Film Review: Warm Bodies

Despite the explosion of the zombie genre in the last decade, the undead themselves have become predictable one trick ponies. They stumble around. They drool. They’re most commonly very stupid. They hunger for human brains. And eventually, they’re killed off with a bloody gunshot to the head. It’s almost impossible … Continue reading

How Many Theme Parks Does Florida Have?

How Many Theme Parks Does Florida Have? There are three words that you will see together quite often. Care to guess what those three words might be? Those three words are Florida and theme parks. You may even see these three words together more often than you will see meat … Continue reading

Wine of the Month – February 2013

Wine of the Month took a de-tox break in January, but with those New Year’s Resolutions now merely a distant memory and half a drinks cabinet of various whiskies from Burns Night waiting to be finished off, it’s time to turn our thoughts to February and Valentine’s Day. Call me … Continue reading

Dementia Scientists Cross the Atlantic in £380,000 US/UK Research Partnership

Two talented dementia scientists will benefit from a total of £380,000 in a US/UK exchange programme aimed at improving the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. The initiative teams the world’s two leading dementia research charities, Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Alzheimer’s Association (US), for a cross-Atlantic partnership to improve collaboration among … Continue reading

Art Review: Nigel Henderson & Eduardo Paolozzi – Hammer Prints Ltd

On a wet and windy Sunday in Colchester I dropped by the new Firstsite Arts Centre with the intention of drying off and snatching a hot tea, but as I began to explore I found an unexpected gem of a show. In a quiet Essex backwater in 1954, a design … Continue reading

Support for Alzheimer’s Research UK Wins Helen a Christmas Trolley Dash

Dr Helen Robertson, from Birmingham, was the lucky winner of a two-minute trolley dash in Iceland Foods’ Northfield, Birmingham store this week after entering Alzheimer’s Research UK’s annual Grand Prize Draw. Helen was one of 14 people who won a prize when her ticket was selected from 67,000 entries this … Continue reading