Can We Just Not

22nd November 2017

Could I possibly make a suggestion? If you’re out in public and happen to see an attractive person or whatever, could you just, not say anything? Not matter what? Even if it’s not sexual. Even if you know it wouldn’t make them uncomfortable, just don’t? Smile and say hello then move on with your life? […]

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Film Review: Citizenfour

22nd November 2017

5/5 World-renowned director and producer Laura Poitras brought the documentary film Citizenfour to our screens in 2014, documenting the revelations of whistle-blower Edward Snowden. For those who’ve heard of Snowden but don’t know the ins-and-outs of what he did, that’s why Poitras’ film and style is so excellent. She is able to communicate the severity […]

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Charts and That

21st November 2017

Yep, another week, another bunch of numbers to throw your way as we slog through the last of November. This will be the last chart update of November considering yours truly is off adventuring next week. So, let’s have a look, shall we? Starting with movies it’s obvious who’s up top this week. Justice League […]

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Disability History Month – What You Need To Know

21st November 2017

With so many month-long awareness campaigns throughout the year, it can often become easy to simply ignore all that is going on in the world. Yet one equality campaign aims to bring light to a marginalised group often left behind, both figuratively and literally, in intersectional activism discourses. UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an […]

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Very Nice

21st November 2017

NSFW? I guess? Creator of ludicrous characters such as Borat and Bruno has offered to pay the fines pressed against six Czech tourists who were arrested in Kazakhstan for wearing nothing but Borat inspired mankinis. I love every single thing about this story. About a week ago, local media reported that the tourists had been […]

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A Star (Wars) Studded Rescue

21st November 2017

We know Harrison Ford for many things. For his iconic role as Han Solo, to Deckard in Blade Runner. He’s an action hero that never seems to grow tiresome. Even Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was okay, watching Indiana kicking the snot out of anyone is fun. But, recently, the star was in the news […]

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Battlefront 2 Review Roundup

21st November 2017

Battlefront 2 is the center of a few discussions right now. The main one being the whole loot box fad coming to a point, so much so that EA has suspended the use of its additional monetizing while it figures out how to make a complete game. Many impressionist videos and reviews have noted the […]

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Must…Have…Protein

21st November 2017

There’s a popular idea circulated by fitness blogs, magazines and supplement manufacturers that the real hard work begins once your workout is finished. At this moment, the mythical 30-minute ‘window’ opens, during which an individual must endeavour to consume as much protein as humanly possible. Such people seem to genuinely believe that such a failure […]

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New PUBG Map Images

21st November 2017

This looks dope. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds has had but one map since its release earlier this year. Everyone is now familiar with the locations, the best hiding spots and where to get the best loot. However, that is soon to change, we know that the next map will be desert themed, filled with ruins, a […]

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Mastering Politics: What’s the House of Lords?

21st November 2017

The world of Westminster is often confusing and overwhelming. And there is a lot to remember if you’re to understand just a portion of what goes on. But worry not – we’ve got the low down on one of the most baffling parts: the House of Lords. In London stands proud the Houses of Parliament, […]

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Reduced Smartphone Usage

21st November 2017

Young people of this generation are often judged for spending too much time on their phones, and on social media. However, new research from Kantar TNS has shown that there has actually been a decline in smartphone use for 16-24-year-olds in the last year. In fact, pensioners are the ones spending more time on their […]

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Young People Experimenting More Sexually

21st November 2017

If you’re a typical, reserved Brit who hates talking about sex, look away now. It’s about to get pretty deep…and no, that wasn’t supposed to be a pun. Let’s move on… Since 1990, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have been monitoring the changing sexual practices of young people. In a recent survey, […]

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The Punisher – Review

21st November 2017

Straight up, The Punisher is probably my favourite Marvel Netflix series yet. It’s a thriller-esc, action-oriented drama to put it one way. It’s a massive step above the most recent series, The Defenders, with better characters, cooler set-pieces and an overall better story. For those who don’t know, The Punisher revolves around Frank Castle, out […]

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Just why is Robert Mugabe Bad?

