Joe Mellor

Joe Mellor

Head of News & Social Media at The London Economic

Tour de Yorkshire set for 2015

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport The UCI has announced that a major new international race held in the UK is joining the world cycling calendar.  Provisionally entitled the ‘Tour de Yorkshire,’ the race will be held on the 1st-3rd of May 2015.  The...

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – exclusive clips

By Anna Power, Film Editor @TLE_Film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves.  The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must...

A Taste of London

Jack Peat reviews The Tasting Room, Liverpool Street  Sat overlooking an ice rink suspended above Liverpool Street station with a citrus-infused, hoppy craft beer in hand and a whiff of smoked meats in the air I realised; winter doesn’t have to be so depressing. We had been invited to a...

Bonobo – Review

By Emma Silverthorn Simulating the lifestyle of a bonobo ape has its attractions. The bonobo, our closest living relative, are compassionate, free-loving animals who very rarely experience conflict; when problems do arise amongst them the bonobo’s quickly diffuse them with bouts of promiscuous sexual activity. The species is a vision...

Women in leadership roles

By Margaret Kett A new paper on women in leadership roles, Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women, that was released in the December 2014 issue of the Harvard Business Review (HBR), is only set to further the debate on women in the C-Suite and the boardroom. The authors, Robin...

Will you be my mate, Jimmy Bullard?

Sport News 24/7 By Lars Thomesen  @LarsHT  @TLE_Sport Footballers today get their fair share of bad press.  Tabloids feast on their tiniest mistakes and as soon as something is a little bit edgy, it will be on the back pages the next morning. Innocent stories such as Raheem Sterling’s alleged...

Mums do all the jobs at xmas

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor @TLE _lifestyle I do nothing at xmas apart from eating and drinking. I don't care who does the jobs, as long as it isn't me. Also I don't have kids, but when I do, I will make them do all the jobs. Xmas is "me" time, they...

Top 10 hen and stag do destinations

By Steve Taggart Forget the wedding. As the traditional ‘last night of freedom’ becomes a weekend full of activities or stylish city breaks, there’s more pressure than ever to plan the perfect hen or stag do for your mate. From the livewire bride-to-be to the action-loving groom, we’re almost spoilt...

Behaviour Profiling: Which behavioural combination are you?

By Simon Wilsher, the Wilsher Group It started in Greece, about 2400 years ago, when Hippocrates introduced the concept that we are a combination of four core personality types: sanguine (pleasure-seeking and sociable), choleric (ambitious and leader-like), melancholic (analytical and quiet) and phlegmatic (relaxed and peaceful).By 1921 the founder of analytical...

World Premiere of Exodus: Gods and Kings – live stream

By Anna Power, Film Editor @TLE_Film Exodus: Gods and Kings is an upcoming biblically-inspired epic directed by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley. It is an interpretation of the exodus of the Hebrews...

Horrible Bosses 2 – Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel  As anyone with even a passing knowledge of science knows, you have to test a theory to prove it stands up.Horrible Bosses 2 does just that, stepping determinedly forward to add further weight to the already overwhelming body of evidence suggesting sequels yield diminishing returns. Sean...

Inspired By Millie

Twenty-four stars over twenty-four days as part of one woman’s mission to save lives. That’s the Inspired By Millie campaign that was kicked off on 1st December by Anthony Nolan with a star-studded advent calendar revealing one mystery star every day to say a few words about why you should...

Reliving Tour de Yorkshire

Reliving Tour de Yorkshire

 Lee Higgins experiences Tour de Provenance.  July 5th 2014, the Tour De France arrives in Yorkshire with anticipation at fever pitch. As both a cycling enthusiast and a proud Yorkshireman, my excitement was almost palpable. The world's greatest bicycle race, beginning right here, on my own front doorstep. For a county renowned...

