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Current affairs

Turkey closes borders as Kurd refugees fleeing IS hits over 100,000

Turkey has started closing some of its border crossings with Syria in an attempt to subdue the number of Kurds leaving [read more]

Hostage Alan Henning’s wife pleads IS to release him

The wife of British aid volunteer Alan Henning has issued a desperate plea that he be released by his terrorist [read more]

Ebola vaccine trials to be conducted on volunteers in Oxford

A new Ebola virus vaccine is being trialled for the first time on volunteers in Oxford. The trial will involve 60 [read more]

SPECIAL: London Fashion Week SS15

Nina Naustdal catwalk show report | LFW S/S 2015

Nina Naustdal presented a glamorous spring/summer 2015 collection at Le Peep Boutique for London Fashion Week. The [read more]

Uma Kangai collection presentation | LFW S/S 2015

Uma Kangai presented a innovative and wearable spring/summer 2015 collection at The Adelphi Room, Waldorf Hilton Hotel [read more]

H by Hakaan Yildirim behind the scenes | LFW S/S 2015

While fashion-lovers queue outside the venues, dozen of people are running behind the scenes to prepare every single [read more]


Live music

JAWS at The Garage

Indie pop band JAWS are riding high on the back of the September 15th release of their [read more]

Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards at the Slaughtered Lamb

Not much of Absentee’s upbeat indie stylings have made it into Dan Michaelson and the [read more]

Ballet School at Basement

Ballet School may be a new addition to the alternative pop scene, having formed in late [read more]

iTunes Festival 2014: Elbow at Roundhouse

A cross-section of a band’s fanbase can sometimes be a good indicator of the genre they [read more]

Walking On Cars at Electrowerkz

On a seemingly uneventful side street in Angel is Electrowerkz, a fairly small den and [read more]

iTunes Festival 2014: Calvin Harris at Roundhouse

NME has announced that Calvin Harris is the first British solo artist to pass a million [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Rosalina Nacken stuns with Intellectual Aspiration campaign

Inspirational and undoubtedly super talented Rosalina Nacken has launched her [read more]

Celebrities gather to support Emeli Sande charity gala

Last night the award winning Chuk89 venue held Emeli Sande’s charity gala in aid of The [read more]

Tak.Ori is bringing customisation back to the table

Italian luxury knitwear labels have always been known for their bright and bold prints, [read more]

How to be Candidly Nicole

We always knew Nicole Richie was funny, ever since her Simple Life days with socialite [read more]

Sarah Jessica Parker launches her second shoe collection

After the success of her first footwear range earlier this year the ultimate “shoe [read more]

Bershka A/W 2014 preview

Fashion giants Bershka have given us a sneak peek of their A/W 2014 campaign The Call of [read more]



Paul McCarthy: WS SC at Hauser and Wirth

Hauser and Wirth have blacked out their windows for this exhibition, which itself says something about the charged content. As explicit, crude and provocative as ever, each [read more]

U at The Unit

In the heart of Soho, The Unit London presents U: an exhibition of contemporary portraiture under the theme of identity in an era of digital media. The show brings together [read more]

Carnival of Colour at Imitate Modern

Carnival of Colour takes place at Imitate Modern, which prides itself on being “an urban contemporary gallery with a difference”. Set in the prestigious W1 area, [read more]


Albion at the Bush

Albion’s timing could not be more apt: while the union of the United Kingdom is in disarray, a working underclass of people are disillusioned with British politics, [read more]

The Liberation of Colette Simple at Jackson’s Lane

Retrospectives of the 50s civil defence movement often reveal a disturbingly eminent humour in their harsh, unintentional juxtaposition of the idylls of [read more]

Long Story Short at the Charing Cross

Long Story Short, Squint’s bold examination of journalism, social media and modern society, refuses easy answers or straightforward sympathies. Written by Lee Anderson, [read more]

Food & drinks

Original recipe of the week: Savoury Spicy Banana Pancakes with Chive and Garlic

We know it isn’t pancake day yet but let’s face it, who can resist a pancake? Delicious pancakes are popular in all cultures from Asian cuisine to British and [read more]

Original recipe of the week: Green Tea and Ginger Crumble with Dark chocolate centre

Green tea has become more popular than ever over the last year. It’s full of antioxidants and weight loss properties, but this isn’t the only reason for its [read more]

Original recipe of the week: Toffee Fudge

We’re feeling quintessentially British this week with our good old British fudge recipe. Although its not exactly low in fat it’s an indulgence that is a must, [read more]


