Despite the challenges, most couples are still planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day

New poll reveals Brits find love in a hopeless place

A new UK poll conducted by gifts retailer Menkind reveals attitudes around Valentine’s Day given this year’s lockdown restrictions. Despite the challenges, most couples are still planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day, though some confess there’s added pressure to make the romantic day special at home.

Valentine’s Day beats the lockdown

The survey, conducted in the final week...

Bicycle theft fell by nearly 10% across the country

Police figures reveal country’s bicycle theft hotspots

Bicycle theft fell by nearly 10% across the country from 2019 to 2020 according to the latest police crime figures.

The biggest drops were during the first lockdown, with April 2020 recording a 39.5% fall (down from 6690 to 4050 crimes reported) year-on-year, followed by March – down 30.5% (6340 to 4410).

The easing of lockdown restrictions led to a small resurgence in...

Help on hand for parents and carers throughout the pandemic

Free guides for parents and children as pressure on wellbeing increases

With another national lockdown and school closures, the weighty responsibility of the wellbeing and health of many young people is again being borne by parents and carers across the UK. As young people’s mental health is suffering, they often don’t know where to turn.

Despite their best efforts, parents and carers aren’t always equipped with the training or know-how that...

Fear of driving is a real thing

Driving anxiety has increased by 52% during lockdown

If you’ve not been driving much over the past few months, you might feel a little nervous about getting back on the road when lockdown restrictions ease.

Perhaps you’ve not been on the motorway for a while and you’re worried about restarting your commute to work, or maybe there’s a chaotic roundabout near your parents’ house that gives you nightmares. Either way, these feelings of...

Four million people are enduring the early signs of hearing loss unnecessarily

Brits could be enduring unchecked hearing loss

Boots Hearingcare , the leading private hearing care provider in the UK, is calling on Brits to improve the quality of their life, with the business estimating that as many as FOUR MILLION people are enduring the early signs of hearing loss unnecessarily.

An early 2020 study showed that there were 11 million people with hearing loss in the UK - a number that is estimated to grow to...

More than four in ten UK gamers say they’ve been gaming more during the lockdown

3 in 10 Brits Have Skipped a Shower or a Meal to Play Video Games

More Brits than ever played video games last year to beat the boredom of staying home, and our third lockdown in 2021 has seen the trend gain even more traction. With games being released on more platforms, and more genres than ever now is an excellent time to be a gamer! Fresh Student Living took a deep dive into the gaming industry in the UK to see just what an impact Covid has had on...

Car insurance has fallen by £52 year-on-year

Average cost of car insurance has fallen by £52

There’s good news for drivers, as the average cost of car insurance has fallen by £52 (6%) year-on-year, in the steepest price drop seen in two years.

Drivers in the UK can now expect to pay £763 for their car insurance when buying a new policy, on average.

This is the cheapest that prices have been since early 2019. That’s according to the latest car insurance price index...

We've been baking up a storm with banana bread over lockdown

These lockdown activities have cost us the most 'wasted' time

For a lot of people, productivity hasn’t gone hand in hand with lockdown. But with New Year’s resolutions in full swing, searches for ‘productivity’ have gone up 150% in the last three weeks.

In light of this, Reboot Digital PR Company have conducted a survey of 2,456 Brits to find out which lockdown activities have cost them the most ‘wasted’ time. They asked people what they’d been...

Fitness industry are taking a hit through lockdown

Tough times for fitness industry

The health & fitness industry has had to adapt dramatically to Covid-19 restrictions in 2020. Despite increased interest in keeping fit and healthy from the British public, fitness instructors and gyms were, for the most part, swapped for online classes and fitness apps during the country’s successive lockdowns.

Without a doubt, the impact on the whole industry has been huge -...

Exercising can be taken from the comfort of your own chair

Staying active in your home during lockdown

As Lockdown across England puts an even greater emphasis on the health and wellbeing of older people in isolation, the Goldies Charity is increasing its weekly online content to include gentle chair-exercise at home.

When ‘Goldies’ were forced by Covid to cancel all their daytime sessions across England and Wales last March they then introduced online sessions through Facebook and...