Day: 7 December 2017

Film Review: The Dinner

Film Review: The Dinner

When watching The Dinner, you can imagine the producer shouting during casting, “Get me Richard Gere! Steve Coogan! Laura Linney! The brother from Orange is the New Black!” It is a shame that despite the stellar cast The Dinner possesses, the film completely fails to inject life into a melodrama ...

“These misguided proposals must be reversed” Mental health charity slams Chancellor’s Budget

Philip Hammond blames sluggish productivity on more disabled people in the workforce

Philip Hammond blamed sluggish productivity on more disabled people in the workforce in today's treasury select committee. Responding to high high levels of unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, he said: “It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce, including far higher levels of participation by marginal groups and ...

Uber loses Sheffield license

Uber has lost its license to operate in Sheffield in the latest blow for the beleaguered company says GMB. Sheffield City Council said the Californian ride-sharing app is legally allowed to operate up to December 18, and if it chooses to appeal this suspension it can continue to operate until ...

A visit to Ti Kaye, St Lucia

A visit to Ti Kaye, St Lucia

St Lucia may be one of the most popular Caribbean islands for tourists but with a visit to Ti Kaye reporter Tom Bevan discovered one of its best kept secrets. The majestic Caribbean island of St Lucia is a place where you cannot help but smile. If a holiday is about capturing a feeling to sustain ...

Sorry for the “incontinence” sign gives shoppers a giggle

Sorry for the “incontinence” sign gives shoppers a giggle

It's not just any fail - Marks & Spencer gave shoppers a giggle with this sign apologising for limited tea and coffee in a cafe - causing INCONTINENCE. The notice appeared around one of the High Street giant's big home stores in Cheltenham, Glos, It read: "Due to a technical ...

They drink it’s trawl over: Drunken trawlerman crashes into pier

They drink it’s trawl over: Drunken trawlerman crashes into pier

A veteran skipper who left his trawler spectacularly grounded on a harbour pier had been drinking, a court heard. Michael Kinnaid, 59, missed a warning navigational beacon before ramming the obstacle with his boat the Algrie. Kinnaid, a skipper for 28 years, told magistrates he had been drinking on an ...

World’s oldest eye discovered in 530 million year old fossil

World’s oldest eye discovered in 530 million year old fossil

The world's oldest eye has been found in a 530 million year old fossil. The remains of an extinct sea creature include an early form of the eye seen in many modern day animals including crabs, bees and dragonflies, researchers believe. Scientists made the discovery while examining the well-preserved fossil ...

Roast dinner restaurant opens in Shoreditch with gravy microbrewery

Roast dinner restaurant opens in Shoreditch with gravy microbrewery

A roast dinner pop-up restaurant is set to open in Shoreditch featuring a unique gravy microbrewery. Open from 8-10 December at the Old Truman Brewery, the "Roastaurant" will provide roast dinner lovers the choice of over 100,000 possible roast combinations in a pick ‘n’ mix style menu which have been ...

‘Warm words’ won’t keep London safe after Brexit

‘Warm words’ won’t keep London safe after Brexit

The time is now approaching to consider what contingencies may be needed, should no deal be reached on law enforcement and justice measures after we leave the European Union. The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee heard that if there is no confidence in the transitional arrangements by the new ...

The Amazing Transformation of Mobile Gaming

The Amazing Transformation of Mobile Gaming

Mobile phones have come a long way since their inception, going from unwieldy, brick-like machines to essentially supercomputers in your pocket. They even have security advancements that are comparable to the latest laptop and PC models! With the increased power of mobiles, we’ve seen a rise in the number, and ...

Wye Valley Brewery Wholesome Stout

Beer of the Week: Wye Valley Brewery Wholesome Stout

Established in 1985, Wye Valley Brewery is a family-run business operating from a nine-acre former cider mill in Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire. Before launching the brewery, founder Peter Amor previously worked as a brewer for Guinness, leaving the company to follow his dream of crafting some of the country’s best cask-conditioned ...

Herald Investment Trust – Who wants to be a billionaire?

Herald Investment Trust – Who wants to be a billionaire?

Herald Investment Trust - Who wants to be a billionaire? Herald, the small cap technology, communications and multimedia trust, recently passed a remarkable milestone. It has created more than £1bn for investors since it launched in 1994. Katie Potts, who has managed the fund over its entire life, points out ...

Five fresh ways to layer up with your winter wardrobe

Five fresh ways to layer up with your winter wardrobe

With the cold weather very much upon us, thoughts turn to dressing for the necessity of beating the chill. Yet even as the long nights draw in there’s nothing to say that we have to fall foul of the same common style mistakes. Smart layering is so much more than ...

Scunthorpe United fans watch 1000th consecutive game

Scunthorpe United fans watch 1000th consecutive game

A determined couple have been hailed Britain's most hardcore football fans after refusing to miss a single game since 1999 - clocking up 1,000 CONSECUTIVE matches. Scunthorpe United fans Richard and Tracey Bailey have watched every game since witnessing The Iron see out a goalless draw to Cambridge almost 20 ...

Sumatran tigers ‘clinging to survival’ due to deforestation

Sumatran tigers ‘clinging to survival’ due to deforestation

An endangered breed of tiger is "clinging to survival" due to the destruction of its forest habitat, warns new research. Living only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the Sumatran tiger - officially listed as "Critically Endangered" - is the only surviving sub-species of 'Island tigers' which included the now-extinct ...

Film Review: Menashe

Film Review: Menashe

When you think of Brooklyn, images of trendy shops and fashionably dressed residents probably come to mind. Something akin to Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha or While We’re Young. Yet, in the same area there are groups of people living very different lifestyles. The Orthodox Jewish community depicted in Menashe may ...