Autumn Internationals Review

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport @davidjdewinter The curtain has come down on a very entertaining month of Autumn Internationals and the Northern hemisphere nations acquitted themselves surprisingly well against their southern counterparts.  Now admittedly there were a lot of tired bodies amongst the SANZAR...

Women walk miles (and fight) whilst shopping

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor @TLE_Lifestyle Black (eye) Friday passed with much fanfare (and fighting). Cyber Monday was a much more civilised affair, but I bet a few laptop screen were smashed, when the computer crashed just after proceeding to check out. However it turns out that women will walks miles...

Fit For Christmas: Hotpod Yoga

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor@TLE_Lifestyle Yoga is new territory for me. I started a few months ago and have definitely seen my flexibility improve, but my teacher manages to find new and increasingly tangled poses to challenge us with each week. What I love about it is how I’m able...

2/12/14 – Susan Boyle, Shia LaBeouf, Scarlett Johansson

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor @TLE_Lifestyle Susan Boyle has her first boyfriend At 53 years young, Susan Boyle has confirmed that she has her first boyfriend. Isn’t that wonderful? Yes, yes it is. You’ll probably remember from her Britain’s Got Talent audition that she alleged that she’d ‘never been kissed’....

Unforgettable safaris- five ways in five days.

  UNFORGETTABLE SAFARIS - five ways in five days By Neil Kook Mashatu is a private wildlife sanctuary located in northern Tuli at the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers where eastern Botswana meets South Africa. It’s not called “Land of Giants” for nothing – it is home to...

So you think you’re a foodie?

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor @TLE_Lifestyle Remember the time before the word "foodie" was used, it was a  carefree egalitarian existence. You could make beans on toast and eat it, just so, you know, you were full. But those days a long gone. If it isn't artisan, it isn't going...

Sheltered

SHELTERED at The Tabard Theatre

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic  At the back of Turnham Green tube station is one of those cultural gems that reaffirms your choice to live in the cramped, hectic and pricey urban sprawl that is London. The Tabard Theatre lies above the Tabard Pub in Chiswick and...

Stations of the Cross – Review

By Sam Inglis @24FPSUK   http://24fps.org.uk The title of Stations of the Cross refers to the 14 stages of Jesus' journey to his crucifixion and martyrdom at Golgotha. Here brother and sister writing team Anna and Dietrich Brüggemann use those 14 stages to reflect the coming of age story of 14 year old Maria (Lea...

Portugal in top 3 most affordable European property markets

By Steve Taggart The Portuguese property market is showing significant signs of improvement, as domestic and international buyers alike take advantage of the low prices that the Iberian country now offers. After three years of falling values, Statistics Portugal has revealed that property prices increased by 1.22% in the year...

Festive Facial Rejuvenation Made Simple

By Rosie Wilson With Christmas just around the corner, you might be feeling the pressure to squeeze into that LBD, get that mistletoe kiss locked down, or even just do a bit of damage control before it’s Baileys and mince pies all round. There are lots of ways you can...

Hush Presents: Classics in the Courtyard – Restaurant/Film preview

By Anna Power, Film Editor @TLE_Film Nothing says winter like wine, food and films, so I was delighted to hear that Mayfair’s delicious dining destination Hush has created a magical outdoor dining experience and combined all three. Classics in the Courtyard is a delightful programme of classic films screened every...

Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith Spends A Lot Of Time On Facebook

By Thom James thomjames.info @thxmjames On July 24th, I became friends with most celebrated, controversial copycat poet of the last few decades, perhaps even history. And when I say ‘friends’, I actually mean that we became friends on Facebook. We had 16 mutual friends. That’s probably risen by one or two...

Shopping Small adds Social and Community Value

New research commissioned by American Express has quantified the social and community value of shopping in small independent shops ahead of this year’s Small Business Saturday on 6th December. The results showed that small shops across the country are providing £537 million worth of added-value services and going above and...

