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Absence of free play hindering children’s ability to think creatively

Absence of free play hindering children’s ability to think creatively

Opportunities for the next generation of sports stars, business leaders and innovators are dwindling as a result of a lack of imaginative playtime – experts have claimed. Futurist, Mark Stevenson, has predicted children might find themselves unable to develop certain aspects of innovative thinking and creativity because of an absence of ‘free play’, which he […]

Children are “turning their backs on the great outdoors”

Children are “turning their backs on the great outdoors”

Screen-obsessed children are turning their backs on the great outdoors – in favour of the ‘great indoors’, it has emerged. Researchers found the average six to 16-year-old enjoys a total of just SEVEN hours a week outdoors – including weekends. And the typical ‘Fortnite Generation’ child is now online for more than TWO HOURS every […]

Jenson Button leads movement to get more women involved in engineering

Jenson Button leads movement to get more women involved in engineering

Former F1 World Champion Jenson Button is leading the movement to get more women involved in engineering. The Santander UK ambassador appeared alongside a host of high-profile speakers at the Formula Student World Finals in Silverstone – the world’s largest engineering competition attended by over 4,000 students representing 130 global universities. He said female engineers […]

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Iceland shows appreciation for emergency services with 10% summer discount offer

Iceland shows appreciation for emergency services with 10% summer discount offer

As a thank you to the UK’s everyday heroes, Iceland is offering an exclusive 10% discount to all those working for the NHS, Police, Fire Service, Ambulance, HM Coastguard and RNLI, when they shop at one of its stores from now until Sunday 29 July 2018. Iceland hopes this special ‘thank you’ discount will help those working […]

Largest ever survey provides startling insight into 7-16 year olds’ online behaviour

Largest ever survey provides startling insight into 7-16 year olds’ online behaviour

Not-for-profit educational charity LGfL has called for technology companies to embrace calls for change and put the safety of children first in all developments in light of findings from its latest report. The fact that 1 in 10 children who video chat with strangers have been asked to change or undress on camera is just […]

Courtney Act is helping kids who feel ‘unaccepted’ by their peers

Courtney Act is helping kids who feel ‘unaccepted’ by their peers

More than half of the nation’s young people feel ‘unaccepted’ by their peers, teachers or families, it has emerged. The study, which aimed to uncover the worries of the nation’s youth, found 56 per cent feel they can’t be their true selves around others for fear of being judged. Another one in six worry they […]

Families plan their summer holidays SIX MONTHS ahead of time

Families plan their summer holidays SIX MONTHS ahead of time

The average British family begins planning their holiday more than six months in advance, it has emerged. Researchers found busy lives and hectic work schedules mean millions of families try and arrange breaks well in advance so they have something to look forward to. According to the results of study, adults will spend around six […]

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Three in five office workers are sick of being stuck indoors while the sun is out

Three in five office workers are sick of being stuck indoors while the sun is out

Millions of workers admit they feel ‘trapped’ in their office when the sun is shining and the UK basks in 30C temperatures, a study has found. More than half admit to feeling glum being stuck indoors during the heatwave with a third feeling trapped inside. One in four would rather be out making the most […]

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Screwfix unveils its latest catalogue

Screwfix unveils its latest catalogue

The latest edition of Screwfix’s renowned catalogue is here, featuring thousands of products and exciting offers from leading brands, meaning busy Tradespeople and serious DIYers can stock up for the season ahead. The iconic catalogue will feature top brands such as DeWalt, Triton and Numatic, and not forgetting a wide range of ‘Trade Rated’ products […]

It’s Coming Home: Study Shows UK Homes Will See Price Boost Following World Cup

It’s Coming Home: Study Shows UK Homes Will See Price Boost Following World Cup

Britain is expected to see property prices soar come July 15, with a recent study showing a history of inflation following a World Cup. The research, carried out by Property Rescue, found that since 1970, there has been a rise in property prices immediately following the football tournament, as house hunters take a break from […]