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Thousands of Asda workers face unemployment as deadline on ‘punitive’ new contract looms

Thousands of Asda workers face unemployment as deadline on ‘punitive’ new contract looms

Around 12,000 Asda workers are facing unemployment next month after they refused to sign new contracts labelled “punitive” by outraged employees and unions. The figure was reported by Sky News, who credited an inside source at the supermarket giant. Contracts and letters revealed to JPIMedia by an anonymous Asda employee state that any staff member […]

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Costa has unveiled its new Christmas menu – here’s when it will be available in stores

Costa has unveiled its new Christmas menu – here’s when it will be available in stores

Costa’s Christmas menu is one of the first signs that the festive period is just around the corner – and it’s set to be back in stores on 1 November 2019. Alongside the usual festive cups and hot beverages, there will be a Christmas menu full of both new delights and returning favourites. New Christmas […]

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Birds Eye is recalling thousands of chicken nuggets that could contain plastic

Birds Eye is recalling thousands of chicken nuggets that could contain plastic

Birds Eye has recalled thousands of chicken nuggets after it was revealed that the products could contain small pieces of plastic. The company has urged customers not to eat the affected nuggets and The Chartered Trading Standards Institute has said the products are not safe to consume. Which products are affected? Birds Eye said that […]

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Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has died at 55 following a battle with lung cancer

Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has died at 55 following a battle with lung cancer

Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell has died at the age of 55 following a battle with lung cancer, her manager has confirmed. Bracknell, who is best known for her role as Zoe Tate in the Soap, died three years after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. ‘With the deepest sadness’ Her family confirmed the […]

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Jessops may be about to go into administration – putting 500 jobs at risk

Jessops may be about to go into administration – putting 500 jobs at risk

Camera chain Jessops is facing an uncertain future as owner Peter Jones is set to call in administrators. There are 46 Jessops stores across the UK. Jessops closing down? Sky News reported that JR Prop Limited, who manages Jessops’ leasehold property estate, has filed “a notice of intention to appoint ReSolve, a restructuring advisory firm, […]

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Three’s mobile network is now back up and running – here’s what happened

Three’s mobile network is now back up and running – here’s what happened

Three’s UK network is back up and running, after outraged customers were left without signal or data for nearly 12 hours. Customers posting on Downdetector posted shortly before 10.30am today (Thu 17 Oct) to say that the issues appeared to be fixed. If you were affected, the advice is to restart your phone and then […]

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The delayed UK online porn block has now been scrapped – here’s why

The delayed UK online porn block has now been scrapped – here’s why

X-rated websites were set to be blocked on 15 July this year, but now the intended new laws have been dropped. All internet providers would have blocked adult websites if the new system had come into place, and users would have had to verify their age before proceeding. Users would have been automatically blocked from […]

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Video shows commuters dragging Extinction Rebellion protester from roof of Tube train

Video shows commuters dragging Extinction Rebellion protester from roof of Tube train

An Extinction Rebellion protester was dragged to the floor after climbing on top of a busy commuter train in east London on Thursday morning, as the group lead a fresh wave of disruptions across the city’s Tube stations. Other videos on social media appear to show protesters on top of a tube station in Canning […]

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Kettle of Kites – Tom Stearn on Asimov, Admiral Fallow, and the future…

Kettle of Kites – Tom Stearn on Asimov, Admiral Fallow, and the future…

The term ‘concept album’ tends to set alarm bells ringing, conjuring up visions of gatefold-sleeved prog rock epics, with cover artwork as bizarre as the lyrics. For Tom Stearn and friends, however, no such hippy nonsense on the quartet’s second long-player ‘Arrows’ – even if the mix of thoughtful lyrics and cinematic instrumentation is held […]

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Fraudsters are stealing thousands by remotely taking control of mobile phones – here’s how to protect yourself from ‘sim-jacking’

Fraudsters are stealing thousands by remotely taking control of mobile phones – here’s how to protect yourself from ‘sim-jacking’

SIM hijacking, or ‘SIM-jacking’, is a dangerous new way that fraudsters can steal from people by secretly taking control of their phones. In a growing trend, thieves are exploiting the ability of mobile service providers to ‘port’ a phone number between different SIM cards. Normally this is a useful function. If a customer loses or […]

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