Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Monday 09 December 2013
The Westlife singer beat fashion designer David Emanuel to claim the title
San Marino Under-21 0 England Under-21 4 match report: Gareth Southgate's men ease to win with Harry Kane hat-trick
Thursday 10 October 2013
Tottenham striker leads the charge as Southgate's side move into second in their European Championship group
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Black Caps' arrival this week has been hardly noticed in a summer dominated by the Ashes
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Flavour of the Cheltenham Festival
Saturday 27 October 2012
This week's review comes with its own soundtrack – the bass-driven "I Shoulda Loved Ya", Narada Michael Walden's 1979 disco hit. Damn, that song is catchy. From the moment I booked a table at Restaurant Michael Nadra in Primrose Hill, it lodged as an earworm; I was still humming it while I waited for my guest in the restaurant's Martini bar.
Saturday 05 May 2012
Saturday 25 February 2012
This isn't the first time, in the course of eating out for this column, that I've found myself spectating while a couple nearby has a full-blown, marriage-threatening row. But it's certainly the first time I've booked a ticket specifically to do so. This week's assignment sees me braving the new frontier of modern dining. I'm having supper in a luxury cinema, watching a Polanski movie from a huge leather seat while eating venison chilli and sipping a mojito. This is possibly the most middle-class thing I've ever done in my life.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Take a trip down the apples and pears to Soho's sensational Italian newcomer
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Saturday 11 June 2011
The ethical bathroom company Ecocamel has extended its Bargain Hunter exclusive discount on Jetstorm showerheads. Readers of this column now have until 13 June to visit Ecocamel.com and claim a 25 per cent reduction on the economical device by entering the code EC2 at the checkout. The Jetstorm, which usually sells for around £50 but thanks to this offer is available for just £37, could save you up 40 per cent on energy bills; that's around £240 a year based on a typical family of four.
Saturday 21 May 2011
Saturday 05 March 2011
The problem with the RA's new restaurant is the level of its ambition. Is it to be a scoff-and-refuel addition to a few hours of art consumption? Or a destination in its own right, a recommendable eaterie which happens to have an art gallery attached?
Saturday 05 March 2011
Saturday 22 January 2011
Remember the fuss that London foodies and critics made about Terroirs when it opened just off the Strand in 2008. Everyone loved its wine-bar vibe, its groovy "sharing plates", and its indescribably smelly vacherin mont d'or, which ponged out the basement. Well, the owners have moved on. Brawn is a high-concept, low-overheads place in Columbia Road, home of the flower market, and is currently the trendiest eating-house in town.
Saturday 06 November 2010
The passing of Bonfire Night marks a special point in the year – when I first feel able to utter the C-word that strikes terror into the heart of bargain-hunters everywhere: Christmas. As the thriftiest among us know, the earlier you start your shopping, the better deals you'll find, and this year will be no exception.
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