Brits make unhealthy choices

Four in ten Brits reckon they are healthy – but in reality are couch potatoes, a shock report revealed yesterday. Researchers found that despite best efforts, so called “healthy” adults snack on crisps, drink too much and munch on takeaways and ready meals each week from the comfort of their sofa. They are also glued…

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Hotel bed test bonanza

Bubbly Natalie Thomas goes to work every day with a spring in her step – thanks to her job as a hotel bed tester. Strawberry blonde Natalie, 39, heads up a team of ten ‘bouncers’ whose job it is to ensure the quality of 46,000 beds for budget chain Premier Inn. The thousands of mattresses…

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Eco-measures on back burner

Nearly half of company bosses believe their company is NOT eco-friendly, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers found that despite the majority of business owners trying to take steps to reduce their carbon output, millions still reckon it’s too costly, time consuming and impractical. A ‘can’t be bothered’ attitude, lack of knowledge and ‘other priorities’ were…

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Cost of being dumped

The average single female spends £500 on reinventing herself after being dumped, it was revealed yesterday. The findings emerged in a new study, commissioned by Superdrug, of 2,000 women who have found themselves picking up the pieces after a boyfriend decided enough was enough. More than half of those polled admitted they had at some…

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Neighbours become good friends

The average Brit counts four neighbours amongst their friends, a report revealed yesterday. Researchers who studied modern friendships, based on face-to-face relationships rather than online acquaintances, found we typically have 26 close friends. And almost one in five of those are people who live in or close to our street, close or cul-de-sac. The study…

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