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Daddy’s Home 2: Film Review

Daddy’s Home 2: Film Review

Entertainment, Film
Daddy’s Home 2 ★ ★ ★ OUT NOVEMBER 22 / CERT. 12A / 100 MINS. DIRECTOR: Sean Anders CAST: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez, John Cena, Alessandra Ambrosio Runtime: 100 minutes PLOT Having to put aside their differences for the children so they can have the ‘together Christmas’ they’ve always wanted, co-parents Brad and Dusty are back just in time for the holidays with the addition of their fathers, resulting in the ultimate family clash. Watching your parents go through a divorce is hard enough without having to deal with the scariness of watching one of your parents get replaced by another. Daddy’s Home 2 relives its comedic past by proving to the audience that co-parenting between biological fathe

Feeling festive? Daddy’s Home 2 is officially out now

Culture, Entertainment, Film, Premiere
As Christmas is just weeks away we bet that everyone is looking forward to drink hot chocolate, wear cosy socks and watch a festive family movie at home. Well, we can begin our winter rituals now. On Thursday night Voice of Westminster journalists Betina Gluhova and Asena Degirmenci went to Leicester Square to attend the UK film premiere of one of this year’s most anticipated Christmas comedies – Daddy’s Home 2. Following the hit movie from 2015 this year Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) join forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas but this time their dads come along – Kurt (Mel Gibson) and Don (John Lithgow). The movie will make you not only smile but laugh and surely it will get you even more excited about Christmas than you already are. The premiere
UK’s First Cat Café Combatting Winter Stress

UK’s First Cat Café Combatting Winter Stress

Animals, LifeStyle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa89pAxnuYg Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium Combatting Winter Season Stress [Video: Emily Srebotnjak & Diana Whistance-Smith] Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is the UK’s very first café is the ideal anti-stress mechanism during the winter season. The café, open since March 2014, has seen business boom this month particularly, as stress hits a yearly high during the winter season. Its nuzzled interior and homey décor has been drawing in students and families alike looking for a mental escape amidst the hectic season. Laura Nastelli, the chief “Cat Carer” at Lady Dinah’s, spoke on behalf of the owner Lauren Pears. An employee since 2015, Nastelli has watched the soothing presence of the Emporium's 16 in-house cats affect all sorts of customers, from universi
It’s a green light by regulators to reduce traffic on highways

It’s a green light by regulators to reduce traffic on highways

#breakingnews, Breaking News, Transport, Travel
With a great increase in traffic seen over the past few years, steps have been made by Highways England to ensure that there is a significant balance and control over this situation. According to Highways England traffic lights are to be placed on M6 and M62, the two busiest link roads to ease motorway congestion. The system testing have already begun, near Warrington in Cheshire and is expected to perform fully in December. Traffic lights were previously installed only on motorway slip roads. This could be completely rolled out if the £7m trial is successful, said a spokesman. The Highway England also said that electronic information signs and variable mandatory speed limits will be used on M62 to “provide smoother traffic flows”. PHOTO CREDITS: FLICKR Compared to any other ty
London Apple Store Attacked in Moped Smash and Grab

London Apple Store Attacked in Moped Smash and Grab

#breakingnews, Breaking News
Ten suspects on mopeds smashed into Apple's flagship store on Regent Street just after midnight Monday morning stealing gadgets worth thousands of pounds. The scene at the Regent Street Apple store 12 hours later (Photo: Jane Bracher) According to the Department of Media and Communication of the Met, police were called at 00:45 AM on Monday, 13 November, to reports of an aggravated burglary. It is reported that the incident happened around 00:40 AM, when the Apple store on Regent Street was broken into. Ten suspects on five mopeds were reported to having smashed their way into the store and taking apple products including phones, tablets and Apple watches. Two iphone ‘X’s were later recovered near Kings Cross. A security guard in the store was threatened with a hammer as he tr
Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

#breakingnews, Breaking News
The Centre for London, a think tank organisation, supported the Mayor’s call on the government to help him in aiding homebuilding. Joanna Corfield, Communications Manager at Centre for London, said: "This will help London maintain its competitiveness from outside the EU." Mayor Khan earlier today urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to act urgently to assist him in building new houses, requesting more money for affordable homes and devolution to London. Corfield expressed concerns about the impact Brexit will have on the housing crisis in London: "Brexit is putting additional pressure on London's housing crisis by slowing the number of homes being built. The Mayor is right to call on the government to give him increased powers." Conservative AM Andrew Boff had strongly criticise
Nigerian fashion arrives in London

Nigerian fashion arrives in London

#breakingnews, Breaking News, Culture, Fashion
The fashion of Gele, a traditional head wrap from Nigeria, has arrived in London, as a group of African women organised a workshop on how to tie it. Around 20 women joined the workshop, bringing cloths and drapes and wearing typical colourful clothes for the occasion. The majority of them were from Nigeria, but also some English and German women took part in the event. The workshop took place on Sunday 29 October in Dalston, North-East London, during the Black History Month celebration party of the social centre for migrants, Akwaaba. The workshop involved around 20 women from different countries (photo: Alice Facchini) During the workshop, the participants explained that they wear Gele not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because it has an important meaning in Nigerian cul...
Millennials priced out of prosperous future

Millennials priced out of prosperous future

Housing
Traditionally, the charm of the capital has never failed to attract young millennials across the globe. With its lucrative job opportunities and unprecedented rooftop views you quickly find yourself amidst the young crowds here to pursue a lifelong dream. Although, we are very familiar with the phrase ‘everything comes with a price’. Cost of living in the capital has dramatically increased making a decent living almost unaffordable, as house prices bear no relation to income. Unregulated rental prices by private landlords consume almost two thirds of average salary. “We need to do everything we can to help Londoners who are struggling to pay their rents. That’s why I’m working with housing associations and councils to build new homes for ‘London Living Rent’” said Sadiq Khan. Mil
How Independent Cafés Grow Fast

How Independent Cafés Grow Fast

Business, Culture, LifeStyle
Small independent cafés like TAP Coffee are developing well despite facing fierce competition from big chains like Costa and Starbucks in London. As a modern independent coffeehouse, TAP Coffee has newly opened the fourth branch in Russell Square. On the contrary, Costa has reported recently that its sales growth has almost ground to a halt. TAP Coffee has made achievements mainly by three ways. Unique Decoration Style To develop a cozy atmosphere, all the branches are decorated by the owner of TAP Coffee. “All the tables and chairs are made by him, and every painting on the wall is chosen by him as well,” said Marta, a barista of TAP Coffee branch in Russell Square. There are bicycle models on other three branches’ signboards. According to the manager of the TAP Cof
The Day After: Human Nature Takes Centre Stage At London Korean Film Festival

The Day After: Human Nature Takes Centre Stage At London Korean Film Festival

Art, Culture, Entertainment, Film, Premiere
When recalling his interview with Hong Sang-soo, director of The Day After, this year’s opening film at the London Korean Film Festival, film critic Tony Rayns remembers being baffled. Why? Well, Sang-Soo’s answers to every question put to him were something along the lines of ‘I don’t know.’ For a director whose movies are renowned for their depth and characters, and are permanent fixtures at prestigious film festivals—in fact, The Day After was in the running for the Palme D’or at Cannes this year, along with another of his features, Claire’s Camera—Hong Sang-soo ‘wings it’ way too often than one would think. If he feels like it, he does it. His work mirrors his eccentricity, and maybe that’s what makes it so great. Shot entirely in black and white, The Day After is the story of th