Mercury Music Prize 2014: The nominees

12 albums, seven debuts and a whole lot of talent. Join us as we take a look at this year’s nominations for the 2014 Mercury Music Prize; there are a few pleasant [read more]

Josh Pyke – The Beginning and the End of Everything

In a parallel universe where talent is handed out like candy, Josh Pyke is an individual who is always at the front of the queue, palms sweating with anticipation, and [read more]

Tennis – Ritual in Repeat

Back in May, Tennis captivated the audience at Oslo in Hackney. Now after a highly anticipated wait, their new album is finally here. Hailing from Denver, Alaina Moore and [read more]


The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Nella Oortman has married a man apart, though she does not yet know it. Her diffident welcome to wealthy Amsterdam is compounded by the arrival of her wedding present: a [read more]

Friendship by Emily Gould

One of the things about the New York novel – a choice of setting that has become a genre in itself – is that anyone outside of the lifestyle described within the pages of [read more]

The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 by J B Morrison

Growing old is for many a sobering thought. The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 captures a snapshot in time and magnifies it to reveal the twilight years in all [read more]


An interview with Eskimo Kissez

Danielle Buckley is the creative genius behind Eskimo Kissez, an organic bath and product company. How did you get into making beauty products? When I was a little girl I [read more]

Top summer hair tips

So it’s hot and you’re getting fed up dealing with your unruly curls, but towel drying just isn’t doing it for you? We have some top tips to help you out. [read more]

Top five anti-ageing moisturisers

It’s a depressing thought, but when you reach a certain age you have to start taking preventative measures against the ageing process. Yes, you will age but it doesn’t [read more]


New York City

Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages

The brand new New York musical Heathers, based on the cult 1989 dark comedy of the same name, manages to cover most of the important moments of the film – no details [read more]

Rocky: the Musical at the Winter Garden

The iconic story of small-time South Philly boxer turned local hero, Rocky Balboa, is brought back to life in this dazzling, high-tech musical adaptation that packs a whole [read more]

Machinal at the American Airlines

Last night actress Rebecca Hall and the Roundabout Theater Company previewed Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play Machinal at New York City’s American Airlines Theater. [read more]


The Hundred-Foot Journey: Dame Helen Mirren and cast discuss latest release

The Hundred-Foot Journey is an extremely difficult movie to write about without making food puns. The cinematic feast (see!) stars Dame Helen Mirren as Madame Mallory – [read more]

What If: Daniel Radcliffe discusses his latest project

What if you’re in love with your best friend? Director Michael Dowse’s soon-to-be-released film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, explores this situation while seeking to rise [read more]

Believe: interviews with Natasha McElhone, Brian Cox and Sandy Busby

Believe is a heart-warming progression from the distresses of a fatherless, working class household in Manchester to the glory and shared love of the football pitch. We [read more]

Fashion news

Celebrities gather to support Emeli Sande charity gala

Last night the award winning Chuk89 venue held Emeli Sande’s charity gala in aid of The Serenge Project, a charity close to Sande’s heart, named after the birthplace of [read more]

Tak.Ori is bringing customisation back to the table

Italian luxury knitwear labels have always been known for their bright and bold prints, and now Svetlana Taccori is stepping up the knitwear competition by offering a Tak.Ori [read more]

How to be Candidly Nicole

We always knew Nicole Richie was funny, ever since her Simple Life days with socialite Paris Hilton, we always knew. With her dry quick wit, the girl could always make us [read more]

Sport & Tech

They don’t shoot horses, do they?

They don’t shoot horses, do they?

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? was 1969 American movie by Sydney Pollack, based on a 1935 novel of the same name. The story tells the tale of a group of different people who are desperate to win one of those bizarre Great Depression dance marathon competitions. The [read more]

Great British sporting events

Great British sporting events

There are some events in the British sporting calendar that are national institutions and which the UK does better than [read more]

Setting up your own home cinema

Setting up your own home cinema

It has never been more affordable or easier to set up your own cinema at home. Whether you’re unwinding in front of a [read more]

Paris… autumn… the Arc?

Paris… autumn… the Arc?

An early autumnal trip to “gay” Paris for Europe’s most valuable horse race – the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – [read more]

Feature of the week

    How to be like an action hero

    Okay. Not everyone can make a big career in Hollywood, but you don’t have to be a big-name star to be like one. The girls will be falling over themselves to be near you if you can make them think that you’re the next James […]