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42% of people say they feel pressured to have an Instagram worthy day

Wedding costs increased by a massive £12,000 in 5 years

Now that Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted and we're in the height of summer in the UK, the number of weddings taking place has skyrocketed.

Holly Andrews, Managing Director at KIS Finance and personal finance expert shares 8 clever ways to cut the price of your post lockdown wedding!

There has always been pressure to have the perfect wedding day. However, in recent...

Popular royal baby names

Most popular royal baby names revealed

So they got down on one knee, you said yes (or vice versa), and now you’re sporting your new sparkly engagement rings.

What’s next? Beyond being excited about getting married, perhaps you’re already dreaming about baby names and searching for future inspiration. Well, what better place to find your baby’s name than the royals?

Monarchies in Europe date back to prehistoric...

Main benefits of feeding your dog an all-natural diet

When you share your home with a beautiful and adorable four-legged friend, naturally, you want to do everything you possibly can to make them happy. Often, with dogs in particular, succumbing to their begging ‘puppy dog’ eyes feels as if you are showing them just how much you love them with every slice of pizza.

Tragically, however, not only are you teaching your cherished pet bad...

39% of Brits still consider finding a penny and picking it up to be good luck

75% of Brits are superstitious and wishing for good health

Millions of Brits refuse to walk under ladders, avoid crossing the pathway of a black cat, and are terrified of breaking a mirror, according to new stats.

Research from 888 Poker has found that almost three quarters (74%) of the British population describe themselves as ‘superstitious’, while less than half (44%) consider themselves ‘lucky’.

“Find a penny, pick it up, and...

The BBFC has released new research into attitudes towards swearing

New BBFC research into swearing habits of the UK

The BBFC has released new research into attitudes towards swearing which shows that while the use of strong language is on the rise, parents are keen to protect their children and do not want to see increased use of strong language in media content.

The research, carried out by Magenta, was commissioned to find out if parents would accept more frequent uses of strong* and very strong...

Divorce rates blew up during COVID lockdowns – how long will the boom continue?

Divorce rates blew up during COVID lockdowns – how long will the boom continue?

There’s nothing like a global crisis to shine a light on what normally happens behind closed doors. One unexpected effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that the number of divorce applications skyrocketed in 2020. There’s no official data yet—we’ll have to wait another year before we know exactly how many marriages broke down during the Coronavirus period—but some experts say we’re not even...

A report just published reveals a tripling of birth rates for IVF babies in the past 30 years

Single women, lesbian couples and over 40s all having more IVF

A report just published by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) revealing a tripling of birth rates for IVF babies in the past 30 years and a huge increase in the number of single women, lesbian couples and women over 40 having more IVF, has been welcomed by a leading Bristol-based fertility expert.

Dr Valentine Akande, who leads the team at Bristol Centre for...

It was revealed that most dog owners bathe or shower their dogs at home once a month

REVEALED: How much UK dog owners spend on professional grooming each year

There has been an undisputed surge in demand for dogs and puppies in recent months. Searches for ‘puppies for sale’ are up an average of 42% compared to 2019, with national lockdowns igniting a desire for canine company and presenting many people with time on their hands to dedicate to looking after their new addition to the family. We all know a dog is for life and not just for lockdown, and...

1 in 10 men will suffer some form of Post Natal Depression

65% of Dads Admit That Having Children Negatively Impacted Their Mental Health

Trusted Family Brand and Leading Platform for Dads Commit to Raising Awareness Around Men’s Mental Health and Parenting

According to a recent survey, an alarming 65% of dads admit that having children negatively impacted their mental health, citing the top 5 contributing factors as lack of time, change in relationship dynamic, additional responsibilities, financial issues, and lack...

The report explores the evolution of the UK holiday over the past 85 years

Report reveals over half of Brits appreciate holidays in the UK more than ever before

As global tourism has a bit of a reset due to the pandemic and Brexit, and travel abroad remains more complicated, family-owned holiday park operator, Haulfryn, has launched their The Way We Holiday Now report.

Using data from a survey commissioned by Haulfryn*, combined with their own data and experiences, the report explores the evolution of the UK holiday over the past 85 years;...

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