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Cashing Out: A Bookmaker’s Profit Every Second

Cashing Out: A Bookmaker’s Profit Every Second

Everyone loves a big win on the horses or Premier League, but we all know the profits of the bookie will be far greater than any Grand National 100/1 shot. The staggering number bookmakers, such as Paddy Power, William Hill and bet365, profit every second has been revealed in a new feature from BettingApps.co.uk. The […]

This Week’s Must Read: Number Ten by Robin Hawdon

This Week’s Must Read: Number Ten by Robin Hawdon

Author Robin Hawdon’s latest novel is a topical thriller that starts with a bomb blast and only becomes more explosive from there. By Timothy Arden Ever since reading The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan in my youth, I have had a penchant for action-packed thrillers employing the classic ‘frame-up’ of the lead character. For that […]

Best poker scenes in cinematic history revealed

Best poker scenes in cinematic history revealed

The Texas hold ’em tournament in Casino Royale has been voted the best poker scene in cinematic history. Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond sees him take on terrorist Le Chiffre, played by Mads Mikkelson in a tense match-up. With over $120 million in the pot the stakes are high but – spoiler alert […]

Graeme Souness unveiled as manager of Proud United at Brighton Pride

Graeme Souness unveiled as manager of Proud United at Brighton Pride

Graeme Souness and Proud United – a team made up of LGBTQ footballers from across the nation – walked in the shadow of a colossal ‘Game Changer’ balloon at Brighton Pride this afternoon. The Liverpool legend took up the role as the symbolic ‘boss’ of the team as they unveiled the largest inflatable ever used […]

This Week’s Must Read: Ghastly Holidays: Things my father never told me… by David Williams

This Week’s Must Read: Ghastly Holidays: Things my father never told me… by David Williams

Comic poet David Williams’s goes on an ‘ode’ trip of his worst holiday experiences in this laugh-out-loud holiday-themed collection. By Timothy Arden   If there’s one thing that we Brits all agree on, it’s that nothing beats a good holiday. Be it to Benidorm or Bognor, we all count down the days until we can […]

These are some of the brainteasers Brits are still trying to figure out

These are some of the brainteasers Brits are still trying to figure out

‘Does sugar make children hyperactive?’ and ‘are bats blind?’ are among the brainteasers Brits are still trying to figure out. Other things which confuse the nation is ‘whether food is safe to consume if it’s been on the floor for less than five seconds’. A poll of 2,000 adults also found almost one third think […]

This Week’s Must Read: The Long Road Home by JH Morgan

This Week’s Must Read: The Long Road Home by JH Morgan

The sophomore work by author and trauma survivor JH Morgan is an outstanding, character-led novel that offers an honest and naked portrayal of the aftermath of trauma. By Timothy Arden Commenting on the old adage of ‘write what you know’, Pulitzer-Prize nominated author Nathan Englander once made an excellent observation: “Why do we love those […]

Study reveals which parent rules the roost at home

Study reveals which parent rules the roost at home

It’s official – dads are the ‘pushover’ at home, apart from when it comes to dealing with ‘bad’ behaviour, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 parents revealed mums are most likely to put their foot down over the time spent watching TV or playing computer games, the amount of sweets and fizzy drinks […]

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council trials smart homes by the sea with Alexa-enabled beach lodges

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council trials smart homes by the sea with Alexa-enabled beach lodges

Britain’s first ever ‘smart’ beach lodges have been unveiled – complete with robotic vacuum cleaner to clean up sand from the beach. The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council has kitted out a selection of the beach-front pads with the latest smart home devices. Gadgets, which come with the price of standard stay, include an Echo […]

Jenson Button says a female Formula One World Championship driver would “revolutionise” the sport

Jenson Button says a female Formula One World Championship driver would “revolutionise” the sport

British racing driver Jenson Button says a female Formula One World Championship driver would “revolutionise” the sport. The former F1 champ believes a woman lining up on the grid alongside the men would inspire a new wave of racing fans and encourage more women to get involved in motorsport. Jenson, 39, a Santander UK ambassador, […]