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A Walk on the North-East Side

Zeren Wilson enthuses about the evolution in dining and drinking options in his ‘hood – “We’ve never had so many food writers traipsing out of Central line stations…” CODE Quarterly,…

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California Dreaming

The wines of Napa Valley and Sonoma County are back in the frame, their characteristic exuberance tempered with the restraint that first wowed the world in 1976. Zeren Wilson, reports…

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Deptford Rising

“…so I back again to Deptford, and there find them just sat down. And so I down with them; and we had a good dinner of plain meat, and good…

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Custom Folkestone

The Folkestone Curve   Something is happening in Folkestone. As the next phase of development of the harbour, seafront, and former Folkestone Harbour railway station kicks into gear, the ripples…

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Chants Would be a Fine Thing

“…They have a few drinks and probably the prawn sandwiches, and they don’t realise what’s going on out on the pitch.” – Roy Keane What happened to football? The first drink I…

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Go On, Just Have One

It feels like I’ve achieved a feat of Herculean proportions: 122 days of a total self-imposed booze ban, nothing, nada, zilch, not a sip – even negotaited a couple of…

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The Lingerers

“You have the best job in the world, you really do…” So the refrain goes, a bit of admiration laced with a dash of jealousy and a smattering of “Oh…

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Meursault & Megadeth

“Can I offer you something while we talk? You wanna beer or something? Wine?” We’re backstage at the 02 Centre in Greenwich, two hours before showtime: 17.30. Dave Mustaine walks…

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