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Oscar nominations 2018: big surprises and major British nods – the list in full

Oscar nominations 2018: big surprises and major British nods – the list in full

The 2018 Oscar nominations have produced some big surprises, along with UK films and stars recognised in major categories. Dunkirk and Darkest Hour are both up for Best Picture. Horror film Get Out, meanwhile, is nominated for Best Director and Best Picture, with its young British star Daniel Kaluuya also recognised as a Best Actor […]

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How to see the first Super Blue Blood Moon for nearly 150 years this month

How to see the first Super Blue Blood Moon for nearly 150 years this month

Sky-watchers are in for a treat this at the end of this month, as our moon serves us up a rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’. This will be the first one seen since 1886. In fact, you’ll have chance to see a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon. All on the night […]

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Neil Diamond retires from touring due to Parkinson’s disease

Neil Diamond retires from touring due to Parkinson’s disease

American singer song-writer Neil Diamond has announced that he plans to retire from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The news comes just one day before the singer’s 77th birthday. Diamond had already begun his 50th anniversary tour when he took medical advice and cancelled his remaining performances. Shows scheduled in Australia and New […]

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Making the best of your gym membership

Making the best of your gym membership

Personal trainer, Lee Axon, answers your most common workout problems so you can reach your goals. If you joined your local gym in the new year and are struggling to keep momentum, you’re not alone. Many gym goers start the new year positive but then fall into one of the many common gym snares. So […]

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The best new TV and films on Amazon Prime in February (plus everything else)

The best new TV and films on Amazon Prime in February (plus everything else)

February on Amazon Prime sees a number of major new series, including a behind-the-scenes look at Grand Prix racing, and a mysterious new crime-thriller. Here are the best things coming next month: Absentia What is it? This new crime thriller series tells the story of FBI agent Emily Byrne who, while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious […]

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Britney Spears to play Scarborough and Brighton Pride as part of UK tour

Britney Spears to play Scarborough and Brighton Pride as part of UK tour

Britney Spears is bringing her Las Vegas ‘Piece of Me’ show to the UK with dates planned across the country, including Scarborough and Brighton. The Baby One More Time performer is set to open her spectacular tour at Brighton Pride on August 4, before touring mainland Europe. Spears will then return to the UK to […]

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REVEALED: Game of Thrones stamps

REVEALED: Game of Thrones stamps

Royal Mail has released a set of stamps commemorating the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The series production involves a very significant British contribution., with principal filming at Titanic Studios in Belfast, at the Linen Hill Film Studio in Banbridge and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, with additional filming in Scotland and European […]

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Dangerous counterfeit toys are killing the market

Dangerous counterfeit toys are killing the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year. Foreign counterfeits shrank the British market three per cent last year, with a weak pound also denting sales. The shocking figures were announced by the British Toy and Hobby Association […]

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An hour’s the limit for happy smartphone-addicted teens

An hour’s the limit for happy smartphone-addicted teens

Teenagers who are constantly glued to their smartphones or tablets are more unhappy than those who go and do something else, a new study found. Those aged 13 to 18 who spend the most time whiling away their time playing computer games, on social media, texting or video chatting were less happy than those who […]

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White van man ditching junk food for exercise – and salad

White van man ditching junk food for exercise – and salad

Britain’s van drivers are ditching their stereotypical lifestyle in favour of healthy eating and regular trips to the gym, a study has found. White van man has traditionally been labelled as junk food-loving and exercise-shy, but many are now found tucking into a healthy lunch and heading to the gym at the end of the […]

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