SEAN Dyche believes Burnley’s slow and steady growth during his time at the club is helping fans come to grips with the Clarets recent run of results. Burnley have gone 10 Premier League games without a win since the 1-0 success over Stoke City on December 12, which briefly lifted them into the top four. Despite the slump in form the Clarets remain seventh in the Premier League and Dyche credits the fans with being able to see the bigger picture Burnley’s most recent defeat came to a Swansea side who, like the Clarets, settled into the Premier League well after promotion and began to challenge in the top half, but they have gone backwards recently and are now locked in a third successive battle to beat the drop. “I think it shows how hard it is year on year,” Dyche said of that cautionary tale. “Even this season, there will be teams you will think: ‘I wouldn’t have thought they would be there.’ Maybe you didn’t think … [Read more...] about Burnley fans get the big picture despite recent run, says Sean Dyche
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PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:47 08 November 2017 Bridget Galton Tracy Chevalier with the sleep quilt Archant It’s hard to imagine hardened prisoners taking up embroidery, but that’s exactly what Dartmouth Park author Tracy Chevalier asked them to do when she commissioned ‘The Sleep Quilt’ Tracy chevalier with the sleep quilt The charity Fine Cell Work runs rehabilitation projects in 30 British prisons, training inmates in needlework to stitch during the long hours in their cells. Offering paid, skilled, creative work has a calming, therapeutic effect and helps foster “hope, discipline and self-belief” says novelist Tracy Chevalier who commissioned a quilt after visiting projects in Wandsworth and Brixton prisons. The author has been a keen quilter ever since researching her 2013 book The Last Runaway, which featured a young Quaker who quilted. Chevalier’s commission saw inmates from eight prisons designing and … [Read more...] about Author Tracy Chevalier on quilting with prisoners: ‘The more I look the more I see the emotion. It’s deeply personal’
Celebrity Big Brother came back with a bang with eight women entering the famous house for the special series launch. The new season of the Channel 5 reality show kicked off on Tuesday night, hosted by presenter Emma Willis. Marking 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK, the show's first eight contestants this year include: Amanda Barrie At 81 years old, the Benidorm star is the oldest celebrity to enter the house so far this year. Best known by some as Coronation Street's Alma, following her 20-year stint on the show, she sealed her acting career back in the 1960s with roles in two of the famous Carry On films: Carry On Cabby and Carry On Cleo. Ann Widdecombe The former Conservative MP, 70, has become a familiar face on screens, appearing in a number of shows, including last year's Sugar Free Farm. She demonstrated her artistic side when she took part in the 2010 series of Strictly Come Dancing and is a popular novelist, penning titles such as 2014 murder mystery, … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother 2018: See the official pictures of the eight female housemates
CAN you see the hidden picture hidden in this maize field?Sussex theme park Tulleys Farm will open its giant maze this weekend - and this year they've carved a picture message in to the crops.Expertly mowed in to the six-foot high plants is an image of THREE farm animals.Eagle-eyed maze solvers will be able to pick out a duck, pig and a dog amongst the golden sheafs.Tulleys' events manager Chris Bailey told the Surrey Mirror: "Inside the maze people will be tasked with collecting stamps of farm animals and they also have to keep an eye out for eight sets of animal foot prints."It’s all part of the fun."This is an exciting time for everyone at the farm because this has become a big annual attraction for us and hopefully the sun will be shining."We have had some real good weather lately so I hope that continues."The maize maze has been growing since April, and is expected to grow even taller over the next few months - making things trickier.For puzzle-addicts wanting and even … [Read more...] about Can you see the hidden picture in this maze?
MICK Carter's luck has run out in EastEnders and he could be forced to sell the Queen Vic.The landmark pub's current landlord - who is played by actor Danny Dyer - will soon get a harsh reality check over his troubled finances when confronted with yet another leak in the roof.Facing prison, Mick has to pull the family together to try and stave off flogging the pub for another month, but with his fast-cash schemes failing almost as quickly as he begins them, it may not be long until there's a new boss in the Queen Vic.Viewers watched last night as Mick's plan to win thousands from the richest residents in Albert Square with a poker game.But at the last minute Mick's dreams of being able to pay for his roof repairs and take a chunk of his fine for flogging booze illegally crashed down around his hands.Jack Branning, who recently refused to lend Mick any money for the repairs after his vengeful brother Max convinced him against it, had two queens and took the entire pot of money for … [Read more...] about EastEnders spoilers: Mick Carter is forced to face reality but could he be about to sell the Queen Vic?
