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.
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Calais crisis: The seven claims made about the migrants - and the reality
- 1 Sabrina Corgatelli: US hunting tourist posts picture of herself with dead giraffe after Cecil the lion outrage
- 2 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 3 A-level results 2015: UK exam board OCR admits it 'estimates' hundreds of pupils' grades after papers 'go missing'
- 4 Giant Minion terrorises drivers in Ireland as 40ft inflatable blocks busy Dublin road
- 5 'Cool kids' can go on to become losers in later life, study finds