To buy a ticket for a hotly tipped play, within seconds of booking opening, requires perseverance and nerve as websites falter, payments vanish and a confirmation finally limps through. The goal is to see a top cast, whose fluency and fluidity is testament to years of determination – getting to drama school, being noticed at the end-of-year shows, getting an audition, getting a part and nailing it.
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Sunday 12 May 2013
My earliest food memory
Saturday 06 April 2013
Step-by-step DIY guide to ending a Balkan blood feud
Beleaguered farmers' third poor harvest in a row means British shoppers will rely on imported food - and prices will rise
Monday 01 April 2013
Crops from potatoes and peas to cereals are being hit, leading to increased reliance on imported produce
Saturday 30 March 2013
The Hedonist: What to see and where to be seen
Thursday 21 March 2013
Rogers is chef-owner of the River Café in London. She co-founded the restaurant with the late Rose Gray, with whom she also wrote books (the million-selling River Café cookbooks) and shared a Michelin star. Although her protégés included Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver, Rogers is not a trained chef herself. Last year Rogers was a finalist for Veuve Clicquot's Business Woman Award last year and now sits on the awards panel, which recognises successful female entrepreneurs worldwide.
Thursday 07 March 2013
Russell Brand said he had put together the "perfect bill" for his anti-addiction concert with acts including Noel Gallagher, Rizzle Kicks, and Nicole Scherzinger.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Beat the kebab cravings and the nights spent spooning spaghetti hoops from the tin with these six incredibly simple-to-make recipes
Thursday 21 February 2013
Think beyond the can and try your hand at cassoulets and Boston baked beans, says Christopher Hirst
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Pope had his eye on a retirement home within Vatican City for some time
From horse to lasagne: Findus, supply chains, and why buying local is the answer in an ideal world only
Monday 11 February 2013
Labyrinthine supply chains exist for a reason - to fill a demand for cheap meat
Thursday 07 February 2013
Remind me again why butter is so bad? Oh, that’s right. It’s high in fat. Newsflash: we need fat. Good old natural fat, in moderation.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Why not treat yourself to a nice dessert sometimes? We've gathered some recipes for you to try out if you want to impress...
Sunday 27 January 2013
My earliest food memory… Waking up on a cold frosty morning at my Nan's house and my Grandad cooking porridge on the hob with milk and the tiniest bit of sugar melted on top. Then he'd pour the cold milk around the bowl so it would set like custard. It's the best start to the day for energy. It's better than Red Bull – porridge gives you wings.
Sunday 20 January 2013
Five-in-a-bed, 'nookie rooms' and midnight runs round medieval quads wearing little more than baby oil; the exploits of the country's current political elite in their undergraduate days at Oxford read more than a little bit like Brideshead Revisited. So it will come as no small embarrassment to them that it has all indeed been revisited.
Saturday 19 January 2013
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 3 Parma, Missouri: 80 per cent of town's police quit after first black mayor is elected
- 5 Google search history can now be downloaded in its entirety, mass embarrassment expected