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  • All Churned Up 1 Aug 14

    I say ‘gelato’; you say… well, if you're like the vast majority of Brits, you'll say ‘ice cream’ and tell me to speak English. Play the same game with a bona fide Italian, however, and... Read More

  • The Alpine 1 Aug 14

    The Alpine Restaurant has been a landmark on the Bushey restaurant scene for some 45 years. Owned, as it always has been, by the Harkin family, it thrives because of its reputation for excellent... Read More

  • Porgy & Bess review 1 Aug 14

    Nicola Hughes’s silent, sultry and seductive first entrance as Bess – high on ‘happy dust’ – and her slow climbing into a tight-fitting blood red dress sets the tone immediately for this... Read More

  • Doctor on Call 1 Aug 14

    Not long ago, Ali Parsa was in Hawaii with his daughter, when she cut her foot. Concerned about infection, he wanted medical advice. So he got out his phone, connected to the wifi on the beach, and... Read More

  • 'So Much Still To Do' 1 Aug 14

    Mick, 57, a Geordie by birth and upbringing, still has his Newcastle accent, though he’s lived ‘south of the Tyne’ (his words) since 1977. He’s been at Ashridge House – considered one of the... Read More

  • Memories of Mandela 30 Jul 14

    For 19 years, Zelda La Grange was personal assistant, ally and close personal friend of Nelson Mandela, arguably the most enviable position anybody has ever held in public office. La Grange started... Read More

  • A Look At Life: Barbecues 30 Jul 14

    Picture the scene… The sun has been shining all day and the evening looks set to be long, light and balmy. The coleslaw has been prepared, the meringues made and there's a huge jug of Pimms in... Read More

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