21st November 2017

It has been in the news for the past few of days now that Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe is the subject of a military coup, meaning his time as leader of the country, may be coming to an end. Economy Mugabe has been the President of Zimbabwe since 1987 and led the country when he […]

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Australia Did a Thing

20th November 2017

In case you missed it, last week, the Australian public voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a historic poll. With a sixty-forty split, equal marriage is now legal in the land down under, making it the 26th nation to get on board. One man, in particular, was delighted with the news, Australian MP Bob […]

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Morrissey Defends Spacey

20th November 2017

If you needed any more proof as to whether the guy is a tool or not, this may be it. In an interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel newspaper, the 58-year-old, former Smiths frontman started off by saying ‘rape is disgusting [and] every physical attack is repugnant’. Going on from this, he then appears to be […]

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A Transparent Leave

20th November 2017

Actor Jeffrey Tambor has dropped out of the Emmy-winning Amazon TV show Transparent after several sexual harassment allegations by members of the production team. Speaking with Deadline the actor said that playing the role of Maura Pfefferman has been ‘one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life’. He added that ‘this is […]

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Linkin Park Dedicate Award to Late Member

20th November 2017

In the AMAs, the band Linkin Park won the favourite artists in the alternative rock category last night. Band member Mike Sinoda said the award was for their late band member’s ‘memory, his talent, his sense of humour, to his joy’. Chester Bennington was found dead at his home in California in July. A coroner […]

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K Pop Arrives at AMA Awards

20th November 2017

It was an eventful night at the AMA Awards over in America last night. The star studded event, held in downtown Los Angles, saw tributes made to some of the biggest names in music past and present. However, we are going to talk K Pop, or more specifically: BTS. The seven piece sensation otherwise known […]

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New Siege Operators Revealed

20th November 2017

Following on from last week’s news of a new map, the Operators for Season 4 of Rainbow Six: Siege have finally been revealed, with trailers and a closer look at the upcoming map too. The 5v5 multiplayer shooter is getting three brand new operators, in the White Noise update, coming in December, with the test […]

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A Hard Learned Lesson for Zoella

20th November 2017

Celebrities and influential people in 2017 have to abide by a set of standards that did not exist a few years ago. The Internet remembers everything- the picture of you in your local newspaper from 2005, that rude tweet you made in 2008 and your weird Youtube channel that you keep forgetting to delete. The […]

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#YEAR13PROBLEMS

20th November 2017

Lazy people Happy Monday! If you’re thinking this week’s column title has gone a bit Katie Hopkins, don’t fret – it hasn’t. I’m not going to sit at home and put on a few stone for the sake of attempting to prove fat people can easily lose weight. My version of lazy people has just […]

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Mugabe refuses to resign

20th November 2017

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe refused to resign last night following increasing pressure from the people of the country and the military. Mugabe, aged 93, was expected to give up the presidency last night in a televised address to the nation – and the rest of the world. Instead, he announced that he would oversee the […]

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Football Round Up

20th November 2017

After the international break last weekend the return to the premier league started with Arsenal vs. Tottenham. The heated derby ended 2-0 to the home side with Alexis Sanchez grabbing both goals and sending the gunners to 6th place. Bournemouth had a dominant performance against Huddersfield collecting an easy three points by winning 4-0. Callum Wilson […]

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‘Honest Gaming’ From CDPR

20th November 2017

If there were ever a company I would hold up like Simba at the start of The Lion King, it would most certainly be CD Projekt Red. Their track record of stellar games is something to be commended, being one of the few publishers, fortunately, to keep their games apart from the most recent ‘games-as-a-service’ […]

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Justice League Disappoints at Box Office

20th November 2017

Warner Bros latest release Justice League failed to reach its predicted earnings this weekend after it opened worldwide on Friday. Predictions for the movie were around $110 million but fell short at about $96 million. It still topped charts around the globe, including the US and Canada, but is the first DC movie to not […]

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A week in mild amusement

20th November 2017

With daily gloom hanging over our heads and each morning bringing a new world-ending threat to our twittersphere, it can often be forgot that also this week, some news stories could be taken in a slightly risible manner. Here are my offerings of a few examples of such stories. Scotch thrifty association Legislation introducing a […]

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What Annoyed the Internet This Week?

