shopping
Woolworths Could Return to the UK High Street

Woolworths, which still exists in the high streets of other countries but was so broke here that it closed and sold off all its fixtures and fittings in the UK in 2008, might be about to return to the fatherland. Its former boss is looking to buy the brand name back and use it to launch a fresh attack on the UK's budget retail market. Read More >>

cars
Fully Autonomous Cars Should be on the Road by 2019

A fleet of properly driverless, fully autonomous cars should be allowed out onto the motorways of the UK by the end of 2019, backed by a development fund of over £8m from the Government's Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Yes, we have one of those. Read More >>

computers
Someone Else Wants to Redo the ZX Spectrum

Another week, another go at reinventing the ZX Spectrum, with a new reworking up on Kickstarter and already through its funding target thanks to looking practically finished, particularly amazing and ready to roll out of the factory. Read More >>

london
London Mayor Subsidises Featureless Box Homes

London's mayor has come up with a great idea to make housing in London more affordable -- build worse houses. Literally make something resembling a shipping container then put people in it to cry alone while living the dream that is owning a home in thrilling London, is the idea. Read More >>

animals
Spoilt Instagram Generation Fat Cats are Developing Diabetes

Vets are seeing a massive rise in cases of diabetes among cats in the UK, as a generation of the furry social media content generators falls victim to the same obesity crisis as their owners. Read More >>

bikes
Government Publishes £1.2bn Bike Riding Spending Plan

A government initiative to get more people than ever riding bikes and walking to near-ish places by the year 2040 has been fleshed out, with a breakdown of the headline £1.2bn budget revealing how and where the money's going to be spent. Read More >>

security
Hackers do it for the Respect Bonus

The National Crime Agency has been looking at the ways the youth of the nation gets involved in cybercrime, and there's a lot more to it than simply buying a black hooded top and deciding to DDoS Barclays because of an unexpected overdraft fee. Read More >>

food
NHS Hospital Shops Face Sugary Drinks Ban

NHS hospital shops in England are the latest to join the war on sugar, with a group of in-hospital food and drink providers agreeing to cut the amount of sugary liquids they sell to their captive audiences. Read More >>

design
Flat Owners Try to Block Tate Modern’s Viewing Platform

Five people living in the Neo Bankside development in London are taking the Tate Modern gallery to court, in an attempt to stop tourists and locals hanging around on the viewing platform and gawping in through the large glass windows of their modern flats. Read More >>

design
French Designers Want £1,700 for an Ikea Bag

This blue thing here is the Balenciaga Arena tote, a posh leather bag for rich people to keep iPhones, drugs and tiny dogs in. The crazy news is that it costs around £1,700 and seems to be based on the classic 40p Ikea Frakta holdall. Read More >>

cars
Electric Car Brownouts Coming Soon to a Street Near You

Some people running the maths ahead of the anticipated electric car boom have some bad news for the electrified streets of the near future, claiming that having as few as six EVs charging themselves up at the same time on the same road could trigger localised power shortages. Read More >>

bikes
Cyclist Smugness Levels Set to Rocket

People who cycle to work are going to look even more pleased with themselves as they clonk up the stairs in their special shoes tomorrow morning, as analysis of health data covering 250,000 people suggests that commuting via bike nearly halves the risk of heart disease and cancer. Read More >>

cars
MG’s E-Motion is Cheap, Electric and Coming in 2020

MG is finally returning to its sporty little car roots with this, the E-Motion; an all-electric modern day homage to its two-seaters of old, but slightly bigger and with room in the back. And it should cost less than £30k, too, which is quite cheap in middle-aged-man new car world. Read More >>

tv
Emergency Exorcism Performed in Coronation Street Home

An exorcist, or at least someone pretending to be an exorcist, has been called to Old Granada Studios in Manchester, the former home of Granada TV and one-time Coronation Street set. Read More >>

art
Singing Clock Will Welcome People to Birmingham

Birmingham's doing some art, and it's quite a big and expensive one. It's a £2m singing clock, one that combines thousands of voice samples to create a unique sound for each time of day. Read More >>