cars
Amazon Will Deliver You a Volvo Now

People at Volvo and people at Amazon are pleased to announce the result of several meetings and more than one thousand emails – you can book a test drive of a Volvo through Amazon Prime Now. Read More >>

money
Parents Start Gender Pay Gap Early By Paying Boys More For Doing Little Jobs

Little girls are being told their efforts are worth less than those of boys before they've even entered the workplace and been told what to wear by a man, as gender pay disparity appears to begin at home; where little boys are routinely paid more than little girls by parents for doing household chores and behaving themselves. Read More >>

environment
Smart Traffic Lights That Tell Drivers to Speed Up are Being Tested

People staring at traffic lights have had an idea on how to make money from calling them "smart" -- give the things networked indicators that tell drivers how fast they need to go to hit the next set of lights when they turn green. This could speed people through cities without requiring so much braking and accelerating, reducing congestion and taking numerous small exhaust particles out of the sky. Read More >>

food
Gentrified Cornwall Wants £10 for a Posher Pasty

A Cornish pasty producer thinks he's onto a winner with a concept for a posher type of pasty, with the new recipe including such non-traditional ingredients as crab, a creamy white wine sauce and seaweed. Yours for a promotional period price of £8.75 before it goes up to £10.95 when the tourists roll up in their Range Rovers and blow the dust off their spare houses this summer. Read More >>

environment
McDonald’s Told to Stop Filling the Sea With its Balloons

Activists are currently being active in the direction of McDonald's again, as despite the food chain's best efforts to reduce plastic waste and appear to be a good guy there's another front upon which war is being raged -- free balloons for children. Read More >>

architecture
Newcastle Developer Plans an Ad-Funded Wheel Bigger Than London’s Eye

There's a business called the World Wheel Company that exists only to install massive sightseeing wheels in cities around the world. And its next target is a sweet vacant bit of brownfield near the river in northern powerhouse Newcastle. Read More >>

energy
Biomass Generator Tries to Science-Away Carbon Dioxide

UK power generator Drax is attempting to use the magic of science to offset concerns about the smokiness of its wood pellet burning processes, with a £400,000 trial to start using a new type of carbon capture process. Read More >>

facebook
We Can Live-Stream Zuckerberg’s EU Interrogation Tomorrow

The EU is about to haul Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in for questioning, and you might want to have your virtual assistant remind you of the time, as it's all going to be live-streamed online tomorrow. Read More >>

health
Quantum Dot Tea Factory is the Next Frontier in the War on Cancer

Scientists playing around with tea think they might have stumbled across the next big thing in the battle against lung cancer, with tiny particles less than 10 nanometres across that they intended to use to make cancers more visible actually having a damaging effect on cancer cells. Read More >>

film
Hampshire Power Station Enthusiasts Hyped for Solo

The staff who look after what remains of Fawley Power Station – officially decommissioned in 2013 – are excited about forthcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Not because power station maintenance staff tend to be Star Wars nerds, but because some external and internal parts of the building were used for shots in the film. Read More >>

art
Footballer’s Boots Enter British Museum’s Collection

A pair of football boots belonging to modern day goal scoring legend Mohamed Salah are being put on display in the British Museum, as the temple of the old things embraces something new and particularly lurid and plasticky. Read More >>

booze
Derby Pub Bans Royal Wedding Talk

A pub in Derby is making itself into a royal wedding free zone, with the landlady of the Alexandra Hotel deciding to ban her customers from mentioning the ginger prince and his TV bride. Read More >>

film
Kubrick’s 2001 Massively Honoured by Isle of Man Post Office

The independent postal administration operated on the Isle of Man has bestowed the highest honour it can on Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece 2001 – put it on some stamps. And it even got Keir Dullea to come and do a thumbs-up in front of them at the Cannes festival. Read More >>

environment
“Plastic Free” Stamp Coming to UK Supermarkets

You'll soon be able to buy a box of eggs and be 100 per cent certain that each egg isn't individually wrapped in plastic film inside, as a new "Plastic Free" packaging stamp is about to appear on the UK high street. Read More >>

war
Dambusters Reform to Pilot US Stealth Fighters

617 Squadron, known and immortalised as the Dambusters way back in the black and white days, is back. And it has some pretty impressive toys in the form of a batch of F-35B Lightning stealth jets. Those EU dams are going to bloody get it. Read More >>