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Friday 20 July 2012
I wait by the wall, camera in hand, for someone to walk by. I've always liked walls, and this one would make an especially red backdrop. The early morning sun casts shadows across cracking layers of alternating care and neglect, and I begin to see shapes in the shades: pentimento flames in the gradations of red.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
The French spirits group Remy Cointreau is in exclusive talks to buy the Scottish whisky maker Bruichladdich Distillery as it looks to tap booming demand for premium whisky from emerging markets in Asia.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Diageo has taken a further gulp of the growing cocktail sector by buying the spirit used to make the Brazilian drink caipirinha.
Friday 06 April 2012
Sunday 26 February 2012
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's travails show we no longer apply different moral standards to those with power
Friday 03 February 2012
A raft of new products claims to take the shakes and pains out of making cocktails. John Walsh puts the potent pretenders through their paces.
Friday 11 November 2011
Bruce Robinson, the director and writer of the black comedy Withnail and I and the cult classic How to Get Ahead in Advertising and the screenwriter and director of a new film The Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp, claims not to be a director.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
His name is written into the lore of piracy – and rum. Now a salvage team's coup is bringing the details to the surface
Monday 11 April 2011
Balloons in the colours of Trevor Hemmings were tied to the stable gates yesterday morning, and it seemed as though the whole Cheshire landscape was conspiring in the celebrations. Yellow daffodils lined the lanes of the Cholmondeley estate; white clouds of blackthorn flared along the hedges; and green swathes of pasture glistened in the warm sunshine. In every direction, horses grazed peacefully; others peered out of their cool stalls across the cobbled yard. And here – his coat and eye unclouded by what he had achieved, and endured, the day before – was the winner of the most famous steeplechase on the planet. God, surely, was in his heaven, and all right with the world.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
An international team of marine archaeologists has recovered six iron cannon from a reef in shallow waters not far from the mouth of the Panama Canal. They believe the weapons were lost during one of the less glorious chapters of British adventurism in the 17th-century featuring Captain Henry Morgan.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Saturday 27 November 2010
Saturday 27 November 2010
Just after three o'clock this afternoon at Newbury Racecourse, barring an inconvenient snowfall, history may be made.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
A drug smuggler was jailed for 20 years today for the manslaughter of a taxi driver who died after unwittingly drinking pure liquid cocaine from a rum bottle.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
A taxi driver died after unwittingly drinking pure liquid cocaine from a rum bottle given to him as a gift, a court has heard.
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