James Foley: a life in words


James Foley’s death has been infamously distributed by Islamic State (Isis) militants online, but it is his life as a passionate journalist that this article is concerned with.

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The £80 million loom band take-over

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Walking through the streets of any city at the minute it’s impossible to take more than a few steps without seeing a loom band, so it’s hard not to wonder what about this new craze has caught everyone’s attention?

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The bubble tea revolution

Bubble Tea

A quiet revolution is happening as we speak. So quiet that readers of this blog may be wholly unaware of it.  Or maybe you’re someone who keeps up with every trend that’s sweeping the nation and…

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Kate Bush and the iPhone controversy

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Singer Kate Bush is making headlines before even stepping on stage for the first time in a long while thanks to her unusual requests.

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Scarborough Rock and North Sea Rollers


British seaside towns have been voted the favourite national get-away by a range of holidaying Brits. Any number of the pretty destinations come to mind, from Brighton to Barry, but Scarborough in Yorkshire was considered the ideal place for a seaside sortie in the roaring twenties and after years of changes it still retains plenty of charm.

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