The Friday Digest returns! It’s probably just as well we haven’t been feeding you the weird and wonderful subculture news stories for the past few weeks, because to be honest, mainstream British news just gets weirder and weirder by the day. However, as things start to quieten down a little, we’ve committed ourselves to bringing you stories that will bring you hope, laughter and confusion to fill your Friday lunch time. In the week that Theresa May took a trip to Ikea – we heard she got a new cabinet? (probably not sorry) – there are some things we just really didn’t want you to miss out on.

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Are you a Harry Potter fan? What would you do with £13,000? Charlotte Kyriakou was inspired after a visit to Harry Potter Warner Bros studios and decided to spend a wad of cash transforming the dining room of her Shrewsbury home in to a mini version of the Hogwarts Great Hall. Complete with long table, wooden panelling, Hogwarts house banners and a replica Hedwig, Charlotte’s new kitchen is pretty magical.


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A bear managed to get locked inside a car. No-one knows how, or why, but he had to be rescued from the car, which was left unlocked by Annie Brueke from Colorado. The bear somehow got itself in to the car, tore everything to pieces and then was released out the boot. You can watch the video of the bear inside the car here.


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Something truly magical has happened in Swansea. A chocolate kebab house is opening next weekend, and it looks utterly incredible. Instead of the usual (let’s be honest – gross) lump of meat on a skewer carouseling in the corner, there will instead be a solid slab of chocolate; milk, white and dark, ready to slice off for drooling customers. This week was the first time that anyone has seen inside the new shop. Nobody ever goes in, and nobody ever comes out. Well that’s not quite true, but the shop definitely does have a Wonka-esque character to it. We’re already looking at train tickets to Swansea you know…



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There’s been a lot of hype around Pokemon Go. From letting its users identify with a style rather than a gender to the sheer brilliance of the immersive experience, it’s safe to say that we’ve all gone a bit mad for it. If you don’t know what it is, Pokemon Go is a virtual reality version of Pokemon where you can catch Pokemon at different locations using an app on your phone. However, whilst it’s encouraging everyone to get out and stretch their legs, supermarket Asda has decided enough is enough and has had to issue Pokemon Go guidelines. The rules include ‘Celebrate respectfully – shouting YESSS at the fish counter may unnerve other customers’ and ‘Please refrain from abandoning trolleys to catch Pokemon.’



Trending on Twitter in London today:

1) #PrayForNice – our thoughts are with all families and friends affected by the devastating Bastille Day attacks
2) #FridayFeeling – this is a weekly trend; the sun is out, sky is blue and Eatupp has pulled pork on the menu!
3) #Pokemon – an inevitable trend we’re sure. If you haven’t downloaded Pokemon Go yet, make sure you do it after your lunch today and get out and catch ’em all!

With lunch,