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Yorkshire passes Le Tour test with flying colours

Yorkshire passes Le Tour test with flying colours

The sights, sounds, cyclists and crowds, everything that was geared up to be the 2014 Tour de France opening stage in Yorkshire simply surpassed all expectations. Of course a very traditional French event but as you can see in this video, the crowds in Leeds and along the country roads through to Harrogate brought a […]

Glastonbury Festival Guide

A festival essential you can rely on

We’ve all experienced the pre-festival panic buying that takes place every year in preparation for the summer festivals. The trouble is as we know; summer in the British Isles does not mean glorious sunshine month after month. In fact, history has shown us that the British weather is about as predictable as a box of […]

If you won the lottery, where would you travel to?

Everyone loves luxury travel, and if you were to win the lottery, you’d certainly be able to fund it easily. The big question is, though, where would you go?   In recent National Lottery information released by Camelot and Oxford Economics on more than 3,000 lottery millionaires in the UK, there were a number of […]

2013: A Year of Great Video Game Soundtracks

  Some would argue that video game soundtracks are now far more epic in scale than film scores. Indeed, a game music composer’s workload is far, far greater than it would be on a film production: ‘short’ games have about 8 to 9 hours of game play, with the music changing as the game progresses. […]

How much longer for 1D?

Without a shadow of a doubt, British boy-band One Direction are the biggest thing since the Beatles. Thanks to their loyal army of female fans, the British lads have broken numerous records. They are the first band in the history of the US Billboard 200 to have their first three albums debut at number one […]

Sex Drugs and Rock N Roll, Mostly Drugs.

Drugs be fun. Drugs be bad. Somebody wake Nancy Reagan. Not to advocate smoking, snorting, injecting, ingesting or inserting illicit and illegal substances, but rock ‘n’ roll history tells us that few say no, and great music often benefits from stupid exorbitance. The opposite is Ted Nugent, and we’ve all seen what becomes of that. […]