I will be honest, I am not sure if this counts as news per se, but seemingly “Royals for rent” is a topic being discussed in the UK.  Following the decision by the Queen to prevent Meghan and Harry from using their titles, it appears that Peter Phillips, the Queen’s grandson, has been trading on his royal status by advertising milk on TV – Chinese TV.  

Obviously playing on his royal heritage, he says at the end “This is what I drink”. 


Got milk? 

Sticking with food, quite often the term vegetarian and vegan is associated with healthy eating, which is called the “halo” effect.  Consumer watchdog, Which says people are fooled   into thinking that a lack of meat or dairy, or being high in protein,  means food is better for us.  

Not so if you eat a Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll however. On testing Greggs vegan sausage rolls they found they contain almost half an adult’s daily saturated fat intake and a third of the recommended salt.

The main issue is always going to be heavily processed food. 

Are you wishing your life away?  It seems we Brits are.  

According to the Daily Mirror we spend on average 110 hours a year, which could add up to 8,000 hours of our lives,  considering might have beens – from loves lost to jobs we should have pursued.  A survey carried out by research company Mortar, in partnership with KP Nuts found the top “wishes / regrets” were:


  • Not saving more when younger (I wish I had saved more when I was younger.)
  • Not keeping in touch with old friends  (I wish I had stayed in contact with my old friends.)
  • Not taking the plunge in a romance  (I  wish I had asked him / her out.)
  • Not travelling when life involved fewer responsibilities (I wish I had travelled when I left uni.)
  • Not pursuing a better-paid job (I wish I had applied for that job.)
Do you have any regrets?  
If you think they are bringing you down, the Guardian has some good tips on how to handle deal with them. 

Some bad news for Shakespeare fans. Seemingly the house he was born in is being wrecked by badly behaved visitors.  From leaning against the railings to take selfies, bending them out of shape, to actually stealing tiles off the roof of the porch.

The Henley Street house was built in 1564, and when it was put up for sale in 1846, it was saved from being shipped to New York as a tourist attraction by PT Barnum, by a group of people, including Charles Dickens.  

Now the the trust which runs the property wants to dig up the railings and move them a yard farther away.