Why doing the washing on a windy day could save you money: Energy firms plan alert system to tell customers when electricity is cheaper Energy firms are to let customers know when it is cheapest to do their washingThe year-long trial aims to find out if people will respond to being told which days are 'greener'The Energy Saving Trust estimates that customers can save 250 by using appliances more efficiently By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 01:51 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 The trial aims to find out if people will do their washing on 'green' days when it is windy Windy days have always been the time to do your washing, washerwomen of old hanging out clothes in the breeze so they dried quicker. And that tradition is set to continue long into the future – because putting the washing machine on could be cheaper when it is windy. Energy firms are trying out a system which alerts customers when electricity prices are cheaper because wind conditions mean green power is cheap and plentiful.
Comrade Crow says all change at Doncaster… | UPDATED: 22:06 GMT, 30 December 2012 The strikes on the Tube and some rail networks over the holiday period are a depressing sign of things to come. The website of the RMT, the rail workers’ union, is littered with reports of industrial action from Penzance to Scotland.
Do you put TMI (that's Too much Information) online Third of social network users regret what they have posted onlineOut of 2,000 over-18s a third wish they had kept personal details offline One in 10 people have been in trouble after publicly moaning about workMore than one in 20 have missed out on a job because of online photographs And three in 10 people admit they cringe about past status updates | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 17 December 2012 Once in a while, we’re all guilty of over-sharing. But with the rise of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, millions of us do it on a daily basis. A survey has found that many feel guilty about providing TMI – too much information – on websites where their updates and photographs can be viewed with ease
A nation of telly addicts: Average Briton now spends four hours glued to the screenThe average viewing figure in Britain is now the third highest in the world behind only the U.S. and ItalyBritons watch 242 minutes of television every day, according to Ofcom | UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 13 December 2012 We are a nation of television addicts and now spend more than four hours in a day glued to the screen. The average viewing figure is the third highest in the world behind the United States and Italy
Too much tweeting to woo: How using Facebook and Twitter in bed is ruining our sex lives Nearly 50 per cent of adults admit spending 90 minutes online once they've got into bed | UPDATED: 09:13 GMT, 13 December 2012 Social networking is ruining Britons' sex lives because they are wasting too many evening hours online. People are going to sleep 90 minutes later than 10 years ago – becasue they sit in bed using Facebook and Twitter, it has emerged. A typical adult now drops off at midnight, compared with 10.30pm ten years ago.
I think I’ve found the stop-cock! Labourer goes to extraordinary lengths to fix broken pipe | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 29 November 2012 Everyone loves watching men at work. In Britain, they can usually be observed gazing into a hole and shaking their collective heads
MINUS 20C Britain faces coldest winter for 100 years, warn forecasters as Big Freeze follows floodTemperatures to plummet to minus 3C this week and could fall as low as 20C in December Fears that snow blizzards could close roads and shut down rail networks as winter takes hold But torrential rain which has deluged country and swamped St Asaph in North Wales will finally ease | UPDATED: 11:11 GMT, 28 November 2012 Britain will shiver tonight as temperatures plummet in the first taste of what promises to be one of our coldest winters for a century. The cold snap is expected to last until the end of the week, creating dangerous conditions on the roads and adding to the misery of those already battling floods