Party Animal, Anti-Christmas Warrior, Christmas Rapper or Father Hipmas, Ticketbis has identified the top gifts and ...
4 December 2015

The Five Biggest Lifestyle Crazes Of 2015

Here we take a closer look at the five most popular crazes that have hit the UK this year: 1. The Nutribullet One of the must-have gadgets to emerge recently, the NutriBullet ...
4 December 2015

First UK Air Strikes Launched in Syria

The UK's first air strikes against Islamic State (also known as ISIL, ISIS and Daesh) were launched on Thursday, just hours after Parliament approved military action in Syria. After a ...

3 December 2015

Mark Hamill Hits Hollywood Boulevard Disguised as Stormtrooper

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series, disguised himself as a Stormtrooper as part of the promotion of upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The 64-year-old ...

2 December 2015

Prince Harry Has A Tumble Playing Polo

Prince Harry's recent trip to South Africa was probably a little more eventful than he would have liked. While he was participating in a charity polo match, he had a ...

2 December 2015

Twitter Users Write Rap Lyrics for Pope Francis

A photograph of Pope Francis in a classic rap artist pose has gone viral, as Twitter users write imaginary rap lyrics to complement the photo. The photograph was captured during ...

1 December 2015

Prince Charles: Humans Are the “Architects of Our Own Destruction”

The Prince of Wales told delegates at the United Nations climate conference in Paris that climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity. Negotiators from 195 countries have gathered in ...

1 December 2015

MPs Back Tax on Sugary Drinks

A parliamentary committee tasked with developing measures to tackle obesity in children has supported a proposed tax on sugary drinks, There is growing concern about sugar's damaging impact on health, ...

28 November 2015

Germany Fights Public Urination with Walls that “Pee Back”

German residents have been warned that "the walls pee back", as the Deutsche Bahn railway company coats walls in a special kind of paint to deter "wildpinklers", or "freepee-ers", from ...

28 November 2015

Valbuena Speaks Out About Sex Tape Plot

Mathieu Valbuena has spoken out for the first time about his teammate Karim Benzema's involvement in an alleged sex tape blackmail plot. Real Madrid's Benzema was indicted by French authorities ...

27 November 2015

9.7 Million Brits Prefer To Keep in Touch Using Connected Devices

New statistics released by Vodafone have found that 9.7 million Brits prefer digital contact to meeting their friends in person, despite almost one in three (30%) believing that connected devices ...
27 November 2015

Paula Radcliffe Cleared of Doping Allegations

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe has been found innocent of blood doping by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD). Radcliffe was implicated in ...

26 November 2015

Picture Perfect: Are We Obsessed With Editing Our Photos?

While apps like Instagram are resulting in a revolution in the quality of the nation's photos, they are killing traditional photo editing skills, according to new research. The survey of 1,000 ...
24 November 2015

One of the World’s Last Four Remaining Northern White Rhinos Dies in San Diego Zoo

The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction, after a 41-year-old female at a zoo in the United States was put down on Sunday. Nola was one of ...

24 November 2015

Suspended FIFA President Was “Close to Dying”

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims he was "close to dying" when he was hospitalised for six days earlier this month. Blatter had reportedly suffered a "small emotional breakdown", but ...

21 November 2015

A Spanish TV Presenter Confuses Star Wars Symbol With Al Qaeda Logo

Jota Abril, a presenter from the Spanish state broadcaster TVE got a little confused between the Star Wars Rebel Alliance and the Al-Qaeda symbols during a live broadcast. The mistake ...

21 November 2015

Russia Fires Missiles Inscribed with “For Paris”

Footage has been released of Russia unleashing a storm of cruise missiles against Islamic State targets, as the Russian military intensifies its bombardment of Syria. Russia fired its first cruise ...

20 November 2015

Drone Pilots Speak Out in New Documentary

Former drone pilots and instructors have spoken out about their experiences in a new documentary, "Drone". The film, directed by Tonje Hessen Schei, focuses on the United States military's drone ...