You hear a strange bump in the middle of the night.
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Sunday 13 March 2011
In which Robert Plant's bandleader gathers to himself a supergroup of über-string-benders – Marc Ribot, Greg Leisz and, yep, Bill Frisell – and gets down to "messing up" a small canon of country songs in one room, live.
Saturday 12 March 2011
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Had a big run-in with Lesbian sticker lady this morning. I’d just got up and the new Nespresso machine had broken because I’d made about a hundred coffees last night and was more wired than Charlie Sheen on prime time. I slipped out of the flat in my housecoat to go to Starbucks.
Thursday 03 March 2011
Whitbread, the owner of the Costa chain, has expanded its coffee empire with the acquisition of Coffee Nation for £60m.
Thursday 24 February 2011
Tuesday 15 February 2011
Whether you like to start the day with a skinny cappuccino or end meals with a triple espresso, theseare the top tools for the job
Saturday 05 February 2011
Does any other untrained figure assume greater responsibility in British Life than The Best Man? Well, the Prime Minister, possibly, but he has rather more help. The Best Man, though, is expected to marry the organisational ability of Lynda Snell with the entertainment skills of Ken Dodd, the diplomacy of a Curzon with the decisiveness of a Cowell.
Saturday 29 January 2011
Luxury is in the eye of the beholder.
Thursday 27 January 2011
Starbucks UK has handed its staff a Christmas cash bonus and free shares after it delivered "healthy" sales growth in its past quarter.
Friday 14 January 2011
Nitin Chopra picked up his spoon and stirred the foam on his latte before taking a deep sip. “I’ll come to a coffee shop at least once a week,” said the 28-year-old banker. “I always order the same thing.”
Friday 07 January 2011
You might think the logo on the side of the cup doesn't much matter; that it's the quality of the coffee that counts. But you would be wrong. Wake up and smell the marketing.
Friday 07 January 2011
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Faith schools were accused yesterday of "skewing" admissions policies in favour of children from middle-class families – by giving places to those whose families attend bell-ringing classes and church coffee mornings.
Monday 04 October 2010
The shuttle to the East Ryder Cup car park may not have been the Clapham omnibus, but the man had an opinion. Tidily dressed (or at least as tidily dressed as anyone can be after having spent a day walking about a muddy swamp in the rain), well-spoken, middle-aged, middle-class, a not untypical golf fan in fact, he addressed his fellow passengers politely. "Does anyone mind," he said, "if I have a rant?"
Wednesday 08 September 2010
The leisure group Whitbread has said that revenues at its budget hotel chain Premier Inn have surged beyond pre-recession levels and dismissed any fears over a double dip in the economy.
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