Lara Williams is a freelance writer and fiction writer based in Manchester, England.

Netflix UK's July Documentary Influx Includes Creepy Tourism & So Much More

Sometimes it's nice to marathon a critically-acclaimed drama and other times a fun sitcom is exactly what hits the spot, but occasionally there's nothing like a good old dose of reality. So if you're something of a documentary fan and are wondering…
By Lara Williams

'Good Evening Britain' Is A Real Thing & OMG You Won't Believe The Guests

If you have ever watched Good Morning Britain and thought, if only this were on in the evenings as well — it seems your prayers have been answered. Yes, this evening you can shun the glorious weather, curl up on the settee, and turn to ITV for a…
By Lara Williams

Niall Has Revealed The Reason He Quit 'Love Island' & We Have SO Much Respect

Niall Aslam left the Love Island villa relatively abruptly, and the reasons behind him doing so were not entirely clear, with much speculation of what might have prompted the departure. However, Niall has just broken his silence with an…
By Lara Williams

Wireless Will Have An All-Female Stage Hosted By Julie Adenuga & The Line-Up Is SO Good

Earlier this year Wireless faced a barrage of criticism from both celebrities and the press due to their paltry representation of female artists on this year's line-up. It seems, however, that they've taken those thoughts on-board — and come back…
By Lara Williams

This Is How Much Celebrity Lookalikes Get Paid & OMG, Where Do I Sign Up?

A new documentary taking a behind-the-scenes peek at the lives of celebrity lookalikes is set to air it's second series on Channel 4 on Wednesday night. The show is called Lookalikes, and is centred around a lookalikes agency in Eastbourne —…
By Lara Williams

Science Says Audiobooks Are Scarier Than Films, So Here Are 7 Of The Most Terrifying

Research conducted by University College London, and backed by the audiobook-seller Audible, has found stories, when told via audiobook, can be even more emotionally affecting than on film. That's right, listening to a horror story may well be even…
By Lara Williams

Experts Say This Viral Tweet Nails Why Calling Boris Johnson "Boris" Is So Damaging

A tweet recently went viral for positing the question: is it problematic that Boris Johnson is repeatedly referred to by his first name? The tweet questioned whether there was something innately over-familiar and even pally about this informal way…
By Lara Williams

How To Sleep Better When It's Hot Outside, Because The Struggle Is Real

The UK is in full heatwave mode and everything is feeling positively Mediterranean. However, one of the few problems with this glorious sunshine is the issue of sleeping. It's just not very easy to sleep in the heat. Especially in the UK, where…
By Lara Williams

This New Study Proves Being A Narcissist Actually Comes With Some Benefits & WTF

Narcissists might be self-important attention seekers, but annoyingly, it turns out they are more likely to be successful. According to new research, narcissists may well have the personality traits that make you more likely to succeed, and are…
By Lara Williams

These Creepy Crime Dramas Set In Sleepy British Towns Are Almost Too Relatable

Netflix's latest original series Safe is set within the sleepy confines of a gated community in the North of England. Residents have to pass by a security system to get in and out of the community, but this still doesn't mean they are safe from…
By Lara Williams

7 British True Crime Documentaries You Won't Want To Believe Happened In The UK

It's been slim pickings to appease British true crime fans looking for cases within the UK — the majority of those coming out have just been reporting on crimes in America. But that's now changing. If you're interested in some terrifying tales based…
By Lara Williams

Andrew Ridgeley Is As Busy As Ever Post-Wham! Days & We're So Happy For Him

A new documentary exploring the life of legendary singer and musician, George Michael, will be hitting screens this evening. This revealing episode of television is set to get us all talking and thinking about Michael's extraordinary musical legacy…
By Lara Williams

ITV's New Lead Actor Counts Harry Styles & Steven Spielberg As Former Colleagues

Olivia Cooke has been the name on everyone's lips for a long while now. And for good reason: she has impressive acting chops. She's set to lead what will surely be the this autumn's most talked about new television show Vanity Fair, she's the star…
By Lara Williams

ITV Are About To Work Their Period Drama Magic On This Classic British Novel

The much-hyped period drama Vanity Fair is set to land on screens extremely soon, bringing with it a heady dose of drama, intrigue, heartache, and of course, some eye-popping period costumes. So if you're eagerly awaiting what is sure to be one of…
By Lara Williams

Kidnapping Dramas Are So Gripping For This Strange & Unexpected Reason

The much-hyped new BBC crime drama Hidden unpacks a dark crime at the heart of a rural Welsh community — the kidnapping and imprisoning of a young woman. Twitter was quickly ablaze with speculation and theorising on the outcome, and there have been…
By Lara Williams

How To Rent A Designer Dress Because It's So Much Cheaper Than Actually Buying One

To most people (including me), the idea of owning a designer dress is the stuff of dreams — but that doesn't stop me gazing longingly at high fashion and luxe Instagram accounts, trying to figure out whether I'd ever need that Maison Margiela cold…
By Lara Williams

You Can Try These Summer Solstice Traditions At Home For Guaranteed Good Vibes

The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year, and has been celebrated in different ways for centuries. It is considered by many as a spiritually significant moment in the year, and there are a multitude of different ways to mark this…
By Lara Williams

These Nostalgic AF Summer Reads Will Have You Wishing For 6 Weeks Annual Leave

With the summer in full-swing, there's nothing quite like hotfooting to the park or seaside, with a good book in tow. And if you're looking for something to catch the mood, then why not read one of these fabulous books about British summer? With…
By Lara Williams

These Countryside Short Stories Are Maybe Some Of The Creepiest We've Ever Found

The countryside might not immediately strike you as obviously creepy, especially while the weather is warming up and our associations of it are more frolicking lambs and sunny planes. But according to these short story writers, the countryside is…
By Lara Williams

This Is The Exact Time You Need To Arrive At Wimbledon To Snag Last Minute Tickets

The biggest tennis tournament in the world will all be kicking off again in almost no time. So pop your Pimms in the freezer and get slicing some cucumber, because it's time to get in the spirit of things. And if you're thinking of taking it up a…
By Lara Williams