ANY McDonald’s fan worth their salt will know that the straws have had somewhat of a makeover, switching from plastic to paper in 2018. But you’re going to wish that you’d hung onto the plastic variety when you see this. Those who still have the original McDonald’s straw knocking about could make thousands with eBay sellers flogging theirs for up to £4,500. There are currently 36 listings for McDonald’s plastic straws on the auction site with £5,000 currently being the highest asking price. But while collectors aren’t quite willing to fork out five grand, it seems that they will stump up to £4,500 with one seller’s listing showing he has sold three at that price making him a profit of £13,500 from the free straws (and he still has three more to sell.) For those still on the fence, the seller is offering free postage and packaging to sweeten the deal. The straws were removed from all of its UK restaurants in May 2018 to make way for the paper straws. The free … [Read more...] about McDonald’s fans flog the original plastic straw for THOUSANDS on eBay – so have you got one hanging around?
A 56-bedroom, two-storey underground nuclear bunker has gone on sale in Devon. Hope Cove Bunker near Salcombe was built in 1941 as a Second World War radar station - but was redeveloped in the 1950s as a regional government base in the event of a nuclear attack during the Cold War. It was kept on standby till the 1990s - ready to accommodate 250 government workers in case of a Soviet attack. The bunker failed to reach its reserve price at a previous auction in early February, and is now back on the market. Christopher Howell is caretaker of the bunker and told Sky News it was ready to be used in the event of an atomic explosion: "It was designed to be sealed up, a recycled air system was running - and had anything radioactive come this way, that would have offered them some protection. Advertisement "The idea was had the bomb gone off they would all congregate here, they would shut down inside, they have enough oil in tanks run generators for 35 … [Read more...] about Need a little more space? 56-bedroom underground nuclear bunker could be yours… for just £435,000
THERE was no going back for Katie McGlynn when she bid ta-ra to Coronation Street in October 2019, after six years on the cobbles. As viewers dried their tears following her harrowing exit story line, which saw her character, Sinead Osbourne, die from cervical cancer, Katie threw herself into auditions. She swiftly landed a part in BBC1 drama The Syndicate and there were promising conversations about another new show. The soap-quitting gamble, it seemed, was paying off. Then came Covid-19. With filming impossible under social-distancing rules, the television industry ground to a halt, casting a shadow over Katie’s vision for a glittering post-Corrie first year. “I put all my energy into the universe, expecting amazing big things, and then it all backfired,” says Katie, 27. “All production had to stop. Everything’s stalling, even now.” AM I GOOD ENOUGH?' Almost a year on, with very little having changed, the Rochdale-born actress admits she’s suffered a crisis of … [Read more...] about I’ve had moments where I’ve questioned whether I’m good enough’, says Katie McGlynn as she discusses life after Corrie