From the Bradford Monk to Purple Aki and Lenny the Tramp, the one thing we’re not short of in the UK is the local nutters…
A look into the competitive world of the local quiz league, where a wrong answer can have the fieriest of consequences
Popping in the pub for a pint on your lunch hour? In a hurry? You can still get through 9 songs on the jukebox in 12 minutes.
Who doesn’t like photos of dogs in fancy dress? We’ve scoured Instagram for the best ones for your amusement, so you don’t have to.
When a cover version like Tricky’s version of Public Enemy’s Black Steel hits the mark it can be even better than the original. Whack these on in the pub for a couple of quid and test your mates to name the original artists.
It’s Sunday, which for many means a full day in the juicer quaffing ale and talking nonsense. Forget Wetherspoons and get down to one of these cracking boozers…
What would my first choice XI, with one sub, be from my stash of trainers? Want to know? Then read on.
Take your kids to the park, the match, museums, whatever. Just keep them out of the pub…
Why have one pair of trainers when you can have a hundred? A trainer obsessive speaks.
Looking for value for money in these difficult economics times? Then follow our guide to the best value music on your local pub jukebox including drawn out classics from Primal Scream, The Temptations and The Stone Roses.
Sunshine and warmth has absolutely nothing to do with what makes Britain great so give it the cold shoulder today.
Ignoring the advice to ne’er cast a clout till May be out, here’s my pick of men’s fashion to see you through the tricky period between winter and summer
Two normal football fans from Bradford, number one ahead of household names like Ricky Gervais with a podcast about unfashionable fourth division Bradford City, put together in a back bedroom. Meet Bantams Banter…
The idea of a Bradford based company using the Bradford fire for advertising under the guise of a flag for the Capital One Cup Final is sickening. Why is there always someone who wishes to profit from tragedy?
If you’ve ever been a scout or a guide or enjoy nothing more than a weekend in a tent pitting your wits against nature and all the elements have to offer then you’ll know the value of a good multi purpose knife.
The quest to find the perfect bootcut or flared jeans amid a wasteland of skinny legs
A stunning electric motorcycle that not only looks good and saves the environment but rides well too. Did we mention it also mechanically tailors itself to fit the needs of each individual rider?
Singer/songwriter Phil Wilson made a comeback in 2010 and now he’s back with his original band, 80s jangle popsters The June Brides with a new single…
Trainers are no longer just for sport. They’re worn by young and old. By everyone. They’re sold in great trefoil and swoosh bedecked cathedrals of rubber and leather. They’re the ultimate status symbol on the streets.
Are you a trainer collector? Think you know everything there is to know about them? Well take our quiz and see how well you fare…
27 years on from the fire that claimed 56 lives at Bradford City’s Valley Parade. Is it really the forgotten tragedy?
Five minutes into the relegation fight between Blackburn Rovers and Wigan and a chicken pops up. Here’s some other stuff that are more interesting than the footie…
Italian designer 12thMan’s latest collection follows on in the trait of improving each season.
Make Bradford British is the latest TV attack on Bradford. Just what is the media’s obsession with knocking the UK’s sixth largest City?
From jackets to shirts, shoes to knitwear and accessories that have taken my fancy recently, here’s a peek at my winter clothing wish list.
They’re at it again, the health fascists aren’t content with banning smoking in pubs, now they want to stop you smoking in your own car.
Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and the country’s largest port. Situated in West Sweden – an area dominated by the sea in a country with more boats per capita than any other country in the world.
From athlete to terrace to screen to high street to everybloodywhere has the trend for retro sportswear gone too far?
Like football, like real ale? Then The Football and Real Ale Guide app could be your new best friend.
An exclusive preview of Italian designer 12thMan’s spring/summer collection for 2012
Fan boys and journalists may have gone apeshit over the Stone Roses reunion, I’d just prefer they stayed where they belong, on the jukebox in my local…
With David Haye set to announce his retirement months after breaking his toenail, we look at 10 of the toughest sportsmen of all time, who played on with broken arms, amputated fingers and sliced jugulars…
Now you to can hang round in bushes taking photos of your favourite celebrities from a safe distance all from your iPhone
With summer coming to an end, I’ve delved into my wardrobe to bring you my favourite jackets. You might like some, you might not like some, but I like them and that’s what counts.
The Globe-Trotter Centenary Collection from J Crew is a meticulously crafted luggage set handcrafted by Globe-Trotter, the British company whose luggage has been carried by royalty since 1897.
The Red One digital camera is a true revolution in the field of digital technology.
Apple is known for coming up with minimalist designs for products that become instant design classics – the iPod and iMac for example. So you’ve got your beautifully designed Apple hardware but on your cluttered desk it doesn’t look quite right.
