The Washhouse in Shudehill, is one of many trendy locations that’s caught the attention of city dwellers thanks to it’s uncanny resemblance to a real dry cleaners. Locals have even been so convinced of the narrow-looking facility’s appearance close to The Arndale Centre – that they have actually turned up to their weekly wash.
Leave your dirty laundry at home and step through the washing machine-shaped door to find a modern-day bar with laundry themed touches surrounded in low mood lighting.
Once inside, pay no attention to the man pretending to wait for his spin cycle to end, head for the 1970’s phone and tell the operator that you have some clothes to clean.
The owners have gone all out to create an air of mystery about this secretive drinking spot, you’ll soon get suspicious if you spot a well-dressed crowd heading towards this themed bar.
For those hoping for a glimpse of the menu before you arrive, you can’t. The website also plays along with The Washhouse’s Secret nature, but some snaps have been spotted across social media.
Cocktails, ranging from the classic to the experimental, as well as spirits, beers and champagne are all served at table, to a soundtrack of dirty deep house.
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She added: “There are no public shelters and there were never any public shelters, it wasn’t like the Blitz.
“Your shelter was getting under a table at home. If you survived that your continued survival was down to us.
“We are a command level of defence – we would know where the clouds of fallout were going to be, where to send help, the movement of bodies or distribution of medicine and food.”
During the Cold War, Britain developed a defence strategy made up of secret plans which would come into play in the event of a nuclear war.
Part of these plans involved constructing specialised bunkers.
However, this figure surged to 12,807 scans or hacking attempts in the busiest week.
While there were 2,435 attempts to maliciously log into devices.
Which? worked with cyber security experts the NCC Group and the Global Cyber Alliance to carry out the study.
Thankfully, security protections that came with the devices managed to block most of these attempts.
The areas that the threats came from were America, Russia, India, China and the Netherlands.
The most common threat was trying to find unsecured devices and then using weak default passwords to access it.
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Elvis Presley fans know that Graceland’s upstairs is off-limits to the public, but it is well-known what’s up there from his bedroom and office to the bathroom he died in. However, not much is known about the Memphis mansion’s mysterious attic. In a new video interview, Elvis’ cousin Billy Smith was asked if the top floor of the house was, in fact, haunted.
Speaking on his son Danny’s Memphis Mafia Kid YouTube channel in the video below, Billy started off by joking about ghosts haunting Graceland’s attic.
But when he finished kidding he did admit: “I did stumble down the stairs one time. I’d gone up there and I heard [this] racket and wondered what it was.
“It was a bat. I didn’t know if it was a vampire bat or what it was.
“I couldn’t see it at the time so I ushered on down the stairs rather quickly and I kind of tripped.”
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Billy added: “Thank goodness nobody never got stung…I broke and ran!”
Earlier this month, Express.co.uk took part in a virtual live tour of Graceland and asked what’s in the mysterious attic today.
Archivist Angie Marchese replied: ““All of the attic items have been moved to the archives.”
And as for what Elvis had chosen to keep there during his lifetime, she shared that little-known information too.
Angie said: “All of Gladys belongings, his army stuff was up there. Some of Lisa’s baby clothes, old furnishings and drapes.”
So, by the sounds of it, Graceland’s attic was used to store items that Elvis and his family were no longer using but felt they couldn’t throw away.
Sadly The King’s mother Gladys died in 1958 aged only 46-year-old, just as The King was setting off for his brief stint in the army.
After two years serving over in Germany, Elvis returned home to Graceland as Sergeant Presley. Following years kept in the attic and then the archives, his uniform is now on permanent display just across from the mansion at the entertainment and exhibit complex called Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Having recently revealed its new laser-guided vacuum cleaner, Dyson is back with another clever innovation that could make your home a whole lot safer to live in. The firm’s new air purifier is not only capable of busting the dust and nose-running allergens from your living space but it can even track down and kill bugs including the H1N1 virus. That sounds impressive, but there’s another reason why you might fancy installing one of these Dyson devices in your home.
The firm says that this latest gadget will constantly monitor levels of pollutants in the room and then set about destroying them. One of the most worrying dangers that lurk in our homes is a chemical called formaldehyde.
This colourless gas, which can cause asthma-like respiratory problems and skin irritation, is sometimes released by furniture and wooden products containing formaldehyde-based resins such as plywood and fibreboard. It’s also found in insulating materials and do-it-yourself products such as paint, wallpapers, varnishes and even household cleaning products.
These harmful particles are very hard to capture as they are incredibly small but Dyson thinks it has come up with a way of making sure you don’t breathe them into your lungs.
The firm’s Selective Catalytic Oxidisation (SCO) filter continuously destroys formaldehyde at a molecular level and it’s been made to ensure precise sensing of the pollutant for the lifetime of the machine.
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Its design uses billions of atom-sized tunnels which trap and destroy formaldehyde, breaking it down into tiny amounts of water and CO2 . It then regenerates from oxygen in the air to keep destroying it continuously without ever requiring replacement.
You can also constantly check the levels of pollution, temperature and humidity via an app on your phone and Dyson says its latest purifiers have been made to be much quieter than before.
Considering we all breathe up to 9,000 litres of air and spend as much as 90 percent of our time indoors having a clean environment could be of serious benefit to our health.
Speaking about the new device, Alex Knox, Vice President of Environmental Care at Dyson said: “The off-gassing tendency of formaldehyde means that it can go undetected in a home for years. Dyson has engineered a machine that provides accurate and successful sensing, capture and destruction of the pollutant.
“Our solid-state sensor doesn’t dry out overtime, lasting the lifetime of the machine. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised global awareness about the air that we breathe and Dyson’s commitment to providing cleaner air through innovation and technology remains at the forefront of our mission.”
The new purifier with formaldehyde sensing will go on sale soon in White/Gold and cost £599.