Day: 12 October 2018

London Film Festival 2018: First Look Review U – July 22

“You’ll never understand, just listen to me” says Kaja (Andrea Berntzen), looking into the camera, at the beginning of this real time telling of the story of the Utøya massacre perpetrated by Anders Behring Breivik. Kaja isn’t talking to us but to her mother, but clearly the target of this ...

Dingle Bouquet cocktail

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: The Dingle Bouquet

Occupying a former sawmill on the fringes of Dingle, on the West Coast of Ireland, The Dingle Distillery is the country’s first independently owned, purpose built artisan spirits distillery in over 100 years. Here, the distillery’s spirits are hand crafted throughout – from the manual mashing process to the hand ...

The Belrose | Photo: Charlie McKay

Restaurant Review: The Belrose

After spending the entire summer complaining about the blistering heat (I’m British, it’s what I’m good at), I recently caved and reached for the thermostat, having been left undisturbed for the past seven months. Erstwhile, the leaves are discolouring and dropping; the days are getting shorter, and Oxford Street is ...

Hamleys blames Brexit for toughest year in UK since…1760

Hamleys blames Brexit for toughest year in UK since…1760

World famous toy trader Hamleys has made a £9.2m loss for the year up to 31st December. The year before that they made £1.7m. They have put the blame for difficult trading down to Brexit and the potential terror threat. Hamleys is the world’s oldest toy retailer and was forced ...

How World Leader Decisions Could Affect Your Trades?

  The forex markets revolve around the daily happenings around the world. Geopolitical events, economical new releases, wars and natural disasters, all affect currency prices. And, when world leaders make important decisions, how can they not change at least the currency of their own country? This is why traders need ...

Investigation launched as patient dies waiting to be treated at Midlands hospital

Fracking campaigner FAILS in High Court battle

An environmental campaigner has failed in his High Court action to temporarily block energy firm Cuadrilla from fracking in Lancashire. Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan had described the challenge as “a last gasp attempt at trying to frustrate the process.” Previously Bob Dennett, who brought the case and had raised ...

Ron Zacapa 23 Sistema Solera

Spirit of the Week: Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23

Earlier this year, new figures published by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association have shown that annual rum sales in Britain have surpassed £1billion for the first time. As a result, rum now ranks alongside whisky and gin as one of the nation’s favourite spirits. Beside a collection of famed ...

Economic & Political Roundup – October 2018

QuotedData’s Economic round up – October 2018 is a collation of recent insights on markets and economies taken from the comments made by chairmen and investment managers of investment companies – have a read and make your own minds up. Please remember that nothing in this note is designed to ...

Investment companies roundup – October 2018

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – October 2018 is our latest roundup of news; price, NAV and discount movements; flows in and out of the sector and report on full year dividends announced over the month of September 2018. October Investment Companies Roundup MONEY RAISED AND RETURNED IN SEPTEMBER Trian Investors 1 is a ...

Esther McVey gifted £530-a-day taxpayer funded job after being kicked out as MP

DWP denies charities have been gagged from speaking out against Esther McVey

A Times article reported that charities and companies working within the UC (Universal Credit) parameters have had to sign clauses to ensure they don’t ruin the reputation of Esther McVey, Work and Pensions Secretary. Around 22 organisations, covering around £1.8 billion, have signed these gagging clauses, which the Government denies. ...

Alright for some! Judges to get £60k pay RISE

Alright for some! Judges to get £60k pay RISE

In news that will offend many hard working people struggling by on low salaries, it has been recommended that senior judges in England and Wales should get a huge pay rise. The reason is that Judges are feeling low morale across the professions and potentially losing income due to pension ...

London Film Festival 2018: First look reviews – Tumbbad and Girl

Tumbbad India’s cinema industry is the biggest in the world, and it often bothers me that I know so little about it, whether that means the Bollywood mainstream or something like Tumbbad, which feels much more independent in spirit. Told across three chapters and thirty years, Tumbbad sets up its ...

Film Review: First Man

The opening to First Man is an intense, dizzying few minutes which you hope is a dream sequence as it cannot be real life. The sound is deafening, the rickety nature of the X15 aircraft Armstrong is flying, brought home with full force as he ascends further into the atmosphere than intended. Although we know how First Man ends this is a glimpse ...