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TFL to start 24-hour weekend “Night Tube” from September 2015

Transport For London have announced their plans to run a new “night tube” service at weekends, meaning [read more]

Abu Qatada freed from jail by Jordanian court

Abu Qatada, a Muslim preacher accused by Britain and the US of terrorism related offences, has been acquitted of all [read more]

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]

SPECIAL: London Film Festival 2014

Charlie’s Country

Thursday 9th October, 9pm – BFI Southbank NFT1 Saturday 11th October, 3pm – Odeon West End In spite of his positive [read more]

A Girl at My Door

Monday 13th October, 6.15pm – Rich Mix Thursday 16th October, 1pm – ICA Bae Doona plays Officer Lee [read more]

El Niño

Thursday 9th October, 9pm – Vue West End Saturday 11th October, 3.15pm – Ciné Lumière El Niño is a tense, [read more]


Live music

Rachael Dadd at St Pancras Old Church

Entering the graveyard of St Pancras Old Church, this reviewer pondered the lack of [read more]

Jakil at Sebright Arms

East London seems to be a breeding ground for up-and-coming, slightly alternative/hipster [read more]

The Libertines at Alexandra Palace

The Libertines were a band that seemed beautifully dysfunctional. While producing iconic, [read more]

Gianna Lauren at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen

“I’m Gianna Lauren and I’m from Canada”, the Halifax songstress [read more]

The Pierces at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

On 23rd September we joined The Pierces in the midst of their UK tour promoting new album [read more]

Rosenblatt Recitals: Javier Camarena at Wigmore Hall

Lawyer Ian Rosenblatt launched the Rosenblatt Recitals series to support his fervently [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s first wedding pictures revealed

Amal Alamuddin only married George Clooney a few days ago, but already the exclusive [read more]

Fashion finds for the frugal girl

Let us all rejoice as we kick our flip-flops to the back of the closet and breathe a sigh [read more]

The Couture Gallery presents The Black Collection

Britta Kjerkegaard, the creative mind behind The Couture Gallery, has offered a snippet [read more]

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]



Turner Prize 2014 at Tate Britain

The Turner Prize, established in 1984, promotes discussion of developments in contemporary British art. The shortlist for this year’s prize is unveiled in exhibition at [read more]

Shift Construct at Now Gallery

Just outside of North Greenwich station the Greenwich Peninsula is an up-and-coming, vibrant area with food, drink and art open to the public. Florence Peak’s sculptural [read more]

Art pause: world maps the way you’ve never seen them before

Artistic flair is a gift that only a few truly have and the unique style of English artist Michael Tompsett is the perfect example of genuine artistic flair. After working as [read more]


As You Like It at Southwark Playhouse

Known as one of Shakespeare’s lighter comedies, As You Like It has been brought to life with evidently much of the fun spirit it would have originally been performed in. [read more]

Great Britain at Theatre Royal Haymarket

We British love to send ourselves up. Richard Bean’s brash and brazen play Great Britain does much more than that: it cuts to the heart of the power and corruption of the [read more]

Single Spies at the Rose Theatre Kingston

In this, the year of playwright Alan Bennett’s 80th birthday, Rose Theatre Kingston is reviving his double bill Single Spies, first performed in 1988 and winner of an [read more]

Food & drinks

The Michelin Guide 2015: an exceptional flurry of single stars marred by stagnation higher up the ladder

The prestigious Michelin Guide today announced that 14 new restaurants in the UK had been awarded its much coveted star. What the guide gave with one hand however it took [read more]

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]


Professor Green – Growing Up in Public

This is an apt title for the album as the last few years have seen significant milestones in this rapper’s life, including his marriage to Millie Mackintosh and his [read more]

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

The Brighton duo’s debut album, Royal Blood, provides a much needed fuse of rock into today’s music scene, becoming the first rock album since Noel Gallagher in [read more]

The Script – No Sound Without Silence

The Script are known for producing some of the most poignant, chart-soaring songs in recent years. So the arrival of their forth studio album, No Sound Without Silence, comes [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]


First look at Paddington: a family-friendly action movie

Paddington, by all accounts, is not your usual bear. We attended a preview screening to get an early peek at the Peruvian bear’s big screen transformation. Before any [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]

Fashion news

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s first wedding pictures revealed

Amal Alamuddin only married George Clooney a few days ago, but already the exclusive wedding pictures have made it on to the pages of People and HELLO! magazines. The [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 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]

Sport & Tech

Blu-ray vs VOD

Blu-ray vs VOD

Online movie downloading is on the rise, with just a click sites such as Netflix and Hulu allow users to stream their favourite movies onto a laptop or tablet for a subscription fee. Some commentators warn that internet downloads could do to Blu-ray what DVDs did to VHS, [read more]

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. [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]

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 […]