CRUMPLED clothes, soggy beach towels and sweltering heat are all downsides to summer hols. But happily, all sorts of clever gadgets and gizmos are now available to transform your experience — and they need not cost you a fortune to buy. Here is our round-up of some of the must-haves for a relaxing break . . . KEEP TRACK: Avoid the horror of losing your passport or wallet, by tucking a Tile Bluetooth device into your holder. If the holder goes missing, you can trace it using an app on your phone. John Lewis has one for £13.99, down from £19.99. Save: £6 MORE SUN SAVERS SUN SAVERS Five ways to give your home a sweet summer scent SUN SAVERS I'm a wine expert - here's six tips to choose tasty but affordable plonk SMART PRICE: Planning to dress up for some fancy meals? B&M has compact hairdryers for £8.99, while cordless travel shavers from Tesco are £13 with a Clubcard, down from £17. … [Read more...] about Nine of the best budget travel gadgets and gizmos for your summer holiday
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LOVE Island star Paige Thorne's family have asked for someone to "save my gal from this hell" after Jacques O'Neill's heartrate soared for ex Gemma Owen. While the paramedic is in the ITV2 villa, her nearest and dearest have taken over her social media accounts to interact with fans. Last night, Paige, 24 , opted to stick with Jacques, 23 , in the re-coupling despite their nasty war of words on Tuesday night. The latest episode of Love Island saw the rugby star offer up a grovelling apology for his behaviour after the heart-rate challenge. A satisfied Paige then went on to couple up with Jacques, but her friends and family have revealed they are NOT impressed. They responded to fans on Twitter campaigning against the pairing, as they begged producers to "save her" from "hell". READ MORE ON LOVE ISLAND ALL BEDS ARE OFF Love Island fans convinced one couple had sex last night- did you spot it? 'payback' Love … [Read more...] about Love Island star Paige’s family and friends beg ‘save my gal from this hell’
Clara Barber, 27, is one of a growing number of girls promoting their businesses by posting racy pictures of themselves with marijuana on Instagram. The smoking hot babes – known as #GanjaGirls – post snaps of themselves getting high on wacky backy while wearing outfits that leave little to the imagination. These savvy smokers try to flog cannabis paraphernalia such as bongs and edible versions of the drug to their army of fans. Clara, who started smoking the drug aged 17, owns her own smoking and glass accessory store, known as a head shop, in Grand Junction, Colorado, US. Adults 21 or older in Colorado can legally possess one ounce, or 28 grams, of marijuana thanks to the passing of Amendment 64. Meet the ganggirls: Smoking hot honeys bare all on Instagram View gallery Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, Clara said she uses the social media network to promote her ganja business and make “others feel love and empowerment”. Clara believes weed should … [Read more...] about ‘Ganja girl’ mum who smokes at home with kids claims safe cannabis can SAVE LIVES
By Joe Inwood Published 1 hour ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Russia-Ukraine war Once more, Russia advances. Once more, Ukraine pulls back. The fierce and protracted battle that had been predicted for Lysychansk was avoided, according to the regional governor, by a strategic withdrawal. Serhiy Haidai told me: "Russia currently has a huge advantage in artillery and ammunition. They would have simply destroyed it from a distance, so there was no point in staying." That does seem to tally with Russian accounts of the capture of the city, seemingly moving in unopposed. Videos posted on social media on Sunday show Chechen fighters dancing in the central districts. And well they might celebrate. The capture of Lysychansk means that Russia has essentially taken the entire Luhansk region, a key strategic aim of President Putin's invasion of … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: What is Putin’s plan now Luhansk has fallen?
A referee in the Malaysian Super League was forced to step in to hold back an angry goalkeeper who was left fuming by the celebrations of an opponent. Terengganu FC were hosting Sri Pahang at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium in their eighth game of the season. They had already gone a goal up just a minute in through Kpah Sherman as the game entered the final 10 minutes. Nafuzi Zain's side then won a penalty, with Faisal Abdul Halim stepping up to take the spot-kick. Sri Pahang keeper Mamadou Samassa held his arms in the arm in an attempt to put the forward off from scoring . But Halim put his penalty into the top left hand corner, with Samassa diving to his right as the ball flew into the net. The 24-year-old initially did a dance in the box to celebrate before he was mobbed by his team-mates. He wriggled free though and ran to the goal-line, taking up a position in the middle of the posts, as Samassa had done for the penalty. Halim then dived to his right, as Samassa … [Read more...] about Referee holds raging keeper back after goalscorer mocks his failure to save penalty
This story is from the team at thespinoff.co.nz Country Calendar is the last bastion of traditional New Zealand television, but last Sunday night something shocking happened. Sheep correspondent Tara Ward reports. After 56 years on our television screens, Country Calendar finally went rogue. On June 26, the placid documentary series that celebrates shearing and silage featured an episode filmed on Lake Hāwea Station in Central Otago. It followed a wealthy farming family who use unconventional methods to nurture and protect their stock and land, and it made farmers around the country steaming mad. Viewers turned against the top-rating series like never before, expressing their outrage on social media . This was the worst episode of Country Calendar they’d ever seen, they said. This wasn’t real farming, they argued. Some turned their televisions off in disgust, others accused the show of breaking their hearts. Over 1500 comments about the episode filled the Country … [Read more...] about What did Country Calendar do to make farmers so mad? An investigation into the Lake Hāwea station episode
Covid-19 case numbers are rising again, in part due to two Omicron subvariants – BA4 and BA5. These mutations, first found in South Africa in January and February 2022, were labelled as ‘variants of conern’ by the European Centre for Disease Prevention (ECDC) and Control in mid-May. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is now advising people to ensure they’ve had all their Covid-19 jabs , while experts are calling for a new, Omicron-specific vaccine to tackle another wave of the virus . Here’s what you need to know about BA4 and BA5. What are the symptoms of the BA4 and BA5 Covid variants? While these are new subvariants, nothing so far suggests BA4 or BA5 have any new symptoms. As always, the NHS says symptoms to watch out for are: A high temperature A new, continuous cough Shortness of breath Tiredness or exhaustion Headache Muscle aches all over the body Sore throat Blocked or runny nose Diarrhoea Nausea or vomiting A lack of … [Read more...] about Covid: BA4 and BA5 symptoms, infection rate, and vaccine efficiency
Vladimir Putin has declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, one day after troops defending it withdrew from the last remaining city in which they were holding out. It is just under two and a half months since Ukraine 's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Battle for Donbas - made up of the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk - had begun. Putin to switch focus after taking key city - live Ukraine updates How did we get here? In late April, Sky News spoke to experts who said it was expected that Russia would target villages outside Severodonetsk where Ukraine was mounting its defence. It was exactly what happened in the following weeks, as Russian forces bombarded Ukrainian positions and pushed the defenders back. It was believed that the Russians would find resistance tougher to overcome in the towns, as they got bogged down in urban warfare, but the assault on Severodonetsk showed how Moscow intended to achieve its aims. … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: What will happen in the Donbas now Luhansk has fallen to Russia?
Martin Lewis Extreme Savers: Woman opts for reusable toilet roll Get pensions news and advice plus latest money alerts for FREE now SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Financial educator Charlotte Jessop, from Norwich, says it’s a “tough time”, with soaring inflation and rising house prices. But the former Maths teacher has a host of tips for Britons on how to reduce their bills, calling on her own experience of living frugally. Related articles How to check if you get a £330 cash boost next month Tesco Clubcard warning as your vouchers may soon expire She managed to slash her weekly groceries bill for her family of four, from £125 to less than £80 per week. Top tips to achieve this include … [Read more...] about Mum shares easy money tips after slashing weekly food shop by £45
We can only hope that, one day soon, Andrew Bailey will wake up and realise he is the Governor of the Bank of England . Yet based on his most recent remarks at the European Central Bank conference in Portugal this week, it’s still not clear Bailey is aware of the critical role he plays in shaping UK monetary policy. “The key thing for us is to bring inflation back down to target,” he announced to a room full of bankers. Yes, this is quite the “key”. In fact we’ve been desperate for the Bank to tackle inflation for many months now, so it’s refreshing to know this is an acknowledged priority. “That is what we will do,” Bailey pronounced in his follow up. Again, good news. How? When? Is there any plan of action, apart from the Bank’s governor talking about the UK economy as if the role he plays is a minor one, at best? If there’s any generous reading to be done of Bailey’s remarks, it was the not-so-subtle indication that the Bank is considering a 50 basis points jump in … [Read more...] about Britain is becoming Europe’s sick man again and needs stronger medicine now