86% of North Westerners know their neighbour's name and 71% have spoken to them in the past week.

Study: North West communities amongst UK's friendliest

While the classic scenario of a gregarious Northerner shocking one and all by chatting amicably to someone on the tube in London causes the odd chuckle and nod of approval, a new study on UK friendliness has revealed the country's most affable region once and for all.

The fraudulent charity collection bags featuring both Meningitis Now and bibic branding.

Charity bag fraud conning generous donors

The UK's leading meningitis charity has warned unwitting donors against charity bag fraud after discovering that their logo is being used without authorisation on clothes recycling bags.
Paul Yates of Monolith Grills.

Warm weather sees BBQ sales double

Sales of barbecues in the UK have matched the mercury and soared, and with the forecasts set fair for the foreseeable, expect to see plenty more BBQs under blue sky and sunshine.
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