Honda and Renault are latest to pull diesel cars from UK showrooms

A growing number of carmakers are removing diesels from their UK showrooms as demand for the out-of-favour fuel continues to shrink. Last week, Ford confirmed that the Fiesta – the UK’s most-bought new car for the last 11 years – will no longer be sold with a diesel option, despite it being the most economical … Read more Honda and Renault are latest to pull diesel cars from UK showrooms

Borat’s Bulgarian honey-trap girl: Glamorous BLM-supporting 24-year-old plucked from obscurity 

The actress who gave Rudy Giuliani a fright when she turned out to be ‘Borat’s 15-year-old daughter,’ is a glamorous 24-year-old Black Lives Matter supporter from Bulgaria. Maria Bakalova, who graduated from film school last year, has skyrocketed to international fame after it was revealed last night she honey-trapped Donald Trump’s lieutenant and former mayor … Read more Borat’s Bulgarian honey-trap girl: Glamorous BLM-supporting 24-year-old plucked from obscurity 

Chili-shaped device reveals how hot a pepper is

Scientists have developed a portable chilli pepper-shaped device that can reveal how hot a pepper is before anyone bites into it.  The bright red Chilica-Pod device detects capsaicin, the active chemical compound in chilli peppers that gives them their palate-burning kick.   Chilica-Pod plugs into a smartphone’s USB-C port and is fitted with replaceable paper-based sensors that … Read more Chili-shaped device reveals how hot a pepper is

Kelly Clarkson throws her hat in the ring to be a mentor on The Voice Australia

Kelly Clarkson reveals she turned down an offer to appear on The Voice Australia years ago… as she throws her hat in the ring to be a mentor on the Channel Seven reboot By Ali Daher For Daily Mail Australia Published: 11:16 BST, 22 October 2020 | Updated: 11:46 BST, 22 October 2020 She’s best … Read more Kelly Clarkson throws her hat in the ring to be a mentor on The Voice Australia

Coronavirus Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon rocked by lockdown backlash

Nicola Sturgeon is facing fury over her plans for a five-tier lockdown system set to be even tougher than Boris Johnson’s – as her advisers warn the idea of a family Christmas is ‘fiction’. The First Minister has been hit with a wave of anger after it emerged she wants to take a harsher approach … Read more Coronavirus Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon rocked by lockdown backlash

Scottish adventure park will run a Covid-secure drive-thru Santa’s grotto

It’s all about elf and safety! Adventure park in Scotland will run a Covid-secure DRIVE-THRU Santa’s grotto experience The ‘enchanting’ experience will take place at an adventure park near Edinburgh The attraction claims it is Scotland’s only drive-thru Christmas experience  As well as Santa, visitors will also see the toy workshop and Mrs Claus’s kitchen   … Read more Scottish adventure park will run a Covid-secure drive-thru Santa’s grotto

No savings account from Britain’s biggest banks even matches inflation of 0.5%

Savings shame of the big banks: High Street savers see their money waste away as inflation devours the meagre returns of rock-bottom rates The Consumer Prices Index more than doubled to 0.5% in September  This cut the number of inflation-matching accounts by around a third to 444  Even after the rise, inflation is still historically … Read more No savings account from Britain’s biggest banks even matches inflation of 0.5%

Coronavirus Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon rocked by lockdown backlash

Nicola Sturgeon is facing fury over her plans for a five-tier lockdown system set to be even tougher than Boris Johnson’s – as her advisers warn the idea of a family Christmas is ‘fiction’. The First Minister has been hit with a wave of anger after it emerged she wants to take a harsher approach … Read more Coronavirus Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon rocked by lockdown backlash

Snakes see and hunt in the dark thanks to a nose which turns heat from prey into a ‘thermal image’

Snake eyes: Serpents hunt in the dark by turning body heat from prey into a ‘thermal image’ thanks to a unique organ in their nose Some snakes have the ability to hunt in total darkness with extreme accuracy  Is a mystery as to how the reptiles are able to do this with no known explanation  … Read more Snakes see and hunt in the dark thanks to a nose which turns heat from prey into a ‘thermal image’

Tesla unleashes ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ – but with raft of safety warnings

Elon Musk has confirmed the initial roll-out of a ‘beta’ version of its ‘Full Self-Driving’ mode for Tesla electric vehicles. The US car maker will release the technology to a few select customers before expanding its availability ‘extremely slow and cautious, as it should’ at a cost of $2,000 – around £1,500 for UK driver.  … Read more Tesla unleashes ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ – but with raft of safety warnings