England By Sian Davies BBC News Online 11 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43683033 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A gay couple were refused entry to a bar when bouncers told them they let in "mixed-sex couples" only.Patrick Hannon, 30, and Jake Archer, 25, had enjoyed a meal before heading to Jake's Bar in … [Read more...] about Gay men told bar ‘for mixed couples only’
PUBLISHED: 13:24 08 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:24 08 April 2018 Flying off on holiday has become a joyless matter because of crowds of passengers and extra security, says Steve Downes. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire Archant Have you ever visited a parallel universe? I don’t mean Ipswich, though it could easily qualify. I mean the places in science fiction and dystopian plots, where things are the same as here but subtly different. Think episodes of Doctor Who. or Red Dwarf, where Lister visits a place where he’s a smooth operator who got the girl, not a lonely slob. Or think airports. These are the parallel universes that do not require a time machine or a ticket to another dimension. They are part of our society yet so odd as to be other-worldly. What is it with these places? They are focal points for what should be our best times – going on holiday. But they have been shaped into locations that visit misery upon our souls. Between entering the terminal and taking … [Read more...] about Are airports really parallel universes?
0 Have your say Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson will forever hold fond memories of 2014. A haul of two golds, one silver and one bronze was a particularly impressive return from the then 18-year-old’s first Commonwealth Games.That, though, is envisaged to be just the start for a gymnast now targeting four titles on the Gold Coast of Australia en route to leapfrogging even Max Whitlock as his country’s most successful gymnast of all time.Having bagged a plethora of medals as a junior, Wilson burst onto the stage at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealths, helping England win a team gold plus three medals individually through an all-around bronze, parallel bars silver and best of all, gold in the horizontal bar.It was a portent for further glories with Wilson helping Great Britain to a team silver at the 2015 World Championships before securing his most cherished medal yet through an Olympic bronze in the horizontal bar event at the 2016 Rio Olympics in which team-mate Whitlock … [Read more...] about Commonwealth Games: Nile Wilson sets bar on being the best of British
0 Have your say ONE of the fantastic things about living or working in a city the size of Leeds is the sheer number of pubs on offer. More than that, it’s the variations from old-style hostelries to funky wine bars, from intimate inns to vast food establishments.So to have a unique drinks business in the city must be difficult. But one bar, The White Rabbit, seems to have pulled it off.If you’ve never been here, you should give it a go. It’s in York Place in what some now term the business quarter of Leeds between King Street and Britannia Street and parallel with Wellington Street.It is a pub in a cosy cellar and seems to be named after the Lewis Carroll story Alice in Wonderland and it is indeed a quirky, fascinating little bar. It can be quite a squeeze on a weekend when it appears to be popular with a bohemian crowd. On our latest visit a workmate and I tripled the custom on a Wednesday night.It may have been busy earlier but it was about 10pm when we … [Read more...] about Bar review: The White Rabbit, Leeds
This is the astonishing moment inmates queue up in prison to take their turn snorting cocaine from a table with more than 100 lines of the class-A drug neatly arranged on it. More than a dozen excited jailbirds were filmed openly taking drugs in a packed corridor of the prison as others queued up in single file behind them. A small handful of men appeared to be in loose control of the situation, making sure the noisy prisoners crowding round the table didn’t knock it over and scatter the cocaine all over the floor or treat themselves to more than their fair share. One of the inmates even laughed as he posed for one of the inmates holding mobile phones in their hands after his illegal use of the drug. The shocking images were filmed in the main prison in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Police confirmed today they were investigating the drug orgy, said to have taken place during a party organised by one of the gangs that control the jail. Thirteen men are filmed … [Read more...] about Prisoners pictured queuing up to snort COCAINE in shocking images from behind bars