Day: October 26, 2017

World War II pilot fulfils dream of “one last flight”

World War II pilot fulfils dream of “one last flight”

A World War II pilot who was desperate for "one last flight" has fulfilled his dream after he took to the skies at the age of 96. George Harvey flew bombing raids behind enemy lines during the conflict after joining the RAF in 1939. Now the 96-year-old has taken off ...

Fantasy Football Blog week 10: Kane-ing it up the table

Fantasy Football Blog week 10: Kane-ing it up the table

Miles Reucroft is undertaking a different way of playing the ever popular Fantasy Football this season. To understand his methodology, read part one here. Week nine took FC Fakin’ Run Aboutabit to another season’s high, this time climbing improbably into the top 1,000,000 and nestling in at 945,013th. Our 73 ...

3 Tips for Your Exit Brexit strategy

3 Tips for Your Exit Brexit strategy

If you’re paying even the slightest attention, you’ll know that Brexit negotiations are not going well. As the Dalai Lama once said, “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” The most optimistic thing you can do in this situation pack your bags and get the hell outta Dodge. Leaving the ...

Company director who fleeced investors out of £3 million before blowing cash on lavish lifestyle ordered to pay back £1

Mum dies after waiting more than five hours for an ambulance

A son has spoken of how he watched his mum die slowly after she waited five hours for an ambulance to take her to hospital. Kim Hawkins, 59, was devastated when he discovered his mum having hallucinations and her skin had turned dark grey. He says ambulances failed to arrive ...

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Exploring regional Chinese cuisine at Dumplings’ Legend

Regrettably, I remember my first Chinatown dinner experience quite well. One summer evening during the late nineties (I could only have been six or seven years old), following a matinee theatre performance, somebody suggested we might visit one of those all-you-can-eat restaurants on the south side of Gerrard Street. Exciting ...

Movie bands I wish were real

Movie bands I wish were real

I've deliberately left the first two names you'd think of off this list. Spinal Tap and The Blues Brothers are, of course, the gold standard of movie bands, but they seemed such obvious picks that I wanted to use those two slots for other bands. Josie and the Pussycats: Josie ...

Halloween 2017 in London

Halloween 2017 in London

Dust off your broomstick and knock back some potions because London is getting seriously spooky this Halloween. Here's our list of the best Halloween parties in London: Secretsundaze ‘Club Kids’ Halloween Party When? Sat 28th Oct Get tickets here This is the place for a cooler than cool night of ...

UFO clouds leave holidaymakers bewildered at popular seaside resort

UFO clouds leave holidaymakers bewildered at popular seaside resort

A pair of "UFO" clouds left holidaymakers "amazed and bemused" as they enjoyed their half-term breaks at a popular seaside resort. Revellers were left stunned by an unidentified cloud formation that appeared in the sky above West Bay, Dorset, between 12pm and 2pm on Wednesday afternoon. The pattern made for ...

Manchester United’s Juan Mata proves not all footballers are bad

Manchester United’s Juan Mata proves not all footballers are bad

Just when you thought footballers were all the same, a bunch of overpaid, womanisers with more money than brain cells, along comes Manchester United’s Juan Mata, who is trying to change perceptions. Mata is spearheading a campaign called, ‘Common Goal’. His aim is to get professional footballers to give 1% ...

Alpha Real gets planning for Frankfurt data centre

Alpha Real gets planning for Frankfurt data centre

Alpha Real gets planning for Frankfurt data centre - Alpha Real Trust has successfully secured detailed planning consent for a 40,338 square metre data centre building at its data centre site, together with a commitment from the local utility provider to connect a 35 MVA dual feed power supply to ...