24 things Blake Shelton might be hiding behind his head
Nov19

24 things Blake Shelton might be hiding behind his head

OK, congratulations Blake Shelton, I guess.  You have successfully managed to beat some odds, and have convinced the editorial board of People magazine to name you the Sexiest Man Alive. Nice. But as much as you want everyone to look at the that big bold title on the cover of that magazine, it can’t distract us from the real thing on everyone’s mind. Something that you have shown in picture after picture over the...

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Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?
Oct22

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?

Image copyright Rob Stothard Image caption JK Rowling was among the club’s big-name guests Ever wondered how gangster rappers NWA could find a fan in former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron or what JK Rowling thinks of the folk punk band Violent Femmes? Harnessing the modern world of streaming to re-examine the old-fashioned feeling of listening to a new LP for the first time, the RAM Album Club pairs the great and good with the music...

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‘Psychotic nympho’ outfit criticised
Oct15

‘Psychotic nympho’ outfit criticised

A fancy dress company has been criticised by psychiatrists for selling a Halloween costume they say stigmatises mental illnesses. Escapade’s “psychotic nympho” dress has straitjacket sleeves, a lace-up collar and optional face paint for the “seductive goth” look. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said it was one of the worst examples of such an outfit it had seen. Escapade has not yet responded to the...

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Is Leamington Spa really that happy?
Oct13

Is Leamington Spa really that happy?

Image caption The feeling on the streets of Leamington Spa was mixed Royal Leamington Spa has been ranked the happiest place to live in Britain. But do its plaudits ring true on the streets of the town? Hannah Antrobus, 27, who has lived in the Warwickshire town her whole life says she is not surprised it’s “officially” the happiest place to live. “It’s quite a welcoming place, everyone is really...

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Could you brave an ‘immersive horror’ show?
Oct10

Could you brave an ‘immersive horror’ show?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A child gets sucked down a drain by a scary clown Earlier this month, horror movie It (based on the Stephen King novel) was released in cinemas. You may well have seen It. But surely only the bravest among you would’ve gone to the “immersive” screenings of the movie. Such fans would’ve had the pleasure of a real-life Pennywise the Clown creeping round the auditorium...

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