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Sorrel

Dorking Deepdene: No One Can Hear You Scream ‘Dorking Deepdene? Does this place even exist? I’m scared.’   So we missed the train from Dorking. The last train that night,…

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A Clockwork Orange

“Bliss and heaven! Oh it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all…

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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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Megadeth Beer – À Tout Le Monde

As well as founding one of the greatest thrash metal bands of all time – celebrating 35 years this year – Dave Mustaine has recently released a Megadeth  beer, a…

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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 of…

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Annapurna

Momo Mia   ‘Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous, never had a country more faithful friends than you’  – Sir Ralph Turner MC, Adjutant of the 2nd…

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Jöro

Umami Pushers Google Maps has taken me off kilter. I’m standing in the middle of an industrial estate which has several shades of the outer reaches of edgy Brooklyn about…

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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…