TOM UTLEY: Tracking elderly motorists is a sinister road to go down

From the point of view of everyone’s safety — not least her own — it really would have been much better if my dear late mother had been banned from driving long before she approached her 80th year. Though she would hotly deny it if she were still alive, the fact is that throughout her life … Read more

Amanda Seyfried unleashes sinister past of her family home for thriller Things Heard & Seen

The official trailer for the upcoming Netflix film Things Heard And Seen was released on the streaming service’s YouTube channel on Thursday. The film, which stars Amanda Seyfried, centers around her character as she unleashes the sinister past of her family home.  The supernatural thriller was co-directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and based … Read more

Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy turns into sinister Tommy Shelby to film series six in Liverpool

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy looked every inch the suave gangster as filming resumed for the sixth and final series in Liverpool on Thursday. The actor, 44, donned a black evening suit and a white silk scarf as he joined co-star Paul Anderson to film the formal scenes. It comes after producers confirmed Sam Claflin … Read more

Sinister graffiti threatening Michael Gove appears in Belfast

Sinister graffiti featuring Michael Gove‘s name, address and a threatening message has appeared in a staunchly loyalist area of Belfast. The menacing ‘we don’t forget, we don’t forgive’ message was scrawled across a series of hoarding boards in the Sandy Row area of Northern Ireland‘s capital. The street is in a well-known loyalist area which was … Read more

Police in Northern Ireland probe sinister graffiti threat aimed at Brexit port workers

Police in Northern Ireland are probing a sinister graffiti terror threat made to Brexit port workers. The investigation was launched after the words ‘all border post staff are targets’ appeared spray painted on a wall in Larne, County Antrim, on Thursday. It is not known who was behind the latest threat, but MPs have warned … Read more

MICK HUME: Why the Online Harms Bill could lead us into a new era of sinister state censorship

As the old proverb says, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Those words certainly apply to the Online Safety Bill, a sweeping measure that, in the name of public safety, could actually herald a new era of sinister state censorship. Freedom of speech is already under grave threat in this country, and … Read more

EastEnders SPOILER: Ian Beale hits rock bottom as Max Branning’s sinister threats escalate

EastEnders SPOILER: Ian Beale hits rock bottom as Max Branning’s sinister threats escalate (but who will be the culprit of his shocking attack?) By Laura Fox For Mailonline Published: 07:07 GMT, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 07:07 GMT, 27 November 2020 EastEnders‘ Ian Beale will finally hit rock bottom on Monday as Max Branning’s sinister … Read more

STEPHEN GLOVER: Attacking awkward truths is a sinister sign of weakness 

Someone as wild as Donald Trump seems to have been installed at the Department of Health and Social Care. On Saturday evening this character tweeted an attack on a piece which appeared in that day’s Daily Mail.  The article had cited numerous statistics which suggested that the effects of Covid-19 are less uniformly destructive than … Read more

Her stories terrified America – but writer Shirley Jackson’s private life was every bit as sinister

Shirley Jackson liked to recount how she got the idea for the story that shocked America while she was out doing the family grocery shopping one morning. She worked out the plot on her way home, plonked her toddler daughter in her playpen, put away the groceries and sat down to bash it out on … Read more

JOHN GRAY: Harsh measures meted out against migrants contain sinister echoes from France’s past

When migrants attempt the hazardous journey by sea from France to Britain, they are not merely seeking a better standard of living. They are fleeing to a country where they will not be exposed to the prejudice and mistreatment – sometimes brutal – that is their daily experience across the Channel. Home Secretary Priti Patel … Read more