Paddington Bear author meets young St Mary’s Hospital patients

Paddington Bear author meets young St Mary’s Hospital patients

Paddington Bear author, Michael Bond CBE, gave the child patients the rare treat of meeting the creator of one of UK’s most loved literary characters when he visited them in St Mary’s Hospital. The 90-year-old and his wife visited the hospital in Paddington to donate dozens of his books to...

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Porto

Porto

Both Port (the drink) and Portugal itself are named after Porto, which seems peculiarly uncreative (like if London was named ‘Filthyriver’ and England ‘Filthyriverland’) but that’s one of the few bad things that can be said about a purely charming city. Some friends and I had flown out to Porto...

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Recipe: Tom Brown’s Turbot on the bone

Recipe: Tom Brown’s Turbot on the bone

Turbot on the bone, parsley & garlic butter, mashed potatoes and leeks Ingredients: Turbot: 1 Turbot, about 1.5 kg fins trimmed and split down the centre bone. Cut into steaks with the bone in. Parsley & Garlic Butter: 300 g parsley, blitzed thoroughly 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 725 ml...

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Poppies 55-59 Old Compton St

Poppies 55-59 Old Compton St

Address: 55-59 Old Compton St, London Phone: 020 7482 2977 Hours: Open today · 11am–12:30am Whilst it might show me for the weak-kneed, unpatriotic Remain voter I am, I have to contend that as national cuisines go, fish and chips is something of an uncompromising prospect. You can do a...

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Rise in UK carbon footprint

Rise in UK carbon footprint

The UK’s carbon footprint, determined by all the greenhouse gases generated by UK consumption, increased slightly between 2012 and 2013, says latest data.   The data gathered combined the emission of greenhouse gases produced from foreign imports consumed in the UK, with emissions produced by domestic manufacturing and household energy...

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Found at The Foundling Museum

Found at The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum. 4 Brunswick Square. London.WC1. N1. AZ Until 4th September, 2016. The Foundling Hospital was opened in 1739 by an American sea captain in order to care for abandoned babies. After much lengthy endeavour he obtained a Charter for this much needed Charity. During the 18th century there...

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Gender gap proves women’s pensions still have far to go

Gender gap proves women’s pensions still have far to go

Women’s pensions may have reached an all-time high but they are still unequal to those of men, leaving many women concerned about their retirement finances. Research conducted by the international financial services group, Prudential, has found that the average annual retirement income for women will this year become the highest...

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David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and a Still Life

David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and a Still Life

Royal Academy Sackler Galleries Until 2 October 2016 Admission £11.50 www.royalacademy.org.uk One never knows what to expect when one enters the coolness of the Sackler Galleries at the top of Burlington House through the frosted-glass doors, although it rarely disappoints. This exhibition certainly evokes a wow factor –  against rich...

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