Last modified on Mar 12, 2021 19:13 GMT Karen Silas Best chocolate hampers for any occasion: Mother's Day, Easter, Valentine's Day, Christmas, World Chocolate Day... the ultimate gift for chocolate lovers. Mini, luxury & novelty chocolate hampers, quirky treat chocolate hampers & more. No matter what the occasion all year round, from Valentine's Day to Christmas, Mother's Day, Easter or even just because, there's a surefire way to make sure your gift gets a sweet reception: choose a chocolate hamper! Whether you are ready to treat yourself with a mini-hamper, bestow a loved one or colleague with a delicious gift they will truly appreciate or share a chocolate bounty with friends and family, we’ve rounded up a gift guide of some of the best chocolate hampers around . RELATED: 21 simple & sweet chocolate gifts to gift mum for Mother's Day From M&M to salted caramel, 10 chocolate spreads you need right now Studies have shown that chocolate is good for your mood , dark chocolate is good for your health, and, although we haven’t seen any scientific evidence to prove it, we're pretty sure chocolate in all of its many forms is just plain good for the soul. Here are our top picks for the best mini hampers, novelty chocolate hampers, personalised hampers and gift chocolate hampers out there... Best chocolate hampers under £40 No matter what your budget, show someone how much you care by saying it with chocolate! The Everything Chocolate Gift Hamper , £27.50, Hotel Chocolat SHOP HOTEL CHOCOLAT HAMPERS This Hotel Chocolat bestseller contains Milk Chocolate Puddles, Nano Slabs in Milk, Dark and Salted Caramel, a Billionaire's Shortbread Selector, The Brownie Selector, Salted Caramel Puddles and the Patisserie Collection. Prosecco and chocolate hamper , £30, Thorntons SHOP THORNTON'S CHOCOLATE HAMPERS NOW Enjoy some fizz along … [Read more...] about 35+ best chocolate hampers that are perfect for any occasion
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Photo-Illustration: by Vulture; Photos by Warner Bros. We’re just four films into the internationally produced, Godzilla-centric series about giant beasts roaming the Earth — the latest, Godzilla vs. Kong , is currently playing in theaters and on HBO Max — but to my mind, it has already become the most interesting of the mega-budgeted “universes” that now dominate popular culture. It tells stories as big and shiny (and flagrantly melodramatic) as anything in the MCU, DCEU, or Star Wars franchises, but at the same time, it has philosophical consistency, a sense of grandeur, and a poker-faced poetic streak, qualities only intermittently spotted in rival series. Godzilla vs. Kong is the biggest hit since 2014’s franchise-launching Godzilla , which bodes well for more entries, but I still don’t think the series gets enough credit for its specialness. It’s easy to undervalue if, like so many viewers, you fixate on the human characters who (as in the Japanese kaiju films from Toho Studios and the Universal Pictures King Kong films made in the States, both of which inspired the modern-day MonsterVerse) are mere supporting players perched ringside, watching titans fight. As in the Alien series — which, like the MonsterVerse films, is writer- and director-driven — each new installment feels notably different from the last, channeling a different set of mythological, theological, and pop-culture references. Consistency comes from the creature designs imported from earlier films; from the ongoing stories of human scientists, government agents, capitalists, and mercenaries; and from the tragic, sadly relevant idea connecting every installment: that we’re on the cusp of a post-human world and have only ourselves to blame. That last part is especially striking. This is an ecologically conscious series that ultimately blames every monster incident on human arrogance, treachery, or faulty interpretation of kaiju intent. As such, it is the only franchise … [Read more...] about My Heart Belongs to the MonsterVerse
June 09, 2020 - 14:16 BST Hanna Fillingham Madonna shares rare glimpse inside home in London as her twins give tour of the music room Madonna revealed that she has been isolating in London during the lockdown after attending the Black Lives Matter protest in the capital last week. The Madame X star – who also has properties in the United States and Portugal – took to Instagram on Monday to share a rare look inside her west London home, posting a video of her seven-year-old twins Estere and Stella playing Mozart on the piano inside the music room. The spacious dimly-lit room featured an electric piano and a leather chair, and looked to be popular with the entire family, as Madonna's older daughter, Mercy James, 14, later took over to play some Debussy. Loading the player... VIDEO: Take a look inside Madonna's music room inside her London home The American Pie hitmaker, who is also mum to David, 14, adopted her four youngest children from Malawi. Madonna shares son Rocco Ritchie, 19, with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, and Lourdes Leon, 23, with ex Carlos Leon. On Saturday, Madonna was spotted at a Black Lives Matter protest in London, while on crutches nursing a knee injury. The music icon was seen chanting "no justice, no peace" in the middle of the crowds and was seen speaking to other protestors. The doting mum also shared footage from the event on Instagram, including a video of David and Mercy chanting "black lives matter" as they walked with the rest of the protestors. MORE: Why today is so special for Kate Middleton and Prince William Madonna's twins Estere and Stella are too cute! Madonna is an incredibly supportive mum and moved her family to Lisbon, Portugal, so that David could pursue his promising football career. She praised the teenager for his determination during an interview with Vogue, revealing that she could see herself in David the most. She said: "What he has more … [Read more...] about Madonna shares rare glimpse inside home in London as her twins give tour of the music room
January 12, 2021 - 20:44 GMT Emmy Griffiths The Pembrokeshire Murders: where is John Cooper now? John Cooper is a serial killer responsible for the murders of four people, Richard and Helen Thomas and Peter and Gwenda Dixon, and is at the centre of the police investigation currently being retold on ITV's The Pembrokeshire Murders. MORE: The Pembrokeshire Murders: the true story behind the ITV drama The now 76-year-old was initially released from prison after 11 years on a burglary and robbery charge, only to be arrested a second time for the two double murders committed in the 1980s, as well as sexual assaults on two teenage girls, which he committed in 1995. He is now serving a life prison sentence at an undisclosed prison. Loading the player... WATCH: Have you watched The Pembrokeshire Murders yet? According to the BBC, at the time of his sentencing the judge, Justice John Griffith Williams, said: "[You are] a very dangerous man, highly predatory who, but for advances in forensic science, may well have continued to evade capture... The murders were of such evil wickedness that the mandatory sentence of life will mean just that. You are a very dangerous man, a significant risk of serious harm". MORE: Luke Evans shares details of 'extraordinary' true story behind new drama The Pembrokeshire Murders MORE: 9 true-crime shows to get obsessed with in 2021 MORE: Viewers shocked by Corrie star's connection to Netflix's The Ripper John was brought to justice through new DNA technology over 20 years after the initial murders, but was also spotted as a perfect match to an artist's impression of the murderer after the police managed to get hold of tapes of him from the exact same time taking part on the quiz show, Bullseye. At the time, Detective Chief Supt Steve Wilkins said: "What we managed to do then was freeze John Cooper in exactly the same position as the artist's … [Read more...] about The Pembrokeshire Murders: where is John Cooper now?