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Who are the favourites to win awards at this year’s Oscars?

Who are the favourites to win awards at this year’s Oscars?

With the nominees announced for the 90th Academy Awards, speculation over potential winners is well and truly afoot. With riders in all 24 categories announced, punters are beginning to place their bets on the likely winners. Take a look at the bookies’ favourites for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor. Best Picture […]

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Oscar nominations 2018: big surprises and major British nods – the list in full

Oscar nominations 2018: big surprises and major British nods – the list in full

The 2018 Oscar nominations have produced some big surprises, along with UK films and stars recognised in major categories. Dunkirk and Darkest Hour are both up for Best Picture. Horror film Get Out, meanwhile, is nominated for Best Director and Best Picture, with its young British star Daniel Kaluuya also recognised as a Best Actor […]

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How to see the first Super Blue Blood Moon for nearly 150 years this month

How to see the first Super Blue Blood Moon for nearly 150 years this month

Sky-watchers are in for a treat this at the end of this month, as our moon serves us up a rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’. This will be the first one seen since 1886. In fact, you’ll have chance to see a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon. All on the night […]

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Neil Diamond retires from touring due to Parkinson’s disease

Neil Diamond retires from touring due to Parkinson’s disease

American singer song-writer Neil Diamond has announced that he plans to retire from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The news comes just one day before the singer’s 77th birthday. Diamond had already begun his 50th anniversary tour when he took medical advice and cancelled his remaining performances. Shows scheduled in Australia and New […]

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Making the best of your gym membership

Making the best of your gym membership

Personal trainer, Lee Axon, answers your most common workout problems so you can reach your goals. If you joined your local gym in the new year and are struggling to keep momentum, you’re not alone. Many gym goers start the new year positive but then fall into one of the many common gym snares. So […]

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The best new TV and films on Amazon Prime in February (plus everything else)

The best new TV and films on Amazon Prime in February (plus everything else)

February on Amazon Prime sees a number of major new series, including a behind-the-scenes look at Grand Prix racing, and a mysterious new crime-thriller. Here are the best things coming next month: Absentia What is it? This new crime thriller series tells the story of FBI agent Emily Byrne who, while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious […]

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White van man ditching junk food for exercise – and salad

White van man ditching junk food for exercise – and salad

Britain’s van drivers are ditching their stereotypical lifestyle in favour of healthy eating and regular trips to the gym, a study has found. White van man has traditionally been labelled as junk food-loving and exercise-shy, but many are now found tucking into a healthy lunch and heading to the gym at the end of the […]

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Don’t waste your time taking antioxidant supplements after exercise

Don’t waste your time taking antioxidant supplements after exercise

Mayur Ranchordas, Sheffield Hallam University The antioxidant market is big business and millions of pounds are spent every year on antioxidant supplements – such as vitamin A, C and E – as well as fruit and vegetable extracts and juices. Antioxidants are so popular – particularly among people who do a lot of exercise – […]

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Study maps food poverty across England to see where food banks are needed

Study maps food poverty across England to see where food banks are needed

Dianna Smith, University of Southampton and Claire Thompson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Statistics from food banks across England show a frightening rise in the number of people using their services, meaning that more and more people don’t have enough money to feed themselves. Between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017, the […]

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Netflix’s Altered Carbon is Blade Runner meets Demolition Man

Netflix’s Altered Carbon is Blade Runner meets Demolition Man

In the far-future of a Californian city, looming neon skyscrapers tower above a seedy, rain-soaked underbelly, where pushers and prostitutes stalk the alleyways alongside scar-faced assassins. It is against this Blade Runner-esque backdrop that ambitious new Netflix series Altered Carbon – based on Richard K Morgan’s cyberpunk novel – pitches its head-spinning concept. This is a world […]

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