Tag: Culture & Life

  • Properties of the week: characterful thatched houses

    Somerset: Clayhanger, Wadeford (Image credit: Symonds & Sampson)An enchanting 19th century house. Main suite, 2 further beds (both en suite), shower, kitchen, 2 receps, study, 2-bed annexe, garden, garage. £1.2m; Symonds & Sampson Essex: Mole Hill Green, Felsted (Image credit: Savills)A handsome 16th century timber-framed house set in almost 3 acres of gardens and woodland. 5 beds, family…

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  • Tall Tales: Tom Cruise tried to get in Rishi Sunak’s car

    Cruise gets carried away Hollywood star Tom Cruise had an “awkward moment” at a heliport in Battersea last week when he accidentally tried to jump into Rishi Sunak’s car, said the Evening Standard. The “Top Gun” actor was caught on camera attempting to open the door of a black Audi after touching down in London, before…

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  • Diddy admits to beating girlfriend after video

    What happenedSean “Diddy” Combs apologized Sunday for beating, kicking and dragging former girlfriend Cassie Ventura in a Los Angeles hotel hallway, 48 hours after CNN released CCTV video of the 2016 incident. Ventura described a matching altercation at the now-closed InterContinental Century City in a November 2023 federal lawsuit alleging years of abuse; Combs denied…

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  • Protecting your country home

    Rolling Hills, green forests, and beautiful lakes—there’s nothing like the British countryside. Many rural residents wouldn’t swap it for anything, and for many city workers, escaping to the country for retirement is the long-term dream.Alongside the beauty of the environment and clean air, one of the benefits of the countryside is relative safety, with tight…

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  • Fallout: one of the ‘most faithful – and best – video game adaptations’

    The apocalyptic setting of Amazon’s new TV adaptation of the video game “Fallout” makes comparisons to 2023’s mega hit “The Last of Us” inevitable.But not only are the “two shows tonally distinct from each other, they’re also very differently structured”, said The Independent. The new series from “Westworld” showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner “picks…

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