Day: January 23, 2017

George Llewelyn John – The New Brit peddling bigotry on Facebook

George Llewelyn John – The New Brit peddling bigotry on Facebook

This week following Women’s March on London far right media personality Raheem Kassam endorsed his upcoming bigoted prodigy George Llewelyn John via a viral Facebook video shaming unsuspecting campaigners for their placards opposing sexism, fascism and racism among other things. As if at this crucial juncture in our political history ...

Ministry of Truth confirm 100 million attend President’s inauguration

Ministry of Truth confirm 100 million attend President’s inauguration

The Ministry of Truth have today put all speculation surrounding President Trump’s inauguration to rest, clearly and ably demonstrating that his attendance was 10 times that of his predecessor. The Ministry of Truth have circulated a memo fixing the misquotations of the previous days and have destroyed any conflicting memes, ...

Scientists rubbish “irresponsible” FSA cancer warnings

Scientists rubbish “irresponsible” FSA cancer warnings

Scientists have rubbished warnings from the Food Standards Agency that browned potatoes and toast could be cancerous. The FSA has launched a new campaign which warns people against cooking starchy foods at high temperatures for long periods which creates chemicals that help the formation of “acrylamides”, shown to cause cancer in laboratory ...

The Women’s March was a huge success. What comes next?

The Women’s March was a huge success. What comes next?

By Niki Kandirikirira, Director of Programmes at Equality Now The Women’s March on London this Saturday saw around 100,000 people come onto the capital’s streets to demand that the rights of women and minorities be protected and promoted. In what turned into an historic day, the London march was just ...

Tesco has been quietly reducing the size of its toilet rolls

Tesco has been quietly reducing the size of its toilet rolls

Tesco has been accused of quietly reducing the size of its toilet rolls - by increasing the size of the HOLE in the middle. Keen-eyed shoppers reckon the cardboard tube in the centre has expanded by 1cm while the overall width has remained the same. The revelation comes after a ...

50 things only dads with daughters know

50 things only dads with daughters know

How to French plait, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ are just some of the top 50 things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey. A study of 500 dads with daughters under the age of 18 has revealed that ...

IT engineer to attempt to swim from Hudson River to the Thames

IT engineer to attempt to swim from Hudson River to the Thames

IT engineer and extreme swimmer Michael Ventre is hoping to swim 3,800 miles from New York to London alongside a support vessel – a feat which has never been attempted before, which aims to raise money for Oxfam. Michael, who successfully swam the English Channel in 2011, plans to make ...

Theatre Review: Us/Them, National Theatre

Theatre Review: Us/Them, National Theatre

The Beslan School Massacre in Russia began on September 1st 2004 and lasted for three days before special forces brought it to an end. Of the 1,100 hostages held by the Chechen rebels, around 385 were killed, 186 of them children. Us/Them is a physical theatre response by playwright Carly ...

TLE

Food & Drink Guide to Burns Night in London 2017

In celebration of Scottish poet and writer Robert Burns’s Birthday (25th January), Burns Night takes place this week. Falling on Wednesday, a great number of Burns Night events are taking place across the week to celebrate. From Scottish-inspired set menus to whisky tastings and the occasional deep-fried Mars bar, here’s ...

Google sets impossible task: Detecting Fake news

Google sets impossible task: Detecting Fake news

Today Google has announced a new initiative to rid the internet of fake news. Fifty thousand pounds of seed capital has been offered to the group that can find claims online and determine whether or not they are true. But for such a pitiful amount of start-up cash you’d be ...

TLE

How To Make The Perfect… Baked Scallops in Shony Butter

With Burns Night fast approaching, this week’s recipe is quintessentially Scottish, yet it’s a million miles away from traditional haggis, neeps and tatties. Graced with such an astonishing natural larder, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Scotland has direct access to some of the globe’s finest sea food. So what better ...

Playlist: Best of JANUARY 2017

Playlist: Best of JANUARY 2017

There's a healthy mix of material for our first playlist of the year. We're still reeling from Run The Jewels' surprise Christmas Day release of their third LP. With the Presidential Inauguration and the civil unrest in Washington that accompanied it fresh in our minds, Killer Mike and El P's ...