lockdown

A third of people planning to recreate an event or occasion they missed because of lockdown

Over half of Brits planning to ‘recreate’ a birthday for themselves or a loved one

After over a year of restrictions and lockdowns, fun-loving Brits are desperate to celebrate, with nearly a third of people planning to recreate an event or occasion they missed out on due to the pandemic in the coming months. 

The research, carried out by CEWE , Europe’s largest photo printing company, found this increased further amongst 18–34-year-olds, with 41% of people in this...

The number of road traffic accidents in GB dropped by a quarter in 2020

Record drop in road traffic accidents new government data reveals

The number of road traffic accidents in Great Britain dropped by a quarter in 2020 compared to 2019, making last year the safest year on record for road new data from the Department for Transport (DfT).

The DfT figures, which are based on police records, show the fall in road accidents tied in with traffic volumes dropping by 21% as lockdown measures took hold.

However,...

 A quarter of UK businesses are planning to close or downsize their office

Over 15 million empty chairs and desks create furniture furor

A game of musical (empty) chairs, or a landfill disaster? The move toward home working could cause a landfill influx of millions of chairs and desks as offices close or downsize following Covid-19, warns BusinessWaste.co.uk .

The business waste specialists are warning of a mountain of unwanted office furniture making its way to landfill as companies embrace a new way of working - and...

Psychologist Dr. Pamela Rutledge has provided reasons behind our obsession with true crime TV

Psychologist Explains Our Lockdown Obsession With True Crime TV

From documentaries examining historic crimes in forensic detail to TV shows that dramatise the lives of notorious murderers, we have become a nation obsessed with the true crime genre.

But what is driving this true crime obsession?

Entertainment brand MrQ spoke with psychologist Dr. Pamela Rutledge, who has provided five reasons behind our obsession with true crime TV....

12% of respondents said they will never have guests to stay overnight again.

1 in 5 Brits don’t enjoy having their in-laws stay over

As the rules around overnight stays have now changed, but are people ready to welcome guests back into their homes?

A new report on the state of home hosting in the UK, from Swyft has found that 39% of Brits plan to have guests stay the night in their home once lockdown restrictions ease, with 13% already having visits planned.

However, not everyone is keen to jump back into...

Oxfordshire residents showed the most improvement with their waste recycling efforts

Lockdown drives drop in household recycling

Figures from Local Household Waste Recycling Centres (or ‘tips’ as they’re more commonly known) from across England, show that out of 23 County Councils, 19 recycled less during lockdown than the year before, with only two doing better.

The statistics were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Access Self Storage and can be accessed here . They covered the six-month time...

One thing that worries one in five Brits is hay fever

Hay fever relief: Expert reveals how to allergy-proof your home

With the weather warming up and lockdown measures slowly easing, one thing that worries one in five Brits is hay fever.

Whatever your plans in the coming months, pollen outside and dust inside will be a growing issue for many. But there are things we can do to reduce the struggle at home!

Ivan Ivanov, spokesperson from End of Tenancy Cleaning London , has provided his top...

Regular gamblers were more than six times more likely to gamble online in the pandemic

Study shows online gambling soared during lockdown

Regular gamblers were more than six times more likely to gamble online compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.

The study, led by the University of Bristol and published on 17 May in the Journal of Gambling Studies , showed regular male gamblers were particularly prone to gambling more often online during the public lockdown in the UK, compared to their...

Top tips for family meals out at a restaurant

Top tips for successfully eating out with the kids

With lockdown lifting slowly, opening up a variety of activities and experiences that we had all taken a little bit for granted before, Lizz Banks co-founder of the Parenting Daily explores the best way to take the kids out for a much needed meal without it turning into chaos!

"I don't know about you, but I am so excited about being able to go to restaurants again! The great British...

 There is a clear preference for a hybrid of working partially at home and from the office

Almost half would consider quitting their job if forced back to the office full time

The great return to the office is on the horizon and getting closer, with all social restrictions set to end on 21st June. However, while a reunion with colleagues might be welcome, a full time return to the physical workplace is enough to actually put people off their jobs. According to new research* by flatsharing site SpareRoom, one in two (46%) 18-40 year olds will consider quitting their...

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