tv
Disney Channel Making its First UK Live Action TV in Cheshire Country Pile

The Disney Channel has employed Hollyoaks producer Lime Pictures to create its first live action show in the UK, with Evermoor set to be filmed at Arley Hall in Warrington. Shooting begins in April, with the nationality of the actor playing the key star of the trans-Atlantic production yet to be decided. Read More >>

networks
EE Crushes Vodafone in UK Mobile Network Speed and Reliability Tests

Mobile analyst Rootmetrics has been criss-crossing the country carrying out speed tests, sending texts and the like, coming to the conclusion that upstart network EE offers the best general connectivity in terms of speed and performance across the UK. Read More >>

battlemodo
The Best VPN Service to Hide Behind

Virtual Private Networks are one of the handiest bits of networking wizadry out there, allowing you to use public Wi-Fi with immunity, catch up on Call the Midwife whilst overseas, or even get around your work's anti-Giz filters. However, not all are created equal, so we've rounded up the best of the internet's many VPN offerings for your delectation. Read More >>

booze
Cost of a Pint Explodes by 1,948 Per Cent Over 40 years

The price we pay for a pint has risen faster than house prices in the UK, with the cost of an average 0.568 of a litre of beer rising by 1,948 per cent since 1973. If you'd bought a pint back then and kept it in the fridge, you'd be a millionaire by now. Read More >>

money
Cameron May Raise Tax Allowance to £10,500 So You Like Him More

"What a horrible man," people say, unless he hands us all a nice tax break, in which case have all of our votes, Dave. That's how David Cameron thinks you think anyway, with the PM and chum George Osborne said to be planning to announce a significant rise in the basic tax allowance so we forget about the bad things and vote him in again. Read More >>

bitcoin
HMRC Bins Plan to Tax Bitcoin Transactions

The UK may soon emerge as one of the world's bitcoin safe havens, after tax inspector HMRC revealed it's giving up on its plan to add 20 per cent VAT to transactions made in the virtual money. Read More >>

collection
In Pictures: Powerful Space Storm Treats UK to Special Aurora Show

A combination of a rare high geomagnetic activity level and cloud-free night skies treated many parts of the UK to a superb aurora demonstration last night, as the greenish skies were seen as far south as Norfolk and the Isle of Man. Here are some of the finest photos snapped from sky-afire UK. Read More >>

design
Would You Welcome One of These Union Jack Redesigns if Scotland Votes for Independence?

As the debate around Scotland's possible vote for independence heats up, some have wondered what that will mean for the UK's striking Union Jack Flag. Should it retain the Scottish blue elements if the nation breaks away? And if it shouldn't, is it time a new flag was introduced? Read More >>

olympics
Take a Dip in the Zaha Hadid-Designed 2012 Olympic Pool for Just £3.50

Forget gold postboxes or a new West Ham stadium -- the real meat of the 'Olympic legacy' was unveiled today, and it looks fantastic. As promised, most of the venues in the Olympic Park in Stratford are being reopened as places for the general public to go do sporty things; and crucially, they're all cheap and gob-smackingly beautiful. Read More >>

government
The NHS is Flogging Patient Health Records to Insurers

For those of you not content with just the NSA stealing your personal information, good news: the NHS has been selling patient data to private insurers, which, combined with info from your credit report, can give a fairly detailed impression of who you are, when you last had a cold, and what you had for breakfast last Thursday. Read More >>

money
Rare Kew Gardens 50p Coin Could be Worth £24

The 2009 edition 50p coin, with a pretty sketch of the Royal Botanic Gardens' pagoda on it, has become something of a rarity among collectors, with the 50p now netting around £24 when traded between hardcore money enthusiasts. Read More >>

earthquakes
Earthquakes Join in With Kicking the UK While it's Down

It's all gone biblical down in the south west, with the epic flooding now joined by a new form of catastrophe -- the earthquake. Residents in as far afield places as Ilfracombe and Swansea experienced a 4.1 magnitude quake yesterday, as God callously moved another chess piece on his board of doom. Read More >>

money
The 100 Richest Brits Together Have as Much Money as the Poorest 30 Per Cent of the Entire Country

Those lucky old rich people are continuing to get richer, with research suggesting the top 100 individual British moneybags grew their cash pots by a staggering £25bn last year. The 100 richest Brits have a combined total bank balance of £257bn, more than the estimated £255bn held in savings by the poorest 30 per cent of the UK population. Read More >>

environment
Careful, the Great Flood is Washing Up Unexploded WWII Bombs

The monstrous storms and very big waves we've been battered by so far in 2014 have been producing some exciting finds for beachcombers, with unexploded bombs turning up to worry dog walkers on some parts of our coastline. Read More >>

watch this
Just Look How Much Airplane Wings Flex in Crosswinds

Landing in a crosswind can be terrifying, but just watch this video and see how much the wings of a Boeing 767 flex during severe turbulence. It's... disconcerting to say the least. Read More >>

environment
Locals Suggest £90k Anti-Flood Sausage Won't Work

This enormous thing has become known as the Chertsey Sausage, the media-friendly name for a temporary flood barrier the army and Environment Agency have stuck alongside roads in Surrey. Some like it, some try to climb it, some think it's a waste of time. Read More >>

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