0 Have your say Popular character Stick Man, which is based on the children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson, features in a new free activity trail opening at The Green Backyard community garden. The Green Backyard in Oundle Road, opposite the Peterborough United stadium, was chosen to host the trail as part of a nationwide scheme supported by Stick Man brand owner Magic Light Pictures and Social Farms & Gardens, a charity which promotes land-based activities that encourage learning and improved well-being. The free, self-guided trail begins on Wednesday, April 10 and offers an interactive learning experience for three to seven year olds. It has been designed to help children go on their own adventure with the character. Brightly coloured boards featuring Stick Man and other characters from the picture book will guide children and families around the trail, with an activity pack and certificate available for parents to purchase for a small … [Read more...] about Peterborough’s Green Backyard to host trail based on popular children’s book Stick Man
Every year there are new 'must have' favourites for Halloween costumes. It seems that dressing up as Baby Spice from the Spice Girls no longer carries the same appeal as it did when I was a kid. Tips to keep your kids safe on Halloween The origins of halloween Among the perennial favourites - pirates, witches, princesses and vampires - in 2018 some of the hottest Halloween looks reflect popular movies, video games and TV shows. Sputnik reports this year the hottest Halloween looks are from Fortnite, one of the most popular video games in the world right now. Fortnite fever is running high in New Zealand; Google searches for 'Fortnite Costume' have spiked over the past month. Searches for Fortnite costumes are even beating other 2018 movie character and superhero favourites Deadpool, Pennywise the Clown, Spiderman and Wonder Woman. Tyler Staunton from Costume World NZ says he's had hundreds of requests for Fortnite costumes in the lead up … [Read more...] about Fortnite Halloween costumes revealed to be most popular
I think Istanbul Airport, which we inaugurated on the 95th anniversary of the republic, will be a very important symbol for those looking back on Turkey's economic history in the future. The construction process of Istanbul Airport tells the recent economic and political history of Turkey and even of the region, while the airport itself tells a lot about the future journey of the Turkish economy. First, Istanbul Airport coming into service means the absolute defeat of many anti-democratic conspiracies, terrorist actions and coup attempts in Turkey. In this sense, the emergence of Istanbul Airport is the symbolic defeat of a series of attacks, which started with the reactionary Gezi Park protests in 2013 and continued with the Dec. 17/25 plot in 2013 and the July 15 coup attempt in 2016. These attacks were aimed at overthrowing the popularly elected government and initiating a reactionary restoration process in Turkey. In fact, the process, which started with the Reyhanlı attack … [Read more...] about What does Istanbul Airport say about Turkey?
Whitey Bulger's life of crime has served as a constant source of inspiration in the world of entertainment, to the extent that the Irish-American gangster has become an archetype in his own right. For years, writers have been telling the infamous Boston gang leader's story, either directly, as was the case in a 2015 biopic starring Johnny Depp, or indirectly, by crafting TV series characters whose backgrounds borrow elements of Bulger's biography. James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger Jr died on Tuesday aged 89 in prison, where he was serving a life sentence following his 2013 conviction for a slew of crimes, including his participation in 11 murders. The gangster had just been moved to a new facility in West Virginia. Bulger, who was arrested in 2011 in Santa Monica, California, was previously one of the FBI's most-wanted fugitives over the course of 16 years. He became an FBI informant in 1975 and later embarrassed the agency by corrupting several of its agents - a story told in the … [Read more...] about Played by Johnny Depp and inspiration for Oscar-winning film, how Whitey Bulger left his mark on popular culture
"I believe that nothing will change in [the German] position in the international talks. One can even say that I will have more time to focus on my responsibilities as the head of the government," Merkel said at a press conference after the negotiations with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi. She also vowed not to meddle in the "transparent" process of election of the party’s new head. The statement was made in wake of her Monday's announcement: Angela Markel said she would not participate in the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leadership contest in December and would step down as federal chancellor in 2021. © AFP 2018 / TOBIAS SCHWARZ From Mini-Angela to Anti-Merkel: Top CDU Politicians Vie for Leadership READ MORE: Merkel Won't Run for Reelection as Chancellor, to Give Up Post of CDU Head The chancellor's announcement came a day after Merkel's … [Read more...] about Merkel Says Her Step-Down as CDU Leader Unlikely to Affect International Talks