Child visits terrifying house where they turn off the telly

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy has visited a real-life house of horrors where the television is sometimes turned off for hours at a time. 

Tom Logan of Bury saw the chilling sight of a blank, lifeless screen at his posh friend Seb’s house and said he found it so unsettling he could not stay in the same room.

He said: “It was just there, dead, and they were talking away as if nothing was wrong, as if the room wasn’t dominated by this unearthly silence.

“I understand something there’s nowt on worth watching, but that’s why they have Channel 4 Racing, MTV or in times of desperation, Sky Sports News.

“Would these monsters just put a black hood on their own family members until they were ready for more of their company?

“It was on later and it lifted my heart to see it so happy, so full of colour and life. Then, with a single push of a red button, they killed it right before my eyes.”

Tom admits he left the house and ran all the way home and right up to his bedroom, where his own television was still happily burbling away just as he had left it six hours earlier.

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Music journalists fear rise of ‘new Oasis’

MUSIC historians have warned that conditions in the UK are ripe for the rise of a new Oasis. 

A failing economy, political confusion, youth employment and rising nationalism mean that millions could fall under the sway of an anthemic guitar band promising a return to traditional melodic values.

NME writer Tom Booker said: “All the elements are in place. Low wages, feelings of hopelessness, anonymous dance-pop dominating the charts.

“Within 18 months a bunch of mouthy delinquents, armed with nothing but three chords and two Beatles best-ofs, could be in total command of British culture.

“Unless we act now to provide kids with samplers and educate them about Krautrock and reggaeton at grass roots level, we risk history repeating itself.

He added: “Please. You weren’t there. You don’t know what watching back-to-back gigs at Knebworth was like.

“As a nation, we’ve only just recovered from the terrible self-inflicted wound of Be Here Now. Another one could finish us altogether.”