Day: 25 November 2015

43,900 Winter deaths are highest since 1999

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Regrettably last year there were an estimated 43,900 death in England and Wales last winter. It was the highest number since 1999. A report has said that the flu virus was the major cause of the rise and most of the deaths involved people who ...

Beer of the Week – Five Points Brewing Co. IPA

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 7.1% ABV Brewed: Hackney, London Based in the heart of East London’s Hackney, Five Points Brewing Co. first started to become established in 2013, following their Five Points Pale Ale, and now there are four beers within the brewery’s core range. We’ve already ...

How does Having Children Impact Relationships?

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  We all know that having children dramatically alters your life, but what effect does it have on your relationship? New research has revealed that new parents have less quality time together, go on fewer date nights and say ‘I love you’ less often than before they ...

In Defence Of Star Wars: Battlefront

Battlefront is getting a bit of a kicking. Actually it is getting pretty universally torn apart. The criticism is certainly warranted, it literally costs an arm and a leg (which might explain the flight controls) and there is about as much content as there are drag clubs in Saudi Arabia. ...

Starbucks or Syria: What Civilisation are we Fighting for?

By Darragh Roche Sitting in a packed Starbucks across from the Brandenburg Gate a few years ago, a Berlin-based friend pointed out the former Soviet embassy across the street, once the largest in the world. Sipping a frothy cappuccino in a café where the staff spoke English, I didn’t realise we ...

Review: Redlight – X colour

If you’ve ever liked raving and misbehaving (post 1999) then you will probably have heard of Redlight. Known as a producer of quirky club music, the Bristol-raised, London-based producer has stepped away from his previous sound to deliver a bassline driven debut album: X Colour. The album is full of ...

Where Will Osborne’s Axe Fall Today?

By Callum Towler When the Tories claimed a surprise majority back in May, we knew debilitating cuts were inevitable. Today, in his Autumn Statement, we’ll find out exactly where George’s Osborne’s axe will fall. Conservative ideology involves a ruthless commitment to shrinking the state. Balancing this with ambitions of winning an ...

Businesses should ‘take on Charities’ role’ to end Global Poverty by 2030

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Charities could be irrelevant by 2030 if business leaders put global prosperity on a par with profit, according to eco-entrepreneur Arthur Kay. The 24-year-old founder of innovative green energy business bio-bean and recent Green Challenge and Guardian Sustainable Business Leader of the Year winner, will call on ...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

26: This Is My Island In The Sun…Heatwave! Hello, dear reader. Firstly, congratulations to those who recognised that this week’s title is a seemingly random reference to a line in The Muppet Christmas Carol sung by a rat. I love Christmas and, if you got the reference, I love you ...

The Legacy of Thatcherite Economics

By James Clark The Thatcherite legacy has remained ingrained in the centre right consensus of mainstream political politics for decades. The Winter of Discontent hammered the final nail of stigma into the British Trade Union movement. Whilst a crisis of supply side inflationary pressure eat away at pay packets, strikes were ...

Will Aston Villa’s luck finally run out?

Sport News 24/7 By Nick Edmonds  @nickedmonds575  @TLE_Sport For a Villa fan, 1983 was a cruel year to be born.  Too late for the club's greatest party, when the heavily-fancied Bayern Munich side featuring Paul Breitner, Karl Heinz Rummenigge and co, were put to the sword on that balmy night ...

Slam Dunk 2016 Announces First Round Of Acts

2016 marks the 10th Anniversary of Slam Dunk Festival and it looks like they're setting up to make it a big one! Panic At The Disco are set to headline in their first appearance at the festival, with Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory and Four Year Strong putting in killer sets, ...

Charcuterie Specialists Create Hangover-Preventing Meat

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent With the festive season approaching work productivity is about to face its sternest battle of the year so far; the month-long hangover. In the UK alone, researchers estimate holiday-season hangovers cost businesses almost £260 million, with over half of Brits (53 per cent) admitting that they plan to ...

Apple watch burns man’s arm and glows with heat

By Steve Taggart A Scandinavian man claims that his Apple smart watch overheated and severely burnt his arm. The Dane, Jargen Mouritzen believes that the strap began to overheat and became so hot that he could smell his flesh burning. He struggled to take the watch off, but when he did, ...