Alovera Beach

On the outskirts of Madrid, Spain builds Europe’s largest artificial beach

SPAIN'S newest saltwater beach will have a variety of water sports, waterslides, bars and eateries Because of its many cultural attractions and cosmopolitan environment, Madrid is a popular travel destination for both Spanish and foreign tourists. However, because the city can get quite hot in the summer, many residents choose to escape the heat by heading to the coast. Alovera Beach, which is...

Elon Musk

Elon Musk and partner rock singer Grimes have had a baby

UNCONVENTIONAL multi-billionaire Elon Musk and his partner alternative rock singer Grimes have given birth to a baby boy this week – with the name raising a few eyebrows. The CEO of the Tesla electric car firm posted “Mom & baby all good” alongside a picture of the new born being held by Musk who was wearing an “OCCUPY MARS” T-shirt, a lifetime ambition of the off the wall entrepreneur. When...

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Tim Brooke-Taylor of The Goodies Dies With COVID-19

COMEDIAN, actor, writer, presenter and unlikely pop star Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE died at the weekend aged 79 fron COVID-19. Despite his varied CV he will always be best remembered as one third of the 1970s anarchic and irreverent sketch-comedy show “The Goodies”. Co-stars Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden were among the many stars paying tribute to him, alongside contemporary comedians such as Jack dee, Susan...


Friends TV favourite during coronavirus lockdown

DESPITE filming its last episode over a quarter of a century ago, the sit-com “Friends” still has an ardent following, not just among people that enjoyed it at the time but from a generation that weren’t even born in 1994 when the long running series ended. During the current crisis it has grown even further if that was possible, with many turning to the harmless comfort of what they know and love in...


50th anniversary of the Beatles splitting up

THIS Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles splitting up, breaking millions of fans hearts on 9 April 1970. Saying that, the split has never been officially announced, although it was clear to anyone close to them that their time had come. On the day itself a press release was issued by Paul McCartney about his first solo album. Most of it focused on the new record but two one word replies...

Peter Kay

Peter Kay back on screen

 MUCH loved comedian Peter Kay is the stand-out act in a fundraising special TV show planned for later this month. Charities such as Comic Relief and Children in Need are collaborating in the one off event to raise funds for the fight against coronavirus in the UK, specifically sufferers and their families who have been affected by it. This will be the Bolton funny man’s first appearance in three years,...


Pussy Galore Bond Girl Dies

ONE of the most iconic of the many Bond Girls, British actor Honor Blackman, has died at the age of 94. Although best known globally for her role as Pussy Galore in the 1954 James Bond film Goldfinger alongside Sean Connery she built a huge body of work before and after that. The British public would already have known her as Cathy Gale in the early 1960s “Avengers” TV series, an all action modern...


WELSH popstar Duffy drugged, kidnapped and raped

WELSH popstar Duffy has written on social media how she was drugged, kidnapped, raped and secretly taken abroad during the height of her fame. She had previously released little details about the incident but had told her Instagram followers that the ordeal had been to blame for her sudden hiatus when it seemed her career was at its peak. She wrote “it was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I...

Joe Exotic

Murder, mayhem and big cats dominate Netflix

AS an increasing amount of people find themselves with time on their hands (there are only so many shelves you can put up) they are turning to the TV in record numbers. Of course, these days there are more ways to watch your preferred option than there are choices of channel it seems, but probably the biggest global player is Netflix – and their most watched new series is raising a few...

Adam Schlesinger

“Pop genius” succumbs to virus

WAYNE Schlesinger, a multi award winning pop musician described as one of the most eclectic and talented people on the modern music scene, has died after catching the coronavirus aged just 52. He started out in alt-rockers Ivy who built a solid underground following but found his first real mainstream success with Indie power-pop band Fountains of Wayne. He co-wrote their best known song “Stacey’s...

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