Frozen food sales have gone up during lockdown

Lockdown turns UK into a nation of frozen food fans

The UK has become a nation of frozen food fans as the pandemic has changed the way we shop according to a new report.

The Frozen Food Report, released today, says consumers are shopping more online, spending more per shop and have bought more frozen food than ever before. Last year shoppers spent an extra £872m on everything from frozen avocado to ice cream: making frozen the fastest...

Property experts warn snowfall could be causing further trouble to businesses

Heavy snowfall across parts of the country could be causing lasting damage to buildings left empty because of lockdown, warns property experts.

Jeremy Harrison, Managing Director at MSL Property Care Services had to say “Ordinarily where a building is occupied, the heating and regular use of pipes would help to ensure damage from extreme cold weather is mitigated or reduced, however...

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...