CD Review. Catherine Sykes: Something Wonderful

When Newsnibbles asked me if I would review Something Wonderful by Catherine Sykes, my first question was, “Is it a concept album?”  The response, “No, it’s jazz,” gave me pause for thought.  I don’t know anything about jazz.  That said; I don’t actually know anything about metal and no-one seems to have noticed so far:

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Readers’ Letters

We would have added this sub-section to the site earlier, but no-one bothered writing to us until now.  Each letter will be followed by a response from our editor, who will carefully read every syllable before drafting a measured response. Dear Mrs. Peabody, Thank you for taking the time to write

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Good News for Bus Enthusiasts!

Members of the British Trolleybus Societywill be positively buzzing with excitement this week as an old Reading trolleybus will be on display at Reading Transport’s fourth annual open day on Sunday the 3rd of July this year. According to local news the bus will be alongside the most recent model to mark the

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No News is Good News

Well today is certainly a quiet day for news in Newcastle.  One of our eager beaver interns (not an actual beaver you understand, and as we don’t pay them they tend not to be that eager either so perhaps we could more accurately say one of our interns) turned up a

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Graham’s Spot the Ball

Well congratulations to last week’s winner, Sarah Darling from London, who found the correct answer of 60 for Graham’s Brain Teaser.   As promised we have published the picture she submitted to us.  We presume that this is not a recent one, but we weren’t specific so that’s OK. We can only

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Clamper Nicked for Obstructing the Queen

Don’t you just hate it when you meet a friend for lunch in a new place without realising you parked in a clamp zone?  Well this is just what happened to the Queen last week in Portsmouth. Two unmarked police cars were clamped during Her Majesty’s unexpected visit to Portsmouth.  According

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US XF Drops CC

In entertainment news last week we heard that the US version of the X Factor has dropped Cheryl Cole for fears that the audience would not be able to understand her accent. Just when we thought we were moving towards a time where regional accents were acceptable poor Cheryl is knocked

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Graham’s Brain Teaser

Well, once again we had no winners from last week’s tricky maze.  Graham refuses to “dumb down” his puzzles as a matter of principle, so just keep trying nibblers. This week we have on offer a brain teaser.  We aren’t convinced you’ll be able to manage it anyway so haven’t

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Money Down the Toilet?

A public toilet in Sheringham, Norfolk sold for £104,000 today, doubling the auction estimate. With property prices on the decline a loo with a view is clearly the thing to invest in. The Victorian convenience was overlooking the sea.  The auctioneer clearly undervalued the demand for something interesting to look at

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Quit Horsing Around!

In today’s local news there were two seemingly unrelated horse stories.  In Derbyshire Macdonald’s refused to serve a horse drawn carriage; claiming health and safety concerns.  In other news in Liverpool a funeral was disrupted when a horse drawn hearse went out of control, injuring the horses’ handlers and damaging two

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