Day: 9 June 2017

Some Dos And Don’ts If The Tories Win The General Election

In defence of Caitlin Moran: don’t be a c**t

As people queued up to vote yesterday, The Times columnist Caitlin Moran sent Twitter into a mini meltdown by tweeting: “Obviously there’s a more nuanced take on this, but, broadly, voting for Labour = not being a cunt.” As many of her followers retweeted her election day exhortation, others predictably chose to put ...

Mult-lingual Creative Dance Class for Kids Launches!

Mult-lingual Creative Dance Class for Kids Launches!

A new and unique multi-lingual creative dance class for children has been launched at West London dance school Ballet 4 Life. The class is the only of its kind in the area and offers something a little different to other kids dance classes. Led by Spanish hailing dance teacher Ana ...

Comeback Kid Sign to Nuclear Blast, Team Up With Devin Townsend

Comeback Kid Sign to Nuclear Blast, Team Up With Devin Townsend

Canadaian hardcore/punk outfit, Comeback Kid, have signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast for their next release, including a collab with HevyDevy himself, Devin Townsend. Vocalist Andrew Neufeld commented: "We are ecstatic to be signing with Nuclear Blast. A label that has been running for 30 years and home to some of hardcore ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Sopwell House’s ‘G&Tea’

World Gin Day takes place this weekend (Saturday 10th June), providing plenty of reasons to enjoy a drink (or twelve) containing the nation’s favourite spirit. In turn, Sopwell House – a Georgian manor house hotel in St. Albans - has fused two of the nation’s favourite drinks: tea and gin, ...

Hilarious DUP billboard backfires spectacularly

Hilarious DUP billboard backfires spectacularly

A DUP billboard running an anti-Conservative pledge has backfired spectacularly after the party teamed up with the Tories to give them the majority they need to form a government. The advertisement features a woman giving her allegiance to Northern Ireland's DUP because she "wants an MP who answers to us ...

Constituency where students were turned away won by 30 votes

Constituency where students were turned away won by 30 votes

The Midlands constituency of Newcastle-under-Lyme was won by a margin of 30 votes after students were turned away because they weren't on the register. Yesterday news broke that admin errors could deny voters the chance to cast ballots in the marginal seat, but the students were urged to go back after ...

LISTEN: ShitKid’s Debut Album ‘Fish’ Has Landed

LISTEN: ShitKid’s Debut Album ‘Fish’ Has Landed

ShitKid is back to follow up her previous EPs with her eagerly anticipated debut album Fish on June 2, and will be spending the spring and summer on the road with appearances at Roskilde Festival confirmed, with more UK and EU tour dates to be announced. ShitKid is the project of ...

Watch – Dogs strike a pose in bow-tie with fantastic results

Watch – Dogs strike a pose in bow-tie with fantastic results

These hilarious photos are 'poocher-perfect' and prove man's best friend just loves life in front of the camera. Jason Checkla abandoned taking wedding photos and now has a money-spinning business snapping dogs and their owners. He got the idea after getting his own pooch to strike a pose. His work ...

Forgotten Film Friday: Les Diaboliques

Forgotten Film Friday: Les Diaboliques

By Michael McNulty Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 horror thriller Les Diaboliques was based on the novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, (more commonly recognized by their nom de plume Boileau-Narcejac) Celle qui n’etait pas. One of two of their novels that was snapped up and turned into a film, the ...

My Cousin Rachel: Exclusive Clip

My Cousin Rachel: Exclusive Clip

  My Cousin Rachel is in cinemas from Friday 9th June. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx0lY2HOWMA&feature=youtu.be   Review by Linda Marric Daphne du Maurier's timeless classic My Cousin Rachel gets a timely adaptation in this dark and beautifully atmospheric production from legendary British director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, The Buddha of Suburbia). First adapted ...

Corbyn gives Labour biggest vote share increase since 1945

Corbyn gives Labour biggest vote share increase since 1945

Jeremy Corbyn has increased Labour's share of the vote more than any other leader in any other election since Attlee in 1945. The Labour leaders managed to increase Labour's vote share by 9.6 per cent, which is just shy of Clement Attlee's 10.4 per cent swing in 1945. Since then ...

Britain has become a nation of two halves

Britain has become a nation of two halves

Of all the pictures to emerge from last night's election coverage perhaps the most poignant was one of Theresa May stood next to a black knight as she awaited her constituency results in Maidenhead. For fans of Monty Python she had become the embodiment of the knight who stands legless ...

Is this the most disappointing steakhouse in London?

Is this the most disappointing steakhouse in London?

Like most things in life, the simplest restaurant dishes are generally the endearingly memorable. So it's hardly surprising that the ingenuous bone marrow salad at St John in Clerkenwell has been on the menu, unchanged, for the past 23 years. In turn, when presenting paying customers with something so simple, ...

Young vote jumps from 43% in 2015 to 72% in 2017

Early reports have suggested that the number of 18-24 year-olds voting in the General Election has jumped from 43 per cent in 2015 to 72 per cent in this year's snap election. A surge in registrations to vote was noted in the run-up to the election but it was unclear ...

Vaccination Requirements for Different Countries

Vaccination Requirements for Different Countries

Working out which vaccinations you need to get, for which parts of the world can be an absolute minefield. The World Health Organisation’s guidelines are complex and confusing. Even if you’ve successfully discovered that, a trip to, Burkina Faso for example, requires you to get vaccinated for malaria, you then ...

5 must-see boroughs of London

Who are the DUP?

Of all the search queries you thought you might be typing in this morning I bet "who are the DUP" was certainly not one of them. Granted it is part of the wider quandary of "what comes next", but with just hours after the first results have landed the most likely outcome ...