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Wednesday 29 January 2014
Outlook For all that management style, and “style” is very much the Justin King way, what about the substance?
Chelsea v West Ham: Jose Mourinho offers a champagne reception, but will the Blues be tasting success at the end of the season
Tuesday 28 January 2014
Mourinho fulfilled a promise in supplying champagne for his pre-match press conference in celebration of his 51st birthday
Monday 20 January 2014
The vote will be held next year, with current president Sepp Blatter yet to decide whether to go for another term
Sunday 19 January 2014
Champagne looks to burst the bubble of the long-serving Fifa overlord in next year’s presidential elections
Tuesday 31 December 2013
We're getting closer by the second to that most important minute of 2013, the last one. It's a time you want to be in peak social and/or romantic condition - and thankfully, the internet is offering plenty of advice for how to make sure you're not mumbling the countdown alone in a toilet as the clock strikes midnight. Here's our top 5:
Sunday 29 December 2013
See in the new year in style with a bottle of bubbles. Sam Muston rounds up France's finest and best-value fizz for the perfect celebration
Sunday 29 December 2013
As New Year's Eve approaches, there are vast swathes of sparkling on offer in the high street, so here are three celebration bottles where quality and price match up…
Saturday 28 December 2013
In Japan, New Year's Eve itself is called oh-misoka, and is a day to spend quietly at home for most people. It is not a day for fireworks at all in Japan (fireworks are reserved for summertime). You reflect on the old year, watch some year-ending entertainment programmes on TV such as Kohaku Uta Gassen (a long-running singing contest show), and perhaps go to the local temple at midnight, while hearing the 108 rings of the bell to ring away the evils of the old year. People looking for a party on New Year's Eve are often disappointed.
Sunday 22 December 2013
Sales fall flat under pressure from cheaper alternatives
Friday 20 December 2013
There may only be four days to go, but there's still time to snap up some great pressies for all the family
Sunday 08 December 2013
From sparklers to the dessert wines, Terry Kirby reveals the drinks that will get you in the festive spirit...
Friday 06 December 2013
If you're sat at home fretting about weird old dons setting fiendish logic puzzles - don't!
As if the bottle and the prospect of exceptional pink champagne wasn’t charming enough, then this edition of Laurent Perrier Rosé will really wow its recipient with two oenological champagne glasses and a decorative gift box. If you don’t decide to keep it for yourself that is…
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Thursday 05 December 2013
For the loved ones in your life who like a tipple, consider one of these very drinkable pressies
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Under £200... European city breaks by train
Cresta has a range of deals on January city breaks to Europe. Examples include Paris, where three nights at the Hotel Jardins de Montmartre from 13 January is £175pp; or Bruges, where the Ibis Brugge Centrum from 17 January is £169pp. Both include breakfast and Eurostar. crestaholidays.co.uk
Breakthrough? Church of England moves step closer to women bishops as General Synod backs new proposals
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Church governing body votes massively in favour to support their introduction - but with guidance for parishes that reject female ministry
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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