Day: 11 January 2019

anCnoc Peatheart

Spirit of the Week: anCnoc Peatheart

Initially launched as part of the brand’s ‘Peaty’ series, Peatheart joined anCnoc’s core range at the end of 2017. Produced at the Knockdhu distillery in Aberdeenshire, on the border of the Highlands and Speyside whisky regions, anCnoc Peatheart is named after the peat bogs surrounding the distillery, described as the ...

Government has chance to ‘avert catastrophe’ on Universal Credit

In a speech on Friday, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced important changes to current proposals for Universal Credit (UC). Amber Rudd announced that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will immediately lay two pieces of legislation: ·         The first will provide protections for people currently receiving ...

Film Review: Stan and Ollie

Stan Laurel and Ollie Hardy had been performing together for almost 30 years when they arrived in the UK in 1954 for a theatre tour. Their glory days were clearly behind them but they put on a string of admirable performances despite their advanced years and failing health. They may ...

Film Review: Colette

Film Review: Colette

A long cherished project for director Wash Westmoreland and his late husband and writing partner Richard Glatzer, Colette has been over fifteen years in the planning. It’s a bit disappointing, then, to find that it’s a fairly straightforward telling of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette’s (Keira Knightley) life during her marriage to Henry ...

Mystery posters are trolling politicians with their own words

Mystery posters are trolling politicians with their own words

Mysterious billboards have been spotted trolling politicians with rash promises that they must wish people would forget. First up was this tweet that David Cameron must wish had been deleted - his promise from the 2015 election campaign: https://twitter.com/ByDonkeys/status/1082938368491700224 “Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice - stability and strong ...

Baby Bao

Restaurant Review: Baby Bao, Haymarket

I’ve said it before, but one of my favourite things about London is our access to so many world cuisines . Most of the time, we don’t even have to travel far to be able to sample something new. Perhaps it’s just because I’m partial to it, but it seems ...

University bans students from throwing graduation caps

Young Brits feel pushed down the route of going to university

Many young Brits feel they are being pushed down the route of going to university, according to research. A survey of 1,500 recent school leavers found two thirds were urged to go into higher education by teachers, while almost six out of ten said their parents wanted them to pick ...