Tea parties with Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly is the only National charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face-to-face contact.

Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over and who live alone. This heart-warming scheme offers vulnerable elderly residents a regular and vital friendship link every month.

If you would like to get involved and volunteer, or would like to attend a tea party yourself, please click on the links below to find out more:




Parking fines

Ticketing on private land in the UK has reached epidemic proportions. New figures from the RAC Foundation show tickets are now being issued at the rate of 17,137 per day; the equivalent of 714 per hour or 12 per minute on private land.

The figures also show that, in total, nearly 10,000 people approached the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for advice on private parking tickets last year and parking firms are issuing almost 13 times more tickets than decade ago.

Motorists should have the certainty that when they enter a car park on private land, they are entering into a contract that is reasonable, transparent and involves a consistent process. Poor signage, unreasonable terms, exorbitant fines, aggressive demands for payment and an opaque appeals process, together with some motorists being hit with a fine for just driving in and out of a car park or private land without stopping, is not acceptable, according the RAC Foundation.

If you believe you have been unfairly fined and have a parking injustice story of your own, we want to know. Please get in touch by emailing dotherighthing@channel5.com.

Helping the homeless with Linkey

Founded in December 2017 by siblings Josh Adley and Natasha Langleben, Linkey is a social enterprise set up to bring together those who care, with those who need.

Josh and Rebecca, along with an army of friends and family, loaded up their cars and visited the homeless on the streets and in shelters in central London to deliver the goods.

Seeing how many people this simple act of kindness fired up their community, they decided to develop this one-off idea into a sustainable social enterprise. They setup an Amazon Wish List of all the essential items that shelters and rough sleepers were desperately in need of and used social media and word of mouth to encourage people to make a purchase.

In its first two months, Linkey received £20,000 worth of items, in addition to over 1,500 physically donated items.

Find out more about the charity and see how you can get involved here: https://linkey.org.uk/pages/channel-5-do-the-right-thing

Brighton and Hove City Council fly-tipping fines

Brighton and Hove City council and their enforcers, 3GS are fining small business in the area who say they are making genuine mistakes when it comes to disposal of waste.

The councils own figures show that up to 60 per cent of Brighton ‘fly-tipping’ fines are issued to businesses using the wrong bin.

Last year, it was revealed that the city council, in partnership with private contractor 3GS, had issued 276 fines for fly-tipping from May 2016 to May 2017. But recently, it said the number of fines in the last year had soared to 787 – with about 480 being issued to commercial organisations.

If you believe you have been fined unfairly please follow the links below for assistance.

Brighton and Hove City Council

Tel: 01273 292929

Email: cityclean@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Address your correspondence to Gill Mitchell.


For more information on the litter fines please see the government guidelines: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/fixed-penalty-notices-issuing-and-enforcement-by-councils

Series 27 Episode 1




Erdington Skills Centre – Birmingham Metropolitan College


Gareth Hall – City Decorating


Adam Houghton – Severn Painting


National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham


Marmalade Birmingham




Samsung Galaxy S9+


Apple HomePod


Amazon Echo Plus


Sonos One


DRx SpectraLite EyeCare Pro




Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition


Scribblenauts Showdown



Wipic Vibrating Electric Paintbrush


WAGNER Universal w590 Flexio


WAGNER Wallperfect Turbo Roller 550


Accubrush XT Professional


Paint Spinner Pro


Tapofix PROfix CS Wallpaper Paste Machine


Black + Decker EasyEdge Powered Paint Edger






MeFOTO Backpacker Air


simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro 20cm Round




LG HU80KA 4K UHD Projector

Useful information

If you or someone you know has been affected by similar issues, please contact your GP to be put in touch with any local NHS services and feel free to contact one of the organisations below:

Managing a violent child


Capio Nightingale Hospital











ADHD North West


Manchester, Greater

Bury Parents Forum


Sunderland and South Tyneside





Jane Evans – Trauma parenting specialist



Equine Assisted Therapy – Autism Angels


If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this film and would be willing to share your story, please contact the production company using the following email address: info@popkorntv.com

5SELECT is here

5SELECT is a premium channel offering high-quality factual series, intelligent documentaries and must-watch dramas. 5SELECT features first-run originals alongside the finest content from Channel 5 and spin-offs of its most popular programmes.

5SELECT will showcase a selection of high quality content ranging from factual programmes like Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild and GPs: Behind Closed Doors to spin-off original series like The Yorkshire Vet Casebook and The Dog Rescuers: Best in Show, alongside brand new commissions like The Secret Life of Owls.

5SELECT will also broadcast hit RTE show Striking Out, a brand new legal drama starring Neil Morrissey and Amy Huberman.

5SELECT will take viewers to amazing places to tell incredible stories—through the eyes of captivating talent such as Jane McDonald, Alex Polizzi and Tony Robinson, and through the prism of history in the exclusive broadcast of World War I in Colour.

It is set to be the home of stunning natural history series such as Alaska: A Year in the Wild, the place to find compelling tales from series like Extraordinary People and the channel for intelligent, accessible history programmes including The Great Fire.

The channel also features themed programme collections, including Secrets of the Past exploring history’s defining moments, SELECT Drama where viewers can settle in for an evening of high-quality drama, and Famous Faces, Amazing Places where Channel 5 talent visit their bucket list destinations.

5SELECT will replace the My5 TV channel across all broadcast platforms. My5 will continue as Channel 5’s catch-up and box set service across all major on-demand platforms and devices.

Watch 5SELECT on the below channels:

SKY: 159
RT: 55

Help the Animals at Christmas

Thank You For All Your Support in 2018!

So far, you’ve helped raise an incredible £663,753 for Help the Animals at Christmas!

We really couldn’t have raised such an amazing amount without the support of everyone who ran the Santa Dash, sang carols, shook buckets out and about in the local community and donated to the appeal through our website, text to give or called up on the night.

Our appeal closed on 31st January 2019 and we will publish the final amount raised as soon as we can.

The money raised through Help the Animals at Christmas supports the vital activities of UK animal welfare charitable organisations, including the type of work carried out by our nominated 5 animal charities. Find out more about the charities by clicking their logos below.

Help the Animals at Christmas is the working name of Maecenas, registered charity no.1132363 (England and Wales); Maecenas is a company limited by guarantee (company no. 06972470), registered office 50 Broadway London SW1H 0BL.


How to get support

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues in Robbing Your Relatives, please contact one of the below websites for help and guidance.

Financial help




Alcohol addiction help




Drug addiction




Gambling addiction help



National gambling helpline