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Levels of homelessness in the UK are actually five times higher than official reports

Levels of homelessness in the UK are actually five times higher than official reports

Research has suggested that 28,000 people in the UK were recorded as sleeping rough in the previous 12 months. Collated by the BBC, the stats are five times higher than widely quoted government figure of 4,677 from 2018. The 2019 figure is released later today (February 27). The stark contrast in figures has lead to […]

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Advice for parents as UK schools close amid coronavirus fears – the symptoms to look for

Advice for parents as UK schools close amid coronavirus fears – the symptoms to look for

Public Health England (PHE) said it is not advising schools in the UK to close in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), despite recent outbreaks in Europe. Around a dozen schools have sent staff and pupils home to self-isolate for 14 days after returning from half-term trips in northern Italy, where 323 […]

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This is the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic as coronavirus reaches more than 40 countries

This is the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic as coronavirus reaches more than 40 countries

Fears are growing that the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus could soon be declared a pandemic, as the virus continues to spread across more countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has currently categorised the outbreak as an epidemic with multiple locations, but it is now at the ‘tipping point’ of becoming a pandemic as new […]

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Health experts say we should prepare for a coronavirus pandemic as confirmed cases passes 82,000

Health experts say we should prepare for a coronavirus pandemic as confirmed cases passes 82,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the world should be “in a phase of preparedness” for a possible coronavirus pandemic, as the number of confirmed cases has reached more than 82,000. Up to this point, the WHO had played down fears that the current coronavirus would be declared a pandemic, despite serious outbreaks in […]

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Italy v Ireland Six Nations rugby matches postponed due to coronavirus – here’s when they’ll be rescheduled

Italy v Ireland Six Nations rugby matches postponed due to coronavirus – here’s when they’ll be rescheduled

The mens and women’s Six Nations matches between Ireland and Italy have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. The decision comes after Irish Health Minister, Simon Harris, called for the games, which were due to be played this weekend (29 February and 1 March) in Dublin, to be put on hold. […]

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These are the must-play video games releasing in March 2020

These are the must-play video games releasing in March 2020

As we head into March, the video game release schedules start to gather pace. It’s a particularly good month for Nintendo Switch fans, with one of the year’s biggest games coming to the hybrid console in Animal Crossing. But even if you don’t own a Switch, there’s a lot to look forward to, including a […]

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How to catch armoured Mewtwo and everything else about Pokemon GO’s Pokemon Day event

How to catch armoured Mewtwo and everything else about Pokemon GO’s Pokemon Day event

February 27 is Pokemon’s birthday, so naturally there’s a big event scheduled to celebrate. Our obsession with the pocket monsters has been kept alive thanks to Niantic’s addictive monster-catching mobile game, which has become an international phenomenon since it launched in 2016 and has now been downloaded over a billion times. It has kept its […]

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Android users are being advised to delete these 10 apps now

Android users are being advised to delete these 10 apps now

Android users are being urged to delete certain apps after allegations that they may be used to hack into personal data. The apps in question are called VPNs or Virtual Private Networks and they help people access websites and streaming services that may not be available in their home country. VPNs are also used by […]

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McDonald’s has invented candles that smell like burgers

McDonald’s has invented candles that smell like burgers

The smell of a McDonald’s restaurant is a unique thing that often leads to cravings for a burger and fries. But the signature scent has now been bottled, with the fast food chain releasing a new range of six candles. The company has released the collection of candles that, when burned all together, smell just […]

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More than half of primary school children have unrestricted and unmonitored online access

More than half of primary school children have unrestricted and unmonitored online access

Children as young as nine are viewing online content not intended for their age group and using social media sites while underage, according to a recent study. And the situation is taking its toll on primary school teachers, who are having to deal with the consequences of unrestricted and unmonitored online access. Over 300 primary […]

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