The first new city-centre market for 10 years has just opened in Sheffield. Locals hope it will turn the area into the Borough Market of the North, says Jonathan Brown
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Wednesday 15 August 2012
Scottish publisher DC Thomson this week announced The Dandy, its famous comic, could close as the firm tries to cut losses.
Friday 10 August 2012
This week I've been eating... Carluccio's Lasagne
Sunday 22 July 2012
What colour have you got? Red? EURGH! I've got my blue ones, and I ain't givin' you any. That, at least, is representative of a typical breaktime conversation at my primary school, a few decades ago. And it hardly needs a semiotician to break it down: red equals ready salted equals not enough flavour equals EURGH! Blue equals either salt and vinegar (Golden Wonder) or cheese and onion (Walkers, which, for reasons unfathomable, switched the universally held acceptance that green was cheesy and blue was salty), which equals yum, and you ain't havin' any.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Friday 29 June 2012
This week I've been eating... Donostia cod cheeks
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Mons puts traditional local specialities at the heart of its cuisine. By Emily Reynolds
Sunday 10 June 2012
Leicestershire's struck gold. At least it has in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2012. At last month's prize-giving ceremony, Leicester Theatre Trust, the body behind the city's performance space, Curve (0116 242 3595; curveonline.co.uk), picked up a gold Access for All Tourism Award for its commitment to theatregoers with disabilities. You can take a closer look at Curve on one of its fortnightly guided tours (the next one is on 23 June, adults £3, under-18s £2), while, front of house, this month's performances include the family favourite Horrible Histories, performed by the Birmingham Stage Company on 11-13 June (tickets £14).
Wednesday 16 May 2012
There’s domestic drama at Brighton's Theatre Royal where the stage is filled with a large window, behind which twinkles an invitingly lit dining room. This is the setting for Interiors, first seen at Edinburgh’s Traverse in 2009 and now, thankfully, revived.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Everything tastes better with bacon. Or so goes a flawed bit of mid-Noughties American wisdom.
Thursday 05 April 2012
A Francis Bacon painting that has been held in a private collection for more than 30 years could fetch as much as £25 million when it goes on sale next month.
Saturday 24 March 2012
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Celebrities have previously insured everything from their legs to smiles but a master butcher has proved he is a cut above - as he prepares to have his taste buds insured for £1 million.
Thursday 09 February 2012
Outlook "Global stocks have hit a fresh six-month high", read the story, "as hopes for a worldwide economic recovery outweigh the sentiment-sapping impact of the lingering eurozone fiscal crisis".
Tuesday 31 January 2012
Pork is becoming the meat of choice for Britain's cash-strapped households after big jumps in beef and lamb prices over the past year.
Saturday 21 January 2012
More than two decades ago, Sebastian Faulks wrote for The Independent about a group of First World War veterans searching for the burial places of their fallen comrades. The experience lingered – and ultimately led him to write a novel beloved of millions, now a major BBC drama. This is the piece that inspired a modern classic
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