• Huddersfield,  Lifestyle

    Should we save our high streets?

    Marks and Spencer’s closure on the 4th May continued the exodus of Huddersfield’s high street, while many other business’ precariously cling on during these challenging times. BHS was the first major casualty closing its doors back in August 2016, taking with it 60 jobs. Since then it has remained unoccupied, a ghostly relic to times gone by where giant department store’s reigned supreme and the high streets thrived. Other notable losses include; Adams, Ethel Austin, Greenwoods, Jessops, La Senza, Poundworld and Woolworths. Whereas in the past when one business would close another would step in to replace it, this is no longer the case as numerous premises remain barren. Nor…

  • Film & TV

    Deluge of Netflix content continues with The Umbrella Academy

    Seven super-powered siblings reunite to save the world, only if they can put aside their dysfunctional upbringings in Netflix’s new series. The plot begins with 43 women miraculously becoming pregnant and giving birth at midday on 1st October 1989. A Phileas Fog looking gentleman, eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreaves (Colm Feore), adopts seven and proceeds to train the children in how to use their powers. Whether or not Hargreaves knew they would have powers, or it was just a happy coincidence is never fully explored – a common theme with the series. Regardless the children are moulded into a crime fighting team. Fast Forward to the present and we are…

  • Film & TV,  Media

    Russian Doll: Heart at the Core of Netflix’s New Dark Comedy

    Natasha Lyon is having a bad day, again and again and again, in Netflix’s sensational Groundhog Day-esque comedy drama. Nadia (Natasha Lyon) is celebrating her 36th birthday at her friend Maxine’s (Greta Lee) apartment, a massive downtown Manhattan space lavished with modern art. The room is filled with culturally rich friends, drink, drugs and fine food. After leaving the party to go looking for her missing cat, Nadia is hit by a taxi. Seconds later we are back at the party and Nadia is back in the exuberantly decorated bathroom we started in. And there in a nutshell is Nadia’s predicament. No matter what she chooses, she just cannot make…