Creative writing prize: Stylist short story competition

  Win an Arvon course in Stylist magazine’s competition to celebrate Daphne du Maurier In October, Virago Modern Classics will release four Daphne du Maurier short story collections: The Birds, Breaking Point, The Doll and The Rendezvous. To celebrate, Stylist magazine has teamed up with Virago to run a creative writing competition for gothic-themed short…

‘Rock Band’ And ‘Guitar Hero’ Are Coming Back, Because The World Doesn’t Have Enough Plastic Toy Guitars

From about 2005 until 2010 the western world was blighted by the arrival of video games which ostensibly simulated playing the guitar, but actually involved mashing spongey plastic keys on tiny, humiliating pretend instruments. And now – even though we have the technology to play video games with actual, real guitars – they’re coming back….

Boy With Rare Condition Defies The Odds To Walk Again After Major Surgery

The heartwarming moment an eight-year-old took his first steps after major surgery has been caught on camera.  Giovanni Algarin, eight, from Pennsylvannia, US, suffers from genetic disorder Schwartz–Jampel syndrome (SJS) and recently had hip-reconstruction surgery.  His condition means he has a rare form of dwarfism, which causes his muscles to become tight and stiff. After hip surgery, Giovanni’s…