THE fallout from the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City in September 11 meant a lot of movies and TV shows had to adjust scenes — including Ocean’s Eleven.In the hit remake of the classic film — released exactly 15 years ago — we see Terry and Tess (Andy Garcia and Julia Roberts) watching over the demolition of a Vegas hotel, while Danny and Linus (George Clooney and Matt Damon) look on.Originally, this scene had the New York, New York Hotel and Casino being brought down by explosives, but in the wake of the attacks, producers decided it was completely inappropriate — and looked too much like the devastating collapse of the World Trade Center.It meant a brief scramble, with the CG backdrop of the demolished buildings being changed just before its release, with a new fake hotel called ‘The Xanadu’.But if you really wanted to see the original scene — the HBO ‘behind-the-scenes’ featurette of Ocean’s Eleven … [Read more...] about The big scene in Ocean’s Eleven that had to be changed after the 9/11 attacks
THEY’VE already had sex in the Big Brother house, but it looks like Marco Pierre White Jnr and Laura Carter have had a hot tub bonk as well.In pictures from tonight’s episode, the frisky pair are seen romping in the shower and getting it on in the garden.The pair have been getting more and more adventurous as the week has gone on.It all started at the weekend when they were seen straddling and whipping each other, before Marco crept into Laura’s bed for a cheeky romp.But tonight viewers will see the most graphic scenes between the pair yet.The attention seeking couple take it to the next level and are filmed having a shower together. Last night viewers saw Laura admitting to the other housemates that her and Marco DID have sex when they romped in the Big Brother bedroom.But she said she was worried that he’s lied to her about having a ‘hall pass’.The 30-year-old beauty has been getting wild with her 21-year-old housemate across the past week, … [Read more...] about They are at it again! Marco Pierre White Jnr and Laura Carter have a steamy romp in the Big Brother hot tub
The port city of Gijon in the Spanish region of Asturias has always lived off the sea. The fishermen exchanged their nets for shovels late in the 19th century, as the city turned to exploiting local coalmines, and later shipbuilding. But economic recession hit the area hard in the 1980s. Today, an expansion of Gijon's port costing 600 million Euros ($777 million) is transforming the city. The multinational company Arcelor -- one of the largest steel makers in the world -- is happy about the project that's doubling the size of Gijon's port. The European Union's structural fund has contributed 250 million Euros to the development. Arcelor manager Manuel Junquera said it's going to mean millions more tons of minerals like coal can be brought in from countries like Australia and Mauritania for use in Arcelor steel plants. "Like all steel makers, we need to bring in minerals to extract the steel, as we don't have these minerals in Spain," Junquera said. "The only way to bring these … [Read more...] about Spain: Boosting the Economy in the Port City of Gijon
Can favorite Federer top renaissance with number 8? Eighteen months ago, there were plenty who thought the most prolific Grand Slam singles champion in men's tennis history was finished. He hadn't won a major title since 2012, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were in the ascendancy and knee surgery threatened the future of a player deep into his 30s. The picture looks very different now. The 35-year-old Swiss goes in to Wimbledon as the Australian Open champion and tournament favorite, after winning the warm up tournament in Halle without dropping a set. "It felt great to win another one. It's been a difficult year, a lot of training and rehab. It's great to be back on the match court," he said afterwards. An eighth win on his favorite grass-court surface would extend his record as the oldest winner of a Grand Slam in the open era. His first title in London came in 2004, when potential third round opponent Alexander Zverev, of Germany, was just 7-years-old. Will struggling big … [Read more...] about The big questions ahead of Wimbledon 2017
Alex Aitchison always keeps his camera at the ready. He's walking for the third time from The Hub - his workplace - down the hill to the Usher Hall concert venue. During the four-week Edinburgh International Festival, the 23-year-old from Aberdeen will walk that route countless times. He's the festival's official photographer, which is a great honor for the former visual communications student. "I've been applying for this for three years (…) so it's been a long effort to finally get here," he said. Each summer, the capital of Scotland transforms itself into the biggest festival city in the world. Around half a million visitors come from all corners of the globe to be entertained by a wide spectrum of artists. Big stars from opera, theater and visual arts present their talents in Edinburgh. Chinese pianist Lang Lang, dancer Sylvie Guillem, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter take the stage along with musician Chilly Gonzales and French actress Juliette Binoche in the play … [Read more...] about How the photographer sees the Edinburgh Festival