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Monday 20 February 2012
A British coach driver was arrested in France yesterday after a bus carrying children returning to Worcestershire from a half-term skiing trip careered off a motorway, killing a teacher and injuring 23 others.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
An award-winning Cornwall vineyard has become the first in the UK to apply for protected status for one of its wines.
Sunday 05 February 2012
Soho institution Quo Vadis undergoes an unfussy makeover to get tongues wagging.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Hand Picked Hotels has today launched a promotion across its group of 18 luxury retreats dotted throughout the British Isles. The deal includes an overnight stay, breakfast and dinner with a glass of champagne and canapés for £145 per couple. It is being offered for stays taken between 1 February and 18 March; properties range from the 18th-century Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex to Crathorne Hall Hotel, a country manor house overlooking the Yorkshire Moors. Handpickedhotels.co.uk
Monday 23 January 2012
If there is one race at the Cheltenham Festival that brings a particular smile to Irish eyes, it's the Champion Bumper, taken only five times by the home side since its introduction 20 years ago. And chief among the successful raiders has been Ireland's serial champion trainer Willie Mullins, with six victories.
Friday 06 January 2012
Win a bottle of champagne
Thursday 05 January 2012
Louise Mensch, the Tory MP formerly known as the chick-lit novelist Louise Bagshawe, has had an avalanche of publicity, both good and bad, since agreeing to be interviewed for GQ magazine. In that interview, she cast herself as the new Margaret Thatcher and, in a piece illustrated by posed photographs,complained about how women MPs are judged on their looks.
Wines of the week: Les Pionniers NV Champagne; Casa Silva Reserva Carmenère 2009; Banfi Mandrielle Sangiovese 2009
Sunday 01 January 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Saturday 31 December 2011
The Last Word
Thursday 29 December 2011
1. Freixenet Elyssia Rosado Cava
Friday 23 December 2011
It's two days before Christmas and wife and mother of two, Clara Dunphy, has finally finished her last-minute shopping on Oxford Street. On a whim she decides to treat herself to a champagne cocktail at the Connaught hotel, where she is chatted up by a handsome stranger. This besuited inamorato will be known for the rest of the book as "the man from the Connaught".
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail