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How to wash clothes in China

By roving hack Ignatius Rake

Need to do some washing in China? Well, you'd better read this then.

Boxy but good

By Ignatius Rake, Japan

Cars in Japan, yeah?

Cherry-blossom tramps

By Ignatius Rake, Japan

Street drinking in Japan, yeah?

Steak for tea

By Ignatius Rake, Japan

Cooking steak in Japan, yeah?

Stones new and renewed

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

A new stone circle has just been unveiled at Pentillie Castle in Cornwall but it's certainly not the first megalithic structure to be built in the Duchy since Neolithic times.

Ten simple ways to overcome apathy

By life coach by Jurta Jurgonold

Staying fully motivated is easier than you think.

Clubbing in Coleraine

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Watch and learn as all-round sportsman Marcus Keeley goes golfing with clubs in Coleraine.

Fancy somewhere hot?

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Check out these fantastic radioactive holiday destinations.

Marcus goes to Disneyland

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Join Marcus Keeley as he takes in the joys of France's Magic Kingdom.

The Adventures of Captain Red Beard

By guest editor Amber Seree

An uncovered, unverified, undeniably true account from lost history partially translated by Amber Seree.

Meet our new appointment


Fifth-dimensional driving instructor appointed.

Wot no LOFT or Voicebox?

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Voicebox Comedy on hiatus as LOFT in Belfast closes but at least you can now watch the second part of the Voicebox Movie.

RIP Gitmouse

By executive editor Wolfgang Bang

The R&H pays homage to a much-loved friend and colleague.

Przyjedz do Saint Austell!

Sprawozdanie Marka Dupy, 6 lat

Przyjedź do Saint Austell w Kornwalii!

Post-Christmas Shopping

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Marcus Keeley hits the shops of Belfast in a frenzy of post-Christmas consumption.

Bus Tips

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Belfast comedian Marcus Keeley offers invaluable advice on travelling by bus.

Big Fish and Footbridge

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Marcus Keeley appraises Belfast's Big Fish and finds it a tad lacking.

Lights in the Dark Nights

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Local soak Marcus Keeley takes a walk round the dark streets of Belfast in what is quite possibly the best vid on the interweb.

Voicebox the movie

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Feast your eyes, ears and brain on this quality vid of October's Voicebox Comedy night in Belfast.

The Wee Sitty Bit Beside the Bandstand

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Check out this ace new vid from Belfast comedian Marcus Keeley.

Big laughs in Belfast Pt 1

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

A long weekend of comedy in Belfast kicks off with push ups at Voicebox.

Pictures of Poz

By roving hack Ignatius Rake

That Rake blokes goes for a walk round Poznan, a Polish city with its very own fart club.

Need a driver in Sri Lanka?

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Then call Thilanga today!

Paris, art and ants

By local soak Marcus Keeley

Is the ghost of Salvador Dalí stalking Belfast comedian Marcus Keeley?

Belfast by bus

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Daring new video captures highs and lows of driving through Belfast.

The dead trousers of Dusseldorf

By roving hack Ignatius Rake

That Rake bloke goes shopping in Germany but it could have been anywhere really.

Loud in Laos

By roving hack Ignatius Rake
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane's temple fairs and discos bring a whole new meaning to the word loud; ear defenders advised.

Poznan, Poland's UFO capital?

By intergalactic hack Ignatius Rake
Poznan, Poland

If you want to see UFOs, make sure you visit Lake Malta in Poznań. Just watch out for all the bloody cyclists.

Time gain Milan

By roving hack Ignatius Rake
Milan, Italy

According to Quentin Robert DeNameland, "Time is of affliction." In Milan, it's just screwed up, as this time traveller can attest.

Pingu, where were you?

By roving hack Ignatius Rake
Grasse, France

Films aren't always to be believed, as this particular hack discovered on a trip to Grasse.

Don't panic!

By roving hack Ignatius Rake
Ljubljana, Slovenia

As any galactic hitchhiker knows, when things go awry, don't panic.

Symphony of the sands

By off-roading hack Ignatius Hack
Sharjah and Dubai, UAE

Nothing compares to the peace and tranquility of the Arabian Desert, something best enjoyed in a 4x4 while haring around some dunes like a loon.

The killers of Manila

By roving hack Ignatius Rake
Manila, the Philippines

Travel broadens the mind but if you go to Manila you also stand to get your brains blown out to boot.

Holiday in Cambodia

By trigger-happy hack Ignatius Rake
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Why lie on a beach when you can have a blast with the Royal Cambodian Army?

No place for flip-flops (Pt 2)

By roving hack Ignatius Rake
Panmunjom, North and South Korea

Crossing into North Korea, our valiant hack risks all to expose the truth some people don't want told.

Relax, it's just a hurricane

By roving hack Ignatius Rake
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Most people crave sunshine when they go abroad but sometimes in Tonga you can't beat a bit of wind.

Booted off the bus to Bridgetown

By roving hack Ignatius Rake

Dub reggae, inverted racism and vibrating buttocks are just some of the things you can enjoy on a Barbadian bus.

No place for flip-flops (Pt 1)

By roving hack Ignatius Rake
Panmunjom, North and South Korea

Sick of hippies in tie-dyed T-shirts and flip-flops? Then head to Panmunjom in the Korean DMZ. Just don't be surprised if you come back in a box.

Art for all

By roving hack Ignatius Rake
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

While it might be small, Vaduz is perfectly formed. Especially when it comes to freaky modern architecture

Fantastic find-a-typo competition!

If you can spot any of the 'typos', broken links or other mistakes we have carefully hidden around this website, you could win up to three hundred pounds!

Pub quiz: Round one

Compiled by the venerable Rake

Switch off your phones and cover up your answers. That's right, it's round one of our very own pub quiz. No cheatin' or yer barred!

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