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Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald is ‘terrible’ say some critics

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald is ‘terrible’ say some critics

Today sees the release of the latest film in the Harry Potter expanded universe – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. It’s the sequel to 2016’s Eddie Redmayne-starring spin-off about “magizoologist” Newt Scamander, who collects and documents the fantastical creatures of the wizarding world. With villain Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp) having escaped custody to set about […]

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The appliance of science for North Atlantic Oscillation

The appliance of science for North Atlantic Oscillation

With a name like North Atlantic Oscillation, Sam Healy’s band seem unlikely to be pushing Ed Sheeran-style acoustic pop into the charts. Named after a weather phenomenon, the complex, rich soundscapes rely heavily on, well, science, with all manner of gadgetry involved in the production of new album ‘Grind Show’. However, Healy doesn’t have a […]

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Haribo opens its first store outside London – and it has a pick-and-mix zone

Haribo opens its first store outside London – and it has a pick-and-mix zone

Confectionery brand Haribo currently operates two manufacturing facilities in the UK, but fans of their sweets can now visit its second outlet store, which is due to open next week. Officially launching on Thursday 22 November, the 1,487 square foot unit will be located in York and will follow on from the success of the […]

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Can you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? Here’s everything you need to know

Can you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? Here’s everything you need to know

If you are taking medication, it is important to be aware of the side effects associated with some medicines – particularly in relation to alcohol. Medical professionals state that it is “sensible” to avoid drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics, and on some medicines it should not be consumed at all. When to avoid drinking alcohol […]

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You can now get takeaway roast dinners from Toby Carvery

You can now get takeaway roast dinners from Toby Carvery

by Joe Cawthorn Toby Carvery has announced it will make its famous roast dinners available for customers to collect and take home to enjoy, whether it’s Sunday or not. To find out if your local restaurant is taking part in, head over to the Toby Carvery website. If you’re in luck, simply choose what time […]

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Netflix is trialling mobile-only subscriptions – and they’re half the price of normal ones

Netflix is trialling mobile-only subscriptions – and they’re half the price of normal ones

As more and more of us consume media – including movies and TV – on mobile devices like phones, it seems Netflix is making moves to offer a mobile-only subscription that could cost as little as £3. The streaming giant is currently testing a new mobile-only app in Malaysia, where the cost of a subscription […]

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Should I take time off work for a cold?

Should I take time off work for a cold?

Down with the dreaded cold? You are now faced with the dilemma of whether to go into work and sniffle your way through work tasks all the while facing the wrath of hypochondriac colleagues, or stay at home and recharge and protect your colleagues from the illness but fall behind at work and potentially face […]

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A new Gruffalo 50p coin has been announced – here’s how much it could be worth for collectors

A new Gruffalo 50p coin has been announced – here’s how much it could be worth for collectors

According to a Royal Proclamation published last week, there will soon be a new 50p coin featuring a depiction of popular children’s character The Gruffalo. Details are scarce, and the design hasn’t been unveiled yet, but the coin is expected to be released sometime in 2019. It is likely to coincide with the 20th anniversary […]

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Walkers is recalling some of its crisps over allergy fears

Walkers is recalling some of its crisps over allergy fears

Walkers is recalling a popular variety of crisps over fears they could trigger reactions in those allergic to gluten. The company are asking that customers return certain packets of Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli flavour crisps because their packaging fails to emphasise that the crisps contain wheat. How to tell if your crisps are affected The […]

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Temperatures are expected to plummet in the UK next week – here’s everything you need to know

Temperatures are expected to plummet in the UK next week – here’s everything you need to know

After the recent mild weather, temperatures are due to drop drastically in the UK next week, with a cold weather front from the east bringing single figure temperatures more typical of this time of year. Richard Miles, Met Office forecaster, said, “There will be a continental air mass coming over from the east early next […]

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