The aperitif is back, the aperitif is in. At Simon Rogan's joint in the Midland Hotel, Manchester, a guy in a bomber jacket breaks off a conversation with his date, "I'll have Just a Splash – that cocktail with Aperol and Prosecco," he says to the barman.
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Wednesday 21 August 2013
A would-be doctor murdered in an apparently unprovoked stabbing achieved top grades in his GCSEs, his headteacher has revealed.
Saturday 10 August 2013
A small piranha-like fish with a fierce reputation has been found in European waters for the first time
‘This is our area - we have a right to live here’: Southall Black Sisters unite against ‘racial profiling’ with spontaneous protest
Friday 02 August 2013
In Southall, women take on border agency officers in a show of defiance
Thursday 01 August 2013
Thousands of teenagers are being put in for multiple GCSE maths exams in the hope they will get crucial C grade passes in at least one of them.
Five-minute memoir: Rupert Thomson recalls the moment his first child was born - and he was struck down by flu
Saturday 27 July 2013
I described my symptoms. 'Get the baby out of the house,' the nurse said.
Friday 19 July 2013
Café features a wall of Nazi-related memorabilia including images of Hitler, a flag bearing a swastika and Nazi propaganda
Thursday 18 July 2013
New research shows how 'edit wars' erupt over controversial subjects
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Society for Creative Anachronism knew him as Strongbow from the group's jousting team
They come over here, speak good English, get good jobs... Immigrants get better jobs than native Britons, figures reveal
Friday 12 July 2013
Census data reveals full picture of role that foreign nationals play in British society
Thursday 11 July 2013
Just over 15 per cent abandon a book before 50 pages
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Every cabin on the ship has a mini-bar dispensing unlimited Konig Pilsener, free of charge
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Defender admits difficult start to life in England, but he has grown to love the country and playing in the Premier League
The Wonga coup: Chancellor George Osborne's 'gift to the payday lenders' in Government Spending Review
Thursday 27 June 2013
Chancellor unveiled unexpected £365m package of further welfare cuts
Thursday 13 June 2013
Ten years ago, Lynne Truss published Eats, Shoots and Leaves: the Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. It was doctrinaire about commas, semi-colons, dashes and other diacritical marks, and it seemed to signal the end of the line for the Grocer’s Apostrophe – you know the kind of thing: “Apple’s and Pear’s 75p a pound!”, “King Edwards Potatoe’s £1.99 a kilo”.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Parents' choice of baby names is influenced by an evolutionary tendency to make boys sound large and girls sound small, thus improving their chances of procreating, scientists have claimed.
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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- 4 Robert Mugabe eats a zoo for 'obscene' 91st birthday party
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'