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74% of thieves walk in through the front door – here’s how to stay safe during the darker nights

74% of thieves walk in through the front door – here’s how to stay safe during the darker nights

As winter draws ever closer, the frequency of home robberies typically rises, with thieves taking advantage of the dark evenings. Shockingly, as many as 74 per cent of thieves manage to walk in through the front door, according to new research. The study (carried out by MoneySuperMarket) found that 66 per cent of Brits fail to […]

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Here’s how you can get paid to drink beer and play pool at your local pub

Here’s how you can get paid to drink beer and play pool at your local pub

If you’re a fan of heading to your local pub for a drink or two, then this might just be your dream job. The Hungry Horse chain (which owns more than 200 pubs in Britain) wants to pay a beer lover £500 simply to spend time in one of their pubs. What’s the job? The […]

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Partridge in your Pocket: the app that’s delighting comedy fans

Partridge in your Pocket: the app that’s delighting comedy fans

He’s one of comedy’s most revered characters. A source of endless memorable mutterings. And now you can carry Alan Partridge around in your pocket thanks to a handy app. ‘Partridge In Your Pocket‘ brings together the fictional Norfolk disc-jockey’s best quotes and phrases, and allows users to play them at the touch of a screen. […]

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These are all the products featured in the first ever MAC cosmetics advent calendar

These are all the products featured in the first ever MAC cosmetics advent calendar

Christmas is a time for celebration and this year beauty fans have really got something to celebrate. Cosmetics giant MAC has launched its first ever advent calendar – and its brimming with firm favourites. Inside the calendar – dubbed ‘Shiny Pretty Things’ – is a mixture of 24 mini and full size MAC products that […]

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Princes Charles £5 coin released to mark Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday – here’s how much it could be worth

Princes Charles £5 coin released to mark Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday – here’s how much it could be worth

An engraved portrait of the Prince of Wales, who turns 70 on November 14, will feature on a series of souvenir £5 coins, with his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, featuring on the reverse side of the coin. The £5 coin can be purchased from the Royal Mint with prices ranging from £13 for a brilliant uncirculated […]

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Furious campaigners blast MoD amid fresh claims it is turning a ‘blind eye’ to veteran suicides

Furious campaigners blast MoD amid fresh claims it is turning a ‘blind eye’ to veteran suicides

by TOM COTTERILL tom.cotterill@thenews.co.uk Campaigners have accused bureaucrats at Whitehall of continuing to bury their hands in the sand and refusing to heed cries to do more to tackle veteran suicide rates. For the past few months, Johnston Press has been calling on the Ministry of Defence to up its game and do more for […]

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You can now buy £100 jeans that ‘stop your farts from smelling’

You can now buy £100 jeans that ‘stop your farts from smelling’

You’ll never have to feel self-conscious again with so-called ‘flatulence jeans’, sold by a company named Shreddies. According to the company, the trousers have been designed to eliminate a fart’s smell, using activated carbon. Shreddies sell a range of men and women’s flatulence clothing, including underwear and pyjamas. What are flatulence jeans? The organisation’s website […]

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Here’s why the Halloween pumpkins being sold in the UK are smaller this year

Here’s why the Halloween pumpkins being sold in the UK are smaller this year

by Roseanne Edwards Halloween may not be as bright this year because of a shortage of large pumpkins. The dearth of decent-sized traditional varieties is due to this year’s drought, according to farmer Nigel Morris of the Bodicote Farm Shop in Oxfordshire. “Our display isn’t half as big as normal because the pumpkins just haven’t […]

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How Prince Harry and Meghan’s Royal Baby will disrupt the line of succession to the throne

How Prince Harry and Meghan’s Royal Baby will disrupt the line of succession to the throne

Reporting by Laura Hill The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they are expecting their first child. And the baby will get a plum spot in the line to the throne; here’s how the new baby will change the Royal line. Where will the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby sit in line to […]

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Popular children’s bunk bed sold by Argos recalled over safety fears

Popular children’s bunk bed sold by Argos recalled over safety fears

Argos is urgently recalling a children’s bunk bed after it was found the rungs on the bed’s ladder were unsafe and could break off when stood on. The retailer received reports of a safety issue with the Ohio High Sleeper and has advised customers who have the product at home to stop using it immediately. […]

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