Poetry: Dante Alighieri

Poetry: Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is the subject of this month’s poetry page and Circle 2 Canto V of Inferno, the first part of his greatest work The Divine Comedy. Here Dante explores the fine line that exists between love and the power of attraction and disastrous lustful desire. It is in...

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Seedlip at the Lancaster London

Seedlip at the Lancaster London

Non Alcoholic cocktails? Make mine a double It’s usually a lot of fun going out for Cocktails as it’s as much a concept as a range of drinks. In most people’s minds the word spells hotel lounge bars, or plush banquettes in well-appointed clubs, with only the likes of Del Boy...

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Weekend sports outlook: Haye vs Bellew, West Indies vs England and more

Weekend sports outlook: Haye vs Bellew, West Indies vs England and more

The buildup to the the biggest sporting event of the weekend, the heavyweight battle between David Haye and Tony Bellew, has been fractious to say the least. The verbal sparring between the two pugilists reached its unsavoury crescendo yesterday, with Haye ominously telling his opponent to “enjoy his final few...

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Europe’s biggest stock exchange merger on verge of collapse

Europe’s biggest stock exchange merger on verge of collapse

A year of negotiations towards a merger of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt’s Stock Exchange, is on the brink of collapse. The LSE has refused to allow Deutsche Börse to add new terms to the £21 billion deal following the Brexit vote amid an increasingly tense...

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Kensington & Chelsea cabinet agrees first council tax rise in eight years

Kensington & Chelsea cabinet agrees first council tax rise in eight years

  The first increase in council tax for eight years was amongst the budget proposals recently agreed by the Kensington and Chelsea Cabinet. The 1.9 percent increase will, if the budget is approved by the full Council on 8 March, contribute £1.5 million to the Council in 2017-18, money that...

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Moonlight

Moonlight

  After the echo-chambered shitstorm that was the #Oscarssowhite scandal, it would have almost been a miracle if Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, a throbbing, emotional howl tracing the life of a poor, gay black man didn’t take home the Best Picture. Moonlight took home the statuette, (though not before a further...

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

To Charlotte Bronte enthusiasts, Jane Eyre, is one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century written by a women. Jane Eyre, is the tale of a young orphan who suffers a number of unfortunate events before she takes up a governess position in adulthood, only to fall in love...

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