Day: May 8, 2017

Cheeky gorilla performs ballet for passerby

Cheeky gorilla performs ballet for passerby

This cheeky gorilla chimp was caught by stunned passersby performing BALLET. Western lowland gorilla Kiondo, 15, who lives at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon, has always been known as a bit of a show off. This photo caught the 186 KG animal jumping in the air whilst throwing grass ...

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Restaurant Review: Radici

Just over a year ago, when Sartoria opened on the corner of Saville Row – like everybody else in London with a passion for food - I couldn’t wait to visit. Renowned as one of London’s finest Italian chefs (having previously worked at L’Anima), D&D London recruited Francesco Mazzei to ...

Khan-Do: Mayor to ‘Name and Shame’ Rogue Landlords

Khan-Do: Mayor to ‘Name and Shame’ Rogue Landlords

There will be no escaping in cyberspace for rogue and criminal letting agents and landlords in London, after tough-talking Mayor Sadiq Khan launched an online initiative to "name and shame" the money-grabbing miscreants. The popular Labour mayor announced the bold move after joining an enforcement raid in Newham to root ...

Climate change could decimate coffee crops

Coffee could be a better pain-reliever than drugs

  A cup of coffee could be a better pain-reliever than drugs, say scientists. Caffeine, the active ingredient in coffee, was more effective than painkillers like ibuprofen and even morphine. But it was only effective on pain combined with sleep deprivation. It means patients' suffering could be eased with shots ...

UKIP’s first MP on trial for 14 counts of electoral fraud

UKIP’s first MP on trial for 14 counts of electoral fraud

UKIP's first MP Bob Spink has denied electoral fraud following allegations he submitted false signatures on nomination papers. The former Essex MP appeared at Southend Magistrates' Court todayu alongside co-defendant James Parkin, 38. Spink, who defected from the Tories in 2008, denied a total of 14 offences relating to the ...

Is Samsung Finally Correcting its Software Issues?

Is Samsung Finally Correcting its Software Issues?

Samsung's fortunes have fluctuated in recent times, with their quest to challenge and ultimately supersede market rivals Apple achieving mixed results.  By 2014, for example, Samsung's profits were in decline, while the brand had been undermined by continued suggestions that they had cynically replicated the popular iPhone design. This all ...

Theatre Review: Obsession, Barbican

Theatre Review: Obsession, Barbican

This review contains spoilers Obsession is a work about frustrated sexual expectations and celluloid dreams. It is self-reflexive and caught in the repetitive loop of Luchino Visconti’s 1942 film Ossessione yet feels like a radical comment on our age. Ivo van Hove directs and Simon Stephens gives us an English ...

WIN: A Bickerton fold up bike

WIN: A Bickerton fold up bike

TLE readers are in with a chance to win a Bickerton fold up bike worth £1,049.99 to celebrate this year's Spin Cycling Festival taking place at London Olympia this weekend. Folding bikes are all about key areas; ease of fold, weight and stiffness resulting in a solid, comfortable ride. Bickerton have completely redesigned the ...

Book Review: The Walworth Beauty

Book Review: The Walworth Beauty

I don't know about you, but as for me if I never hear or read the word meta again it'll be too soon, unless of course it's someone singing 'I Met a Girl' from that fine old musical Bells Are Ringing. It is not that I have any prejudice whatsoever ...

London’s motoring history

London’s motoring history

London is often overlooked as a hub of automotive industry in this country. Besides the historic nature of our capital, our first-thought, perhaps understandably, is to the midlands and the north of England. If you look more closely however, you’ll find that London played a crucial role in elevating some ...

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How To Make… Farro Tart

Culminating with the release of a brand new free-standing steam oven, high-end home and kitchen appliance innovators Miele have teamed up with chefs Skye Gyngell and Marianne Lumb. Created using the new Miele steam oven, one of Australian chef Skye Gyngell’s recipes is for a sweet farro tart (farro is ...

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TLE Meets… Heston Blumenthal

One of Britain's most celebrated Chefs, Heston Blumenthal's résumé of achievements is beyond belief. Alongside starring in numerous food-focused television shows, Heston has opened five restaurants over the past 20 years, with his Fat Duck group having garnered a total of six Michelin stars. Three of those belong to The ...

The Ferryman- Royal Court

The Ferryman- Royal Court

The Ferryman, set in Derry in the 1981 by Jez Butterworth, comes after his last sell out 2009 show Jerusalem. As with that play the title here is ambiguous. Who is The Ferryman exactly? Is it the actual ferryman who takes hundreds of disillusioned Irish men and women to Liverpool ...