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Dashcam footage shows cyclist running a red light – then crashing into two lampposts

Dashcam footage shows cyclist running a red light – then crashing into two lampposts

An impatient cyclist was caught on dashcam footage running a red light and crashing into two lampposts – before being branded a “muppet” by a lorry driver. The cyclist can be seen narrowly avoiding hitting a young woman with a pushchair before he careers off the road. As he struggles to regain his balance, he […]

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Watch: this dancing cockatoo taught itself 14 different moves

Watch: this dancing cockatoo taught itself 14 different moves

A dancing cockatoo who became a YouTube sensation has added two eighties classics and 14 different moves to his rock repertoire. The sulphur-crested cockatoo’s uncanny abilities have now impressed researchers too, who are back with new evidence that Snowball isn’t limited in his moves. Animals can dance too They say Snowball’s impressive displays show that […]

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This is how to stop your kids spending your money in games like Fortnite and Fifa

This is how to stop your kids spending your money in games like Fortnite and Fifa

Many parents are increasingly finding that money has mysteriously drained from their bank accounts after their children have been purchasing in-game content on their consoles. Often, the spending is on so-called loot boxes. Found in games popular with children such as Fortnite and FIFA, loot boxes have been equated to money-vacuuming,  slot machines which simulate […]

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Watch as daredevil climber scales Britain’s tallest building – without a harness

Watch as daredevil climber scales Britain’s tallest building – without a harness

Video credit: David Williams A climber has been caught on camera scaling The Shard in London, Britain’s tallest building, without a safety harness. Heart-stopping footage shows the man climbing a significant way up the skyscraper – which, at 96 storeys, is the tallest building in the country. Onlookers posted footage of the climber, who according […]

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Travel operators are banning British tourists from hotel rooms with balconies – here’s why

Travel operators are banning British tourists from hotel rooms with balconies – here’s why

British tourists have been banned from staying in hotels with dangerous balconies following a string of deaths on Spanish holiday resorts. Travel operators TUI and Jet2 have ordered hotels not to put guests in rooms with balconies where the barrier is lower than 1.1m high, or where there are gaps in the railings that could […]

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage showed how your photos are mined for information

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage showed how your photos are mined for information

If you use Facebook, Instagram or Whatsapp, you were probably affected by the outage that hit these social media platforms on 3 July. Something you may have noticed during this time is how the platforms tag and categorise your photos. Scanning your photos for information The glitch affected the social media platforms in a variety […]

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CCTV footage shows man stealing a giant inflatable cricket ball and rolling it away

CCTV footage shows man stealing a giant inflatable cricket ball and rolling it away

A man was caught on CCTV by an Indian restaurant’s security cameras – stealing their giant, inflatable cricket ball. CCTV cameras captured the lone suspect cutting the two-metre wide ball loose from its position above one of the curry house’s rickshaws during the night – before rolling it down the street. The man then dragged […]

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Young TikTok users are being exploited for money – here’s what parents need to know

Young TikTok users are being exploited for money – here’s what parents need to know

Popular video-sharing app TikTok has apologised after it emerged that children were being pressured into giving money to their favourite influencers. TikTok allows fans to send rewards to their favourite video makers on the app in the form of ‘digital gifts’, which can cost as much as £48.99. These gifts are often exchanged for perks, […]

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Shocking footage shows man forcing woman out of her BMW before leading police on 130mph chase

Shocking footage shows man forcing woman out of her BMW before leading police on 130mph chase

This shocking footage shows a thug carjacking a woman outside a railway station before leading police on a 130mph chase on a busy motorway. Ezra Jones, 46, was caught on CCTV forcing the terrified victim out of her white BMW 2 Series. He ambushed the woman in her 40s as she got into her car […]

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The number of plastic bags worldwide – and how long we use them

The number of plastic bags worldwide – and how long we use them

Plastic bags are used for an average of only 25 minutes but take up to 500 years to decompose – according to figures revealed for an international day of action. The numbers from plasticbagfreeday.org also claim that a million plastic bags are in use around the world every minute. Plastic Bag Free Day on July […]

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