Fans vote for perfect 70s supergroup – plus the 70 best things about the...

FREDDIE Mercury on vocals, Eric Clapton on guitar, Paul McCartney on bass and Phil Collins on drums – not a bad little combo. That’s the dream line-up for the perfect 70s supergroup as voted for in a poll of 2,000...

The seven best Swindon blogs

OKAY listeners, of late I’ve turned into something of a list-maker. It’s a handy way of drawing attention to a number of elements/items in one place after all. During the course of writing this blog I often mention other blogs...

Forget trigonometry: Here are the 30 things they should teach in school

ASSEMBLING flat pack furniture, jump-starting a car and wiring a plug are amongst the tasks Brits wish they’d been taught at school, it was revealed. A new study has revealed the top 30 responsibilities adults feel they would have been...

Six great indie coffee shops in Swindon and why you should visit them

I’M A big believer in shopping locally where you can and supporting local coffee shops where you can. In this post I write a little about the benefits to the local economy of shopping and eating in independently owned establishments. So...

The 50 greatest sporting moments of all time

LONDON 2012’s ‘Super Saturday’ has been named the Greatest Sporting Moment of all time, in a new poll. The heart-stopping August night in the Olympic stadium saw heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, long jumper Greg Rutherford and distance runner Mo Farah all...

20 reasons Brits want to cut short their summer holiday

ONE in five Brits return home from holiday disappointed with their sunshine break, new research has revealed. A study carried out among 2,000 holidaymakers found that many are left homesick, irritated or bored after jetting off for the trip of...

25 signs you urgently need a holiday

PUTTING milk in the cupboard and cereal in the fridge? Entering a room and forgetting what you went in for? These are all key signs you need a break, according to new research. A study of 2,000 people revealed the...

The perils of internet dating and 10 ways to stop putting yourself at risk

INTERNET daters put themselves at risk by offering personal information like their home address, surname and phone numbers within minutes of meeting a stranger online. A survey of 1,500 singletons using dating sites and apps revealed the typical adult chats...

50 signs you’re a competitive mum

QUEUEING up to get the front seats for the school play, always winning the ‘mums race’ on sports day and producing ‘Bake Off’ standard cakes for the fair are just some of the ways competitive mums try to impress. A...

The 100 greatest things of the last 30 years

THE World Wide Web, smart phones, online banking – and the Super Mario Brothers have been named among the greatest things from the past 30 years. Online shopping, WiFi, Google, digital cameras, text messaging, emailing and flat screen TV’s are...

NATIONAL NO SMOKING DAY: 9 ways to avoid a catastrophe

TO mark National No Smoking Day today, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has issued a reminder on the danger of lit cigarettes in the home. Home safety manager Neil Chamberlain said: “Unfortunately, it is far too easy to accidentally leave...

50 things that most divide British opinions

RUSSELL Brand, beards and blue cheese have been named among the 50 things that divide opinion the most for the British public. The study into British tastes compiled a list of the people, foods and flavours that have the nation...

Trouble sleeping?: The 50 best ways to nod off

A DARK room, the sound of rain – and a game of cricket are most likely to send Brits to sleep, a study has found. The poll of 2,000 adults, commissioned by bedding giant Slumberdown, revealed the top 50 things...

The 10 greatest Christmas films of all time

THE festive edition of the Radio Times makes for grim reading. Long gone are the glory days of 30million viewers watching Del and Rodney’s Batman and Robin routine, Eric and Ernie singing in the rain, and Dirty Den serving...

KINGS OF THE CASTLE: Top 5 quirky festival venues this summer

FROM castles to animal parks, UK festivals are moving away from the traditional field to more exotic locations. With an increasing amount of people opting for mass music gigs, festival organisers have become more creative with where they choose to...