Last summer Urban Splash restored and transformed Morecambe’s Midland into an art deco boutique hotel. The public areas (we didn’t stay, but the rooms are reputed to be fantastic) do not disappoint. Admire Eric Gill’s Seahorses, mosaics and some really fun chairs (for sale, price on application) in reception. We visited Eric’s statue, Continue reading
With lengthy digressions (this is stand-up comedy, after all) into the present day, it’s easy to think that Mark Steel has forgotten his show is about the French Revolution, but at the end of the hundred minutes you’re suddenly struck with the realisation that he really has covered all that really matters. Steel’s Continue reading
‘ …there were over 250,000 Jews living in Britain at the start of the First World War. They integrated and in the main, were accepted.’ – Archbishop maps social change for Britain The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has delighted some by arguing that post-war multiculturalism has led Britain to lose its Continue reading
I may have been quiet over here – sorry! – but I have been busy completing my Christmas project, Buff the Banana with Paul Dacre, a simple blog that diaries titillating stories from the Daily Mail, so you can go straight there without having to view the offensive stuff. And there’s a biography Continue reading
I can’t say I was planning to watch Will Smith in Seven Pounds, but anyone who is might want to think twice. The censor, or whoever, has felt it necessary to warn film goers that it ‘contains emotionally intense scenes’. And a good thing too; the last thing we want is cinema that Continue reading
The ad breaks to Celebrity Big Brother are certainly well stocked as Channel 4 makes hay. And January means celebrity fitness videos. Here’s Mel B’s effort… I reckon she looks a bit fat in the face.