Karen Strike

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Stylist to the stars of stage and screen who began her fashion career as a personal shopper for the wealthy and – thanks to her – well-heeled. A fashion expert, Karen can spot quality at 1,000 paces.

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What’s driving the European esports industry?

Esports has become a huge global industry, mostly due to the interest and opportunities it has taken advantage of in North America and Asia. Until recently, esports in these continents … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, May 2020 | In: Online-PR | Comment

Forever Young: why adults still sleep with cuddly toys

Forever Young: Why Do Adults Still Sleep With Cuddly Toys?

When you were very small, you probably had a teddy bear. It’s a rite of passage for every young child; some … (read more)

Posted: 21st, November 2018 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Chloe Green does something crazily rubbish on holiday

When not thinking up news way to spunk cash, Chloe Green, daughter to Topshop owner Sir Philip Green, left the family’s massive motorised yacht, straddled a jet ski and set … (read more)

Posted: 31st, August 2018 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Sadiq Khan blimp looks like Manchester United’s Mourinho


Watching the Donald Trump baby blimp fly over London as the US president visited us, his fans had an idea. Why not get a blimp and fly it over London? … (read more)

Posted: 30th, August 2018 | In: manchester united, Politicians, Sports | Comment

Cindy Sherman gives us the Oops Phone Float


You can buy a Cindy Sherman (born 1954) a phone-shaped PVC inflatable for the poor and ocean. The li-lo features an image called Oops!. It came about when Sherman, an avid swimmer, was … (read more)

Posted: 28th, August 2018 | In: The Consumer | Comment

Cancerians win more awards than any other star sign

This infographic below shows winning trends for 236 celebrated individuals in film, music, sport and more. If you’re going to play online slots check out if the planets are aligned.

Betway looked at the … (read more)

Posted: 17th, July 2018 | In: Online-PR, Strange But True | Comment

Naked Becky Vardy fat-shaming no-comment


Becky Vardy has issued a no comments. In “Vardy hits back”, Jamie Vardy’s wife is wrapped in the England flag. As patriotic as Britannia – albeit more demurely dressed (Britannia … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, July 2018 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment

Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne split Bear

More than anyone can Bear


News that Bear Payne — offspring of former One Directioner Liam Payne and former Girls Aloud hair model Cheryl Cole (see tattoo) … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, July 2018 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Gorleston beach death: bouncy castle trampoline pops in average heat


There’s “horror in the heat”. The Star leads with news that a young girl died when a bouncy castle “exploded”. The four-year-old was “catapulted” by the force of the exploding … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, July 2018 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment

Spain restores a 16th century relic and the result is unusual

To Estella, Spain, where a local expert is undertaking the “restoration” of the five centuries old painted wooden effigy of St. George at the Church of St Michael.

“The parish decided … (read more)

Posted: 27th, June 2018 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment

Shop Smart: Save Money the Hampstead and King Alfred’s School way

Fiona Phillips and Gaby Roslin are plugging a new Channel 5 TV show. Called Shop Smart: Save Money, “their new TV show that encourages savvy shopping”, says the Daily Mail. Both … (read more)

Posted: 9th, June 2018 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment

1979 computer shop manager predicts the future (video)

The terrific filmmaker David Hoffman made this film in which a computer shop worker predicts the future. Says David: “I was shooting a documentary called ‘The Information Society’ in 1979 and … (read more)

Posted: 30th, May 2018 | In: News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment

We’ve found the journalism’s nadir at Sainsbury’s

Journalism is not dead – it’s just waiting for Sainsbury’s to “reveal” what times its stores open over the bank holiday:


Revealed: The opening times for Sainsbury’s over the bank holiday … (read more)

Posted: 29th, May 2018 | In: News, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment

The Prince Harry swimsuit features a Ginger Chinge

It’s the mankini for women – and Stage dos. The Prince Harry swimsuit features a Chinge – a Ginger Chinge, naturally.


Oh my God. Harry’s chin crease like ACTUAL labia. This … (read more)

Posted: 15th, May 2018 | In: Royal Family, The Consumer | Comment

Things that exist: teeth nails

Teeth nails exist. Russian salon Nail Sunny has created fingers that can bite and scratch at the same time.



Spotter: BB … (read more)

Posted: 13th, May 2018 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Former Arsenal player invited to join pale and shadowy World Economic Forum


Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, 34, has been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders (YGL). We know what that is – and what it … (read more)

Posted: 10th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Money, News, Sports | Comment

Jermy Corbyn backed ‘catrastrophic’ Scottish Independence says MP

Is Jeremy Corbyn  rectionary? SNP Mp Mhairi Black says the Labour Party leader told her he was backing Scottish independence during a private conversation. Corbyn says Scottish independence because it … (read more)

Posted: 7th, May 2018 | In: Politicians | Comment

Subbuteo and the FA still still women’s football as a marketing gimmick


In readiness for the 2018 Women’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal, Subbuteo have produced a limited edition first all-female set. Marzena Bogdanowicz, the FA’s head of marketing and … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, News, Sports, The Consumer | Comment

Looking for the May Day girl

On the brilliant Flashbak site a search is underway for the girl in the photo from a May Day parade in Lviv, Ukraine in 1968, when it was part of … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2018 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comment

Eurovision bans ladders and pliers but not Cliff Richard


The Eurovision Song Contest is the trashsy, tacky music show that the UK never wins. Organisers of this year’s show in Portugal have produced a list of forbidden items.

Now take … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2018 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment

These standing seats are the plane travel of the grim future


No worries if you didn’t book a seat on your budget airline and don’t fancy the scramble to get one. This is the Skyrider 2.0 saddle seat, positioned by Italy’s Aviointeriors … (read more)

Posted: 26th, April 2018 | In: News, Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment

What do 10,068 radiated turtles in a small home smell like?

What do 10,068 live radiated turtles in a two-floor home smell like? It was the stench that alerted the authorities to the home in Toliara, Madagascar. Soary Randrianjafizanaka, of the … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2018 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Will Flickr go the way of Facebook under SmugMug?

Flickr, the useful and easy-to-use photography app, grew and then began dying on the vine under Yahoo!’s slack ownership. Under dire Verizon control it withered. Now it’s been taken over … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, April 2018 | In: Money, Technology | Comment

Cincinnati police are looking for a woman caught on video stealing a live Menelaus blue morpho butterfly

To Cincinnati, where police are looking for a perp caught on video nicking a Menelaus blue morpho butterfly from an exhibit at Krohn Conservatory. WCPO notes:
(University of Cincinnati biologist Stephen) Matter and … (read more)

Posted: 19th, April 2018 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment