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Nearly half of UK’s nightclubs have closed in last 10 years

Almost half of the UK’s nightclubs have shut their doors in the last 10 years, according to statistics released to BBC Newsbeat by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR). The organisation, which represents venues, revealed the number of clubs in the UK has dropped from 3,144 in 2005 to 1,733 in 2015. According to… [Continue Reading]

‘Get the British Museum to give up our treasures’

INTERESTING TO see that movie star George Clooney is demanding that the famed Elgin Marbles should be returned to Greece from whence they were plundered. It’s not surprising that the star is making his views known in this way because, after all, he’s vocally political and what he says carries clout. I doubt very much,… [Continue Reading]

Banks face £1.5bn payout for mis-selling interest rate products

Britain’s big banks are facing another billion-pound-plus hit after the City watchdog told them to review all sales of controversial interest rate hedging products that have crippled some small businesses. The demand immediately caused Royal Bank of Scotland to warn that it will increase provisions related to the scandal from the £50m already set aside…. [Continue Reading]

Two men sue ‘Subway’ over size of their ‘Footlong’

It’s often said that size doesn’t matter, but apparently that’s not the case when it comes to Subway sandwiches. Two New Jersey men are set to sue the sandwich maker after they claimed the fast-food company shorted them on their ‘footlong’ sandwiches. The men, John Farley, of Evesham and Charles Noah Pendrack, of Ocean City,… [Continue Reading]

Fans walk out of Madonna’s ‘boring’ Hyde Park concert

HUNDREDS of fans walked out of Madonna’s Hyde Park concert last night (17th July 2012) complaining they were bored and calling her gig the “worst ever”. Many left the show – her first concert in England in four years – with more than half an hour remaining, despite the singer performing a raunchy striptease. This… [Continue Reading]

The Voice denied access to Olympics stadium

After 30 years it’s a London 2012 no go for UK’s leading black publication. THE UK’s leading black publication, The Voice has been denied access to the Olympic Stadium for this month’s London 2012 extravaganza. This is after the British Olympic Association launched an elaborate and successful campaign to highlight London’s unique cosmopolitan culture as… [Continue Reading]

It’s official! A London night out is the most expensive in the world

A couple looking to enjoy an evening out can expect to pay more in London than any other major city in the world, according to a report. The cost of one night in a four-star hotel, a two-course dinner with a bottle of wine, cocktails and taxi fares adds up to £330.45 in London, according… [Continue Reading]