Day: May 26, 2017

What Italy’s Frecciarossa taught me about HS2

What Italy’s Frecciarossa taught me about HS2

Despite been a self-confessed trainaholic hailing from a corner of Yorkshire that lays just a stone's throw away from the proposed London-Leeds route I have always maintained a bit of an indifferent attitude towards HS2. It's perhaps not surprising given that high speed rail has become a rather outdated concept in contrast to US ...

Your 2017 Travel Checklist

Your 2017 Travel Checklist

Are you looking to head abroad this summer? While the weather in England is beautiful at time of writing, we all know that a rainy day is set to be upon us at any moment. This is why so many British tourists make their way to a huge number of ...

Is the Current Oil Slump Exposing Concrete Evidence of the Realisation of Dubai’s Ambitious Vision?

Youngsters who tell fibs more likely to binge drink

Youngsters who tell fibs are more likely to binge drink, according to new research. The link could lead to a 'lie detector test' to combat alcohol abuse by teenagers, say scientists. A study of more than 4,000 schoolchildren found those who habitually misled parents about their activities outside the home ...

Man opens UK’s first dedicated seaweed shop

Man opens UK’s first dedicated seaweed shop

A fisherman has opened a dedicated seaweed shop -- thought to be the first of its kind in the UK. Iain McKellar, 52, has been harvesting seaweed for over 10 years and selling it online to companies and restaurants from all over the globe. He realised that the abundance of ...

Switch Off and Unplug in Greenland

Switch Off and Unplug in Greenland

Wake up, grab your phone, check your emails, and log in to Facebook, before you’ve even brushed your teeth. This is an everyday reality for most Brits who live a life dependant on technology, but what if all that scrolling is bad for our health? According to a recent study, ...

Britain’s top 5 beaches for Bank Holiday fun

Britain’s top 5 beaches for Bank Holiday fun

Sun-seekers in the south are in for a treat this month – as Eastbourne is revealed as the sunniest seaside spot in the country for May. According to Met Office data the coastal area on the South Downs averaged an incredible 7.5 hours of sunshine every May day, beating its ...

Common Festival Problems

Common Festival Problems

Starting your own festival can be a daunting task for anybody whether they’re new to the game or you’ve already gone through a couple yourself. Everybody wants a hugely successful festival and getting to that point takes a lot of work and mostly, lots of planning. Planning for every eventuality ...

I Am Not Madame Bovary: Film Review

I Am Not Madame Bovary: Film Review

By Linda Marric Directed by Xiaogang Feng and staring Chinese superstar Feng Xiaogang, I am Not Madam Bovary is a film like no other film you’ve seen before. This beautifully crafted and unusually shot film is everything you’d want from a social commentary film. It touches on themes ranging from ...

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: Doc Review

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: Doc Review

By Linda Marric What more is there to be said about The Beatles that hasn’t already been said before. In It Was 50 Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper and Beyond, which by all accounts has the clunkiest title for a documentary you could ever think of, director Alan ...

Forgotten Film Friday: Belle de Jour

Forgotten Film Friday: Belle de Jour

By Michael McNulty Luis Buñuel’s film Belle de Jour, released in 1967, took the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and stands in film history as one of the most, if not the most, erotic films of all time. Based on Joseph Kessel’s, a Russian who lived in Argentina ...

LIVE: Jamie Lenman, Scala

LIVE: Jamie Lenman, Scala

Jamie Lenman Scala 2.5.17 Support: HCBP, Frauds Jamie Lenman may never escape the shadow that his hard-fought time in Reuben has cast, but he’s been giving it a damn good go. Almost four years on from the duplicitous fury and folk of his debut solo double album Muscle Memory new ...

TLE Meets: Michael Dudok de Wit

TLE Meets: Michael Dudok de Wit

By Linda Marric Considered by many as one of the most talented animators working in Europe at the moment, Michael Dudok de Wit hit the jackpot when he was approached out of the blue by Studio Ghibli to make a film with them. The result was one of the best ...

£200m mansion described as “eighth wonder of the world” unveiled

This is what we want to see in the home of the future

Ever imagined living in a home with self-cleaning toilets, a television which chooses programmes for you and a robot that delivers breakfast in bed? Well, the home of the future may not be too far off. New research has unveiled Britain's wish list for the "smart home", including windows which ...

The Other Side of Hope: Film Review

The Other Side of Hope: Film Review

The Other Side of Hope concerns itself with the struggles of two contrasting men who have both left their homes. One is Khlaed (Sherwan Haji), a Syrian asylum seeker who arrives in Helsinki via a dozen other European countries and who hopes to have finally found a new home. The ...