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Revealed: How long it takes your council to fix a pothole

Revealed: How long it takes your council to fix a pothole

New data has been revealed showing the fastest and slowest-acting councils in Britain when it comes to filling potholes. Cumbria, Flinstshire and South Lanarkshire aim to act “immediately” to repair those potholes that pose the greatest risk to the state of the road and the safety of drivers and riders. Harrow Council sets a target repair […]

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Tesco is slashing prices to celebrate its 100th birthday – and it’s selling Freddo bars for just 10p

Tesco is slashing prices to celebrate its 100th birthday – and it’s selling Freddo bars for just 10p

Additional reporting by Josh Barrie Supermarket chain Tesco has slashed the price of various popular items in celebration of its 100th birthday. The supermarket, which started out as one market stall in 1919, now has more than 3,400 stores nationwide. To mark the supermarket turning 100, Tesco is discounting the price of a wide range […]

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McDonald’s is giving away free cheeseburgers for Blue Monday – here’s how to get one

McDonald’s is giving away free cheeseburgers for Blue Monday – here’s how to get one

Today (21 Jan) is being hailed as ‘the most depressing day of the year’, so McDonald’s is making a generous effort to lift spirits by giving away free cheeseburgers for the next five days. The third Monday of January has been unofficially dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ thanks to a combination of post-Christmas blues, credit card debt, […]

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Here are the most spectacular photos of the red Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse

Here are the most spectacular photos of the red Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse

The early hours of this morning (21 January) brought a rare ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ to our skies, a total lunar eclipse that coincided with a supermoon. The moon turned a spectacular shade of red as it was plunged into the Earth’s shadow. The celestial event was captured by photographers around the world, and we’ve […]

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Miss the Super Blood Wolf Moon? You can see another stunning astronomical event tonight

Miss the Super Blood Wolf Moon? You can see another stunning astronomical event tonight

Following last night’s Super Blood Wolf Moon, astronomers are in for another treat tonight: a planetary conjunction between two of our Solar System’s most impressive planets. In the early hours of Tuesday (22 January), Venus and Jupiter will appear very bright and close in the night sky – a phenomenon often called “kissing planets”. Here’s everything you […]

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Common garden pests and how to get rid of them humanely

Common garden pests and how to get rid of them humanely

Gardens can be a natural habitat for many species of animals, but some can be a nuisance, causing damage to plants, flowers, home-grown vegetables and lawns. Here are some of the most common garden pests and how to stop them damaging your garden in a humane manner. Grey squirrels Wire netting can help give fruit […]

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Could Admiral Fallow and Field Music work together? You Tell Me…

Could Admiral Fallow and Field Music work together? You Tell Me…

“Who’s in The Guide section this week?” “You Tell Me.” “No, seriously, who?” “It’s not even really that funny the first time.” laughs Sarah Hayes – who is one half of the oddly-monickered duo, the Admiral Fallow multi-instrumentalist aided by Pete Brewis, of Sunderland’s skewed pop combo Field Music. There is, however, some point to […]

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Beloved headteacher laid to rest in coffin covered in farewell drawings from her pupils

Beloved headteacher laid to rest in coffin covered in farewell drawings from her pupils

A primary school headteacher has been laid to rest in a coffin covered in drawings created by her pupils, after she died following a short battle with cancer. Beloved educator Sue East was just 58 when she died on 19 December 2018, and a heartbreaking final letter she wrote to her pupils from her death […]

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Man screamed ‘What have I done?’ after crushing girlfriend’s toddler to death with car seat, court told

Man screamed ‘What have I done?’ after crushing girlfriend’s toddler to death with car seat, court told

Stephen Waterson cried out “What have I done?” after crushing his girlfriend’s toddler to death with his car seat, a court has heard as the heartbreaking Alfie Lamb case continues. Three and a half year old Alfie was sitting at his mother’s feet in the rear footwell of an Audi convertible, when he was squashed […]

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Here’s how people in the UK are planning to save over £1,500 a year

Here’s how people in the UK are planning to save over £1,500 a year

UK consumers say they are going to become more savvy with their money – and plan to save around £131 a month or £1,572 during 2019. Research from Paymentsense reveals that over half of UK consumers are considering cutting their spending over the coming year. The most popular reason to cut spending is to keep up with […]

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