Hull's an intriguing city, tucked away at the end of the M62 on the way to nowhere but the North Sea. We all know it's full of surprises with its own distinct character and style. But what are the rites of passage that every proud Hullensian should experience before they pass on to that great cream phone box in the sky? We're not talking big, scary things like skydiving or clambering right to the top of the Humber Bridge. We're talking about everyday, ordinary things that will make you smile and give you the best insight into everyday Hull life. In no particular order, here are the 101 most Hull things you should try at least once. 1) Have a Hull Tequila Slammer at Hull Cheese It uses chip spice instead of salt. Only in Hull could you get a tequila slammer garnished with something most people put on their chips. 2) Get a wolf-whistle from someone very unexpected in Pearson Park He's a cheeky but well-known bird that parrot. 3) Talk into the tidal barrier The major art project, City … [Read more...] about The ultimate bucket list: 101 things to do in Hull before you die
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IN AMERICA, the land of opportunity, you can take a pet on prescription to help you deal with your fear of flying.When is a dog not a dog – when it's an emotional support animal or ESA for short.Writing in the Guardian, Marisa Meltzer describes how she takes her “comfort blanket” Joan everywhere with her.On the flight to San Francisco everyone wanted to spend a little time with Joan, she said. Marisa fell asleep only to wake up to find another passenger cradling her and cooing into her ears. Joan's ears, not Marisa's. But on long haul flights, nothing surprises me. Joan is an ESA – but she also weighs about 40 pounds and is an old English bulldog. There are all sorts of restrictions about bringing animals on flights but in America, if that pet is prescribed to help someone deal with illness and anxiety – then bring on Joan and her fellow creatures – as long as they are medical essentials, aka support pets.The trouble is that some people are bending … [Read more...] about Nuala McCann: I might bring a pet on a plane to use it as a kind of sneaky weapon
DAME Barbara Windsor’s husband has revealed she is struggling to remember they are married as her Alzheimer’s takes hold. Scott Mitchell, who has been with 80-year-old Barbara for 25 years — and married for 18 — said: “She suddenly has no recollection of our history.” Scott, 55, added: “She’ll look at her wedding ring and say, ‘Are we married?’ But that’s the thing about this cruel disease, isn’t it?” Barbara's home is very much like her — small, sunny and nicely appointed. The shelves are stacked with showbiz autobiographies, including her own weighty tome. And every surface is covered with photographic memories of a career that started with treading the boards at 13, took in several of the iconic Carry On films, and ended on a critically acclaimed high when she filmed the death scenes of her EastEnders character Peggy Mitchell two years ago. But sadly, the memories inside her mind … [Read more...] about Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott Mitchell reveals the EastEnders star has forgotten they’re married due to Alzheimer’s
This is the man who went to Australia, at our expense and took his daughter with him as a holiday treat whilst the UK steel industry and potentially tens of thousands of jobs were being thrown away. David Cameron dragged him back to the UK amidst calls for him to be sacked but now somehow this fool is back in a political hot seat? His legs akimbo stance outside the Home Office was meant to be a visual signal that he was a hard man and that this is going to be a real new fresh start on immigration at the Home Office. A cynic like me however would suggest that this stance just makes him an easier target for the kick in the political goolies that he will receive very soon in this role. © REUTERS / Toby MelvilleBritish Tory 'Avengers' Trigger Infinity of Online Daze Over Odd Power Pose Let's face it, the Home Office is a poisoned chalice of a job and as Labour's John Reid … [Read more...] about Say Hello to a Weak Immigration Policy as Sajid “Hard Man” Javid Returns
0 Have your say Hello, my name is Amelia. I’m very friendly and love cuddles. I love to go out on long walks and am gentle on the lead, but have been working on my directional skills. My favourite thing is getting lots of cuddles... I will happily spend all day playing with my toys and having lots of fuss. Since being at Jerry Green Dog Rescue the lovely staff have introduced me to other dogs, I have walked nicely with them and could possibly live with another calm dog. I am used to being left home alone for around four to five hours but might have accidents if you leave me any longer. I could potentially live with children after careful introductions at the centre. I’m not sure yet if I would want to share my house with a cat.CALL: 01205 260546EMAIL: [email protected]• Did you know the care for seven out of 20 dogs at our rescue centre is funded by a gift left to us in a will?We are holding an event this march at Roythornes Solicitors for anyone … [Read more...] about WEEKEND WEB: Can Amelia fill that four-legged hole in your family?