Day: August 14, 2017

The Fantasy Football Blog: Episode 1

The Fantasy Football Blog: Week 1 review

Miles Reucroft is undertaking a different way of playing the ever popular Fantasy Football this season. To understand his methodology, read part one here. The first weekend of the season is always a difficult one. How will the new boys bed in? Do they get on with the local lads? ...

A poem for Charlottesville

A poem for Charlottesville

The events that unfolded in Charlottesville at the weekend were a microcosm of a larger story of racism in America. As Hubert O'Hearn wrote here, Donald Trump has legitimised America to hate again, and where racial hatred had once become a marginalised facet of American society it is now out for all to ...

North Korea is not China’s sole responsibility

North Korea is not China’s sole responsibility

Trump's recent spate of belligerence follows on from China's failure to impose regime shattering sanctions on its neighbour. After meeting with Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April, and developing a 'very, very great relationship' with the Chinese leader, Trump had high hopes that Xi would cooperate in forcing Kim Jong ...

Stunning photos of the Perseid meteor shower

Stunning photos of the Perseid meteor shower

Stunning photos of the Perseid meteor shower have been released as the solar phenomenon graced our skies over the weekend. Pictures taken from Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire show the moon perfectly captured in the top window of the remains. The Abbey was founded by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow, on ...

Petrolhead converts VW campervan into a pub

Petrolhead converts VW campervan into a pub

A petrolhead has made sure his local is never far away - after converting his VW campervan into a PUB. Ben Levy, 29, spent months painstakingly transformed his Volkswagen 1957 Splitscreen into a mobile boozer - which comes complete with an optical bar, pub seating and even a dart board. ...

Abandoned barn or stunning retreat?

Abandoned barn or stunning retreat?

Couples wanting to 'rough it' for a weekend are being charged £745 to stay at this holiday cottage - which has been deliberately made to look like an abandoned barn. At first glimpse, 16th century Wishbone barn appears to be in a tumble-down condition, surrounded by trees and almost hidden ...

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

By James Mackney Spider-Man: Homecoming signals the second attempt by Sony Pictures to re-boot the Spiderman franchise in 15 years. I admit to feeing somewhat exhausted by the franchise, having seen all bar one of the Spider-Man films, and this latest instalment in the line-up left me cold and frustrated. ...