Inside abandoned prison where Jon Venables was held as a child killer

These images reveal what life was like inside a juvenile detention center once home to some of the UK’s most infamous child criminals. Red Bank secure unit in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, was shut down five years ago, but urban explorer John Webb managed to gain access to the facility and catalogued its eerie remains. Unsettling images […]

SMI pushes back on Nashville Fair commissioner’s comments

Speedway Motorsports’ Marcus Smith and Jerry Caldwell each pushed back Tuesday on critical comments made by a Nashville Fair Board Commissioner alleging SMI has “failed to engage” with it regarding plans to bring NASCAR to the historic Fairgrounds Speedway. The comments by Commissioner Jason Bergeron, reported by The Tennessean, were made at Nashville’s monthly Fair […]

Terminal cancer diagnosis made me feel nothing but gratitude for life I’ve had

Doreen was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer four years ago – there is no cure. The cancer had already spread to Doreen’s brain by the time it was detected, but the 70-year-old has taken the diagnosis in her stride, literally. A passionate long-distance walker, Doreen feels grateful that she is still able to keep […]

Coronavirus: Another cruise ship barred from ports

A cruise ship carrying more than 1,450 passengers has been told it cannot dock in Thailand over coronavirus fears. The Westerdam had already been turned away from several ports, including in Japan, Taiwan, Guam and the Philippines, amid fears of the virus. Holland America, which owns the ship, said it had “no reason to believe” […]

Streaming accounts for almost 20 percent of all TV viewing, total content jumps 10%

The figures come from Nielsen’s Total Audience Report—the first to use smart TV data from Gracenote. Of the near 650,000 unique programs, around 9 percent appeared exclusively on SVOD (subscription video on demand) services. “The proliferation of on-demand streaming services is the most profound media disruption of the last half-century,” wrote Peter Katsingris, Nielsen’s senior […]

Sweet one-eyed kitten with a cleft lip is struggling to find a home

When Battersea Dogs & Cats Home welcomes a kitten, there’s usually a line of people clamouring to be the family to take them home. That hasn’t been the case for sweet little Ana, and staff at the centre worry it may be due to her unusual looks. Four-month-old Ana was born with a cleft lip […]

Kyle Busch unveils his five Truck races for 2020

Kyle Busch has revealed the five Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series he’ll race this season. Those races will be: Feb. 21 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 14 at Atlanta Motor Speedway March 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway March 27 at Texas Motor Speedway May 30 at Kansas Speedway Busch has 15 combined Truck wins […]

Mum creates magical Harry Potter house by papering surfaces with book pages

Hardcore Harry Potter fans can be a little bit intense with their love for the wizarding world, but this mum has taken it to the next level. True Potter stan, Kylie Lyons turned walls, furniture and doors into a homage to her favourite book – using a £1 copy of Harry Potter that she bought […]

Border delays ‘could cause fresh food problems’

Post-Brexit transition border checks could cause fresh food supply problems, an industry body has warned. Shoppers will notice the supply issues next January unless there is a “massive upgrade” in border facilities, the British Retail Consortium said. The warning came after cabinet minister Michael Gove said that border checks are “inevitable” after the Brexit transition […]

Microsoft’s dual-screen, Android-based ‘Surface Duo’ smartphone has been seen in the wild

While riding the subway, YouTube user Israel Rodriguez noticed the dual-screen device in the hands of a fellow passenger. The individual in question operated the phone for several minutes, seemingly without noticing that they were being filmed — or perhaps Rodriguez asked permission. Either way, the clip allows us to get a brief glimpse at […]