Day: November 24, 2015

Mafia has joined fight against IS

Mafia has joined fight against IS

By Steve Taggart First it was hackers Anonymous now the Mafia has joined the fight against ISIS. A member of the notorious Gambino New York crime family has warned it not to try anything in the big apple, as it is under Mafia protection. The Mafia has apparently enjoyed a ...

The London Economic

A Brief History of Austerity

By Harold Stone Austerity comes from the Ancient Greek austērós meaning harshness, sourness or bitterness. It roughly translates as “to singe the tongue”. From this idea of discomfort, an austere person came to mean a stern person, someone who treats others harshly. One of the slaves in the Bible for ...

Get growing for Decembeard this year!

Get growing for Decembeard this year!

By Steve Taggart A slightly sniffy article in the Guardian last week declared that the fundraising campaign Movember’s growth cycle was in decline. It claimed that last year UK Movember raised £3 million pounds less than the previous year and argued that many men now already sport some sort of facial ...

Top 10 Foreign Films

Top 10 Foreign Films

by Miranda Hazrati @mirandahazrati Once the preserve of the art-house crowd, in recent years foreign films have begun to reach a much wider audience, reflecting the increasingly multi-cultural society we live in. As viewers discover the cinematic delights that lie beyond the subtitles, foreign language films have crossed over from ...

The London Economic

Can Eddie Jones return England to the top?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter The England Rugby team and the RFU would rather forget the last two months ever happened.  Firstly, the national side was eliminated from the Rugby World Cup at the group stages, the only host nation to do so ...

Reach out to older people facing Christmas Day

Reach out to older people facing Christmas Day

Christmas is traditionally a time spent celebrating with friends and family, exchanging gifts and having fun. For the 500,000 older people expected to spend Christmas alone, however, Christmas isn’t such a joyful occasion. Loneliness is a growing issue for the older population - at Christmas and all year round. Last year ...

Evening At The Talkhouse – National Theatre Review

Evening At The Talkhouse – National Theatre Review

By Miranda Hazrati @mirandahazrati Rufus Norris has enjoyed a successful few months since he took over as Artistic Director at the National Theatre in April this year with ‘Beaux’ Stratagem’, ‘Everyman’ and The Motherf**cker With A Hat’ all proving his salt. But that might be about to change with ‘An Evening ...