Everton or Liverpool? Which football team did The Beatles support? #BeatlesWeek

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Pink Floyd are Gooners, The Smiths are City fans, Jacko loved Fulham FC (apparently) but what about the football allegiances of the biggest band of all time? It isn’t simple – believe me. When The Beatles were growing up in the 40s and 50s the team you supported in Liverpool said a lot more about you than just your football …

Top 10 Best Beatles Buys: including Vans pumps, Apple onesie and Yellow submarine wellies! #BeatlesWeek

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It may have been 50 years since they first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and ‘broke’ America, but The Beatles legacy remains not just in their music, but in their spin-off merchandise too. T-Shirts, Russian dolls, coasters, cufflinks. You name it, you can buy it – much of it is tacky and just uninspired reproductions of album covers etc. …

Top 10 vintage-looking gadgets (Part One): including Specimen horn speakers, Ruark Audio R4i tabletop stereo and Blue Microphones Yeti USB mic

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Vintage is back. Well, er, actually it never really went away. But looking around the various Christmas in July events, it seems that many retailers – including Amazon and John Lewis – are set to give a big push to their retro-looking gadgets in the run up to the festive season. And while some of the products have, in truth, …

The 10 best headphones available

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Headphones are one of those things that generally relies on your personal preference, for starters you’re preferring to use overhead headphones rather than earbuds and you have to pick something that suits how you listen to your music. Buying them can be a chore, especially since expense doesn’t always equal quality. To help out, we’ve put together a list of …

5 of the best “under the radar” Premier League signings this summer – Liverpool, Everton

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The transfer window has been dominated by the big names who have moved for the multi-millions this summer. The likes of Suarez, Shaw, Lallana, Sanchez, Lovren and co have been the names on everyone’s lips thus far. However, many players pass under the noses of fans without much of a mention; so here are our top 5 Premier League summer …

Swimming London writer Jenny Landreth on the capital’s best pools #SwimmingWeek

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  Writer and journalist Jenny Landreth talks about her favourite pools and why she prefers lidos to swimming in lakes and rivers We first came across you from your excellent swimming blog, Swimming Round London (http://swimmingroundlondon.blogspot.co.uk/). How did that come about? The blog was the first thing I’d written about swimming. I’d been a script editor for a long time …

Top 10 British Lidos – five you can swim in now and five we have lost #SwimmingWeek

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There was a time when pretty much every decent sized town in England boasted a Lido or two. Late thirties London, before the Luftwaffe arrived, boasted over fifty open air swimming pools. Many of them were originally built in a glorious kitschy Art Deco style in the early part of that decade funded largely by the government and local authorities who …

Top 10 tips for swimming in open water #SwimmingWeek

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Swimming in open water such as lakes, rivers and the sea is on the rise thanks to books like Roger Deakin’s influential Waterlog and the increasing popularity of ‘wild swimming’ events, like The Great Swim series. But open water swimming isn’t like swimming in a pool. There aren’t any black lines on the bottom of the lake to guide you …

Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary: The Fab Four’s best songs from their touring years

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With Ron Howard’s recent announcement that he plans to make a documentary about the Fab Four’s glory days, it seems that Beatlemania is showing no signs of fading away. The Academy Award-winning director of A Beautiful Mind will infuse the documentary with his own Beatles obsession, and will use the most sophisticated technology to remaster old footage, hopefully creating an authentic visual and aural experience …

The future of swimming – urban lakes and re-generated Lidos? #SwimmingWeek

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Whether it’s global warming, cleaner rivers or just the need to get away from the trappings of modern day life stuck behind a desk, it seems there is a huge rise in urban swimming. In the summer it’s traditionally been the many lidos that have been our city’s beaches, particularly in London where dozens of these large outdoor pools still …

5 Championship players set to storm the Premier League

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This season the Premier League will be joined by Leicester City, Burnley and Queen’s Park Rangers who were all promoted from the Championship. Every season some of those players who have proved themselves in the second tier make the step up to the top flight and terrorise the bigger teams. As an avid fan of the Championship, i’ve decided to …