Night time driving on the motorway

Changing the rules for young drivers

Young people in the UK should be banned from driving at night or having any alcohol in their system, according to the Association of British Drivers (ABI), and I am inclined to agree as I look back with slight horror at my early years behind the wheel.

Health benefits of organic food

It appears that the jury is still out on the benefits of organic food. A recent study comparing the health benefits of organic and conventional foods claims that organic food is ‘no healthier and no safer’ than produce grown with pesticides.

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Are we tiring of celebrity culture?

It’s that time of year again – The X Factor starts this weekend and the countdown to Christmas begins. But is it really still ‘TV gold’, or are we a bit bored of celebrity life and knowing just a bit too much about the people behind the shows?

Ben Fogle takes the Olympic flame on a hot air balloon. Credit: LOCOG

Funny Olympic 2012 moments

How we chuckled when we saw the Mayor of London Boris Johnson dangling mid-air on a zip wire! The pomp and ceremony of the Olympics seems to bring out the best of British humour. Check out this hilarious transcript from a volunteer worker and star in the making.


Twitter success for small businesses

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson sends a Tweet of thanks to The Cake Store for delivering his girlfriend’s birthday cake, and now they are on the front of its website and the cake maker is “inundated with new customers”. But why are some smaller businesses put off from using social media?

Protecting children from online risks

Parents worry more about their children being contacted by strangers on the internet and seeing inappropriate content than drinking too much alcohol, according to new research out this week. But what is being done to protect children online?

Stork with a baby

Fear of birth means longer labours

It makes sense really – if you’re scared of something, it’s going to take you longer to do. When it comes to the length of your labour, apparently this is exactly what can happen if fear gets in the way.