Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Load of Old Maloney

Kelly Maloney, the boxing promoter formerly known as Frank, has recently undergone gender reassignment. What do readers think? Good on him or is it a load of old Maloney so to speak, an abomination, to genetically transform the way nature … Continue reading

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Stop in the name of the law

New Stop & Search guidelines have been adopted by 24 police forces across England and Wales. “Tougher thresholds will mean officers in England and Wales are able to use the most controversial form of stop and search powers much less … Continue reading

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Notting Hill Carnival

Well rain might have dampened down Day 2 of the Notting Hill Carnival 2014, but overall from what we’ve seen and read it didn’t deter revellers from making the best of the two day street carnival. This is August in London after all. … Continue reading

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The Love Punch

Star rating: ***** Written and Directed by Joel Hopkins. 95 minutes. Reviewed: Monday 21 April 2014 Starring Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Louise Bourgoin and Laurent Lafitte, The Love Punch, follows a divorced couple who scheme to … Continue reading

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Top 10 Best Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Approximately 1,000 Comedians are busy performing during the Edinburgh Fringe.  Allied to the fact there are over 3,000 shows to select from in the bumper 407 pages ‘Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Unboring’ 2014 guide, it’s quite a task to decide … Continue reading

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Tiff Stevenson – Optimist

Star rating: ***** Gilded Ballon – Teviot Edinburgh Fringe Date of show reviewed – Thursday 7th August 2014 30th July – 23 August 2014 21:15pm. £7-10. Book tickets On cloud nine one minute and battling your inner critic the next? … Continue reading

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Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace Visitor rating: ***** Thursday 7th August 2014 Linlithgow EH49 7AL Scotland Admission prices:  Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40 Further information and book tickets In a break from visiting comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe I took the … Continue reading

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