Day: September 27, 2017

Traces of life found in 4 billion year old rocks

Traces of life found in 4 billion year old rocks

Life on Earth really did begin around 4 billion years ago - increasing the chances it could be abundant throughout the universe, according to new research. Evidence of living organisms has been found in Canadian rocks dating back 3.95 billion years. They represent some of the earliest known life following ...

Is flying from regional airports better?

Is flying from regional airports better?

The start of a holiday all too often involves the stressful experience of navigating your way round colossal airport terminals and splashing out on pricey parking spots. Contrary to popular belief, this doesn't have to be the case. The benefits of flying from local airports outside London are twofold, here's a few ...

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Restaurant Review: VQ Aldgate

From the onset, I must admit I’ve never felt the need to visit a restaurant in the middle of the night. A bit of a traditionalist, perhaps; I feel night time is meant for sleeping, although admittedly, I have been partial to a midnight snack. VQ in Aldgate is by ...

Film Review: The Road to Mandalay

Film Review: The Road to Mandalay

By Jim Mackney The Road to Mandalay is a bewitching, social-realist drama from Taiwanese film director, Midi Z. The drama focuses on Lianqing (Wu Ke-xi) and her pursuit of a better life in Bangkok. The film’s opening ten minutes portrays the first steps on her journey, including her being smuggled over ...

Dunkirk: Film Review (1958)

Dunkirk: Film Review (1958)

“Dunkirk was a great defeat, and a great miracle.” For those who thought Christopher Nolan’s shattering summer spectacle could have benefitted from greater historical context need look no further than Leslie Norman’s epic wartime classic from 1958, which is now being re-released on DVD & Blu-Ray with a gorgeous 2k ...

The chicken run debate – which side do you stand?

The chicken run debate – which side do you stand?

A patronising tour of working class culture or a helping hand for community businesses? That is the debate following a recent "safari tour" of London chicken shops organised by the union at Goldsmiths University in Lewisham. According to the Evening Standard around 50 Goldsmiths students attended the Chicken Run event on Monday, ...

Theatre Review: The Wipers Times

Theatre Review: The Wipers Times

"Sometimes you get the impression that nobody ever laughed during the period between 1914 and 1918", Ian Hislop said ahead of the opening night of the Wipers Times at Richmond Theatre. To some extent that would be true - the war was no laughing matter, after all. But in other ways ...

Discovering Denmark’s charms

Discovering Denmark’s charms

Denmark - The country of full of bicycles, where you can get to experience the Vikings lifestyle, enjoy millions of gastronomic alternatives, bike rides around Copenhagen main streets, get lost in their fairytale castles under a hyggeligt (cozy) atmosphere. Sara Lopez, a Spaniard living in Denmark, shares with us the ...