Consumerism is suffocating Halloween

Halloween pumkins

Halloween spending has rocketed in the UK. And though we’re not on a par with America, our high streets are more reliant on the holiday every year. Is consumerism ripping the barely beating heart out of Halloween?


The Convo top ten – fantastic four

Four on red dice

It’s the end of another week, which means it’s time to highlight the best Convos and comments from the past seven days. And since this weekend comes with an extra hour of sleep, you’ll be wide-eyed to browse.


Health websites – helpful or harmful?

Online health search

With GP appointments so difficult to get it’s unsurprising that medical sites are so popular. But are they a useful resource for keeping you in tip-top condition or a hypochondriac’s nightmare?


The future of music in public places

iPod dock in Pizza Express

Ever wished you could rock out to your own music in a restaurant? Well, our dreams could come true with this latest sound innovation that exploits acoustic chambers to contain our tunes.


Were older products built better?

Old radio

Most of us have at least one old, trusty appliance that’s faithfully serving us after many years. So here’s your chance to sing its praises and give it a little love back as we search for the nation’s oldest appliance.


Cheap printer ink – is it worth the gamble?

Row of printer ink

Branded printer ink is expensive, so opting for third party alternatives can save you money. But since many of you have contacted us about your negative third party experiences, are such cheaper substitutes worth it?


Petty train fines for getting off early

Ticket master on train

If you’ve gone to the expense of buying a train ticket to a far away destination, you’d think you could get off a stop early. But rail companies are playing a petty game of punishing travellers with complicated terms.


Time to put a stop to gazundering

Colourful houses on piles of money

Reports say that more and more house buyers are undercutting asking prices at the last minute – or ‘gazundering’. It’s a practice that needs to end as it’s unethical – or is it?