Day: August 9, 2018

Man with mental health problems failed by London council

Man with mental health problems failed by London council

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has today found that a London Borough failed to support a man with mental health problems properly, resulting in him sleeping on his parents’ sofa for 18 months. Hounslow council has agreed to apologise, make amends and provide financial compensation to the family; and make ...

PLAYLIST: Best of AUGUST 2018

Cast your eyes back through the release calendar for 2018, and there really hasn’t been a duff 7-day stretch since the beginning of the year. July’s been a mixed bag – as you’ll see from the exceptionally eclectic playlist this month – with a blend of summertime tropical house, acerbic ...

Wine of the Week: Chemins des Pèlerins Rosé

Wine of the Week: Chemins des Pèlerins Rosé

This week we celebrate the pioneering spirit of the Saint-Mont winegrowers with this Rose wine that salutes the revival of several ancient grape varieties which had almost disappeared. Hailing from the Gers region of France the first vines in this area were planted in the 11th century by Benedictine monks. And the very ...

Beer of the Week: Lost Pier Brewing Skinny DIPA

Named after Brighton’s famous West Pier, Lost Pier Brewing is a relatively new craft beer producer operating from Chiddinglye Farm in Sussex. Each of the brewery’s eight inventive beers are unpasteurised, unfiltered, vegan and naturally cloudy – canned with an eye-catching label designed by Brighton-based artist Mister Phil. According to Lost Pier’s ...

L'Ami Malo

Restaurant Review: L’Ami Malo

The world over, French food is best known for its Michelin-star variety: the theatre of a carved duck, the delicacy of îles flottantes, the flames of a Crêpes Suzette. But in the northwest corner of France, nearer to its Celtic cousins than other parts of the country, such pomp doesn’t ...

TLE

Brits splash two months wages on holidays

UK families splash nearly £5,000 a year on holidays, a new study has found - more than double the average monthly salary. From ice-creams to sun loungers and day trips to flights, families will take two holidays a year, which sees parents cough up £2,417 for each nine day-long vacation. ...

How to Complete a Fire Risk Assessment

The Regulatory Reform Order requires that all owners/managers of properties in London that are open to members of the public or have employees complete regular fire risk assessments. It is important that the assessment is comprehensive, considered, and communicated clearly to all those who need to know about it. Here ...