For the DIR, for the next few weeks we're only interested in one thing here and one thing only - and that's catching bent coppers. Line Of Duty fans, almost two years since we last visited AC-12, the wait is finally over . Not since Game Of Thrones' controversial swansong has there been such feverish anticipation around a TV series' return. Thanks to its tense and twisty scripts, stellar performances from core stars Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston, and a roster of brilliant guest actors - plus Superintendent Ted Hastings' knack for an incredibly quotable catchphrase, fella - it has become one of the biggest shows on British TV. Season six picks up 18 months on from the last series, and we have questions: who is H? (Obviously). Has Hastings not been conducting himself to the letter of the law? (Say it isn't so!). Will DS Steve Arnott ever get promoted? More importantly, will he be sporting a new line in natty waistcoats? This time round, we're … [Read more...] about Line Of Duty series six: Ted Hastings and the AC-12 team return – here’s everything you need to know
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If you miss Friday nights staring at the shelves in Blockbuster as opposed to scrolling endlessly through Netflix , then one man has created the perfect hit of nostalgia. Clips uploaded to TikTok by @Thevideobunker show stairs leading down to the basement of a couple's home, where the husband has built the outside facade of a video store, complete with brickwork and a neon 'Open' sign in the window. Stepping inside, you find aisles of shelves containing hundreds of films, posters and memorabilia on the walls, a yellow sign on the floor to direct you to the horror genre, and a front counter to make your rentals and pick up snacks. There's even a door leading from the shop to a "viewing room" with televisions, two reclining armchairs, walls of VHS tapes, and old-school gaming consoles. The tour, which has been viewed four million times, was uploaded by his wife, who said: "During quarantine, my husband built a video rental store in our basement. "The start of … [Read more...] about Man leaves people nostalgic by building incredible video rental store in his home
IT’S possible to cut your food bill and save time in the kitchen – when you know how. Feed Your Family For £20 A Week – In A Hurry by Lorna Cooper has more than 100 new budget-friendly recipes, and best of all, the meals can all be prepared in under 20 minutes. As a busy mum of three, Lorna understands how difficult it is to keep the whole family fed on a budget, and to find the time to cook wholesome meals while dealing with the pressures of everyday life. Lorna published her first book, Feed Your Family for £20 A Week, in January last year, which was a huge success. Her second book follows the same thrifty principles — but makes sure all the recipes take less than half an hour too. Lorna, who lives in Paisley, Renfrewshire, with her husband John, 53, and their children, started streamlining the amount of money she was spending on food after hurting her back in 2014 and being unable to work. Shop smartly She realised that she couldn’t justify the £100-a-week … [Read more...] about Feed your family for £20 a week with Lorna Cooper’s fast, filling family food
HER departure from hit US TV show The Talk is a travesty but I’m told Sharon Osbourne’s wrangle with CBS chiefs is far from over and a financial battle is “ongoing”. This weekend the former X Factor judge stood down from her role on the long-running series — the US equivalent of Loose Women — amid the fallout over her support for Piers Morgan as well as a dispute with former colleagues. The incident made her the latest victim of the cancel culture ripping through the world of showbiz, which has already seen Piers depart from ITV’s Good Morning Britain. And US TV sources tell me Sharon is now turning the screw on show bosses to make sure she is paid every last penny owed to her after agreeing to walk without further drama. It is believed she is after a sum well into seven figures. The source added: “Sharon is livid — a lot of what is being said is total nonsense, but she wanted to be away from the drama and agreed it was time to step away. "She is adamant she is still … [Read more...] about Sharon Osbourne seeks ‘seven-figure’ TV payout after fallout over support for Piers Morgan
WITH the end of lockdown looming it’s nearly time to start inviting guests round again, but if you thought your pad looked a little tired, revamp it with these gorgeous pieces. Asda has launched a new homeware range, through it’s George Home brand, with prices starting from just £20. Grey Pleated Faux Velvet Ottoman, Asda, £30 - buy now Wingback long ottoman chrome leg, Tom Dixon, £1,350 - buy now The collection, which features themes of blush pink and faux velvet, bears an uncanny resemblance to these designer pieces. Fans can save themselves more than £1,000 on this nearly identical grey ottoman from upmarket brand Tom Dixon. The designer piece costs a whopping £1,350, while in contrast Asda’s grey pleated faux velvet ottoman is just £30. Both feature dark grey fabrics and metal-inspired legs, with Asda saying its version is guaranteed to bring a ‘touch of glam’ to any bedroom. Pink Velvet Pouffe, Asda, £30 - buy now Chalky pink … [Read more...] about Asda launches a new homeware range that’s identical to designer finds – so can YOU tell the difference?