Little boy left speechless by mystery shopper’s kind gesture in book store

A bookseller was left in awe after a kind-hearted mystery shopper bought books for a little boy with a passion for reading. Chris Heale, who works as an Expert Book Seller for the children’s section in Waterstone’s in Hull, said that pre-coronavirus, a boy aged around 12 would often come in and spend many hours […]


Leicester edged out by Montpellier in thrilling Challenge Cup final

Leicester’s wait for another major title goes on after Johan Goosen’s second-half try for Montpellier inflicted the narrowest of defeats but the Tigers displayed enough defiance in defeat to suggest it may not be too much longer. Leicester gave their more heralded opponents an almighty run for their money with a performance built on forward […]


Thomasina Miers’ recipe for courgetti carbonara

If you think it’s a good plan to squeeze more vegetables into your diet, but, like me, don’t have the bandwidth in the mornings for green juices and smoothies, then this is the perfect dish for you. It has all the comfort and joy of a classic, creamy carbonara, but with heaps of delicious, lighter-than-light, […]


Pipeline outage causes U.S. gasoline supply crunch, panic buying

Gas stations from Florida to Virginia began running dry and prices at the pump rose on Tuesday, as the shutdown of the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline by hackers extended into a fifth day and sparked panic buying by motorists. The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden projected that the Colonial Pipeline, source of nearly half […]


Walsall council criticised for enormous “Super Mario” plant pots

Local residents told to pipe down. The arrival of 15 enormous green plant pots in Walsall has prompted criticism from local residents, who say they’re a waste of public cash and look like “something from Super Mario Brothers”. Walsall council has been slammed for splashing taxpayer pounds on the oversized planters, which have been arranged […]


Cheating girlfriend exposed after man leaves note for boyfriend in ‘genius’ place

It’s never nice to discover that you’re being cheated on. But it’s definitely better than not knowing – although, on most occasions, it’s unlikely to be a surprise. There are often signs – your partner is glued to their phone, working late or constantly seeing friends you’ve never even heard of. One bloke was praised […]