If you didn’t get your fill of football with this summer’s European Championships and with the new domestic season already under way, then this is just the thing to keep you entertained – possibly the most luxurious football (or foosball if you’re that way inclined) table ever made.
After four years in ‘the basement division’ will Bradford City get it right this time?
From promotion favourites to the brink of relegation to non-league. Just how did Peter Taylor manager this remarkable turnaround for Bradford City?
Protect your expensive camera lenses with these virtually indestructible cases
Train to be the next Lance Armstrong and help his Livestrong organisation with this limited edition exercise bike
Polo shirt time. But which ones to buy? We choose the best.
Is it a slickly designed subwoofer that’s a lamp or a contemporary looking lamp that’s a subwoofer, you decide
Believe it or not it’s twenty years since Primal Scream released Screamadelica. To mark the anniversary Gillespie, Mani and co are playing the album live, in full, for the first time. The tour kicked off in Leeds…
Eton Raptor, the only radio that carries more surprise than a pimped up swiss army knife
Ordinary cigar cases too plain for you? Glam up your cigar smoking experience with a Louis Vuitton cigar case
A new sporty watch that comes in a limited edition of 220 pieces and just one hand…
You might not be able to afford the full car, but this Porsche gaming wheel will at least make you feel like you’re driving one
Do you struggle to get through the day without a regular caffeine fix? Well now you can get a boost anytime and anyplace.
Move over Kindle, Ipad and Nook, because the E-reader just went green with the self-sufficient, Toshiba Biblio Leaf
The iconic Mini reworked to become the the world’s first small car ‘Sports Activity Coupe.’ The Italian Job it most certainly isn’t..
Ever fancied your own 5-seater submersible? Whether you’re an amateur adventure, a James Bond villain or simply looking for the ultimate boy’s toy, look no further…
Bring darts up to date with this contemporary dartboard and cabinet. You probably won’t get this down the The Speckled Dog…
Now you can drive a Porsche for the fraction of the price, as long as you can ride a bike.
An electric concept vehicle for two that’s a motorbike crossed with a car. What’s not to like?
Finally, a 3D TV that doesn’t require you to wear glasses, (but does play tricks on your brain.)
The new 2011 Jeep Compass has a distinct family resemblance to the Grand Cherokee. But with a whole host of new refinements and gadgets, it’s an entirely different beast.
Gorgeous audiophile-grade headphones made in collaboration with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation
Longboarding just got all retro-contemporary. Not that we’re complaining about the new handmade Rolls Rolls Woody 85…
Find your normal 4×4 too boring? Off roaders just not doing it for you? What you need is a luxury JCB.
Finally, a corded headset that promises not to fall out of your ears whilst out jogging.
Keith Wildman talks Paninaros, Massimo Osti, casuals and Teddy Boys over an espresso with Fabio Cavina, the man behind new Italian label 12thMan
How did I end up dancing at a bus stop on Britain’s most famous street to New Order surrounded by stormtroopers?
Too much stuff cluttering up your desktop? Never find a calculator when you need one? Then you’ll love Canon’s new calculator mouse
A simple plug-in Bluetooth hands free kit that lets you stream any audio through your car stereo
Take stunning aerial photos from the sky with your own personal spy drone.
The everyday match day conversation of two men has lead to disciplinary action, a sacking and media outrage. What did Andy Gray say that was so wrong?
Now you can control your PS3 with your One For All SmartControl with this Bluetooth adaptor
Italian clothing label 12th Man collaborates with the Massimo Osti Studio to bring us the MO1/Project – a tribute to the late great Massimo Osti.
18 months out of the game with a double leg break after being assaulted in a local derby, Gordon Watson returns to the pitch for Bradford City. It’s the dying minutes 1-0 down at home to Barnsley…
A pistol grip powerful full HD underwater duel camera that shoots both HD video and stills
It might not be able to hit 88-miles-per-hour but it’ll back up your files and make you smile
The ‘nuclear option’ for your mobile power problems that can charge your iPad while topping up your BlackBerry
Great sounding headphones that help keep you cool when you’re out on the piste
Everything you’ll ever need to take care of your shoes all in one rather nice wooden box
The Dell Inspiron Duo is here to give PC users something of the Apple experience
It’s been a pretty disappointing few months for fans of Bradford City. Despite being tipped for promotion they’re languishing some way off the play-off places. As they approach the half-way point, here’s one fan’s reflection on events so far.
