Rising fuel prices, the ongoing effect of the COVID pandemic, the war in Ukraine, Brexit… many factors have combined and continue to influence the upward spiralling cost of living in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world. This issue affects everyone, but it can be particularly worrying and debilitating […]

UK Cost of Living Crisis

Domestic abuser Jonathan Edwards MP, who still represents the Plaid Cymru party in his constituency of Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, is publicly playing himself as ‘victim’ despite having been cautioned by the police for physically assaulting his wife. Previously, a carefully concocted statement suggested that Emma Edwards, soon to be […]

MP both violent and ignorant, as he plays the victim ...

As if the recent energy price hikes weren’t bad enough to handle on their own, smart meter customers of British Gas are struggling to see their up-to-date energy usage graphs due to glitches in the online account management system. The latest episode has seen energy usage graphs halted since mid-February, […]

British Gas customers struggle to access energy usage data due ...

Today’s mind-boggling leap of crass stupidity comes from one Andrew Hessel, a geneticist who has tried to make a comparison between cloning animals and adopting children. Say what? It comes as an almost throwaway quote in a recent BBC news article about the rising popularity of pet cloning. It seems […]

Geneticist compares animal cloning to biological versus adopted children

The BBC has announced the two presenters for The Toddler Club, which airs from Monday 4th April on CBeebies. Nigel Clarke, who already presents The Baby Club, will present on alternate days with Gemma Atkinson, most known for her roles in various soaps including Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Casualty. Each 14-minute […]

CBeebies “The Toddler Club” starts April 2022 with co-presenter Gemma ...

The BBC’s annual plan for 2022/23 has been published, including its ongoing commitment to children’s programming in the year ahead. The Corporation’s ‘strategic and creative plans’ include: creating more British animation, with the commission of three broadcast-quality pilots in the Ignite initiative, as well as acquiring more existing animated content […]

BBC outlines plan for children’s TV in the coming year

One of the big six energy companies, E.On Next, has blamed their meter reading system crash on money expert Martin Lewis for advising energy consumers to take readings of their non-smart gas and electricity meters on 31st March 2022, despite them missing the same advice to their customers. A now […]

E.On Next blames Martin Lewis for giving out same advice ...

In a move which wouldn’t seem out of place being featured as a “Overheard In Waitrose” meme, the high-end food retailer has sent a legal letter to supermarket Asda in relation to its recently announced “Just Essentials” range of budget food and household products. Waitrose claims the name is too […]

Waitrose takes offence at Asda’s new “Just Essentials” range, loses ...

The BBC has announced that it will screen a brand new feature-length Wallace & Gromit film… in three Christmas’s time. 2024. If anyone was in any doubt about how long it takes to make an animated movie such as this, this news proves it. Aardman has had a long relationship […]

Wallace & Gromit new adventure for Christmas 2024

The CBeebies Bedtime Story studio has been no stranger to a celebrity or two over the years, with the successful short format programme attracting both young children and their parents to see who’ll be sharing story time with them next. Famous faces have included Tom Hardy, Suranne Jones, Jessica Ennis-Hill, […]

Duchess of Cambridge to read CBeebies bedtime story for Children’s ...

Fans of the CBeebies Christmas show / pantomime will be pleased to know that, following a socially-distanced 2020 “Christmas in Storyland”, this year’s show will be filmed this month in front of a live theatre audience. An adaptation of “The Night Before Christmas” story will unfold this autumn in front […]

CBeebies Christmas Show 2021 announced: The Night Before Christmas

Britain’s energy prices are spiralling upwards, seemingly out of control, as the wholesale cost of gas and electricity has skyrocketed in the past year or so. There are a number of reasons for this. If you’re interested, I’d suggest Googling it. I’m not going to write about it here, because […]

Surviving Winter (and Beyond) With Rising Fuel Costs