Day: March 30, 2015

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

By Emily Wight Filmmaking is a crucial tool in the Human Rights Watch mission to investigate and expose rights violations around the world, and its annual film festival is an excellent way for the organisation to present the kind of issues it works so hard to push onto the agenda. ...

Blur

Live Review – Blur

By Declan Roberts (declanmr) Mode, London, 27/03/15 3pm. London. Mode. Free. Definitely four things you wouldn’t associate with a Blur gig, but here we are. The band are previewing their sixth album ‘The Magic Whip’ to a lucky selection of fans in one of the capital’s smaller venues. ‘Lonesome Street’ opens ...

Martin Freeman

Hobbit star Martin Freeman’s Pro Labour Video

By Steve Taggart Star of The Hobbit, Sherlock and The Office, Martin Freeman explains that he believes this election is a choice between two completely different sets of values.  He says Labour are focused on community, compassion and fairness, while the Tories have cut taxes for millionaires and only work for people ...

Travel

Adventurous Brits still Bringing Britain Abroad

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  A new study has revealed that despite Brits becoming more adventurous travellers, most of us still look for a Britain abroad when booking a holiday where they can speak English, order fry-ups for breakfast and ignore local customs. The research found that thousands of Brits have booked a ...

Pregnant

Pregnant then Screwed

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor Screwed. Katherine (not her real name) sat down in a meeting room on her first day in the office after having a baby and was astonished to see that her back to work interview was being conducted by the person who had been covering her ...

Author

TLE meets…Rachel Lyon, Author

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor The 30th March marks the start of the 7th annual National Young Writers' awards.  The competition encourages children between the ages of five and 14 to explore their imaginations and submit a 500 word story on this year's theme of 'Strange Events and Peculiar Happenings' to ...

Leapfrog Leapband

Leapfrog Leapband – Review

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor The World Health Organisation regards childhood obesity as one of the biggest global public health challenges of this century. The latest figures from the National Child Measurement programme show that over 33% of 10-11 year olds and 22% of 4-5 year olds are either obese or ...

Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park – Review

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor Do they have elephants there? Will the baboons trash our car? Is it going to be like ‘Jurassic Park’? Are we nearly there yet??!! The kids were asleep in the back of the car and my husband was sick of my questions before we got ...

Spain

Political Corruption: Spain is Different

“Spain is different” was a slogan composed by Spanish minister Manuel Fraga in the 1960s to persuade the first planeloads of tourists to visit the sun-kissed nation. Spain at the time was under the rule Franco, a former ally of Hitler and Mussolini who won power with their help in ...

Office

Change Management

By Paul Arnold, Director at change management experts, Able and How In our relentless search for new techniques to revolutionise and streamline the way we do things, technology has taken centre stage in actively disrupting the corporate landscape. This type of disruption offers a multitude of opportunities for organisations to ...

House

How To Make Your House Look Brighter

By Julie Paul One of the trickiest things to get right when designing your home is how best to light each room. It’s not enough to simply buy a new bulb, open the curtains and make do. Regardless of any superficial limitations, every room has a potential that can be unlocked ...

Men, Women and Children

Men, Women and Children – Vod Review and Competition

By Anna Power TLE Film Editor @TLE_Film After last year’s “Let’s put a roof on this house” Labor Day debacle, Jason Reitman’s back with Men, Women and Children, following in the footsteps of Spike Jonze’ fascinating futuristic film Her, Reitman seeks to explore our very ‘new’ relationship with technology and ...