Offbeat

Offbeat

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Health experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

Offbeat
UK workers secretly dread their work Christmas party

UK workers secretly dread their work Christmas party

If you dread your work Christmas party you’re not alone, as new research reveals that one in six can’t think of anything worse than the annual festive do.

Offbeat

Watch: Message for our readers from Father Christmas

He’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice...

Offbeat
Supermarket recalls steak over allergy fears

Supermarket recalls steak over allergy fears

Supermarket giant Asda have issued a recall on their Butcher’s selection garlic and herb thin cut beef sizzle steak.

Offbeat
Is this West Yorkshire’s most decorated pub?

Is this West Yorkshire’s most decorated pub?

When you walk in to The Black Rock pub, a Christmas wonderland greets you.

News
NASA astronauts currently have two options, if theres no inside toilet on their spacecraft...

NASA want you to invent something better than a nappy for astronauts

NASA has launched a public appeal to come up with a solution to an age-old question: how do you go to the toilet if you’re in a spacesuit?

Offbeat
Revealed: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

Offbeat
The banana and bacon trifle is part of the Waitrose range.

Heston Blumenthal launches banana and BACON Christmas trifle

Heston Blumenthal is launching yet another bizarrely flavoured Christmas product - a banana and bacon trifle.

Offbeat
Phone that charges in seconds and lasts a week

Phone that charges in seconds and lasts a week

Smartphones may soon be charged within a few seconds and last a week thanks to a bendy device smaller than a postage stamp.

Offbeat
When will you be putting your Christmas decorations up this year?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We’re not even into December and we’ve already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.

Offbeat
WATCH: Meet Buster the Boxer: John Lewis releases 2016 Christmas Advert

WATCH: Meet Buster the Boxer: John Lewis releases 2016 Christmas Advert

Get your tissues at the ready (for both laughter and tears) as you tune into this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert.

Offbeat
Hundreds of thousands of people have already had their heartstrings inadvertently tugged by an A Level students spoof version.

VIDEO: Thousands fooled by ‘fake’ as nation awaits John Lewis ad

The big festive countdown is on. And by our reckoning, there are only three days to go until… the new John Lewis Christmas advert arrives.

Offbeat
The free films for cats and dogs feature the voice of Dr. Who, Broadchurch and Jessica Jones star David Tennant.

VIDEO: David Tennant stars in films for pets to help reduce stress caused by fireworks

Remember, remember the 5th of November as being one of the most stressful times of the year for cats and dogs.

Offbeat
Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner filming in Edinburgh Credit - Jane Barlow.

VIDEO: Official Trainspotting trailer released - Warning explicit content

The first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting has been released - watch it below.

Offbeat
Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Credit: 2016 Warner Bros Entertainment.

VIDEO: Google adds spellbinding new phone feature for Harry Potter fans

If you’re one of the millions of Harry Potter fans that has wished they could cast spells like JK Rowling’s boy wizard then you’re in luck - sort of.

Offbeat
When do the clocks go back? Why do we do it... and what do we hate most about it?

When do the clocks go back? Why do we do it... and what do we hate most about it?

For exactly 100 years, we have been putting the clocks back at the end of October - and we’ll do so again at 1am GMT this Sunday (October 30, 2016). But according to a new poll, we still haven’t got used to it.

Offbeat

VIDEO: Smelly foreign ladybirds invade UK homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

Offbeat
16 dogs with a Hallowe’en costume better than yours

16 dogs with a Hallowe’en costume better than yours

Man’s best friend may have a rough time of it on November 5th, so why not at least give your pooch a fun Hallowe’en?

Offbeat 1
There are some seriously spooky going-on across our district...

Mapped: Yorkshire's 50 most haunted

Is Yorkshire Britain's most haunted county?

Offbeat 1
The eBay auction has been pulled from the site, but many copy-cat versions are now online.

eBay ‘upside down’ fivers selling for silly money

Online auction site eBay is being flooded with listings for ‘upside down’ five pound notes - with some attracting bids of thousands of pounds.

Offbeat
Load more