Read This
This is when child benefit, PIP, tax credits, DLA and other benefits will be paid for Christmas 2018

This is when child benefit, PIP, tax credits, DLA and other benefits will be paid for Christmas 2018

by Serina Sandhu Benefits claimants who are due to be paid on Christmas Day will not have their payment delayed. Those due to get their money on bank holidays during the festive period will instead be paid earlier, according to dates set by the Government. However the exact date depends on the type of benefits […]

Read This
An ice cream parlour is serving pigs in blankets flavoured ice cream – made with real pork

An ice cream parlour is serving pigs in blankets flavoured ice cream – made with real pork

by Josh Barrie An ice cream parlour has decided to start selling pigs in blankets flavoured ice cream. It’s made with real sausages. Fabio’s Gelato in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, is well-known for its avant-garde frozen delicacies. For Christmas 2018, owners Fabio and Hannah Vicenti, 34 and 33, have stepped things up. The recipe includes sausages, bacon, […]

Read This
The most exciting video games to look forward to in 2019

The most exciting video games to look forward to in 2019

It’s been quite a year for gaming, with plenty of exhilarating titles to enjoy. And yet, looking ahead to the next 12 months, the best new games coming in 2019 seem set to eclipse 2018’s offering. From epic adventures to intimate, absorbing-looking indies, here are 25 exciting gaming experiences to look forward to next year. […]

Read This
The most exciting films to look forward to in 2019

The most exciting films to look forward to in 2019

From romance to drama, from comedy to horror, and taking in everything from low-key sleeper hits in waiting to large-scale blockbusters, 2019 is looking like a truly action-packed year for cinema. Here are the most exciting films to look forward to next year, along with details of when they will release in the UK. The […]

Read This
The most exciting TV shows to look forward to in 2019

The most exciting TV shows to look forward to in 2019

With 2018’s best TV soon to be in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to look ahead to the TV shows we’ll be enjoying in the coming year. From epic comebacks to intriguing new projects, from comedies to hard-hitting drama, it looks like there’ll be something for everyone come 2019. Here’s all the new and returning […]

Read This
The best video games of 2018

The best video games of 2018

From epic open-world adventures to innovative and surprising indie titles, 2018 has seen an extraordinary degree of creativity and ambition in the world of gaming at times. Experiences have evoked genuine awe, excitement and emotional power along the way. And if you’ve missed out on some of the more obscure, never fear – because we’ve […]

Read This
The best films of 2018 – how many have you seen?

The best films of 2018 – how many have you seen?

From purple space tyrants with surprising character depth, to a love story between a mute cleaner and an aquatic creature, it’s fair to say the best films of 2018 have been an interesting mix. Outlandish thrillers, unhinged horrors, powerful dramas and charming comedies have all played their part. We asked members of our Screen Babble […]

Read This
These are the UK regions that get into the most debt at Christmas time

These are the UK regions that get into the most debt at Christmas time

Even though 40 per cent of Brits have increased their Christmas budget this year, nearly a third (31 per cent) still expect to overspend, according to new research. Almost half of people (47 per cent) will simply spend too much over the festive season, while 39 per cent will be caught out by inflation and […]

Read This
The best TV shows of 2018 – from Bodyguard to Derry Girls

The best TV shows of 2018 – from Bodyguard to Derry Girls

From epic science fiction to hilarious comedy to hard-hitting dramas grounded in the here and now, it’s been a terrific year for television in 2018. Here, in no particular order, are the very best TV shows of 2018. A Very English Scandal Hugh Grant – never better (Photo: BBC) Combining outrageous humour, a jaw-dropping stranger-than-fiction true […]

Read This
This dramatic video shows Brit surfing 100ft wave – which could be a new world record

This dramatic video shows Brit surfing 100ft wave – which could be a new world record

This is the moment a British surfer claims to have sailed into the history books – by breaking the record for surfing the biggest wave. Daredevil Tom Butler, 29, took on a huge swell at The Nazaré in Portugal – estimated to be more than 100ft tall (30m). He says onlookers and surfing experts are […]

Read This