Money can't buy you love, ladies

Cheryl Cole to separate from Ashley Cole

Never get a tattoo. If there’s one lesson the WAGs of this world need to learn – other than boob jobs and Brazilians being sooo 2004 – it’s never get a tattoo.

Hot Fuzz: Meet Ricki Hall

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Modelling, mayhem, megastars: welcome to the world of Ricki Hall. Codsall’s never been so cool.

Home is where the Wi-Fi is: kids have to be connected

Three million UK families had discovered their children viewing violent, explicit or pornographic material on the internet, according to uSwitch.com

It’s one of Europe’s great train journeys: to my right, Lake Geneva glistened in the midday sun; to the left, a gentle valley rose to some of Europe’s most dramatic peaks as we headed into snow-tipped The Alps.

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.