Day: September 29, 2017

Three bags to make your co-workers coo

Three bags to make your co-workers coo

When I was younger the only thing I ever looked forward to about going back to school, was the fact that I’d have a brand new backpack across my scrawny shoulders. Every September a new bag was purchased and a huge grin beamed across my ‘innocent’ face. Alas, those care-free ...

Pacific Industrial buys nine logistics assets

Pacific Industrial buys nine logistics assets

Pacific Industrial buys nine logistics assets – Pacific Industrial & Logistics REIT has completed the off-market acquisition of a portfolio of 9 logistics assets for a total consideration of GBP45.5m. The purchase price represents a net initial yield of 7.3%. The deal has been financed from the proceeds of the ...

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Restaurant Review: Flavour Bastard

While the best restaurant names were being handed out, I’d imagine Flavour Bastard (along with Sexy Fish and now renamed Pussey Liquor in East Dulwich) must have been taking a cigarette break. Since opening in Soho just under two months ago, Flavour Bastard has received a mixed reception, to say ...

Seller of imported endangered skulls….spared jail

Seller of imported endangered skulls….spared jail

An importer who sold the skulls of endangered species including monkeys, crocodiles and a bear has been spared jail. Peter Bailey, 65, was caught trying to sell skulls of primates including chimpanzee, drill, guenon, mangabeys, macaques and colobus as well as other endangered species such as crocodiles, elephant, Asian Black ...

Corbyn now reigns supreme – says Alastair Campbell

Corbyn now reigns supreme – says Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell has today acceded that Jeremy Corbyn is “now completely in charge” of the Labour Party, citing the leader’s conference grip on conference proceedings this week as evidence that Corbyn now reigns supreme. The former New Labour spin doctor called for Corbyn to resign before the 2017 General Election, saying: "What ...

Forgotten Film Friday: Adam and Paul

Forgotten Film Friday: Adam and Paul

By Michael McNulty Before Room thrust Lenny Abrahamson into the Hollywood limelight, the Irish born director toiled away making quietly powerful, low budget movies, the first of which was Adam and Paul. Written by Mark O’Halloran, who also stars in the film, Adam and Paul is a smack head odyssey, ...

New way to mend a broken heart

New way to mend a broken heart

A drug that prevents the devastating damage caused by a heart attack could be on the horizon, according to new research. Scientists restored the organ's function in mice by targeting a specific set of proteins - and are hopeful the same method may work in humans. The breakthrough offers hope ...

Is Farage’s “slip of the tongue” a ruse to destroy the Labour Party?

Labour gain in Lancaster and Norfolk with huge swings

Labour jumped from fourth to first in Halton-with-Aughton and from third to first in Thetford Priory in a huge night of council by-elections.  The party won Halton-with-Aughton (Lancaster) for the first time ever with a gain of +18.0. They edged out the Green Party and the Conservatives who picked up 27.2 per cent and ...

Loss of sense of smell early sign of dementia

Loss of sense of smell early sign of dementia

Dementia can be accurately predicted five years before symptoms develop with a simple smell test, according to new research. A study of almost 3,000 older people found those who cannot identify at least four out of five common odours were more than twice as likely to develop the disease. And ...

The curious life of a sofa

The curious life of a sofa

The average sofa will witness 1,236 arguments, have 2,728 drink and food spillages on it – and see blokes sleeping on it after getting kicked out of bed 191 times, a study has found. Over the course of the average 11-year life of a sofa, it will also see couples ...