Black Friday leaves retailers in ‘numeracy mind lock’

Satire by Jack Peat Police have been called to shops across the country after the shopping phenomenon known as Black Friday left store workers in a numeracy mind lock and unable to communicate with customers outside the numbers 1 to 100. Bedlam broke out across stores nationwide as shoppers rampaged...

Florida: Art world giants meet in PICASSO/DALÍ, DALÍ/PICASSO

By Sky Holmes ART WORLD GIANTS MEET IN PICASSO/DALÍ, DALÍ/PICASSO! Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida one of only two venues to host this landmark exhibition. Set in an inviting locale for art lovers wanting to escape the grey skies of Britain, the Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida tells one of art...

Should Chess be considered a sport?

Sport News 24/7 By Lars Thomesen  @LarsHT @TLE_Sport This November the World Chess Championship was held in Sochi, Russia.  For the second year running Norwegian Magnus Carlsen was crowned World Champion, but on home soil, the 23-year-old’s achievements are debatable on a sporting level. In Norway, chess is not recognised...

Red wine drinkers make more money than other vino fans

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor, @TLE_Lifestyle I like wine, no screw (no pun intended) that I LOVE wine, of all sorts, colours and price. So I can’t say this survey applies to me, and I would have been too drunk to fill it in anyway. However, 2,000 wine drinkers did and...

Alex Salmond: The Rise and Demise of a Chameleon Politician

By David Thomson Alex Salmond may have lost the vote for independence and stood down as  leader of the SNP and Scotland's First Minister, but there's still widespread respect for him as a politician. Conservative leader David Cameron and his Labour counterpart reacted to him stepping down with similar expressions of...

Achieving a Better Work/Life Balance in 2015

In London, achieving healthy work/life balance can be a tricky prospect. According to the HSE, 39 per cent of all work related illnesses in 2013-14 were caused by work stress, depression or anxiety which can cause early burnout. A recent change in UK legislation has extended the right to request flexible...

Getting Gorgeous In Time For Christmas

By Tom Parker & Laura Casewell It’s officially a month until Christmas. With the countdown well and truly underway, the rush to look your best for the festive period is at the top of many of our to-do lists. With office Christmas parties and get-togethers with family and friends coming...

Plans to escape London, or entrenched in pet sitting arrangements?

By Ellie Meakin from HouseSitMatch.com Christmas in London can be beautiful. The endless rows of twinkling lights, roasted chestnuts on every street corner and the continuous flow of fake snow being pumped out of Oxford Street. It can be hard to get into the festive spirit when you are still working...

Señor-Ceviche – Review

By Carlotta Stephens – Food writer Nestled on the second floor of the bustling Kingly Court, this Peruvian restaurant has taken London by storm and eight weeks into opening there is a huge buzz around the place. The popular pop-up Señor Ceviche is now a permanent fixture with neighbouring eateries...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 – Review

By Stephen Mayne, @finalreel   In a world awash with adaptations of young adult dystopian fiction, The Hunger Games series still towers above its brethren. The first two outings were fresh and thrilling experiences, full of colour, action and the newly minted star power of Jennifer Lawrence. She remains the chief...

Culture of British Retail Banking Report

A new report has revealed a cultural change in banks may take a generation, with the cost of poor culture far exceeding previous estimates. British retail banks and building societies have paid out at least £38.5 billion in fines and redress for customers over the last 15 years, with at least £27 billion of...

Paddington – Review

By Corrina Antrobus, film reviewer @corrinacorrina Paul King’s theatrical adaptation of Michael Bond’s 1985 Paddington is not just a teddy bear’s picnic, it’s a big warm bear hug to London as a melting-pot. However you can banish any fears of saccharine soaked naffness. It obviates tokenism with its insistence on painting...

KAJAKI. The True Story – Review

By Anna Power, Film Editor @TLE_film Few films depict the real horror of war like Kajaki. The True Story. So realistic is the carnage that the film moves into trailblazer territory, taking the war film genre and catapulting it into brave new terrain. It’s a visceral and shockingly authentic portrayal...

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