20th November 2017

The modern festive period officially begins on the 1st of December when you open the first door on your advent calendar. If you get to the shops early enough in November, you’ll probably manage to get the classic Cadbury’s calendar or the Galaxy one. If you’re really lucky, you may get a Lindt calendar or […]

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Peter Kay Is Back!

19th November 2017

This morning, tickets went on sale for Peter Kay’s first tour in 8 years, and most shows sold out very quickly. Though a lot of fans will be disappointed about not getting tickets, we do have some good news for you. If you loved Kay’s Car Share, you’ll be pleased to know that he’ll be […]

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Security Concerns Over Connected Toys

19th November 2017

Just a few days ago, we reported that a German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, calling them spying devices. Now, there are concerns over connected toys, which have ‘worrying’ security issues. These toys include Furby Connect, the i-Que robot, Cloudpets and Toy-fi Teddy. According to Which? these toys do not […]

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Pikachu Movie Lead Confirmed

19th November 2017

The upcoming live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu has its first confirmed cast member. It was reported by Variety that Justice Smith will star in the movie. Smith was in the Netflix drama The Get Down which was cancelled after just one season, unfortunately. He has also been picked up for a role in the next […]

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Penny Mordaunt: A Short Timeline

18th November 2017

After receiving Priti Patel’s resignation, Theresa May was quick to find a new International Development Secretary. Following a mini-Cabinet Reshuffle, Penny Mordaunt was promoted to the role. So what do you need to know about the new International Development Secretary? Penny Mordaunt is 44 years old and the Member of Parliament for Portsmouth North. Coming from […]

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The Force is Strong with This Royal

17th November 2017

Prince William and Harry have cameo roles in the next Star Wars movie, John Boyega has said. The two visited the set in April of last year and were rumoured to have filmed a scene in disguise. Boyega, who stars as one of the lead roles, Finn, has confirmed that he does share a scene […]

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Robo Parkour

17th November 2017

Okay, this is some next level nerd stuff, so you might wanna go forth with caution. Boston Dynamics has managed to create a robot that can do flips. I’m talking sick backflips, front flips, cool parkour jumps, you name it. This just paves the way for these robots to become smarter and apparently more athletic […]

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Germany Bans Children’s Smartwatches

17th November 2017

A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, calling them spying devices. It had previously banned an internet-connected doll, named My Friend Cayla, for the same reasons. The Federal Network Agency has urged parents who had such watches to destroy them, as they could be used to track a child’s GPS. […]

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The Punisher Now Available

17th November 2017

After a few setbacks, delays and some concerns about the nature of the show, The Punisher is now available for streaming on Netflix. The show revolves around Daredevil Season 2’s secondary bad guy, Frank Castle, played by John Bernthal, seeking out those responsible for the death of his family. It’ll be cool to see how […]

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Burritos are Great

17th November 2017

It’s not often I chat about food. Which is odd, I spend 90% of my workday eating. Whether it’s snacking on Cheddars, or munching down a Dominos for lunch. But few things ever compare to my favourite food. This magnificent cylinder of flavour is the perfect meal. Here’s why. It contains most of the food […]

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Drake the Type of Guy…

17th November 2017

…To respect women enough to call out when they’re getting mistreated at one of his own gigs. The Canadian rapper was in the middle of a set performing Know Yourself before cutting the music and pointing at a guy in the audience who was touching the girls in the audience. Drake points a finger at […]

