Day: 1 April 2016

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Bar Review – Oriole

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Having first opened in 2010, taking over a relatively secluded space close to East London’s famous Old Street Roundabout, Nightjar has been included within the World’s 50 Best Bars Awards top ten for the past four years, and is currently ranked as the third ...

When Free Trade Fails: The Fall of British Steel

When Free Trade Fails: The Fall of British Steel

By Dean Hochlaf As I write, 40,000 workers in the British steel industry face an uncertain future. Tata Steel is on the verge of selling its unprofitable British operations. While attention given to the state of British steel gathers momentum, it is becoming painfully clear that the seeds of the collapse ...

Virgin Trains Add Flying Scotsman To Its Fleet In April Fools Prank

Virgin Trains Add Flying Scotsman To Its Fleet In April Fools Prank

Virgin Trains announced it will be adding the Flying Scotsman to its fleet to pull regular commuter services in a clever April Fools Day prank. The unprecedented announcement came from the company this morning via social media, with notice of plans to repaint the historic loco in Virgin's bright red livery. ...

Osborne put relationship with China above steel interests, says Clegg

Osborne put relationship with China above steel interests, says Clegg

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The Chancellor has come out fighting and has defended the Government’s handling of the steel crisis, but his special relationship with China is clouding his judgment, critics have claimed. He said the Tories were doing all that is "practicable and possible" to slap tougher tariffs ...

Video: MS Dhoni Invites Journalist Up To Answer His Own Question

Video: MS Dhoni Invites Journalist Up To Answer His Own Question

MS Dhoni took a novel approach to questions over his retirement today by inviting a journalist up to answer his own question. The Indian captain faced the media in a press conference following his side's World Twenty20 loss to West Indies. But rather than take a conventional approach to criticisms, he decided to turn ...

Highest UK earners to receive same benefits as poorest by 2020

Highest UK earners to receive same benefits as poorest by 2020

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Generous tax breaks have helped create a “shadow” welfare state for the 20 per cent wealthiest in the UK, research has revealed. The Fabian Society believe these high earners will take almost the same as the worst off fifth take in benefits. The Fabians’ general ...

Video: Why Are Brits So Reluctant To Learn A Second Language?

Video: Why Are Brits So Reluctant To Learn A Second Language?

Britain has a real problem with foreign languages. A study by the British Council recently found three-quarters of the population cannot hold a conversation in a foreign language. Our apathy could prove to be a big risk to the economy, with an "alarming shortage" of people able to speak the ten languages ...

Unlocking Laos

Unlocking Laos

By Harry Bedford  As one of the five remaining communist countries, Laos is very much a victim of its political history. The domino that fell along with Vietnam in the 1970s is only just starting to pick itself back up - much to the delight of the tourist. Laos is ...

Leicester City Chairman Puts On Free Beer For Fans

Leicester City Chairman Puts On Free Beer For Fans

Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will lay on free beer and doughnuts for fans this Sunday. The Foxes take on Southampton at the King Power stadium as they look to continue their march towards the Premier League title. With four home games left of the season, and only seven overall, the club’s ...

Social Media Data Shows Swing To Goldsmith

Social Media Data Shows Swing To Goldsmith

By Gemma Joyce As the race for London Mayor accelerates, new data is suggesting a change in tide of online support for the front runners. Social data research on the candidates’ performance on social media could be good news for Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith. The analysis, conducted ...

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London’s Best New Restaurant Openings – April 2016

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With plenty of exciting restaurant openings constantly taking place across the Capital, here’s our pick of the best new restaurants arriving in London over the coming month. Som Saa – Aldgate Following the success of their pop-up in Peckham, the team behind Som Saa will open their first ...

WACO Announce New EP ‘Uprise’ and Debut Single

WACO Announce New EP ‘Uprise’ and Debut Single

London's cosmic punk quartet WACO have announced their brand new EP URPISE, slated for a June 10th release on Venn Records. Unabashedly melting 70's rock influences with punk, hardcore and garage, UPRISE is as loud and urgent, as it is crafted and honest. Alongside the announcement of UPRISE, they're also debuting ...