Day: 16 November 2018

Micro-pub in Hither Green gets the green light

Micro-pub in Hither Green gets the green light

Lewisham councillors voted unanimously in favour of an application for a new micro-pub in Hither Green last night. MathBrew, which will sell “quality beer and real ale” with the intention of making a “community pub” for locals to gather, was granted planning permission to open on Springbank Road. Councillor Silvana ...

Demands for MPs to pass bill protecting women against sexual and domestic violence

Women “hardest hit” by government’s austerity cuts

Women have been the hardest hit by government cuts to social services and welfare, a UN investigation has revealed. The UN’s Rapporteur into Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Aston found reductions in social care services translate to an increased burden on primary caregivers who are disproportionately women. Releasing the ...

On the vegetarian tapas trail in Madrid

On the vegetarian tapas trail in Madrid

It’s no secret that Spanish cuisine is a key reason it’s the UK’s number one destination. Yes, there’s the beaches and weather too, but the tradition of nibbling on a tableful of tapas washed down with a glass (or two) of sangria is a big part of the lovely, lasting ...

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Restaurant Review: Blacklock, Shoreditch

At the beginning of each week, renowned chop restaurant Blacklock hosts Butcher Price Mondays: an incentive to lure customers with outstandingly reasonable large cuts, ultimately filling seats on the quietest night of the week. Large cuts are priced at £5 per 100 grams, rather than between £5-7. A porterhouse steak, ...

Film Review: The Workshop

Film Review: The Workshop

A decade after winning the Palme d’Or for his film The Class, director Laurent Cantet brings us apolitically engaged look at France’s disenfranchised youth. Set in the coastal town of La Ciotat – the place where the Lumière brothers filmed a moving train and invented cinema – The Workshop centres around a summer writing class. It is led ...

Film Review: Suspiria [2018]

It’s important for a critic to understand and to state their bias, so I should say upfront that I love the original 1977 version of Suspiria. Dario Argento’s hallucinatory masterpiece is one of the most beautiful horror films ever made, and to my mind one of the greatest. This only ...

Say what you want about the tenets of Brexit, May says

Hopes of a reversal on Brexit were left dashed last night after Theresa May defiantly battled ministerial resignations and calls for her to quit in order to deliver her exit plan. With a raft of firms already set to leave the country and Britain's future prospects looking worse off under ...