An incredible flying quadricopter drone that you can control from your iPhone or iPad
Why play Gran Turismo 5 with a hand controller when you can immerse yourself in a this high end racing seat
Look fashionable at the cinema or on your settee with the world’s first optically correct 3D glasses
Not just another ipod dock, on no. This one is hand-made entirely out of wood
Scrabble is more popular than ever now thanks to the legions of people who play over the internet. With this in mind Richard R. Nagy has created the Scrabble-tile Steampunk Keyboard.
Want a watch that will last the course? Try Nite’s Nato watch; so tough it’s used by Special Forces all over the world
Bill Amberg makes the trendy BlackBerry even trendier with a limited run of leather clad smartphones
It’s the latest trend in cinema, and now Sony brings it into your living room with its first ever 3D Home Cinema Projector
Office warfare has never been so much fun. Meet Nerf’s most powerful blaster yet
It’s a mouse that’s a Mini and a Mini that’s a mouse, liven up your day and impress your colleagues with the Motormouse Mini Classic mouse.
The website that ensures you’ll never get caught unawares in a rainstorm in your suede Gazelles again
The proven functionality of Asus with the great looks and technology of Bang & Olufsen. What could be better?
As Liverpool’s new prospective owner knows a fine cigar is one of life’s great pleasures, and as any cigar afficionado will tell you, a good humidor is an absolute must to keep your imported cigars in top condition.
It’s that time of year when leaves are on the ground and its time to be a man. Strap on a big leaf blower and give them a good blasting
The June Brides were one of the bands that influenced a whole host of musicians in the early 80s. 25 years on frontman Phil Wilson returns with another glorious slice of indie-pop
The Jensen Interceptor enjoyed a decade in the limelight from its conception in 1966 as a top British sports car for roguish gentlemen.
Christopher Ward’s new limited edition watch boasts it’s one of the most accurate in the world
Apple unveil the successor to the MacBook Air and have fixed some of the originals faults. It’s almost as thin as a credit card and you’ll need one to buy it.
In ear headphones for the leather loving music addict on the move
The practicality of an off-roader with the ease of driving of a family car, the Skoda Yeti goes up against the toughest terrain around but can it hold its own against its more expensive rivals?
A weekend with team Skoda at the IRC Rally of Scotland and a chance for a spin with champion driver Guy Wilks is surprisingly hard work.
Yet more Generation Game style antics as The Apprentice candidates are let loose in a bakery with the inevitable hilarious consequences
British turntable company Avid HiFi have unveiled the latest model of their Acutus decks, taking one of the world’s very best turntables to a new level of performance.
When you think of skis you’d quite rightly picture of something made from carbon fibre, glass fibre, Kevlar or any number of other such polymers or composite materials.
All the best music’s from the North isn’t it? Well it is according to this new Casual Connoisseur T-shirt
Sambrook’s prove that London breweries can make a decent pint or two.
Love to live life on the edge? Taking it to the max, defying death in dangerous climes whilst documenting it all for your pals. We have just the camera for you.
Infiniti does it’s bit to battle global warming with it’s 592bhp luxury hybrid coupe concept car. Saving the planet never looked so good.
Meridian launches the successor to its acclaimed F80 entertainment system.
Pretend to be a Timelord with this reissued Paul Smith shirt
From watches to T-shirts and now an album. It’s clear that Passarella Death Sqaud have their fingers in many pies.
The only real surfer in the Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson went from rock star to beach bum but he did create a truly influential cult classic with this often over-looked classic.
Bingley Music Live is a festival on my doorstep that seems to get bigger and better every year. This year featured James, Public Image Ltd and Seasick Steve.
Known the world over for its indestructible appearance and boxy look, the shipping container is one of the best-known industrial archetypes and has become an icon of the modem age.
Lead singer Paul Weller was so inspired by Lawrence Watson’s photographs that he scrapped the planned artwork and replaced it with Watson’s.
Fewer than 800 EDL supporters turned up in Bradford for their self proclaimed ‘big one’ does this spell the end of the road for the far-right group?
Erno Rubik’s 1974 invention has been re-imagined by the aesthetes at Alfred Dunhill. The latest in a long line of custom made, luxury collectibles.
Swiss made and influenced by the distinctive colours of Ferrari, Maranello makes big watches with a unique style.
Evoking memories of 1960s style icons Michael Caine and Peter Sellers, the Hackett Bespoke Horn collection is worth a look.
James Lee Burke’s no nonsense, no drinking Louisiana lawman Dave Roubicheaux returns for his 18th adventure and smashing it is too.
Danish Grand Master Bent Larsen once said: “Chess is a beautiful mistress”
Gruff Rhys in a psychedelic Welsh spacecowboy western road trip across South America? We’ll have some of that please
Since 1994, Rolf Sachs has collaborated with extraordinary craftspeople to create limited edition and one-off conceptual art and design pieces across a range of mediums.