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Fantastic Beasts 2 gets First Teaser

17th November 2017

The next Fantastic Beasts movie has finally got a title and a short teaser, way ahead of its 2018 release in December. The new movie will be called Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.  The spin-off series from Harry Potter saw relative success last year when it started off a new series of movies with […]

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Unforgivable

17th November 2017

A rail company in Japan has apologised for a train being 20 seconds early when departing the platform. Japan has one of the most reliable rail services in the world and has shocked millions with its early departure. I’m kidding, but it is nice to see that they care that much about a service. The […]

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A Merry Greggs Christmas

17th November 2017

Here at B**P, we’ve spoken about our love for Greggs on many, many occasions. However, this time they’ve really pushed the boat out. Believe it or not, Greggs have just released an advent calendar. Yes, you read that right – an advent calendar that makes eating sausage rolls and pasties every day completely acceptable. Though […]

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Big Meets Bigger

16th November 2017

Well, this came out of nowhere. The first of the three upcoming releases starring Dwayne Johnson will be video game adaption Rampage. Based on the 1980s games where you would play as a giant monster destroying buildings, the movie was penned by Carlton Cuse and Ryan Engle, with San Andreas director Brad Payton collaborating once […]

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T-Marvel Heroes Game Shutting Down

16th November 2017

The official Twitter account for Marvel Heroes has announced its upcoming closer, following the end of its business arrangement with Gazillion Entertainment. The game came about in 2013 and is a Diablo-style dungeon crawler, with a huge amount of heroes to play as. The free-to-play model was generally praised, allowing you to earn in-game currency […]

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Greggs Apologises for Christmas Promotion

16th November 2017

The famous bakers, Greggs, has apologised for swapping out the baby Jesus for a sausage roll in a promotional image for its advent calendar. The offending image shows the three wise men gathered around a tasty sausage roll, instead of Jesus. Twitter users said it was disrespectful to their religion. I, however, think it’s hilarious. […]

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Disney Gets Greedy

16th November 2017

Regulations imposed by the Galactic Empire- ahem, I mean Disney could be the difference between profit and loss for many cinemas this Christmas due to unprecedented demands made by the media titan. Disney, in exchange for allowing cinemas to show its tent-pole blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi are reportedly demanding 65% of all box office […]

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Californian Teacher Praised for Heroics

16th November 2017

A gunman killed four people on Tuesday in rural California, after he fired into an elementary school, but was stopped from entering by one of the teachers, police say. Staff at the Rancho Tehama Reserve School went into lockdown, securing the school doors after hearing gunshots nearby. Authorities have praised the teacher for their ‘monumental’ […]

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Another One

15th November 2017

Spider-Man has never been so popular it seems. With the iconic hero currently on loan to Marvel, Sony is doing all it can with what’s left of the multitude of Spider-Man IP’s. With the upcoming Venom movie currently in production, to be followed by Silver and Black in 2019, focusing on Silver Sable, it has […]

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New Deadpool 2 Trailer

15th November 2017

After last week’s Thanksgiving-themed posters for 2018 Deadpool 2, we’ve been treated to another short trailer. There is some swearing so viewer discretion is advised: The trailer is a Bob Ross themed painting tutorial with some new footage of the movie shown over the course of about six seconds. We see guns, explosions, and our favourite […]

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Batfleck Looking for a ‘Graceful’ Leave

15th November 2017

After a report in July by The Hollywood Reporter, which stated Ben Affleck was already looking for a way out of the DC Universe, he has confirmed that the future of his role as the Dark Knight is a little hazy. He has only starred in one movie thus far as the Bat (2016’s Batman […]

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Mad Max Director Sues Studio

15th November 2017

So now we know why the next movie is taking so long. Ever since 2015, director George Miller has been talking about his plans for a follow-up. Despite the rumours last year that a movie was close to production, there has been no further news. Well, now we know why. Deadline has reported that Miller […]

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