Day: August 25, 2017

Bafta-nominated actor in court on gun charges

Bafta-nominated actor in court on gun charges

A Bafta-nominated actor sparked a gun scare after allegedly bursting into a Wetherspoon's with a water pistol. Penniless John McEnery, ex-husband of former Dynasty star Stephanie Beacham, caused panic after he entered the pub with the imitation firearm, it is alleged. He was charged with inciting fear of violence by ...

5 of the best eating challenges in London

5 of the best eating challenges in London

Competitive eating may not be unusual in the US, they even have their own governing body called Major League Eating. But before the success of TV show ‘man vs food’, food challenges were not readily available in London. However, recently more and more have been popping up.  In the US, ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Jack Daniel’s No.7 Sour

One of the oldest, most classic cocktails still enjoyed in 2017, today (25th August) marks National Whiskey Sour Day. The first historical mention of the drink dates back to 1870, published in the Wisconsin newspaper Waukesha Plain Dealer, typically featuring American whiskey, lemon juice and sugar. Unsurprisingly, the recipe has ...

Crown Prosecution Service clamps down on “Biphobia”

Crown Prosecution Service clamps down on “Biphobia”

The Crown Prosecution Service has announced this week that it will be clamping down on hateful or offensive speech towards bisexual people. Amid rising volumes of reports to police, the CPS consulted community groups and criminal justice partners to produce these revised statements, covering the different strands of hate crime. ...

Is this Britain’s fittest family?

Is this Britain’s fittest family?

Britain's fittest family are ALL international triathletes Meet Britain's fittest family - four members of the same clan who will represent GB at the World World Triathlon Championship next month. Martin Rogers, 51, will be joined by his three children - Charlotte, 22, Tabby, 21, and Oscar, 17 - at ...

Free Hisham Al-Omeisy, the Voice of Yemen

Free Hisham Al-Omeisy, the Voice of Yemen

On Monday at 2:45, Hisham Al-Omeisy, a civil rights activist and documenter of Yemen’s often-ignored war, was taken from his family by armed guards loyal to the Houthis. Three years ago these people had swept into Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, and overthrown president Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s internationally recognised Government, seeking ...

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The Fantasy Football Blog: Week 3 preview

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 Week 1 review is here, Week 2 transfers & preview here. Crisis is a big word. Especially after two weeks. But for the likes of Newcastle, West Ham, ...

Hotel Salvation: Film Review

Hotel Salvation: Film Review

By Jim Mackney Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhawan) is an allegorical film that deals with life, death, shame, and friendship. It is the first film by director, Shubhashish Bhutiani and despite the film’s small budget the piece uses this to its advantage by creating a film with a slow ambient rhythm, ...

American Made: Film Review

American Made: Film Review

On the surface American Made could look like Tom Cruise having a midlife crisis on screen. The flashy action sequences, topless shots showing off hours spent at the gym, and the kind of fast planes that made him famous could all be interpreted as an attempt to recapture the spirit ...

Forgotten Film Friday: They Live

Forgotten Film Friday: They Live

By Michael McNulty Roddy “Rowdy” Piper substitutes his spandex for a flannel shirt and some special shades in John Carpenter’s, cheesier than a croque monsieur, cult classic, sci-fi action thrill ride, They Live. Hitting the big screen in 1988 and scripted under a Carpenter pseudonym, They Live is based on ...

Neglected dog had tumour tied together by STRING

Neglected dog had tumour tied together by STRING

DOG NEGLECT These horrifying pictures show the suffering endured by a Labrador-cross which had a tumour so big it touched the ground and was tied together by STRING These horrifying pictures show the suffering endured by a Labrador-cross which had a tumour so big it touched the ground and was ...

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Barbecue tips from celebrity chef Simon Rimmer

Co-host of Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, with Tim Lovejoy, celebrity chef Simon Rimmer also works alongside innovative barbecue brand Weber. This summer, the chef has partnered with Weber to support the ‘Weber of Life’ campaign, encouraging consumers to host fantastic barbecue experiences. Speaking about Weber, Simon said: “My favourite barbecue ...

WWll VET wins battle with bullying landlord

WWll VET wins battle with bullying landlord

A WWII veteran who lived in the same house for 89 years has won his battle with a bullying landlord ... over a skip. Frail and nearly blind Lewis Banfield, 91, was traumatised after being torpedoed off Normandy during D-Day and lived a quiet life in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. But ...