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Marvel Netflix producer Gail Barringer on exploring PTSD in The Punisher, her pride in Luke Cage, and the ’13 episode criticism’ from fans

Marvel Netflix producer Gail Barringer on exploring PTSD in The Punisher, her pride in Luke Cage, and the ’13 episode criticism’ from fans

After three years working on Jonathan Nolan’s cult TV drama Person Of Interest, with its “movie quality action and stunts”, producer Gail Barringer was well placed to join the adrenaline-filled Marvel superhero universe over at Netflix. Leaping aboard vigilante thrillers Luke Cage and The Punisher, Barringer relished the chance to tackle two of television’s most literally […]

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Would you buy a haunted house? 55% of Brits are too frightened

Would you buy a haunted house? 55% of Brits are too frightened

So-called haunted houses in the UK are being sold for thousands less than their worth because people are too scared to live in them, according to a new study. Statistician Dr Geoff Ellis’s study into 25 British ‘haunted houses’ sold over the last 50 years revealed that the properties lost an average of 17 per […]

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Watch: Cyclist ignores barriers at closing drawbridge and falls into gap

Watch: Cyclist ignores barriers at closing drawbridge and falls into gap

This is the heart-stopping moment a cyclist ignored a warning barrier and fell into a gap in a closing drawbridge. Dramatic footage shows the 37-year-old woman riding through closed gates as the structure is pulled up. She then swerves and wobbles before falling into the crevice of the Racine Street Bridge in Menasha, Wisconsin in […]

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Full list of apricot products recalled over fears of cyanide poisoning

Full list of apricot products recalled over fears of cyanide poisoning

Bitter apricot kernels containing dangerously high levels of cyanide have been recalled by Health Leads UK. Five products in total have been recalled by the health food organisation due to the presence of the potentially deadly poison, also known as hydrocyanic acid which can cause acute toxicity. Consumption of the product could lead to acute toxicity, […]

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Former colonel who beat PTSD tells veterans ‘there is hope’

Former colonel who beat PTSD tells veterans ‘there is hope’

by Philip Bradfield A former army officer who is thought to be the most senior person in his trade to disclose his battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, has assured sufferers that “there is hope” and that he has been able to get his “normal” personality back. Fifty-three-year-old Col Philip Ingram, who is originally from […]

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British pensioner is hospitalised after being skewered by a flying beach umbrella

British pensioner is hospitalised after being skewered by a flying beach umbrella

A British pensioner is in hospital after being impaled by a beach umbrella. Margaret Reynolds, 67, was skewered by the spoke of a parasol after it was picked up by a gust of wind and flew across the beach. The Londoner, who was on holiday with family in the US, was freed by fire crews […]

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Poundworld to axe 40 more UK stores at a loss of 531 jobs – the full list of branches affected

Poundworld to axe 40 more UK stores at a loss of 531 jobs – the full list of branches affected

Discount goods retailer Poundworld is to close a further 40 stores across the UK, resulting 531 more job losses. You can view the list of stores affected below. The beleaguered retailer, which went into administration in June, said the stores would close on 24 July. The latest announcement brings the total number of Poundworld branches […]

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Warning to small businesses as fake university fraudsters con six-figure sum from victims

Warning to small businesses as fake university fraudsters con six-figure sum from victims

Action Fraud is warning businesses not to be duped by fake university orders after a business was conned out of a six figure sum. The con, known as European Distribution Fraud, happens when a company from overseas (normally Europe) delivers items to the UK but is not paid for the goods or shipping. In this […]

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Here’s why Ryanair passengers were bleeding from the ears

Here’s why Ryanair passengers were bleeding from the ears

Adam Taylor, Lancaster University A Ryanair flight from Dublin to Croatia had to make an emergency landing in Frankfurt recently after the cabin lost pressure. Following the ordeal, 33 passengers were treated in hospital, with some bleeding from their ears. So why did the sudden descent cause ears to bleed? Aircraft usually fly at an […]

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Having an early supper slashes the risk of breast and prostate cancer by a fifth

Having an early supper slashes the risk of breast and prostate cancer by a fifth

Raiding the fridge late at night could increase your risk of breast or prostate cancer, a new study has revealed. Having supper before 9pm or two hours before bed slashes the risk by a fifth compared to those who ate late, researchers found. Specifically going to bed on a full stomach or eating after 10pm […]

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