Life / Weird Life by Press Association September 18, 2018, 3:01 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Truman Show remains a classic of modern cinema 20 years after its release with its portrayal of a man who is trapped in a TV show without even realising it. But if it turned out your life had been your own personal Truman Show, what would be the most impressive feat that producers had pulled off? That’s the question posed by Reddit user l-Orion-l – and here are some of the best answers. 1. Resolute singledom 2. Road trips 3. Cast of thousands 4. Twin set 5. Animal magic 6. Long and boring 7. Varied sets 8. Character depth 9. Seeing the sights 10. Ouch 11. Motherly love 12. Combat 13. And finally, this Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Telegraph Bodyguard goes global as ITV announces deal with Netflix John Mitchell joins England coaching staff Wanting managed immigration is … [Read more...] about If your life is The Truman Show, what are the producers’ most impressive feats?
Life / Weird Life by Press Association September 4, 2018, 5:19 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A retained firefighter helped to save a woman’s life when she became unconscious on his flight home. Daniel, who asked to keep his surname private, was on a Ryanair plane from Portugal when an elderly passenger took ill, and was found to have no pulse. He worked with two doctors who also happened to be on board to save the woman’s life with first aid. They lifted the patient from her seat, administered oxygen, carried out CPR and used a defibrillator. After the incident, he tweeted saying: “On call and always ready have proved more true than I ever realised, especially at 32,000 feet!” Daniel, a retained firefighter from Burwash in East Sussex, help the poorly traveller along with the two doctors, known only as Sue and Fiona. Daniel said: “We checked her pulse, checked her pupil reaction, put the … [Read more...] about Firefighter helps save a life on a Ryanair flight back from a family holiday
Life / Weird Life by Press Association May 25, 2018, 11:10 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter If life were a video game, what “level” would you be on? And just how would you reach the next stage? One Reddit user took to the site to ask for examples of what makes a human “level-up” in real life. Here are 12 of the best examples, to help you determine which level you have achieved. 1. The great feeling of accomplishing something really hard. 2. Being able to see is a great level-up. 3. One fitness point: gained. 4. Being able to flash a pearly smile. 5. Becoming an adult means a whole new range of freedoms. 6. What an amazing feeling. 7. Levelling up can mean growing taller. 8. Being so accomplished you can do this. 9. “Adult” level achieved. 10. A distant dream for many. 11. Amazing. 12. Finally, this incredible accomplishment. Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the … [Read more...] about 12 little moments that made people feel like they had ‘levelled-up’ in life
PUBLISHED: 11:37 24 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:45 24 March 2018 Simon Parkin Martine McCutcheon who is appearing on her Up Close and Personal tour. Photo: BMG/Pip Archant Martine McCutcheon is still remembered as Tiff off EastEnders, but she’s also had a number one single, won an Olivier for My Fair Lady and starred in Love Actually. Ahead of her show in Hunstanton, she tells us how her love of music has helped her overcome debilitating illness. Martine McCutcheon who is appearing on her Up Close and Personal tour. Photo: Sonya Jasinski “It’s the most personal thing I’ve ever done, it was really never meant to be for public consumption it was just meant to be for me, so it was nerve-wracking to release it,” says Martine McCutcheon, about her return to public prominence for music. “I was sharing with people some of my inner most demons. But what is nice is there are also moments where I was ready to grab life again. The song Any Sign of Life … [Read more...] about ‘I was ready to grab life again’: Martine McCutcheon on her return to music
PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 March 2018 Stacia Briggs & Siofra Connor Layham Village hall. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL Archant There’s little more quintessentially English than a village hall, it’s the heart of a community, a hub for social activities, the place where parish business is conducted and where villagers gather together. Generally the villagers in question are still mortal, although at Layham in Suffolk, a spirit is said to mingle with its living counterparts. Built in November 1928, the hall is beside the village church and its graveyard and was originally known as ‘The Hut’, a name which stuck until 1967. Used by The Men’s Club as a clubroom, the hall was also available to rent for village functions and was a popular place to meet for dances, whist drives and the exotic sounding ‘mixed club’. There were even ‘smoking parties’ held at the hall, an event long since lost to the smoky mists of time. In 1967 ‘the … [Read more...] about Weird Suffolk: The ghost of Layham Village Hall