5g
BBC Wires up Scottish Island for 5G Radio Broadcasts

Lucky BBC technicians and staff from wireless ISP CloudNet have been handed the job of installing 5G test transmitters on the Orkney island of Stronsay, where a system that broadcasts radio over the high speed mobile data network of the future is to be trialled. Read More >>

recycling
Bread Bags Bravely Enlist to be Recycled for Greater Good

Millions of poor little bread bags have agreed to be gathered up and melted down in a touching act of self-sacrifice, thanks to a recycling initiative backed by sandwich kingpin Hovis. Read More >>

drones
Judge Orders Destruction of Severn Bridge Climber’s Drone

A content-generating man has been officially branded a public nuisance by a court, after he was caught climbing the Severn Bridge with a drone and a mind full of excuses. Read More >>

tv
BBC for Scotland Launches on Sunday

A small amount of swearing at digital TV boxes is required this Sunday, should viewers fancy watching an entire new channel from the BBC: BBC Scotland. Read More >>

olympics
Paris Wants Breakdancing in the 2024 Olympics

The Paris 2024 organising committee has added "breakdancing" to the bottom of a list of sports it's planning to do and is hoping no one notices, declaring its intention to add the athletic dancing format to the Olympics-after-next. Read More >>

food
A Vegan Cream Egg is Set to be 2019’s Next Alt-Food Smash

This is a cream egg not a Creme Egg before you start, as it has nothing to do with the Cadbury option. It's a hand-injected or hand-slapped together independent cream-filled egg assembled by a family team in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, that is now available to buy online for the first time to satisfy the unmet Easter needs of vegans across the country. Read More >>

shopping
MPs Warn High Street is Coming Like a Ghost Town

A group of MPs who submit expenses for attending meetings under the brand of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee have warned again on the state of the UK high street, and have, yet again, said what we really need is more in online sales taxes to hit the digital sellers and reinvest the takings in rates cuts for bricks & mortar trades. Read More >>

drones
Good Old “Disgruntled Employee” Theory Attached to Gatwick Drone Attacker

Investigators from Sussex Police and helpers from the government have leaked their current thinking on last year's Gatwick shutdown, with investigators now leaning towards blaming a furious former or perhaps current employee for causing the aerial melt. Read More >>

ads
Lynx Tries Whispering Male Body Positivity for its 2019 Adverts

Former bad boy of advertising Lynx is a reformed character nowadays, don't you know, to such an extent that it's putting its 2019 advertising money into a series of ads that encourage men to but headphones on, listen very carefully, and experiment with shaving parts of their body only usually depilated by workers in specialist trades. Read More >>

transport
Virgin Atlantic Flight Tops 800mph

A Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner running from from Los Angeles to London has set an astonishing new speed record thanks to the good old mysteries of the jet stream, hitting a maximum speed of 801mph in tailwinds at 35,000 feet above the US. Read More >>

shopping
Sainsbury’s and Asda May be Blocked From Merging

The Competition and Markets Authority has been weighing up the pros and cons of allowing Sainsbury's and Asda to conduct a super-merger of themselves, and appears to be slowly moving towards blocking the deal entirely. Read More >>

cars
Citroen Reveals a Tiny EV for Commuting From Your Doorstep to Your Real Car

Citroen's reworking of its ancient Ami can't really be described as a car, even though it does lots of car things like having wheels in each corner and a roof and the ability to move under its own power. The Ami One concept is limited to just 28mph, so its quirky shell need not be tested under usual car safety rules, as it would surely crumple like the foil tray of a mince pie. Read More >>

5g
We’d Boycott 5G if We Knew What’s Good for Us

It seems like only yesterday I was annoyed about being stuck on a 2G connection while the rest of the country appeared to be upgrading to 4G. Now it's happening again, only it's 5G the mobile executives are taking about preparing now. And I'm still on the same 2G connection. Read More >>

marvel
Captain Britain Blags Way onto Royal Mail’s Marvel Stamps

The Royal Mail is about to issue an entire set of stamps featuring the greatest Marvel characters of all time, including the likes of Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Doctor Strange and, er Captain Britain? Read More >>

environment
MPs Call for 1p New Trousers Tax

Those new trousers people buy that have holes in the knees on purpose should be taxed a bit more, says a group of MPs, which would like a 1p-per-item charge added to the sales price of all new clothes to pay for the old ones that have the wrong sort of unfashionable holes in them, or just aren't stylish enough to wear any more, to be recycled. Read More >>