It's rated TripAdvisor's number one attraction in Harrogate under the 'fun and games' category, but less than a year since it opened, Clue HQ escape room is still in some ways a bit of a hidden gem. Overnight burglary in Harrogate: Police issue statementBut word is spreading fast in our town, and the steadily rising demand for the attraction means that the team behind it are looking to open a new room at their base on Prospect Crescent - which means new puzzles!Clue HQ Harrogate has two rooms open at the moment - Cell Block C, which is a prison escape challenge, and 'The Betrayal of Cluetankhamun,' which is an Egyptian-themed escape room.A third CSI-themed room called 'CSI: The Panic Room' is being built, and the director of the attraction, Steve West, said he hopes this will be open to visitors by the summer. Speaking about the appeal of the escape rooms, Steve said: "It offers a really exciting and completely different experience to other tourist attractions. It's something that can … [Read more...] about Harrogate has an escape room, and it’s launching new puzzles to meet demand
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There are many impressive things about the soon-to-open Primark, set to become the biggest in the world. Not only does it boast three restaurants, it will employ around 1,000 staff in the centre of Birmingham. And as Birmingham Live reports, one of these new employees will be taking home a juicy salary. But it will only go to a top all-rounder who can do everything at the drop of chef's hat. The General Retail and Catering Manager will be paid £40,000 a year - or £769.23 per week. Demands on the multi-disciplinary boss will be huge given that the 160,000 square foot site will have almost 1,000 employees and four places to eat and drink when it opens on April 11. A 40-hour week will involve managing '50 retail and catering team members and team leaders' while running four 'unique coffee and catering outlets'. The job will involve team management meetings and daily briefings while helping to 'champion a training culture'. At the same time this manager will be living up to the … [Read more...] about How to earn £40k working at the world’s biggest Primark
Porn-natives If it’s not like porn, what’s sex really like? Pornography has been around for four centuries, but the industry didn’t fully come in to its own until the 1960s. Since then, generations of men and, to a lesser degree women, have hidden magazines under beds and watched videos when nobody’s home. Now, in the 21st century, ingenuity is no longer required, as free and limitless quantities of porn are available via our smartphones. “Porn movies are science fiction. Like Spiderman or Star Wars,” Iván Rotella tells a class of 14- and 15-year-olds. “There are actors and special effects. They’re not real. Do you understand?” The students of a third-grade class of a public high school in Avilés, in the northern Spanish region of Asturias, listen to Rotella with varying degrees of conviction as he delivers one of the three sex-education lessons due this course. A blond boy with an angelic face who still looks … [Read more...] about Yes, your children are watching porn. And this is what it does to them
More Parliamentary shenanigans this week as we approach the March 29. I write my Herald column on Thursday morning so do not know, as yet, which amendments the Speaker, John Bercow, will select for debate this afternoon. My understanding is the government’s one that incorporates two amendments which passed the last time; seeking an alternative arrangement to the Northern Ireland backstop and the amendment which urged HMG not to leave the EU without a deal (both of which I supported) is one of the amendments being considered. Logically it should pass as each did two weeks ago - but logic isn’t at a premium in Westminster at the minute so it may well have failed by the time you read my column.The truth of it is that both the two main parties (and leaders) are at loggerheads with a group or groups of their own MPs, and struggle to reconcile their differing demands. In addition, neither have a large enough majority to ignore their irreconcilables yet don’t really want to … [Read more...] about How does Chris Grayling remain in post as Secretary of State for Transport?
William Cummings USA TODAY Published 2:38 PM EST Feb 11, 2019 A tweet from freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar has been condemned by Democratic House leaders as "anti-Semitic" and they have called on her to apologize for her assertion that lobbyists at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee are funding her critics. The trouble for the Minnesota Democrat began when The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald tweeted a link to a Haaretz article that said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is considering "action" against Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for the two new Muslim members of Congress' criticisms of Israel. McCarthy said they deserved at least as much of a reprimand as was delivered to Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, for his lamentation that "white supremacy" is out of fashion. King's remarks were condemned in a House resolution and he was stripped of his committee posts. "It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it … [Read more...] about Pelosi demands Rep. Ilhan Omar apologize for ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet