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How to burn off Euro 2016 calories?

Supporting a hopeless team is not only disappointing, but also more importantly bad for your health. Fans of football have an unhealthy tendency to indulge…

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Era’s End

I have known David Cameron for over fifteen years. He saved his party in 2005 after three thumping defeats and made them electable. His forethought…

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Benihana, Kings Rd

Ever wondered where Nosferatu might go when he`s fed up with his coffin, and he doesn`t (for a change) fancy a liquid lunch? Try 77…

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How to burn off Euro 2016 calories?

Supporting a hopeless team is not only disappointing, but also more importantly bad for your health. Fans of football have an unhealthy tendency to indulge in fatty foods and drinks, and when beer sales surge up, supporters’ waistbands soon follow.  While we are all guilty of indulging a pizza or beer once in awhile, the amount of time required on the pitch to make up for these treats has been

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#genashame

#genashame It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The saddest aspect of my mid-life crisis is not a sportscar or a baseball cap, it’s not hashtagging freshly invented compound words, or even indulging self-pitying grief for lost opportunities, it’s simpler and just as fruitless in its immutability, it’s genashame. (That’s #genashame kids! – swipe right to be patronised.) I am deeply, mortifyingly, ashamed of my generation. I’ve reached my fifties

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Preacher Episode 2: “See” Review

As the so-called ‘Golden Age of Television’ has developed, we as collective audience have had to get used to off-kilter cold opens where we are shown something that seems to have no obvious immediate relevance to the central story at hand (Breaking Bad in particular was, rather appropriately, addicted to this trick) before tying things together in a bow before episode’s end. Preacher’s second episode has not one but two

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A Lazy Long Weekend By Derek Wyatt

My children – both in their twenties – have been telling me for some time to get a life and try Airbnb. Airbnb is an odd title for a $billion+ company barely eight years old which like Uber and YouTube is essentially what the techies refer to as a platform. None of the aforementioned own bed and breakfast places, or taxis or videos but they have a space on a

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Trump hails Brexit during visit to Scotland

Donald Trump, has given Brexit his seal of approval, claiming that it’s “a great thing” that the people of the UK have “taken back their country” in voting to leave the EU. His comments came as he arrived at the Trump Turnberry in Scotland for the reopening of the refurbished Open venue golf resort. Trump added his name to the resort after purchasing it in 2014. On being asked his

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Era’s End

I have known David Cameron for over fifteen years. He saved his party in 2005 after three thumping defeats and made them electable. His forethought and quickness in decision making during three critical days following the 2010 election enabled him to become Prime Minister of an unlikely coalition with the Lib Dems. Ultimately it saved his bacon and destroyed the Lib Dems as a national party. There was though a

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