• A Labor Day salute to the employees of Grace Brothers Department Store

    A Labor Day salute to the employees of Grace Brothers Department Store

    In the United States, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. While the holiday weekend also tends to […]

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  • Happy 60th, Sir Lenny Henry!

    Happy 60th, Sir Lenny Henry!

    Here’s wishing a coveted third Michelin star to Le Chateau Anglais and Chef Gareth Blackstock for his alter ego, Sir Lenny Henry’s 60th birthday today. Given that Chef Blackstock’s restaurant was one of the few in the United Kingdom to receive a two-star rating from Michelin we felt it would be the only fitting gift […]

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  • Valco to ‘serve you right’ one final time as “Trollied” calls it a day with Christmas special

    Valco to ‘serve you right’ one final time as “Trollied” calls it a day with Christmas special

    After seven series and 70+ episodes, the staff at the Warrington branch of Valco supermarket will say goodbye as Trollied closes its doors for the final time this Christmas. Sky One’s long-running sitcom will return for a one-hour finale with store manager Gavin Strong (Being Human‘s Jason Watkins) still standing strong at the helm. In addition to Watkins, Trollied stars Chanel Cresswell […]

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  • Real-life Arkwright’s in danger of ‘calling it a day’ after 90 years

    Real-life Arkwright’s in danger of ‘calling it a day’ after 90 years

    After 90 years of serving the community of Thornbury in Gloucestershire, the shop that is credited as being the inspiration for the classic British comedy series, Open All Hours, could be forced to shut after complaints that their outdoor display is a health and safety risk for mobility scooters (i.e. goods stacked outside to entice passerby’s to come inside […]

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  • Fancy a romantic getaway in….Dibley?

    Fancy a romantic getaway in….Dibley?

    Vicar of Dibley fans can now stay in the village where the show was filmed right opposite the church which served as St Barnabus in the hit series starring Dawn French as the Reverend Geraldine Granger. Set in the fictional Oxfordshire village of Dibley, the series was filmed near Henley-on-Thames in the Buckinghamshire village of […]

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  • Unearthed ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’ sketches reveal a more conventional ending, a wild west saloon and…the Pink Knight?

    Unearthed ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’ sketches reveal a more conventional ending, a wild west saloon and…the Pink Knight?

    Recently unearthed material in the private archives of Monty Python member Michael Palin has revealed some oddly interesting sketches that, ultimately, never made it to the final version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Palin gave the British Library his archives last June, a majority of which has been catalogued and is already available in the library’s […]

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