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’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

23 January 2017
’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

23 January 2017

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.


35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

18 January 2017
35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

18 January 2017

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.


Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

17 January 2017
Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

17 January 2017

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.


Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

13 January 2017
Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

13 January 2017

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.


Kitchen Hob the most reliable home appliance

10 January 2017
Kitchen Hob the most reliable home appliance

Kitchen Hob the most reliable home appliance

10 January 2017

If you’re wondering what’s going to go wrong next in your household - it might be the freestanding cooker you bought ten years ago.


Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

21 December 2016
Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

21 December 2016

Parents across the UK are damaging their children’s sleep patterns by relying on technology to get them off to sleep, a new report has found.


Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

20 December 2016
Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

20 December 2016

Hopefully all animal owners know by now the dangers of feeding ’human’ chocolate to their pets.


Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

02 December 2016
Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

02 December 2016

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.


Mobile phones causing more problems on the road than ever

24 November 2016
Mobile phones causing more problems on the road than ever

Mobile phones causing more problems on the road than ever

24 November 2016

Over 86 per cent of UK motorists think distraction caused by mobile phones has become worse in the last three years, according to a study commissioned by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart.


Four in 10 phone calls a ‘nuisance’

21 November 2016
Four in 10 phone calls a ‘nuisance’

Four in 10 phone calls a ‘nuisance’

21 November 2016

Almost four in 10 incoming phone calls in the UK are nuisance calls, according to new research.


5.2m UK adult hook-up website users’ details at risk following hack attack

16 November 2016
5.2m UK adult hook-up website users’ details at risk following hack attack

5.2m UK adult hook-up website users’ details at risk following hack attack

16 November 2016

The personal details of hundreds of millions of users of adult meet-up websites have been exposed following the hacking of AdultFriendFinder and related sites.


UK road travel could be as safe as rail and air ‘within a generation’

15 November 2016
UK road travel could be as safe as rail and air ‘within a generation’

UK road travel could be as safe as rail and air ‘within a generation’

15 November 2016

The road system in the UK could be as safe to use as rail and air travel “within a generation”.


11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

24 October 2016
11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

24 October 2016

Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as ‘micro-criminals’ - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal.


UK loses £11 billion a year to fraud and cybercrime

19 October 2016
UK loses £11 billion a year to fraud and cybercrime

UK loses £11 billion a year to fraud and cybercrime

19 October 2016

British businesses and members of the public lost a combined £10.9 billion pounds to fraud last year, according to new figures from anti-fraud groups.


Fresh calls for lowering of drink-drive limit

11 October 2016
Fresh calls for lowering of drink-drive limit

Fresh calls for lowering of drink-drive limit

11 October 2016

Road safety and health experts along with the emergency services have called on the Government to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales.


Stress at record high for UK workers

10 October 2016
Stress at record high for UK workers

Stress at record high for UK workers

10 October 2016

Workplace stress has reached record levels, according to a TUC report for World Mental Health Day.


Lego, phones - children flush the funniest things

27 September 2016
Lego, phones - children flush the funniest things

Lego, phones - children flush the funniest things

27 September 2016

Building bricks, dolls and mobile phones are among the items that Britain’s kids regularly drop in the loo, according to a new report.


The bad habits of the UK’s drivers

26 September 2016
The bad habits of the UK’s drivers

The bad habits of the UK’s drivers

26 September 2016

Using mobile phones while driving rates as the worst habit among fellow motorists, according to a new report.


Smartphones are even changing the way we eat

23 September 2016
Smartphones are even changing the way we eat

Smartphones are even changing the way we eat

23 September 2016

Until very recently, using a phone at the dinner table was frowned upon.


Cost of moving house soars

20 September 2016
Cost of moving house soars

Cost of moving house soars

20 September 2016

The average cost of moving home in the UK has risen by £870 during the past year, up to £10,996.


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