News Bulletin 101

“What do you make of this Watson?”

New Scotland Yard for sale

Forced to save a heap of money – its budget has been slashed – the Metropolitan Police has put New Scotland Yard up for sale. It’s not the building Holmes would have been familiar with. You can read the BBC News story here.

Hindhead Golf Club raid

Hindhead Golf Club in Surrey has had its trophy cabinet emptied by thieves, believed to have been looking for metal to melt down. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a founding member of the club, was its first President, in 1904. The link to the story is here, with the club’s website here.

We’re made-up for Sherlock

Like many advertisers before them, Rimmel Cosmetics has adopted the Sherlock look for its latest TV commercial. You can see we’ve got it covered here.


CBS has given Elementary the green light for a full season. Nine more episodes have been added to the original thirteen.

Keep abreast with Elementary developments here.

No more Moriarty?

Looks like Moriarty won’t return for Sherlock series 3 (due to go into production early next year).  It says this in The Sun so it must be true.

Talking about Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch is going to play Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ manager in a new film. Again, we read this in The Sun.

Literary Transport

The other day, while browsing in our local Waterstones, we spotted a shelf full of mugs and books with a literary theme. The range is called ‘Literary Transport’ and includes The Hound of the Baskervilles. Waterstones in Belfast (and we presume across the chain) are charging £6.99 for the mug and £8.99 for the book.  We couldn’t find these items on their website but perhaps we didn’t look hard enough. The range is also available from other retailers including online, an example of which you can find here.