Is it just us, or do gift cards get an unwarranted bad rap? Undoubtedly seen as a 'cop-out' when it comes to gift giving. But, how bad can they really be? Especially as your chosen person can choose to spend it in any way they like. Would you rather receive an unwanted gift that you sheepishly take back to the store using the gift receipt, or would you prefer money to spend on something you know you'll enjoy? The good news is that there are literally hundreds of gift cards out there to choose from, catering to every imaginable interest from fashion and technology to adrenaline-fuelled experiences - and everything in between In addition, buying one saves you time and the stress of trying to pick the perfect present. If you're shopping last-minute, you can even send an electronic version of the gift card to the lucky recipient on the day of the occasion. To help you pick the perfect one, we've listed some of the best gift cards. Best gift cards to buy Amazon e-Gift … [Read more...] about 30 Best gift cards for every occasion (2022) UK: vouchers and e-gifts to suit everyone
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At least one person was injured at a school in northern Germany on Thursday after a man reportedly carrying a pistol and crossbow opened fire at a school in Bremerhaven. Police said they had arrested the suspected gunman. The incident happened at the Lloyd Gymnasium in the centre of Bremerhaven. "The armed person has been arrested and is in police custody," police said in a statement. The injured person was not a pupil, police said, and has been taken to hospital. "Students are in their classrooms with their teachers. The police have the situation on the ground under control," the statement added. School shootings are relatively rare in Germany, a country with some of the strictest gun laws in Europe. But a recent spate has rattled the population. Germany's online newspaper Nord24 said the person injured on Thursday was a woman who worked at the school. Officers raced to the scene after a pupil called the police upon hearing gunfire, according to local media. … [Read more...] about Crossbow and pistol-yielding suspect detained following German school shooting
A dad who spend £1,400 on an all-inclusive trip away was “fuming” as he claims his group was charged an extra £270 to fly back from Spain. The dad-of-one, aged 27, who does not want to be named, said that him and three other passengers were each charged a £30 check-in fee and £38 to load their bags on board. The man claims they hadn’t been told they needed to check-in online for the flight from Palma to Manchester. He claims his holiday was “ruined” by the sudden fees and charges after a “brilliant” five night, four day trip to Spain. The man from Leeds, told MEN: "The holiday was brilliant and we had no problems when flying from Manchester to Palma. But when we went to check-in at Palma airport on our flight back, we arrived over two hours before our flight, only to be told, 'you have got six minutes to check-in'. "They couldn't find my booking. The woman at the check-in desk tried to help, but my email address that I had used to book everything with (online travel … [Read more...] about Dad claims £1,400 OnTheBeach holiday ‘ruined’ by extra Ryanair fees
We might only be a few days into 2021, but it appears that there’s already a new social media villain that has the whole of Twitter up in arms. Introducing Bean Dad. On 2 January, musician and podcaster John Roderick shared a Twitter thread about how his hungry nine-year-old daughter had asked him for some baked beans . In a series of 23 tweets, Roderick, who has since deleted his Twitter account, explains how wanted his daughter to learn how to open the can of baked beans herself, writing: “a teaching moment just dropped in my lap!" According to screenshots of his tweets shared on Twitter, he goes on to explain how his daughter couldn’t figure out how the can opener worked - and, hoping that she would figure it out on her own, Roderick refused to tell her. Recommended Viral tweet sparks debate over Colonel Sanders’ body on KFC logo “I went back to my jigsaw puzzle," he wrote. “She was next to me grunting and groaning trying to get the … [Read more...] about Who is ‘bean dad’ and why does the internet hate him?
A dad and his friends had to fork out £272 extra just so they could get home on a flight they had already paid for. The unnamed dad-of-one, from Leeds, booked an all-inclusive holiday to Palma, in Spain, with the travel agent On The Beach. He and three of his mates paid £1,400 each for a package including £475 Ryanair return flights, a four-star hotel and bus transfer. The actual holiday was ‘brilliant with no problems’ but things took a turn when the group tried to return home. Airport staff in Palma said they could not check the group onto their flight as they had not checked in online beforehand – a Ryanair requirement. The friends say they were never told about this rule but On The Beach insists its customers were warned. They ended up having to pay £30 as a check-in fee and £38 to store their bags each – £272 in total. The dad said: ‘We were absolutely fuming. We didn’t have to pay that at Manchester. It’s a lot of money to pay. ‘We didn’t have any spare … [Read more...] about Dad shocked by £270 extra Ryanair charges at airport
Razer is “preparing for the metaverse ”, its chief executive Min-Liang Tan has told The Independent , believing that there will be “a real balance between the physical and the virtual worlds”. The Singaporean technology giant, which sells consumer electronics, gaming hardware, and some services like the Razer Gold digital currency, has historically been focused on hardware. In its latest earning call , Razer’s chief financial officer Chong Neng Tan said that hardware contributed to 90 per cent of the total revenue of the company, “but going forward, we mentioned we actually see huge opportunities in the Services segment, and that’s where we’re going to reinvest to actually grow our Services segment”. That move from the physical to the digital is one that Tan says will become a great “dichotomy” in future, between “the user who believes in the digital world and the metaverse ... being as real as the physical world” and those that say there is no substitute for the … [Read more...] about Razer is ‘preparing for the metaverse’ and predicts ‘balance between physical and virtual worlds’, CEO says
Criminals have been allowed to “work from home” to complete their community sentences , a report by inspectors has revealed. Offenders have been allowed to carry out activities such as making face coverings and greeting cards at home to help clear a huge backlog of unfinished community payback work that built up during the pandemic. Probation officers said that the “innovative” work-from-home approach for offenders unable to attend “external” payback schemes had been so successful that they planned to continue them after the pandemic , according to the report by the four chief inspectors of the criminal justice system. Unpaid work is often attached to community sentences ordered by courts for less serious crimes such as theft, shoplifting, some assaults and burglaries. Offenders have to do between 40 and 300 hours depending on the severity of the crime. In an attempt to ensure justice is seen to be done, Boris Johnson has demanded that offenders guilty of anti-social … [Read more...] about Criminals ‘allowed to work from home’ as part of community service