Day: December 22, 2014

Kon-Tiki Film Review

By Anna Power  Film Editor  @TLE_Film I knew nothing of the epic voyage that Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl made in 1947, sailing across the Pacific Ocean from Peru to Polynesia on a raft, so Kon-Tiki for me was a history lesson as well as a seafaring adventure story. Shot with ...

My trip to Nice by train

By Dave Binder @davidpaulbinder At some point a few months ago, I thought it would be a good idea to research how far I could travel from London in a day using trains only. Why? Because I like trains; not in a mouldy green anorak and notepad sort of way, ...

London’s Most Expensive Buildings

By Steve Taggart It’s no secret that London has some of the most expensive real estate in the world, with average property prices up to twice as much as those in the rest of the country. With many homeowners struggling to make it onto the property ladder in the capital, ...

Traditional Christmas is dying out

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor @TLE_Lifestyle I go to the pub on xmas eve, it's a tradition I have actively followed since I got fake ID, then I spend xmas morning moaning and ruining it for everyone else. This is my Christmas tradition and it will never die out, but ...

Penalised for being poor

Mike Deverell discusses five reasons why those with less end up paying more In Terry Pratchett’s “Men At Arms” there’s a passage which neatly encapsulates why it’s so expensive to be poor: “The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money. “Take ...

Dear Santa – A QPR Christmas wish

By Richard de Winter  @rgdewinter  @TLE_Sport Dear Santa, First of all, hope that all’s going well for you at this busy time of year, and that you’re not too swamped by the deluge of demands for an iPad from armies of over-privileged 6-year-olds with a worrying sense of entitlement.  Give ...