Month: July 2022

Are your sniffles caused by hay fever, a cold or Covid?

Are your sniffles caused by hay fever, a cold or Covid?

If you’ve suffered a bout of the sniffles over the past fortnight, you could be forgiven for assuming it was just a cold. Or you could easily have pointed the finger at hay fever if you’re particularly prone, given Britain has repeatedly been battered by a pollen bomb. But, as the pandemic has worn on, […]

7 Best Non-Coffee Drinks At Starbucks, According To Baristas

7 Best Non-Coffee Drinks At Starbucks, According To Baristas

Listen, some mornings can only be salvaged by a very large cup of coffee. Big facts. But there are other days when you can get by with simply a delicious drink rather than a boatload of caffeine. Enter: the best non-coffee drinks at Starbucks. Though the chain may specialize in coffee drinks, it also offers […]

Travis Scott fans fume at pricey tickets as rapper sells out first UK show since Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott fans fume at pricey tickets as rapper sells out first UK show since Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott fans were left fuming as the rapper’s upcoming show sold out within minutes of being released. The Sicko Mode hitmaker, 31, is set to perform at London’s O2 Arena in August, marking his first UK show since 10 people died and thousands were injured at his Astroworld concert in November last year. Undeterred […]

Netflix CRASHES just minutes after Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2 drops on the streaming service

Netflix CRASHES just minutes after Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2 drops on the streaming service

Fans eagerly awaited the release of the final two episodes of Stranger Things season 4. And just minutes after the final installment dropped at 8am UK time (12am PT/3am EST) on Friday, Netflix crashed, with fans around the world taking to social media to vent their frustration. Within minutes of Season 4 Part 2 being […]

AI predicts crime a week in advance with 90 percent accuracy – but may also perpetuate racist bias

AI predicts crime a week in advance with 90 percent accuracy – but may also perpetuate racist bias

RoboCop may be getting a 21st Century reboot, as an algorithm has been found to predict future crime a week in advance with 90 percent accuracy. The artificial intelligence (AI) tool predicts crime by learning patterns in time and geographic locations of violent and property crimes. Data scientists at the University of Chicago trained the […]

Want to see an actual GP and have a face-to-face appointment? You’ve only got a one in four chance

Want to see an actual GP and have a face-to-face appointment? You’ve only got a one in four chance

Just a quarter of GP appointments in England are face-to-face and with an actual doctor, MailOnline can reveal. Critics have warned that general practice is heading down a ‘slippery slope’ where nurses and other staff are picking up the burden amid staffing shortages, with GPs becoming the last point of contact. An NHS source told […]

Veterinary services group CVS buys vet practice for £3m

Veterinary services group CVS buys vet practice for £3m

Veterinary and pet pharma group CVS has acquired a vet center for £3 million as it continues to cash in on the pet ownership boom seen during the pandemic. The Norfolk-based firm said it has bought Old Courts Veterinary Centre, a veterinary practice in North Lincolnshire, and has secured enough cash and bank facilities for […]

Halifax suffers exodus of customers after staff pronoun policy

Halifax suffers exodus of customers after staff pronoun policy

Dozens of Halifax customers are closing their accounts with the bank after a staff member told them to leave if they don’t like their new pronoun policy. The bank announced on Twitter earlier this week that it would allow staff to display their pronouns on their name badges. In a post that read ‘pronouns matter’ […]

House prices record the lowest monthly growth since 2019, says Zoopla

House prices record the lowest monthly growth since 2019, says Zoopla

Property prices increased at the lowest monthly rate since 2019 in May, according to Zoopla, as the economic outlook and base rate rises began to ‘drag on sentiment and activity’. Prices rose 0.1 percent during the month, the smallest monthly increase since December 2019, according to the property portal’s house price index. In the year […]