Topics: Two female football fans 'ripped up pages from the Koran.

The 50-plus generation find there are still many of the same stigmas associated with meeting people online as there are for younger generations. Will I like him? Will we get on? Will I need my friend to ring half way through with an 'excuse' for me to leave promptly? These are the same questions going through first dates' heads, no matter their age.

According to a YouGov Survey last year, one in five relationships in the UK now start online, with UK singles contributing almost £3.4bn annually to the economy in their search for a partner. With some 5.8m people over 45 living alone and some 1.7m women over 65 who are widowed in the UK, online dating for the over-50s has become big business.

New entrant myLovelyParent.com goes live on Friday, with a business proposition aimed at those over 50s. Matt Connolly conceived the idea of the website to dispel the stigma and solve a problem presented to him around the Sunday lunch table. His single mother asked him why he couldn't help her find her knight in shining armour, and so he literally went about it.

Let’s make a toast to toast – the only thing tempting enough to get some of us out of bed in the morning. Whether you’re spelt bagel barmy or a sliced white loafer, we’ve found some toasters that will make your mornings golden.

Toasting is a combination of drying and grilling, with each type of bread needing different timings. Brown and wholemeal items take longer, as well as fresher bread, which has a higher moisture content.

Look for a toaster with a reheat button if you’ve got lots going on in the kitchen and don’t always grab it when it pops. A defrost option is handy too if you take bread straight from the freezer.

Two female football fans ripped up pages from the Koran during a match before throwing them in the air ‘like confetti’ while chanting racist songs about Muslims, a court heard.

Middlesbrough FC supporters Julie Phillips, 50, and Gemma Parkin, 18, have been found guilty of using religiously aggravated threatening or insulting behaviour while watching their team’s away fixture against Birmingham City on December 7 last year.

Magistrates heard that 25 minutes into the second half, Philips pulled a copy of the Muslim holy book from her handbag and started ripping out the pages.

A Blackpool hotel’s controversial policy to charge guests up to £100 every time they leave a negative review on TripAdvisor (which has now reportedly been reversed ) illustrates just how powerful the website has become since it launched almost 15 years ago.

More than 300 million travellers use it to research their trip each month, more than 115 new contributions are posted every minute, and hoteliers insist that a handful of reviews can make or break their business.

Before this week’s case, hotels had already been caught out leaving fake – and glowing, naturally – reviews, bribing guests to write good ones, and leaving negative write-ups about their rivals.