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Dark chocolate becomes Brits’ favourite food to make them happy, study says

Coffee, dark chocolate and grapes are the top foods that make us feel happy – while donuts, fizzy drinks and burgers put us in a bad mood, according to research. A study of 2,000 adults revealed the items people reach for if they want to put a smile on their face, and what they avoid […]

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Pensioner lucky to be alive after swan smashes through her bathroom window

An elderly woman escaped with her life after a swan smashed through her bathroom window seconds after she left the room. The RSPCA said the bird crash into the Jean Wilkinson’s chalet home in Shamrock Lodge, Barton in Fabis, Nottinghamshire, at around 8am on Monday. The pensioner heard a loud crash and found her bathroom […]

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Vegan cafe issues epic response to customer who complained burger was meat-free

The owner of a vegan cafe has brilliantly put a customer in their place after they left a TripAdvisor review complaining they had been “misled” as the burger they were served was meat-free. The diner visited the Sweet Pepper Cafe in Barrow-in-Furness and failed to spot the “massive sign” in the front window pointing out […]

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‘My brother-in-law murdered my sister after dark web of lies began to unravel’

When Jessica Patel’s body was found lifeless and covered in duct tape in her home, her family assumed her tragic death had been the result of a burglary gone wrong. The house was ransacked and Jessica’s belongings were all over the floor. Her throat crushed from strangulation. Her devastated sister Minal Patel tried to comfort […]

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Gangs ditch drug dealing for illegal puppy breeding as it’s ‘easier to hide’

Organised crime gangs are switching from selling drugs to ­puppies because it’s easier to evade the law, a charity has revealed. The lockdown has seen an ­unpreced- ented demand for puppies which has prompted illegal breeders to set up operations all over the country. And campaigners believe stolen dogs are being used for illegal unlicensed […]

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You can apply for a £605 monthly payment to help with stress and anxiety

People struggling with conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression may be eligible to claim as much as £605.60 per month. A lot of people have developed mental health conditions for the first time in the past year amid the stresses and strains of the pandemic. Since April 2013 the Department of Work and Pensions […]

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Mystery as mum dies in ‘unexplained’ circumstances shortly after giving birth

The devastated friend of a young mum who died shortly after giving birth has paid tribute to the “kindest, most selfless girl”. The woman, who has been named locally as Danielle Jones, was pronounced dead at hospital after she was taken there from a house in Knowle West yesterday. The baby boy, named Danny, survived […]