Day: May 24, 2016

Bingo Is Back Baby

Bingo Is Back Baby

"Some members of the traditional bingo community don't like us", proclaim Rebel Bingo, the company that introduced a new, intense and emotional style of bingo to cities across the world. "We're not sure what their stupid problem is. We do our bingo and you do yours. Some people don't like change." ...

Review: Brodka – Clashes

Review: Brodka – Clashes

By Grant Bailey (@GrantDBailey) Monika Brodka’s fourth full-length is a smoky and weirdly-caustic mix of offbeat pop. The Polish pop star has taken a snaking route from her discovery on Polish Pop Idol 12 years ago, and while third album Granda really delivered the first, unadulterated shot of weirdness that ...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Shouldn’t Be Ignored

By Tim Kellett – Director at Paydata > https://www.paydata.co.uk/   Since the publication of the governments draft regulations on mandatory gender pay gap reporting, it appears that few employers are taking the preparatory steps, avoiding the topic altogether and not taking the legislation seriously. Admittedly in the last year there ...

FC United of Newcastle – a new hope?

FC United of Newcastle – a new hope?

Sport News 24/7 By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor As Newcastle were relegated to the Championship, the only ray of hope was whether Rafa Benitez, will remain in charge on Tyneside. Regardless of that decision many Newcastle fans, myself included, have become disillusioned with the ownership of the club. They feel ...

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Restaurant Review – Barnyard

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food At the start of 2012, a young chef named Ollie Dabbous opened his first solo restaurant, having previously worked in the kitchens of Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, and Texture. Following some rave reviews alongside a swathe of excitement, the small Fitzrovia restaurant ...

Yorkshire Sacrificed to Fracking

Yorkshire Sacrificed to Fracking

“Fossil fuels are so inherently dirty and toxic, that they require sacrificial people and sacrificial places, they always have.” These are the words of environmental activist Naomi Klein, delivering the Edward Said lecture in London earlier this month. As if following her cue, yesterday an alliance of fossil fuel politicians and ...

Man wins battle of banners with Pro-Brexit neighbour

Man wins battle of banners with Pro-Brexit neighbour

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor  A brilliant picture has emerged on Twitter regarding a banner battle between a pro-Brexit and Remain neighbours.The two banners were hung on opposite balconies in Gospel Oak, North London.Frank Chalmers, 61, added to the words "Vote Leave" with a homemade slogan: "... If you want ...

Is Preacher The Next Walking Dead?

Is Preacher The Next Walking Dead?

When AMC brought us The Walking Dead six years ago no one but the most avid fans of the comic series could have imagined it would become the most successful TV show in history, spawning spinoffs, video games and making creator Robert Kirkman a household name. Heck my parents watch ...

Council approves fracking in Yorkshire

Council approves fracking in Yorkshire

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The first fracking application in England for five years has just been approved by North Yorkshire Council. Their planning committee voted seven against four in favour of the fracking plans, by Third Energy a UK firm. Now the company will go ahead and frack for ...

Alex Lodge: Weekly Report Vol 43

Alex Lodge: Weekly Report Vol 43

By Alex Lodge (@alexlodgemusic | Insta @alexlodgemusic7) Alex Lodge is a music supervisor for film, TV and advertising at Thirty Two.  It’s nearly June, everyone is starting to think about how they’re going to shed their winter coat (read excess weight) for the summer, and the city is starting to ...