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Huawei launches StorySign app to help deaf children enjoy the magic of story time

Huawei launches StorySign app to help deaf children enjoy the magic of story time

Huawei, the global technology leader, has today announced the launch of StorySign, an app that will help enrich story time for deaf children and their parents. StorySign was created with experts and charities from the deaf community to ensure it is a genuinely useful tool. The app features a friendly avatar, Star, who guides children […]

Must Read Book of the Week: Hotlifestyle: Essential Basics by Paul McQueen

Must Read Book of the Week: Hotlifestyle: Essential Basics by Paul McQueen

Brace yourself for the battle cry for personal development. In coming weeks, with 2019 fast approaching, the media will again bombard us with the usual ‘New Year, New You’ articles. We’ll be told everything we’ve ever not needed to know by a string of experts in fields ranging from relationships, careers and even DIY. Finding […]

Brits spend two full days getting ready for Christmas Day

Brits spend two full days getting ready for Christmas Day

The average Brit will spend the equivalent of two full days getting ready for Christmas Day, a study has found. Shopping for gifts and food, decorating the home and even deciding what to wear to festive parties will see a total of 49 hours taken up with plans for the big day. Just over eight […]

From festive food to games for all the family, Amazon reveals the nation’s last minute Christmas Eve purchases  

From festive food to games for all the family, Amazon reveals the nation’s last minute Christmas Eve purchases  

Christmas puddings, carrots for Rudolph, Prosecco and Pop Up Pirate all made their way into customers’ Christmas Eve baskets, ensuring December 25th was both fun and flawless As the festive period approaches, Amazon has revealed the late purchases made on Christmas Eve 2017 via Prime Now, Amazon’s ultra-fast delivery service that allows customers in selected […]

Christmas comes but four times a year

Christmas comes but four times a year

IHG® Rewards Club reveals the average Brit celebrates Christmas multiple times during December The Christmas present most Brits can expect this year is ‘déjà vu’, according to new data by IHG® Rewards Club, the loyalty programme from IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), which reveals the average Brit will have FOUR ‘Christmases’ this year. The research found […]

Flexible workers are more productive and take less leave than nine-to-fivers

Flexible workers are more productive and take less leave than nine-to-fivers

Staff who are offered flexible working reckon they are more productive and take less leave than their ‘nine to five’ colleagues, according to research. A study compared the productivity of 1,500 workers who set their own hours or working location against 500 who are not. Flexible workers reckon they work more effectively than those working […]

Battery Strife Hits Brits at 2pm

Battery Strife Hits Brits at 2pm

61% of Brits admit they run out of phone battery EVERY DAY: leaving them stranded, lost or standing up their mates In an age of connection, a lack of phone battery can be jarring with 6 in 10 saying it triggers a negative emotion New research has pinpointed 2pm as the exact time by which […]

Must Read: Innocent Bystander by C.A. Asbrey

Must Read: Innocent Bystander by C.A. Asbrey

The lawless Wild West marked a unique and fascinating period in US history that inspired countless Hollywood movies and created legends from gunslingers, bounty hunters and liquor-drinking cowboys. Now a new book, out this week, sheds fresh light on the American Frontier and on the female detectives who brought the outlaws to justice. Lucy Bryson […]

1,386 gifts, 1,008 sprouts and over 20,000 miles to travel home for Christmas: New research reveals a lifetime of UK holiday habits

1,386 gifts, 1,008 sprouts and over 20,000 miles to travel home for Christmas: New research reveals a lifetime of UK holiday habits

With the Christmas countdown well and truly on, Amazon has revealed that on average, each Brit spends 882 hours (more than 36 days) purchasing 1,386 presents across a lifetime, according to a study commissioned to mark the launch of the Christmas Shop and Gift Finder on Amazon.co.uk. Across the average adult lifetime, Brits will receive […]

Book Review: Whitebeard by M.C.D. Etheridge

Book Review: Whitebeard by M.C.D. Etheridge

Shiver me timbers, Santa was a pirate? M.C.D. Etheridge’s brilliant new children’s book is more than just shipshape and Bristol fashion – it’s an arrr-mazing tale of adventure and derring-do, finds Lucy Bryson. Once upon a time, long before the red suit and sack, the man children everywhere call Father Christmas was known by a […]