One sports a magnificent glossy mullet that wouldn’t look out of place on a golden retriever, while the other is as bald as a coot. Other than that, JD Wetherspoon founder-chairman Tim Martin and comedy character Al Murray the Pub Landlord are two peas in a pod. Both of them rail against the iniquities of the European Union, both could pull the perfect pint with their eyes shut, and neither is shy about expressing their opinion. So, time to sort the wheat from the hops. Who said the following, Farage-baiter extraordinaire Al Murray, or the biggest landlord in Britain, Tim Martin? Topics Business JD Wetherspoon Food & drink industry Brexit Al Murray Comedy quizzes Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Reuse this content … [Read more...] about Who said it: Pub Landlord Al Murray, or JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin?
FLOOD-C-02DEC02-MT-RAD FLOOD-C-02DEC02-MT-RAD Photo: KATY RADDATZ Photo: KATY RADDATZ Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 FLOOD-C-02DEC02-MT-RAD FLOOD-C-02DEC02-MT-RAD Photo: KATY RADDATZ Stately icon holds flood of memories 1 / 9 Back to Gallery Like a proud father showing off his child's growth in inch marks on the wall, Jim Flood takes visitors to the photo gallery he has created in the hallway outside his office. "Let's start way back here in the beginning of time, which is 1863. This is the corner of Market and Powell," he says. "There was nothing but a little white picket fence around the property." The property turned into one of the world's prime pieces of real estate. It's … [Read more...] about Stately icon holds flood of memories
A father who lost all four limbs and his lips to a deadly infection says having a world-first operation and medical tattooing to repair his face has transformed his life. Alex Lewis, now 38, had skin from his shoulder grafted around his mouth after he lost part of his face because of a vicious flesh-eating infection, and has had lips tattooed onto the skin. Mr Lewis says he is the first person to ever have the surgery to cover both his top and bottom lips at once with a single piece of skin. His ordeal began in November 2013 when what he thought was a routine cold turned into a series of infections which left him with a three per cent chance of survival. After six-and-a-half months in hospital, 18 operations and the amputation of both legs and arms and his lips, Mr Lewis, of Over Wallop in Hampshire, began the slow road to recovery. Mr Lewis's surgeon compared his injuries to those of someone in a bomb explosion and said he is an 'extreme survivor from any point of … [Read more...] about Father who lost his limbs and lips to a deadly infection reveals his life has been transformed after having shoulder skin grafted onto his face and new lips tattooed on in ‘world-first’
It all started in Andrew Afelskie’s closet. advertisement advertisement Last summer, the 30-year-old Ottawa native returned to Canada after teaching English in Japan. He wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted to do next, but knew he wanted it to involve farming. Then his friend sent him a link to a UN report highlighting the environmental and nutritional benefits of eating insects. “I was like, this is crazy,” Afelskie says. “Why isn’t anyone doing this? And I thought I could try here.” So, he ordered a batch of 10,000 live crickets offline—half male, half female—and had them delivered to his apartment. He put the insects in a giant plastic bin where they’d be warm, gave them water and food, shoved the bin into his closet, and waited. Six weeks later, he had a new generation of crickets. He harvested the first batch and began experimenting with different ways to use them in food. Then he ordered 20,000 more bugs. … [Read more...] about Why The Future Farmers Of North America Are Turning To Crickets
By Dayo Johnson THE monarch of Araromi-Obu in Ondo State, Oba Aderemi Adelola, reportedly escaped death by whiskers when his convoy was attacked by suspected hoodlums. Oba Adelola was said to be returning from an official trip in Akure, the Ondo State capital when he was attacked. His vehicle and the backup car were reportedly attacked by suspected hoodlums, who were laying claim to land in the community. Addressing newsmen on behalf of Araromi-Obu Development Union, President, Senator Omololu Meroyi, yesterday, in Akure, said: “Two people have been killed, eight persons injured while five houses were burnt at Ago-Alaye, a community in Odigbo Council area.” She bade me farewell at 9 am, killed at 2 pm — Pa Fasoranti Meroyi, who was flanked by Prince Olu Falolu, Bisoye Monebi, and Taiwo Adedimeji, said: “The Araromi-Obu people have been under severe attack by their Ikale neighbours over the judgment of an Akure High Court that ceded part of their land to … [Read more...] about Hoodlums attack Ondo monarch’s convoy over land tussle
The coastal city of Negombo, north of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, looks deserted. White banners flutter over quiet streets and almost every shop is shuttered. Several of them have shattered windows, and shards of glass swept to a corner reflect the April sun. Negombo's main church, St. Sebastian's, was one of eight locations in Sri Lanka ripped apart by a blast on Easter Sunday. Over half of the estimated death toll, which has been revised several times by Sri Lankan officials, came from the bombing at St. Sebastian's. Read more: Sri Lankan Catholics mark 1 week since Easter Sunday attacks Sheik Hasmatullah is one of Negombo's Muslims. His house is located in a Muslim neighborhood just few hundred meters away from the blast site. When Sheik heard the blast, he assumed it was Easter fireworks. Then he heard vehicles rushing by, and thought it was an Easter rally. Then he heard the sirens. "We are completely aghast at what happened, and we feel immense guilt and shame when … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka’s Muslims under pressure after Easter Sunday bombings