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It takes just six minutes for a dog to die in a hot car

It takes just six minutes for a dog to die in a hot car

Jan Hoole, Keele University and Daniel Allen, Keele University The soaring temperatures in Europe and North America have seen a rise in reports of dogs being rescued from hot cars. Police across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Canada have all saved dogs from certain death. But in the US, a Great Dane in […]

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Government rejects call to add Staffies to Dangerous Dogs list

Government rejects call to add Staffies to Dangerous Dogs list

The Government has rejected calls from a leading animal rights charity to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to a list of banned dog breeds in the UK. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) submitted a proposal to the government’s consultation on the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and requested it to include Staffordshire Bull Terriers, […]

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Slime toys could be poisonous to children because of high levels of Boron

Slime toys could be poisonous to children because of high levels of Boron

Slime products may contain higher than recommended levels of potentially harmful element Boron, parents have been warned. Consumer watchdog Which? released the warning along with a demand for “fundamental changes” to be made to the product safety system. Eight out of 11 slime toys contain excessive amounts of Boron Slime, a viscous and oozing substance […]

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The world’s deadliest sharks could be heading to the UK’s coasts say experts

The world’s deadliest sharks could be heading to the UK’s coasts say experts

Some of the world’s most dangerous sharks, including great whites, are set to be patrolling the UK’s waters say experts. Hammerheads, Blacktip and Sand Tiger sharks, regarded as three of the deadliest, are some the species which could be found in British seas in the next 30 years. And they could be joined by great whites, made […]

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The Amazon Prime Day deals that will actually save you money

The Amazon Prime Day deals that will actually save you money

Amazon Prime Day is a 36-hour sale which began today and in total will feature more than one million deals. This sale is the summer version of ‘Black Friday’ and has been extended to four more countries this year. It runs until midnight on Tuesday (17 July). But are you really getting a bargain? We’ve […]

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Why warm weather can trigger a migraine – and how to prevent them

Why warm weather can trigger a migraine – and how to prevent them

Warm weather might make a welcome change from the usual drizzle we’re accustomed to in the UK, but a hot summer can come with its downfalls. Changes in weather can trigger painful headaches, particularly when temperatures rise, humidity is high, or when there are thunderstorms. Summer headaches According to the NHS, pressure changes that cause […]

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The poisonous plants that could harm your children – and the symptoms to watch out for

The poisonous plants that could harm your children – and the symptoms to watch out for

Although many garden and woodland plants are completely harmless to wildlife and humans alike, there are also some specific poisonous plants which can pose an extreme danger – especially if your little ones come into contact with them. These plants can be growing in your garden, in the local park or even in woodland areas, […]

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Warning as scam sends you your password and claims you’re on camera watching porn

Warning as scam sends you your password and claims you’re on camera watching porn

Computer users are being warned of a new scam where scammers are sending victims their own passwords by email, in an attempt to convince them that they have been caught viewing adult content online. In what Action Fraud – the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime – describes as “a new twist”, the emails display […]

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The Crown season 3: here’s a first look at Olivia Colman as the Queen

The Crown season 3: here’s a first look at Olivia Colman as the Queen

Broadchurch star Olivia Colman looks to have the poise and presence of Queen Elizabeth II in her first official picture from Netflix hit The Crown. The actress, acclaimed for both comedic and dramatic roles in a strong TV career to date, is taking over from previous lead Claire Foy to portray the Queen in her […]

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Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose in Derbyshire, after babies were found abandoned in a car park. A member of the public reported seeing two larger spiders leaving the same area. While the missing tarantulas would not normally be expected to survive in […]

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