Day: 21 February 2017

Why hasn’t security technology put an end to shoplifting?

Why hasn’t security technology put an end to shoplifting?

As the UK crime rate falls, there is one crime that is on the rise. Recent figures show that shoplifting has consistently grown by an annual 6% against a wider backdrop of reduced crime. This statistic is surprising considering the vast amount of time, money and effort that goes into ...

Sweet Dreams: Film Review

Sweet Dreams: Film Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel Massimo is a man who should have it all. He lives in a world of elegant apartments and swanky parties before heading out to fashion shows, football games, and war zones, the varied diet that comes with his journalism job. Yet for a man living such ...

Cow in India born with five legs and seven feet

Cow in India born with five legs and seven feet

A farmer has been offered £2,400 for his cow by a cult after it was born with five legs and seven feet. Abhinav Abrol, 24, has been inundated with visitors hoping to see the two-day-old calf which is apparently fit and healthy - despite the extra limb. Worshipers think the ...

Metal band’s offensive T-shirt aimed at PM May

Metal band’s offensive T-shirt aimed at PM May

Death metal band, Burning The Dream, have made some t-shirts, that some will find offensive and others might feel are bang on the money. The t-shirt features the slogan “F*** the poor, f*** the disabled, f*** refugees, f*** gays” with Prime Minister Theresa May’s signature at the bottom. And the ...

What Churchill knew about flying saucers and aliens

What Churchill knew about flying saucers and aliens

By Nigel Watson An essay by Sir Winston Churchill considering the possibility of life elsewhere in the Universe has recently been rediscovered at the Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri. In the 11-page essay titled ‘Are We Alone in the Universe?’, written in 1939, he muses: ‘I, for one, am not ...

Watch – Pensioners fight off newsagent robber

Watch – Pensioners fight off newsagent robber

This is the moment a screwdriver-wielding thug tried to rob a newsagents, but was thwarted by its elderly owners. The CCTV footage shows the man bursting into Pitville Convenience Store in Cheltenham, Glos, and demanding that shop owner Dolly Karim, 75, hand over the till. Incredibly, the brave gran-of-eight refuses, ...

Why my 20-year-old self would envy ‘Generation Sensible’

Why my 20-year-old self would envy ‘Generation Sensible’

Throughout my twenties I spent more time in clubs than I care to admit. My hometown boasted clubs of the beach bar variety, clubs of the revolving floor variety and in most instances clubs of the sticky floor variety, and I can tell you now without any equivocation that I hated ...

WATCH – Over 10,000 murmurating starlings filling the sky!

WATCH – Over 10,000 murmurating starlings filling the sky!

This totally mesmerising footage shows the moment more than 10,000 starlings filled the sky in front of a handful of stunned onlookers. The huge flock of birds - known as a murmuration - were captured on film by photographer Neil Pledger at dusk last Saturday (18/2). The 48-year-old, who lives ...

Fences: Film Review

From Stage To Screen: Ten Films That Were Plays First

Stage to Screen dramas are composed of powerful and heavy dialogue, focusing heavily on the commanding performances of actors and their ability to deliver lines. This enables the audience to decipher the messages that lay otherwise hidden within the dialogue and actions. August Wilson’s long awaited stage to screen adaptation ...

How making Art can create a fairer and more caring society

How making Art can create a fairer and more caring society

By Nicky Goulder, Create Co-Founder and CEO Last week the Hands Off Our Revolution campaign was launched, through which more than 200 artists, musicians, writers and arts professionals from 40 countries pledged to take part in a series of exhibitions and arts projects around the world confronting the rise of ...

The Eurozone economy is heating up – And Brits are getting worried

The Eurozone economy is heating up – And Brits are getting worried

The Eurozone economy is expanding at the fastest pace since 2011 on the back of German manufacturing, showing clear signs that it is recovering from the sovereign debt crisis that swept through the region. According to the composite purchasing managers' index compiled by IHS Markit the expansion of industry reached an almost ...