How I realised my mental illness was being affected by the change in season

(Picture: Irene Palacio) It was only recently that I realised we’re properly heading into the winter months. I had disregarded that the mornings were darker, the temperature colder, and that my need for hot chocolate with whipped cream had increased. I have bipolar disorder, and for the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling pretty down. There have been nights when ...

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People are still furious that Galaxy Truffles aren’t in Celebrations tubs

(Picture: Getty Images – Metro.co.uk) Just recently, the internet went mad over the revelation that Milky Way Crispy Rolls were being welcomed to Celebrations tubs. Sadly, we quickly debunked this rumour – and found that these tubs are actually only available in Germany. It’s an outrage, we know. However, there’s another miniature chocolate Celebrations fans are begging to be added ...

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How to create your Instagram Best Nine year in review photo series

This is what Metro.co.uk’s 2017 Best Nine looks like (Picture: Metro.co.uk/ 2017BestNine) It is that time of year again when everyone begins to look back on the 12 months they have had, with all the big and little memories, trying to ponder what it all means and where you are headed with life. President Donald Trump wants to go the ...

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Romelu Lukaku has three major problems with his game, says Mark Lawrenson

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku (Getty) There are three major issues with Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, says Mark Lawrenson. After a blistering start to his Old Trafford career, the forward has been desperately struggling for goals in recent weeks. He has just two in 14 appearances for the Red Devils and the pressure on the Belgian is mounting. His ...

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Stop-and-search: 'White people more likely to be found with drugs'

Black people in England and Wales are less likely to have illegal substances found on them than white people in stop-and-searches, analysis suggests. The findings came as the Inspectorate of Constabulary reported “troubling” revelations that black people are eight times more likely to be stopped. It urged officers not to stop people simply because they smelled cannabis. The National Police ...

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UK inflation rate rises to 3.1%

Inflation rose to 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, as the squeeze on households continued. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that airfares and computer games contributed to the increase. The most recent data shows that average weekly wages are growing at just 2.2%. Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, will now have ...

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Donald Trump Expected To Visit UK In New Year, Says Ambassador

Donald Trump is likely to visit London in the New Year despite his Twitter spat with Theresa May, the US ambassador to the UK has said. Woody Johnson said on Tuesday he expected the US President to open the new American embassy in Nine Elms. “I think he will come,” he told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme. “I am hoping ...

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Lifting The Veil On Religious Marriage Of Same-Sex Couples

In England and Wales, there are approximately 40,000 places of worship in which different-sex couples can get married. Almost all of these places of worship do not permit same-sex couples to marry. In every village, town and city throughout England and Wales, therefore, there is a place of worship that might as well put a sign on its door that says: “MARRIAGE ...

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8-Year-Old Asks Santa For Nothing This Christmas And Now We’re Crying

It’s easy to get caught up in consumerism during the holidays, and this is especially true for children who may not have learned the true meaning of Christmas just yet. That’s why one eight-year-old girl’s letter to Santa went viral after she made an incredibly selfless and unexpected request.  “Dear Santa Claus,” she began. “Since you’ve been giving us presents every year this year ...

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How a 10-minute exercise may give you the focus of an athlete

We can all recognise that there’s a big difference between the focus of a well-trained athlete and the rest of us. But help could be at hand as a new study has shown how a simple mental technique can significantly close this gap. Recently, we wrote about the exploratory experiment being conducted by Ford in collaboration with King’s College London ...

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