The stuntman Neil Fingleton who played Mag the Mighty on Game of Thrones has died aged 36.
Mr Fingleton, who at 7ft 7in was declared the UK’s tallest man in 2007 reportedly died of heart failure on Saturday.
Born in County Durham Mr Fingleton moved to the U.S. to pursue a career in basketball however an injury forced him to retire in 2007 and he returned to Durham to pursue a career in showbusiness.
Eventually he became an actor starring in films such as X-Men: First Class, 47 Ronin and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Speaking about his height Mr Fingleton said:
I do cause a bit of a stir wherever I go, with people pulling out cameras, but it doesn’t bother me.
I’ve never been embarrassed about my height and I actually like the size I am. It’s something unique and original. My group of friends are great and I come from a good family, so being tall hasn’t ever been an issue. I’ve not been self-conscious.
The Facebook group, The Tall Persons Club, paid tribute to Mr Fingelton saying that ‘Neil Fingleton Britain’s Tallest man passed away on Saturday’.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
If you’re one of those people who doesn’t deal well with change, look away now.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Apple are about to ditch another iPhone feature and cause the technologically engaged world to dive head first into a full-blown system meltdown.
The victim this time is not the headphone jack, nor the home screen button. This time, Apple Inc. are ditching their Lightning Port for a new USB-C port, marking another shift for the iPhone’s design.
In terms you and I will understand, the charging port you currently plug your phone into – at all too regular intervals between deleting apps and desperately trying to conserve your phone battery – is going to look very different when the new iPhone 8 is rolled out.
The USB-C port is a feature more commonly associated with new Android smartphones releases.
However, it’s not entirely new territory for Apple, who introduced the USB-C port on its MacBooks in 2015.
The change is set to be costly for both accessory manufactures and Apple users – that’s you and me.
In other words, it’s going to cost everyone a small fortune to keep up with Apple’s ever-changing technology.
Move over smartphones, the Nokia 3310 is here to take us all back to the good old days of amazing battery life and indestructible screens.
If you were alive at all in the 2000s you almost certainly owned a Nokia 3310 for a while, they were unavoidable.
Forget Candy Crush, the 3310 had Snake. The most frustrating mobile game ever devised.
The phone didn’t have a torch or a camera or anything like that, but you could pop the front off, take the rubber keys off and use the back light to make enough light to roll a cigarette by.
Which came in handy when you were camping with your mates, because you used to go camping with your mates before 4G coverage and access to charging became the most important things in your life.
Also compared to the perminently smashed screens of modern smartphones the 3310 was basically Dwayne The Rock Johnson wearing full-plate armour:
Now the revamped 3310 is hitting shops for around £50, reports Tech Crunch.
The biggest draw for the phone is the incredible battery life of 25.3 days, with talk time of up 22.1 hours.
No more asking around the office for chargers. You know who I’m talking about.
It’s going to have a colour screen and internet browser and, most importantly, Snake is back.
It remains to be seen whether the 3310 can single-handedly revive Nokia’s flagging fortunes, but then again it was the phone that built their success in the first place.
Police are looking for a man who managed to swindle a £329.99 refund on a TV that he picked up from the shop floor just moments before.
CCTV captured the man walking into an Aldi store in Lincoln on January 2 where he picked up a TV, carried it to the till and proceeded to ask for a refund.
Officers said the man then went to speak with the manager, shook his hand and returned to the cashier, who believed permission had been given for a refund.
The man received £329.99 for the TV without giving a receipt and left the store.
Lincolnshire Police have since released CCTV images of the incident on their official Facebook page in the hope of tracking him down.
They wrote: “We are looking to speak with this man seen on CCTV as we believe may be able to assist our enquiries.”
If you recognise this person, police would like you to call 101 quoting incident 324 of January 2.
If you know this person and would rather stay anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.