Is Zesh Rehman and karaoke in the Bradford Arms hotel really all there is to look forward to at Valley Parade this season?
The exotic sounding Kirin Ichiban beer brewed using the Shibori process comes under the spotlight
Following up the success of their exclusive Titanic-DNA watches, Swiss luxury watchmaker Romain Jerome has introduced an extremely fine series of writing instruments, the design of which has been inspired by the ill-fated RMS Titanic.
Whether it’s boiling or freezing, getting clean or getting down everyone likes a decent shower. Here’s one from the very top end.
Vertu have released the latest edition to their Constellation collection of mobile phones – the phone of choice for Hollywood stars, international models and the business elite with an eye for style alike.
Developed by an international collective from New York, London and Hong Kong, the Atomic Floyd earphones are made for those who love to travel.
Possibly the greatest looking workstation of all time, that is if you want to look like you’re controlling a giant death ray on the Death Star whilst you’re updating your spreadsheets or checking your emails.
Woody Allen’s latest film stars the brilliant Larry David and has been billed as a ‘return to form’ so is it any good?
Summer’s nearly upon us, so why not celebrate with some summer beer and a beer based barbecue recipe?
The world cup is finally over and predictably it was an overhyped disappointment. Where did it all go wrong?
Made by just one cutting and bending one sheet of metal, the Leti table lamp by Milanese designer Matteo Ragni follows the current trend for being eco-sustainable.
The Vita Audio R4 is a music system for the modern age and follows in the footsteps of their award winning DAB radios.
The sudden death of Frank Sidebottom has left a comedy void that’s unlikely to be filled again
Belfast is a city looking to push its musical heritage and promote the music of the now. We went to see how the city compares to Liverpool and Manchester.
It’s not often you hear politically correct and fur in the same sentence, but that’s exactly what this Swedish designed reindeer fur rug is.
There are plenty of music management systems on the market at the moment, but none quite as eye-catching as the Qsonix 110HD.
Whether you fancy yourself as the next Jimi Hendrix or Mick Jones or whether you’re tired up of having countless guitars all with different tunings scattered throughout the house, the technical wizards at legendary guitar manufacturer’s Gibson have come up with just the guitar for you.
Triumph’s award winning Daytona 675 has been updated, resulting in a stunning looking street racer for street or track.
The benefits of a good night’s sleep have long been known, but often with work commitments or late nights out, getting your 7 or 8 hours isn’t always possible.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness is a mobile designed as a work of art.
Looking more like a primitive creation from the mind of HR Giger and something that Batman would have parked up in his Batcave, the Confederate Renovatio is like no other motorbike you will see.
So you were won over by the fabulous looks of the MacBook Air, but now need something equally fabulous to house it in, as you breeze around taking care of business.
With the high definition disc war being won by Blu-Ray after Toshiba announced that they would no longer manufacture and market their HD DVD recorders, it’s now safe to dive into the high definition DVD market knowing there is only one format.
Photographer Lawrence Watson showcases his iconic Paul Weller photographs at The Royal Albert Hall this May
In the 21st century, fireplaces are no longer a gathering place for families on a cold winter’s night; they’re a design statement. The Safretti Gaya wall-mounted fireplace is just such a design statement.
The ‘Maltmen’s Selection’ is the latest limited edition in the existing highly acclaimed range of original whiskies from the Bowmore distillery
The tourbillon – meaning whirlwind – mechanism, invented just over 200 years ago, is considered one of the most challenging watch mechanisms to build.
The BeoVision 10 is the slimmest 40″ flat screen TV Bang & Olufsen has ever created, and is designed to hang on your wall like a piece of artwork
Tipping the scales at weights starting from 655g, the exquisitely crafted VAIO X Series is the world’s lightest notebook.
The Sonos ZonePlayer S5, is an all-in-one wireless music system controlled with an iPhone, iPod touch or any Sonos Controller, delivering a sound that rivals much larger audio equipment.
Martin Szekely, the contemporary well-known French artist acknowledged worldwide as a “master of minimalism”, has co-created an artful digital photo frame with Parrot that incorporates a mirror in the design.
The culmination of a seven-year journey taken by British photographer Tim Flach.
The Jawbone Bluetooth headset’s appearance is very different from any other headset on the market.
Because of the crucifixion nails appear in more paintings than anything else in the tool box. Marcus Levine is doing his best to give them a better name in the art world.
A television, digital cookbook and a digital photo frame all in one casing is the creation of Pandigital, aimed at overcoming the problems of having a TV in the most used room of the home – the kitchen.