BBC
David Attenborough Still Isn’t Bored of Penguins

David Attenborough is once again set to bang on about penguins and lions for the BBC, suggesting that he thinks people haven't been paying attention to anything he's said for the last 60 years or so and needs to do it all again. Perhaps shouting this time or in VR. Read More >>

environment
Glastonbury Could Ban Plastic Bottles in 2019

The organiser of the Glastonbury festival, which is having a year off this year for the sake of the grass, says that one of the pet projects being worked on right now is a possible ban on all plastic bottles in time for the event's return in 2019. Read More >>

crime
Woman Arrested for Slagging Off an Ambulance

An angry woman has been arrested for allegedly shouting at a paramedic crew and leaving an aggressive note on the windscreen of an ambulance parked near her house, in which she warned the driver of the "van" that they had no right to be parked where they were parked. Read More >>

food
KFC Closes Branches Due to Chicken/Road Problems

Several UK branches of white meat specialist KFC are currently closed, after distribution problems to do with getting lorry loads of chicken about the country on time led to the chain and its franchisees literally running out of meat to sell. Read More >>

food
McDonald’s Thinks Maybe it’s the Cheese?

The US division of McDonald's appears to have had some sort of public health related breakthrough, and is pushing forward with a plan to remove cheeseburgers from its Happy Meal menu because, perhaps, the cheese is the main problem. Read More >>

cars
Land Rover Charges £6,230 for Recycled Bottle Seat Covers

The Venn diagram that shows people who own high-end Land Rovers and people who care about their impact on environment is pretty low on space in the middle intersection of the seemingly disparate circles, but for those fortunate few there's a new, massively expensive conscience-easer on sale -- recycled plastic seat covers. For your Range Rover. For an extra six grand. Read More >>

cars
Kids Not Allowed to Drive are Being Banned From Driving

Analysis of the number of driving bans handed out in the UK last year has revealed that a huge number of kids are getting caught behind the wheels of cars, then finding themselves banned from doing something they're not supposed to be doing anyway. Read More >>

environment
BBC Pledges to Ban Single-Use Plastic by 2020

The BBC is putting its money where the mouth of a leatherback turtle is, and has announced a plan to remove all single-use plastics from its operations by 2020. Read More >>

health
Banning Mermaids Will Just Force Them Underground

A lady who describes herself as being a mermaid — because she owns the relevant wearable tail accessory — has claimed unfair discrimination by swimming pools in Bristol, which have banned her and her kind from swimming in the city's leisure facilities. Read More >>

transport
London Plans £6m Secret Bus Driver Toilet Network

London's mayor has brought to light a problem we didn't know existed: the how and where of bus drivers going to the toilet. We always assumed they held it in until they got back to the depot and were perhaps trained in advanced muscle control and peristaltic wave interruption, but apparently not. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Allowed to Continue Putting Cat Food in Your Basket

One person complained to the Advertising Standards Authority about Amazon's Alexa recently, after an advert for the Echo Dot voice-activated speaker system apparently added some cat food to the owner's shopping basket. The owner cancelled the order so didn't actually receive any unsolicited cat food, but still. Read More >>

food
McDonald’s Laughs at Your Coffee Choices

McDonald's is laughing at food choices again, which is a bit rich for a company that's key product is not too far removed from drinking warm lard out of a bucket, but here we are. Its latest UK advert celebrates the addition of the Flat White coffee to its range of hot drinks, and it's selling this to the nation by... laughing at it? Read More >>

internet
One London Home Enjoys 10 Gigabit Connection

The home of one man who probably has some professional or personal links to ISP Hyperoptic is currently the fastest-connected studio flat in the UK, thanks to the fibre-only ISP somehow getting a computer to talk to the internet at the speed of 10 gigabits per second. Read More >>

sexism
Builders Promise No More Toolbelt Honeys at Tradeshows

The operators of the UK Construction Week trade event have been rudely snapped into the reality of 2018, and, in an attempt to stop it all kicking off at this year's event, have assembled a code of conduct for exhibitors that explicitly warns against bunging loads of models into bikinis and having them parade around holding power tools incorrectly and unsafely for the amusement of trade attendees. Read More >>

animals
Water Detection Dog Tested on Leaking Northern Water Pipes

The very real science of dogs using their noses to do clever things is being put to new use in the north east, where a water-sniffing dog is being used to see if holes in water pipes can be uncovered without everyone having to get the shovels out. Read More >>