Day: 5 January 2018

White House defends unverified Trump hate tweets – saying the “threat is real”

5 hilarious Trump revelations leaked in Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury, the tell-all book on Donald Trump, is set to be released early in the UK after the president's lawyers tried to shut it down. The book’s author, Michael Wolff, talked to several people about the presidential campaign and Trump's early days in the white house including Steve Bannon, ...

Courvoisier Espresso Martini

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Courvoisier Espresso Martini

According to research from the University of Warwick, brandy is the UK’s favourite Christmas spirit – beating gin and whisky. Though Christmas has passed, it’s clear that brandy is an ideal (generally under-appreciated) spirit for the colder months at the beginning of the year. This week’s cocktail recipe – the Courvoisier ...

Forgotten Film Friday: The Wackness

Forgotten Film Friday: The Wackness

Jonathan Levine’s sophomore feature, The Wackness, released two years after his easily dismissible All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and three years before 50/50, despite (or perhaps in spite of) winning the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, was met by a mixed critical reception.  But, this 90s’ set, ...

Is 2018 the year Ethiopia’s great quest for peace pays off?

Is 2018 the year Ethiopia’s great quest for peace pays off?

By Professor Ann Fitz-Gerald, Cranfield University  While politics in the western world have stood relatively dormant over the Christmas and New Year period, unprecedented events have emerged in Ethiopia’s political scene. Significant decisions have been taken.  There are grounds for hope and optimism, but only if views on anticipated change ...

Brexit made Norwich “untenable” for Colman’s

Brexit made Norwich “untenable” for Colman’s

Amidst the furore of the tragic Colman's closure in Norwich there's a white elephant in the room that has yet to surface; Brexit. Despite some of the production moving to Burton some of the production will be shifted by Unilever to Germany in a move that is likely to become ...

Brexit Offers Opportunity to Radically Re-think the NHS

FOI request reveals shocking number of single crewed ambulances in Scotland

Tens of thousands of ambulances were dispatched with single crew in Scotland over the past four years. Despite the Scottish government previously saying single-crewing should occur only in "exceptional circumstances", a FOI request has today revealed that paramedics were sent out on their own to 2,204 emergency call-outs in 2016/17, ...

Film Review: All The Money In The World

Film Review: All The Money In The World

Oil tycoon J. Paul Getty was the richest man in the world when his grandson was kidnapped on the streets of Rome in 1973. It is an intriguing episode that serves as inspiration for Ridley Scott’s latest feature, All the Money in the World. The film begins with the kidnapping ...

Film Review: Brad’s Status

Film Review: Brad’s Status

The idea of Ben Stiller playing a self-pitying white dude is not a particularly original one, yet here he finds himself once again in this new film by School of Rock writer, Mike White. Essentially a comedy drama, Brad’s Status is a film that yearns to be thought-provoking and rewarding, ...

Top Themes for a Fabulous Office Party

Top Themes for a Fabulous Office Party

Corporate parties are a great way to meet your colleagues in a more relaxed and unconventional environment, and it can be especially helpful for those that haven’t had much time to mingle during office hours. Nonetheless, they tend to include larger groups of people, which could potentially cause conflict in ...