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Review : Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (PS4)

Sharing a review of Wonder Boy on the Playstation 4 by Games Centre at METRO Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (PS4) – a masterful remake The Sega Master System classic makes an unexpected return, with some of the best graphics you’ll see all year. It’s easy to get cynical about the seemingly endless stream of remasters and remakes. When they’re dredging up no-name tosh like Voodoo Vince it feels like there’s… via Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap review – retro master remake — Metro Advertisements

Profiling artist Colin Thompson

About Colin Thompson London born, Thompson is an artist, writer and illustrator. After art training and subsequent employment as a graphic designer in the UK, and later, time spent in film making for the BBC., Thompson has enjoyed a full career in the creative industry which has involved living and working abroad. Thompson gained a dual citizenship after moving to Australia in the mid nineties Black and White Thompson’s background in design and print meant that he was always able to create very detailed black & white drawings. In 1990 he wrote his first two children’s books, both were published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1991 as small hardbacks and included thirty or so black and white illustrations. Since then, award winner Thompson has written and illustrated over 70 children’s books which have been published in many countries over the world. Grayscale and Half Tones It was only going to be a matter of time before Thompson would see an opening for him in this latest colouring book for adults craze. Colin Thompson’s Colouring Book (suitable …

Endometriosis – is a debilitating, chronic medical condition. The pain for the female sufferer is severe!

(Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler)Finally, women’s complaints about how their endometriosis has been handled by doctors has been vindicated. ‘Sexist’ advert showing old man and young woman will be taken down after backlash Women aren’t exaggerating their pain. They’re not overreacting. Their pain is real and doctors aren’t doing enough to help them with it. BBC… via Women with endometriosis aren’t being diagnosed quickly enough or receiving adequate treatment — Metro

SPONSORED: Earn money from your blog or build a website with WordPress.com

TSS testers give 6 reasons why WordPress.com has the features and flexibility to build your audience or customer base and to generate earnings: WordPress powers over 27% of the web, so your site joins the ranks of big names like The New York Times, CNN, and many more Acquiring a custom domain name will lay claim to a special address on the web for you There are many free and premium themes available to create the perfect look for your site Sharing buttons allow for the Broadcasting and re-sharing of your posts to promote your brand on social media such as Twitter and Facebook There are ongoing opportunities to attend live courses offered by ‘Happiness Engineers’ to get the most out of your site Additionally, once accepted on to the WordAds program, there is opportunity to join the new WordPress.com Affiliate Program expanding the focus beyond ads to include referrals. T&Cs apply. Plans and pricing information and to Sign up to a package to suit you click here You will have support when you need it …

Victoria Beckham says London 2012 was enough of a Spice Girl Reunion

The Spice Girls reunited for the London Olympics in 2012 (Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)Victoria Beckham thinks the Spice Girls performing at the London 2012 Olympics was enough of a reunion. Victoria reunited with bandmates Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Mel… via Victoria Beckham says she’ll ‘always be Posh Spice’ as she dismisses the Spice Girls reunion — Metro

Pollution and how it affects the skin

We chat to Dr Anjali Mahto, a Consultant Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Spokesperson. who explained how pollution can affect the skin: “As skin is your outermost barrier, it is one of the first and largest targets for air pollution. So, what exactly is air pollution? Air pollutants include the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), volatile organic compounds (VOC), oxides, particulate matter, ozone, and cigarette smoke. Prolonged and repetitive exposure to these agents can have negative effects on the skin. Scientific studies in both animals and humans have shown that these components of air pollution can contribute to premature skin ageing (wrinkling, pigmentation spots) and worsening of inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. One major mechanism is via the generation of reactive oxygen species that can damage DNA in skin cells.” She adds “For many of us settled in city life, it is worth thinking about taking extra precautionary measures to protect against noxious chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis. We may not be able to control the environmental factors …

Last year at tssreviews

I sailed through 2016 blogging away quite happily. I have a new blog too http://illustrating-business.ghost.io/. But as far as TSS goes I think it is still relevant in both the creative industry and the business world, though I think the bubble has very much burst between bloggers in general and their PR partners in a commercial sense. The water has been muddied somewhat. Despite this,  I have managed to publish regular posts under an array of different categories. More importantly, I very much hope I’m still entertaining and inspiring readers Here’s a few highlights from 2016 Top review was of Portugal’s Hotel Miragem Cascais. Read it here I like ‘things’ and I talk about ‘things’ a lot. I have probably featured more than 365 little things over the course of 2016 if you were to add them up. There’s the jigsaw puzzle reviews of course, but there were also things like paperback books; scented candles; subscription box bits; shiny things; pretty things; practical things; technical things; large things with small components, potatoes (yes potatoes), and …

An Interview with Actor, Writer and Producer, Daniel Taylor

About Daniel Taylor Daniel Taylor is known for playing Sammy in Blood Brothers (West End and national tour). Read our previously published review of that tour date in Coventry here. Also Mickey in Alan Bleasdale’s production of Down the Dock Road (Royal Court, Liverpool). In Autumn 2016, Taylor toured the UK, US and Canada in the title role of stage production Lennon: Through A Glass Onion. About The Tommy Cooper Show Daniel Taylor is currently touring the UK with his own production The Tommy Cooper Show, a three-hander based on the life of the late comedian. Co-written by Taylor himself, along with playwright Ian Carroll, The Tommy Cooper Show takes us on a journey from Cooper’s days in the army right up to the height of his national TV stardom. The Tommy Cooper Show remains a celebration of what made Cooper such a national treasure who brought joy and laughter to the British public. Note: The production has the blessing of Tommy Cooper’s estate and his daughter Vicky. The show returns to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn …

An Interview with playwright Satinder Chohan

Interview with Satinder Chohan, Writer of Made in India,  a new play which explores the issue of commercial surrogacy through the eyes of three different women. Currently in rehearsal with an all-female cast, Made in India is set to make its world premiere at the Belgrade Theatre this January. Made in India runs at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from Tues 24 Jan to Sat 4 Feb What inspired you to write Made in India? I was applying for the Adopt A Playwright award and had less than 24 hours to find an idea before the deadline. Reading through newspapers for ideas (always an excellent research tool), I read a shocking article about a white, middle class English woman who paid an Indian village surrogate to birth her baby and had described her surrogate as a ‘vessel’. With my Indian village roots, the surrogate could have been any number of my female relatives or if my parents hadn’t emigrated to the UK, even me. The story was loaded with so much conflicting emotion, culture and politics, …