Noise Pollution

Are Noisy Neighbours Becoming More of a Nuisance?

Jody Thompson | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Jody Thompson

For some baffling reason, my upstairs neighbour seems to think it's okay to have a power shower after 11pm. Repeatedly. And after midnight. And usually 1am. And 1.15am. Then 1.20am. And 1.25am. And so on. Sometimes one after the other from 1am to 3am.

Why the Green Light for a New Runway Could Still Turn Red

James Lees | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
James Lees

Without any reassurances from the independent Commission, communities will look to politicians to provide them. The Airports Commission has failed for now to achieve its purpose to take the politics out of the airports debate. Has this week's announcement really given the green light to a new runway or just reopened the political debate?

Can Super-Fast Hand Dryers Damage Your Hearing?

Tom Rokins | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rokins

If you are reading this, then you probably suspect what the answer may be. Sadly, your suspicions would seem to be correct - it would seem that yes, the relatively new "super-fast" hand dryers can indeed negatively impact your hearing.

A Piece of Quiet Marks Some Hope in a Noisy, Noisy World

Monty Munford | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Monty Munford

I am writing this piece, like many writers before me, in a cafe. I've found a good space, I can watch people from an anonymous vantage point and the coffee is good. In the old days I would be smoking a cigarette as well, but times move on.

Is This The Most Annoying Office Habit Ever?

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Noisy eating by colleagues tops a list of office gripes by British workers, according to a survey. More than half (57%) identified the habit as the...

Road Traffic Noise Could Be Making You Ill

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The health benefits of getting your 40 winks are no secret. Studies have linked disrupted sleep patterns to Alzheimer's disease, while it's claimed th...

Stop Listening To So Much Damn Music

Paul Kilbey | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK
Paul Kilbey

I went to bed at about half past eleven last night. That's fairly early for me. (Read on, this gets interesting.) I was quite tired, having finished work late, and then I'd had two cocktails, which were great but did not serve to wake me up. All in all, come half past eleven, I wanted to go to sleep.