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Thursday 23 January 2014
Pensioners ape 'Rocky', 'Titanic', 'Bond' and more
Saturday 18 January 2014
Raising the bar for the humble 'local'
Sunday 08 December 2013
Each week across the UK, around 5,000 vegetarian meals are served to the needy
Thursday 28 November 2013
The first sign that dinner on Wednesday was not to be as other dinners came when a man in a purple velvet suit and tiger mask instructed us all to drink cucumber consommé from the multicoloured shot glasses on the bar opposite the door.
Saturday 23 November 2013
Restaurant review: Angela Hartnett is at the helm of Shoreditch's latest high-ticket opening, the Merchants Tavern
Saturday 09 November 2013
Merchants Tavern, 36 Charlotte Road, London, EC2 (020-7060 5335)
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Saturday 14 September 2013
"If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon or make a better mousetrap than his neighbour," runs the ancient Yankee saw, "though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door."
Friday 30 August 2013
Anthony Kennedy, who hid in ventilation shafts when he was on the run in the 1990s, jailed for burglary
Saturday 17 August 2013
Tracey Macleod visits Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's latest River Cottage Canteen housed in a former church hall in Bristol. But will she be subjected to lengthy sermons about locavorism and sourcing fish responsibly?
Saturday 27 July 2013
'It has a jolly, Mexican-seaside vibe, not something you often find in Shoreditch'
Saturday 06 July 2013
At a scrubbed wooden table, a dapper, Rumpole-ish gentleman is taking lunch, in immaculate suit and wide red braces. Behind him, also eating alone, is a troll in human form – a small, wild-haired oldster wearing a plunging singlet and very short shorts, his abundantly furry chest and shoulders on proud display. Both of these unlikely fellow diners look perfectly at home.
Saturday 29 June 2013
Following a deafening dinner at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen a few years ago, when twenty-somethings maintained a roundelay of "Happy Birthday" for much of the evening, I've steered clear of restaurants run by TV chefs. So it was with trepidation that I entered the refurbished mansion (Pevsner: "probably c.1840") that houses the Talbot Hotel in Malton, North Yorkshire, since the owners Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland and his son Tom have installed local boy James Martin, an ornament of Saturday Kitchen and other televisual bonbons, as executive chef.
Sunday 26 May 2013
Men-only clubs, fried chicken jibes and much more – it's time to update to the 21st century
Saturday 11 May 2013
Take your pick of seven new properties on the Greek Islands available through Ionian Villas (01935 477196; ionian-villas.co.uk). "Artist's Villa" on Paxos, built in 2011, has three bedrooms and sits on a hilltop surrounded by olive groves overlooking Gaios port. It costs from £1,330 for a week's rental. Meanwhile, two-bedroom "Morpheus", a newly completed property on Antipaxos, is one of only four villas with swimming pools that are available to rent on the island. It costs from £1,120 for a week, including rental of a Suzuki 4x4. International travel costs are not included.
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