Boutique cinema chain Curzon Cinemas will almost double the number of its screens in the capital, from 12 to 20, as part of a £6 million expansion plan and design makeover.
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Thursday 11 November 2010
Monday 08 November 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
The inexplicable blandness of airline food has been pondered at 30,000 feet by generations of travellers. Now an explanation has been offered in the form of research showing that people lose their sense of taste when listening to the sort of "white noise" heard inside an aircraft's cabin.
Thursday 23 September 2010
In the quest to push the boundary between cooking and art, the Experimental Food Society will be showcasing some of the best creations from the world of alternative dining at its annual "Spectacular" exhibition on Saturday.
Thursday 16 September 2010
A World Cup boost for sales of televisions and an advertising campaign featuring cooks Delia Smith and Heston Blumenthal helped John Lewis Partnership drive a 28% surge in profits, the retailer said today.
Thursday 09 September 2010
Simon Kelner, the editor-in-chief of The Independent, has been named Newspaper Editor of the Year at GQ magazine's Men of the Year awards.
Monday 09 August 2010
In his latest book, At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Bill Bryson takes his reader on a tour of private life through the ages, revealing as he does that, historically, our home life has been at best unimaginably uncomfortable, and at worst a death-trap. Wallpaper, he tells us, played its role in this, being laden with arsenic until the late 19th century and often smelling of garlic when damp. Meanwhile, green wallpaper was said to stop bed-bugs.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Saturday 12 June 2010
John Lewis thanked World Cup fever for a 20 per cent jump in sales last week as it saw more customers splash out on new flat-screen televisions ahead of the football tournament.
Saturday 22 May 2010
Friday 21 May 2010
Thursday 08 April 2010
The election is causing headaches at The Work Foundation. Having rented out meeting rooms to the Lib Dems' election team, the economic think-tank has been forced to issue a public statement making it clear it has no political allegiances at all and that the arrangement with the party is purely commercial.
Sunday 07 March 2010
I've never met Sally Bercow, but my nickname for this self-important female is an abbreviation of her surname. The Speaker's wife is proof that the twittersphere is a la-la land nurtured by the mindless musings of individuals you wouldn't let through the front door, let alone into your email. As we live in a democracy, it's up to voters whether to stick a cross by Sally Bercow's name when she stands for Labour in the local elections on 6 May. Frankly, I'd rather spend the day eating dog poo.
Wednesday 27 January 2010
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
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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