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(Picture: BBC) Here’s the very first snap of J. K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy as it gets adapted for the small screen. It won’t hit our TVs until next year, but who wants to wait until then to find out what’s going on? The BBC released the snap of character Shirley (Julie McKenzie) and Samantha (Keeley Hawes) looking less than happy with each other. The mother in law and daughter in law have little to be pally about, given that Samantha has lost interest in her husband, Shirley’s son and all hell is about to break loose. Not only that, […] Read more →
It’s about to get a lot harder to be a tourist in Venice (Picture: Getty) Planning a romantic trip to Venice in 2015? Well you may want to think again. Because the city has just banned wheelie suitcases. The law, which comes into force in May 2015, is being brought in to combat noise pollution and what the city council has called ‘worrying signs of deterioration and wear’ to paving stones. In a statement Venice City Council explained: ‘The rules respond to the needs of many residents who have complained to the authorities in recent years about serious discomfort in their homes […] Read more →
Nasty Nick Cotton is back (Picture: BBC) EastEnders have been great at throwing in surprises just lately, and what a fab treat to get an early glimpse of Nasty Nick Cotton. Viewers weren’t expecting Dot’s wayward son, who she believes to be dead, to be onscreen until next week. While we were all shocked to see him so soon, that’s nothing compared to what Dot’s reaction will be! But why is Nick back, and what is he up to? Having blackmailed son Charlie into faking Nick’s death, Nick returning seemed a distant possibility. But fans of EastEnders know it is […] Read more →
Banksy’s The Girl with the Pearl Earrache” is seen in Bristol after appearing on the artist’s website (Picture: SWNS) A new Banksy artwork has been vandalised in his hometown of Bristol, only hours after it appeared. The painting is a parody of the iconic Girl With A Pearl Earring by Dutch master Vermeer, with a yellow security alarm box replacing the earring of the original piece. The elusive Bristolian artist has called the piece ‘Girl With A Pierced Eardrum’ and admitted it was his work after posting it on his official website on Monday. However, only hours later the 15ft […] Read more →