If you’re looking for a bit of costume inspiration for the festive period then look no further, we’ve got you covered.
A mum shared the epic Grinch-themed costumes she made for her kids for Christmas, and they’ve gone down a storm.
And it’s easy to see why, as besides looking incredible, the costumes only cost her a mere £4.99 to assemble.
Cassie Middleton shared a photo of the costumes in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group, and everyone was loving the results.
The photo shows her son dressed as the grumpy green Grinch, while her daughter is Cindy Lou Who, with her hair all spiked up.
Cassie wrote in the group: “Grinch dress up costumes are sooo expensive to buy, but the kids love the Grinch, so I made my own, using an old santa dress up top, a green feather boa, and a pair of green tights! Cindy Lou’s cape was only £4.99 off eBay and the rest we already had!”
According to Cassie, she kept her daughter’s hair up using half a plastic bottle, as well as garden wire and hairspray.
At the time of writing the post had racked up 36,000 reacts and 2,500 comments, with one person commenting: “That is amazing. Never thought of using a feather boa before”.
And there was a good reason for them dressing up, as they were collecting money for Cassie’s friend’s crowdfunding page, who is raising funds for Marie Curie.
So if you’re feeling generous, head over to the page here and make a donation.
Yes, ANOTHER lorry has got stuck under this notorious Greater Manchester bridge
It’s happened again…
Just weeks after we reported that a van got stuck under a notorious Greater Manchester railway bridge, yet another vehicle has met the same fate.
Even though there is large yellow lettering warning drivers that it is actually a low bridge, people still keep trying their luck.
Located on Prescott Street in Wigan, this time the driver of a white lorry thought their vehicle could fit under the bridge – it couldn’t.
According to reports the incident happened on the evening of Monday July 4th as the evening rush hour got underway.
Naturally, this led to traffic chaos along both the road and surrounding area.
A photo of the lorry in question was posted to social media, showing the substantial damage it had received after getting stuck.
One social media user said, as per Wigan Today: “Getting out of hand now this just put bollards up and stop it as a rat run.”
Another added: “Too many getting stuck under that bridge”, while a third joked: “Got to admit the guys who built that bridge did a good job.”
The bridge has earned itself quite the reputation among drivers in the town thanks to its deceptively low parapet.
Over the years, a number of vans and lorries have wound up wedged under the bridge – at least once a month, according to one resident – which ironically features a bold ‘LOW BRIDGE’ sign on both sides.
And so many drivers ignore the sign and get their vehicles stuck under the bridge, in fact, that there is even a Facebook page dedicated to shaming those who underestimate the size of their vehicle.
The description for the Box Vans vs Prescott St Bridge Facebook page simply reads: “A collection of photos of idiots who don’t know the height of the vehicle they’re driving”.
The page does exactly what it says on the tin; shares updates and photos whenever a van gets itself wedged under the bridge.
Lurpak has been spotted for £9.35 in one supermarket and shoppers are furious
‘Stop the world I want to get off’
As the cost of living crisis continues to hit us in our bank accounts, one rather inconspicuous, common supermarket item has become a barometer for rising prices: Lurpak.
The humble butter spread has gone viral in recent weeks as people take to social media to reveal how much its price has risen in various supermarkets.
This obsession has reached a peak this week, with a 1kg tub of Lurpak spotted for a whopping £9.35 by one social media user.
The expensive tub of Lurpak butter was shared to Twitter by Josh Christian, who said: “Stop the world I want to get off… @Lurpak come on lads this is a joke @Conservatives this is all your fault we’re all going to be eating dry toast stop taking off us and sort this mess out people are starving while your m8 are getting richer”.
And that’s not the only place raising the price of large tubs of the butter, with some shoppers spotting a 1kg pack costing £9 at Ocado online.
As well as that, Morrisons is selling 1kg packs of Lurpak for £7.50 on its website, while last week a 500g tub was seen going for £5 – just a short while ago this would have cost £3.65.
Shoppers have been questioning why the price has risen so much, with Vivien McDermott saying: “Why is it so expensive? Morrisons salted butter 250g was £1.75 last week so £7 if you buy a kilo worth. Save a few quid that way.”
Jayne Gardiner added: “That’s disgusting, I’d never pay that, just to have jam on toast would cost over a tenner, no way.”
And it seems that Lurpak is in such high demand that it’s even been spotted with security tags in at least one Asda supermarket.
Charlie Bennett shared a photo of the heavily protected tub, writing: “Britain in 2022… Lurpak butter is at £6 a tub in ASDA and even has a security tag on it.”
The buttery news comes as food prices continue to rocket on the whole around the country, with experts blaming soaring inflation, Brexit, the war in Ukraine and a cost of living crisis.
B&M launches huge ‘everything £5’ sale with loads of popular items
What an offer…
B&M is launching a huge sale, with loads of different items in-store going for as little as £5.
The toy sale with ‘everything £5’ includes Peppa Pig, Barbie, teddies, tractors, pencil cases, craft sets and even best-selling toys.
The sale is on across the country but shoppers will have to be quick, as items will only be available while stock lasts at your local B&M.
This is good news if any kids you know have a birthday coming up, or you might even want to start stocking up for Christmas – I know, it’s only July but you can never be too prepared.
A spokesman for B&M said, as per Birmingham Live: “With the summer holidays and (dare we say it) Christmas, fast approaching, you’ll be glad to hear that B&M have everything you need to keep the kids entertained in the B&M bargain toy sale launching in stores this week!
“Bag yourself a bargain with all sale toys down to £5 each.
“From teddies and tractors to Peppa Pig and pencil cases, our best-selling toys and craft sets are suitable for a variety of ages, so you’ll definitely find something to keep them busy.”
This follows the recent news that B&M shoppers will now be able to get over 1,000 products sent directly to their doorstep, thanks to the launch of the retailer’s new delivery service.
The service – a first in B&M’s forty-four-year long history – was launched following a customer feedback survey that showed an overwhelming number of customers struggled with transporting larger and bulkier items home.
But now, customers will be able to browse through a range of over 1,000 products online and get them sent right to their homes.
While not all products are available just yet, there are multiple items from the home and furniture, garden, electrical and kids toys to browse from.