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Saturday 31 March 2012
1. Towns granted city status to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Friday 20 January 2012
A warm welcome, good food and a fine ale can make living in a commuter village about more than just motorway links and train connections, says Ruth Bloomfield
Wednesday 21 December 2011
The transport giant National Express showed it is driving out the year in style yesterday, posting revenue growth in all its bus, train and coach sectors.
Wednesday 30 November 2011
More than three-quarters of British-grown oysters contain norovirus, research has found.
Friday 04 November 2011
Tribunal rules that Prince must hand over data on whether Duchy oyster farm is a risk to wildlife
Thursday 20 October 2011
Relatives of India's first president have sought the intervention of the country's ambassador to Switzerland to halt the sale of a rare watch once owned by him.
Monday 05 September 2011
Moves to tackle overcharging of London travellers who forget to touch out with their Oyster pay-as-you-go card at the end of their journey were announced today.
Saturday 03 September 2011
There's nothing like oysters and champagne to make you feel like a million dollars – but thankfully you no longer need to have millions to enjoy them. London restaurant Plateau is currently offering half a dozen Colchester rock oysters with a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne for just £15. Available at any time of day, they can be savoured in the romantic setting of the restaurant bar or – if the weather's nice – the Johnnie Walker terrace, overlooking Canary Wharf.
Friday 12 August 2011
So Michael Winner has finally set a wedding date. But why wait so long? I imagine the main reason is financial. He isn't going to live for ever, and he must be particularly aware of his mortality after a dreadful health scare four years ago, which he suffered after eating a dodgy oyster in Barbados.
Saturday 23 July 2011
Sunday 06 March 2011
Saturday 26 February 2011
Sunday 13 February 2011
Joan Smith's article, "They're not called soft subjects for nothing", panders to a lame stereotype of degree courses in "Madonna studies or equine tourism" (6 February). Tourism's contribution to the UK economy, currently £115bn a year, could grow by more than 60 per cent to £188bn by 2020. It would seem intelligent to train people to deal with this. The article asserts that "students from poorer backgrounds would make do with less challenging 'soft' vocational subjects like media studies". But the UK film industry alone employed 33,500 people and supported 95,000 jobs, contributing £4.3bn to the economy, according to Oxford Economics in 2007. Again, that takes trained staff.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Overfishing has claimed more than 85 per cent of the world's reefs, and the BP oil spill has taken its own toll
Friday 07 January 2011
Rail passengers in London are being "ripped off" after being overcharged by more than £60 million because of problems with pay-as-you-go travel card payments, it was claimed today.
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