Day: July 16, 2015

Sandcastle-building butlers are a thing now

What do you get the kid who has it all? If they're heading for a beach holiday, it's a personal beach butler, of course. If you can tear them away from their iPhones and Game Boys (!), your diddums can soon make some amazing-looking sandcastles with these beachy Jeeves-like characters ...

Beer of the Week – Beavertown Gamma Ray American Pale Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5.4% ABV Brewed: Tottenham Hale, London Not only does Beavertown Brewery adorn the World's coolest labels (see above), their range of Beers is also implausible. Named after the old Cockney name given to the De Beauvoir area of London, where the brand was ...

Altrincham to Alps: Ski Train Bookings Open

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Tickets for direct ski trains  go on sale today on loco2.com, where skiers book from any UK railway station to the largest number of Alpine resorts in a single transaction. From Altrincham to Ambergate, skiers will be able to connect from their local station to ...

Broken Hands Announce UK Tour

After a triumphant show at tiny London sweatbox Power Lunches this week, Canterbury’s Broken Hands have unveiled details of a full UK tour kicking off in October. The tour will provide the first chance for fans to hear new material from their forthcoming debut album, Turbulence, which is slated for a ...

Out with the Old, in with the New: The London Generation Wave

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  The latest Office for National Statistics figures for London show more people left the capital than moved in between August 2013 and June 2014, except twenty-somethings, who moved to London in their droves. Some 204,443 people moved into London compared to 273,077 who moved out according to the ...

Blank Space no more: New Horizons makes it to Pluto

Dr Robin G. Andrews @squigglyvolcano New Horizons probe finds Pluto is more than just an icy ball in space: it’s alive. Well hello there, Pluto. Sorry it took so long. You’re looking great, but I have to be honest with you: we are never ever, ever, getting back together. Despite ...

The Legend of Barney Thomson : Film Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel If it wasn’t for the severed penis in a box, Barney Thomson’s amiable voiceover might signal the start of a relaxed jaunt through the life of a working class stiff in Glasgow. Alas, there is that severed penis in a box. And an arm, and a ...