Day: 1 August 2016

Brixton Beach Boulevard – Review

Brixton Beach Boulevard – Review

A little bit of Miami in 1982 has arrived in Brixton, and will be with us until the end of August. The rooftop summer pop-up is the place to be the feel part of the Florida scene, in SW2. The venue has funky cocktails, retro film screenings, food stalls and ...

Seaham Hall – Review

Seaham Hall – Review

The first thing to say about the trip was that there was a huge mistake, caused by yours truly. I am born and raised just up the road from Seaham Hall, in Newcastle, and I always get the rapid three-hour train journey home. For some reason me and Mrs TLE ...

Salon review: Hiro Miyoshi, Mayfair

Salon review: Hiro Miyoshi, Mayfair

Nearest tube: Green Park Go for: Colour expertise Before you read any further, I have a confession to make - but you have to promise not to judge me. Although I’m a beauty writer, I haven't been to a hairdresser for eight years. Perhaps it’s because I’m a control freak, ...

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Should We Work From Home In The Summer?

By Charles Hibbert  British summer weather has led to suggestions we should work from home more as office workers being more unproductive in the working week. Research shows that UK office workers were originally committed to work for three days a week, but with temperatures rising, workers are unproductive for ...

NASA warns asteroid could hit planet Earth

NASA warns asteroid could hit planet Earth

Usually we take these types of theories with a huge pinch of slat, but on this occasions NASA itself has aired concerns about the possibility a massive asteroid could lunge into our planet and cause catastrophic damage. The space agency is going to send a probe to take samples from ...

Are Goats man’s new best friends?

Are Goats man’s new best friends?

Dogs have long been man’s best friends but has another four-legged animal now replaced them? Goats don’t have a particularly good reputation, due to the fact they are known to headbutt you and chew up your belongings. However, they are a lot smarter than you might think. Scientist have studied ...

Brits Spend Billions On University Degrees They Never Use

NUS Say Switch From Grants To Loans ‘Punishes The Poor’

The National Union of Students has criticised the government's decision to replace grants paid to students from low-income families with loans. Starting today students from families with annual incomes of £25,000 or less will not be able to apply for the £3,387-a-year grant to cover living costs. Instead, they will be ...

Chilcot To Start Enquiry Into EU Referendum Result

David Cameron’s honours list includes his wife’s stylist

The honour list system is under scrutiny again after leaked documents indicate ex-PM David Cameron, is handing out honours as a reward to friends. News of this leaked list, handed to the Sunday Times, has provoked calls of “cronyism” and inevitable calls for a radical overhaul of the controversial system. ...

Bliar? Does The Chilcot Report Let Blair Off The Hook?

Collateral Damage – A tale for Tony Blair

It’s a little hard to explain .... but we’ll get there in the end. Time’s what we’ve got plenty of you see. Those noises from next door? Just to wet the whistle, in a manner of speaking. Gets the old adrenalin flowing. It’s Masher. We call him that but he’s ...

Cockroaches released in Byron outlets close two branches

Cockroaches released in Byron outlets close two branches

The backlash against Byron burger chain has stepped up another gear, after protestors released thousands of live cockroaches and other insects into two of its burger outlets. The branches, Shaftesbury Avenue and Holborn restaurants in London, were attacked on Friday evening and both were forced to close after the infestation. ...

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How To Make The Perfect… Pulled Turkey Lettuce Cups

Alongside acting as one of London’s most exciting new restaurants, Strut & Cluck also proves that turkey should not be reserved merely for the festive season. Opened in Shoreditch earlier in the summer by Husband and Wife team Amir and Limor Chen, Strut & Cluck’s is an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant ...

Is Celebrity Culture Killing us?

Is Celebrity Culture Killing us?

By Deborah Hodge As a previous television addict I can map out the time of year according to big shows that mainstream media feeds us. Britain’s Got Talent begins the year nicely and the X Factor winner is announced just before Christmas. Yes, we really do have our lives mapped out ...

The cost of UK poverty is £78bn EVERY year

The cost of UK poverty is £78bn EVERY year

A new study has studied how much poverty impacts on the UK economy and the results are shocking. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, who conducted the research, have reported that the national cost is £78bn, which costs each taxpayer a huger £1,200 a year. Poverty is categorised as living on an ...

How Will The New Cross Rail Station Impact On London Property Prices?

Property Price Gap Between London and Rest of UK Closes Dramatically

The gap between property prices in England and Wales and London has closed significantly according to a new data set released by Land Registry in conjunction with the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The average price of property in England and Wales reached £221,832 in May, now standing at almost ...

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London’s Best New Restaurant Openings – August 2016

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. Dirty Bones – Shoreditch With two successful restaurants already operating on the other side of the city (one in Kensington, and the other in Soho), the team ...