Category: Lifestyle

Bestselling authors BOSH! support National Vegetarian Week 13-19 May

Sunday Times Number One Bestselling authors, Henry and Ian from BOSH!, are joining forces with National Vegetarian Week 2019 to prove vegetarian food can pack a punch. Famous for their deliciously fun food, BOSH! make everything from showstoppers to one-pot wonders. They’ll be celebrating plant-based living for National Vegetarian Week from 13 to19 May, and you can get involved by trying out ‘50 veggie things’ in May. Pick and mix from the 50 brilliant activities, there’s something for everyone.

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Six of the 11 new cars launched in 2019 rated poor for security by Thatcham Research

Thatcham Research publishes security ratings to help consumers better understand the theft risk of new cars against a back drop of rising vehicle thefts. The new ratings assess whether measures to specifically address the keyless entry/start vulnerability, have been adopted.

Six of the 11 vehicles launched in 2019 have been given a ‘Poor’ rating as the keyless entry/start system they have as an option has no security measures to prevent theft by criminals using the so-called ‘Relay Attack’ technique. Without this option, the overall security features were classified as ‘Good’.

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Bedfordshire Police PC gives a seriously ill little girl to chance to try out a police car

A seriously ill five-year-old girl had a treat when she was visited by a police officer and had the chance to sit in a police car and test the sirens.

Lulu De Vries, who lives in Great Denham, near Bedford, has neuroblastoma and her family are currently raising money for life-saving treatment.

She loves the police and has always wanted to go in a police car, so when, PC Kerry Jones, who works for the north rural community team, heard of her plight, she was only too happy to get involved.

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Know thy neighbour?

Know thy neighbour?

A new study from Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch shows that more than half of UK homeowners (54%) know most of their neighbours by name and a quarter (29%) of homeowners would trust their neighbours with a key.*

The joint report, ’A Neighbourly Nation: Through the Keyhole’ , also reveals that that it’s not all quiet on the home front. Although 98% of people think they’re good neighbours with almost a third (30%) saying they get on better with neighbours now than they did five years ago, two in five Brits (45%) have had a disagreement with their neighbours.

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Paws for a cause: Wag for meningitis

Dogs and their owners are taking the lead to help fight meningitis

The charity Meningitis Now has launched its new pooch-friendly fundraiser WAG for Meningitis. Four-legged friends can Walk and Give (WAG) for the charity anytime, anywhere.

WAG for Meningitis could be a sponsored walk every day for 30 days, getting involved on doggy challenges or a few canine capers.

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DVLA reveals some of the oddest items found in untaxed cars

A driver had nowhere to go after their toilet was left in their impounded car.

The DVLA has released a list of some of the items found in untaxed cars that were clamped and impounded in the last 12 months. As well as everyday items, some unusual artefacts came to light.

Such as, 3 jockey helmets, Off-road quad bike, Half a corner sofa, a highly collectible Louis Wain book of illustrated cats from the 1920s,
Full set of golf clubs and the bathroom toilet with seat.

The items will be kept for a time so that the owners can claim them.

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