This one's for the musos

Weekend web

King of the floor fillers, Example takes centre stage in Weekend, talking dance anthems, super producers and why he can't wait for this year's V Festival.

Lame finales, wild beasts, oh, and the World Cup

Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard in Fargo

Bit of a change of plan this week. Instead of rambling on about a specific telly theme - reality TV, bad goodies, my undying love for Peter Barlow - : I thought I'd ramble on about this week's best and worst on the ol' gogglebox.

Bring me a hire love

Masquerade Fancy Dress shop

Fiends, Romans, Spider-Men, lend us your looks. . . We find out what life is like in one of the region’s busiest and best fancy dress shops.

Too posh to pawn? Think again...


There was one woman who thought her shiny hair straighteners were solid gold,” says Lin Head, a pawnbroker of more than 10 years. “That was a bit of a strange one.