Drivers who use their mobile phones behind the wheel will face new, tougher punishments under new plans by government ministers.Read the full story ›
The 5p charge for a single-use carrier bag has had a clear impact on shoppers' behaviour, six months after being introduced.Read the full story ›
Toy dolls sold by high street chain Wilko stores have been recalled over high levels of chemicals touted as 'harmful to children'Read the full story ›
Vegetarian burgers are being recalled by Asda over fears they may contain "hard green plastic".Read the full story ›
Protests will be held tomorrow against the role employment agencies are playing in "shameful" work practices at retail giant Sports DirectRead the full story ›
Here is a list of tips on the best ways to avoid cyber crime.Read the full story ›
Argos has issued an urgent recall of certain car seats and warned parents to stop using them "immediately" over safety fears.Read the full story ›
Researchers in Sheffield have found that middle-aged people are risking their health as much as young people when it comes to drinking before and after nights out.
The study discovered that on average people over the age of 35 were pre-loading, as it's known, 14 units of alcohol per occasion. That's about a bottle and a half of wine.
Hull City Council is launching a blitz on fly-tipping. It has received more than 4,500 reports of illegal dumping in the past year, with almost 1,200 enforcement orders being handed out.
The growing problem has been blamed on funding cuts but now the council is to spend £30,000 on four temporary cleaning crews, set on to rid the city of the rubbish, and another £30,000 could also be spent on an awareness campaign.
The action, revealed in a report to appear before cabinet members setting out the council's plan to tackle the fly-tipping problem in Hull, comes as councillors look to "significantly improve" cleanliness across the city.
The World Dock Pudding Championship is being held today in the village of Mytholmroyd, which is still reeling from the Boxing Day floods.Read the full story ›