Boy George slammed as ‘transphobic’ after mocking pronouns as a ‘modern form of attention seeking’

Singer Boy George has barrelled back into relevancy after saying that use of pronouns is a “modern form of attention seeking”. The Culture Club singer’s tweets quickly became a lightning rod for criticism from LGBT+ circles, with countless trans and gender-diverse folk slamming the star while his words attracted support from gender-critical groups. Simply specifying […]

‘Iran cyber hacks American government website’ and gives chilling warning

Hackers from Iran have claimed responsibility for a cyber strike on the American Federal Depository Library Programme (FDLP) and warn ‘this is just the beginning’ Hackers claiming to be from Iran have taken control of an official American government site. Users clicking on the American Federal Depository Library Programme (FDLP) were greeted with a ominous […]

Harrison Ford: ‘Stop Giving Power to People Who Don’t Believe in Science’

Celebrities often use their platforms to spread awareness on important issues. But while many of us have become numb to their warnings, there’s something about Harrison Ford that makes people sit up and listen. Maybe it’s the cult following he’s acquired from playing heroic characters like Indiana Jones and Han Solo.  More likely, though, it’s […]

Derbyshire ‘fat’ poster gym advert ‘offensive’

An anti-bullying charity has called for a gym billboard poster to be removed for being “offensive”. The poster, on Tamworth Road, in Sawley, Derbyshire, shows aliens beaming up a person into their spaceship with the text, “they’ll take the fat ones first”. Combat Bullying, based in Nottinghamshire, said it would “further harm” those who are […]

How much money do pop stars make from Christmas hits?

Only one  good Christmas song can set an artist up for life as we reveal how much stars like Mariah Carey, Slade, Wizzard, Wham, The Pogues, East 17 and Cliff Richard make every year. Have a Christmas hit and you’re set for life. Mariah Carey continues to reign as the queen of Crimbo, with her ubiquitous […]

Nine nurses in the same labor unit are all due at the same time

Nine labor and delivery nurses at a Maine hospital are all pregnant at the same time and are all due to give birth between April and July. On Monday, the hospital, Maine Medical Center, shared a photo on Facebook featuring eight of the nine nurses, proudly showing off their bumps and holding cards with their […]

HOW DRACULA CAME TO WHITBY

A GOTHIC SETTING Bram Stoker arrived at Mrs Veazey’s guesthouse at 6 Royal Crescent, Whitby, at the end of July 1890. As the business manager of actor Henry Irving, Stoker had just completed a gruelling theatrical tour of Scotland. It was Irving who recommended Whitby, where he’d once run a circus, as a place to […]

The most important inventions of the last 300 years

Here are some of the most important inventions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, from the cotton machine to the camera. 1) Phone The phone is a tool that converts voice and sound signals into electrical impulses for cable transmission to another location, where another phone receives electrical impulses and turns them back into […]

Doctors remove giant kidney weighing 16.3 pounds

Surgeons have removed a kidney weighing 7.4 kilograms (16.3 pounds) — the equivalent size of two newborn babies — from a patient in India. It is thought to be the heaviest kidney ever removed in the country — and the third heaviest worldwide. The patient, a 56-year-old male from the Indian capital New Delhi, suffers from autosomal dominant […]