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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Tuesday 19 February 2013
Angry protesters picket French nationalist leader’s speech to debating society
Friday 15 February 2013
The man who pays his way
Sunday 10 February 2013
Thursday 07 February 2013
Louis Luyt was best known as the boorishly fractious South African rugby boss who briefly won kudos for the Springboks' 1995 World Cup victory, but soon fell out with the rest of the rugby world, his own players and with Nelson Mandela. But his notoriety had been secured two decades earlier thanks to his role in the "Infogate" scandal.
We need to find new ways to teach English to immigrants so they don't miss out on the joy of 'The Only Way Is Essex', says Eric Pickles
Wednesday 16 January 2013
New ways to teach English to immigrants must be found so they do not miss out on the “enormous joy” of TV show The Only Way Is Essex, Eric Pickles has said.
Should Scrabble's 75-year-old scoring system be changed? Researcher says modern words render the board game's tile values out of date
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Joshua Lewis argues that many letters are now far more common than they used to be
Tuesday 08 January 2013
There are still huge numbers of middle-class Indians who aspire to places at our great universities, love the idea of red double-decker buses and adore Shakespeare
Sunday 06 January 2013
Thursday 20 December 2012
Downloadable tweets archive lets you re-live past glory in tweets
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Named after a crusader against slavery in 19th century North Carolina who used his rudimentary education to emancipate and teach his own children, the Thomas Jones primary school isn't short of historical inspiration for its pupils.
Friday 14 December 2012
Ed Miliband admits last Government made serious mistakes over immigration
Woman left with burns after being Tasered by police for refusing to leave Apple store and buying 'too many' iPhones
Friday 14 December 2012
A woman has been left with severe burns to her arms after allegedly being Tasered by police for refusing to leave an Apple store and purchasing too many iPhones.
Thursday 29 November 2012
The Royal Shakespeare Company is the natural home for Pushkin's great drama with its echoes of Macbeth and the history plays and its prudent policy of commenting on the political turmoil of its own era, the 1820s, through a depiction of the unrest in an earlier period - Moscow at the cusp of the seventeenth century.
Saturday 24 November 2012
Coaches view: Playing the Boks you find yourself up against big blokes who don’t like you
Monday 19 November 2012
Despite the UK economy recently coming out of a double-dip recession, the graduate job market is still lagging behind its heyday of the mid-noughties. With 52 applications on average for every graduate vacancy, teaching English abroad is fast becoming a serious option for many university leavers. In fact, a recent poll by Populus for the British Council found that over half of under-25s believed they would have a better job if they lived or studied abroad.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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