Matching pasta and wine, Italian style

Great with pasta” is a common wine-matching suggestion on the back label of bottles these days, but I’m not altogether convinced how helpful it is. There’s a world of difference, after all, between crab linguine and lasagne, say, or carbonara and arrabbiata. Given that I’ve already bookmarked practically every recipe in Rachel Roddy’s new book, […]

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People want trusted news

The coronavirus pandemic stoked hunger for trusted news in a time of global crisis and a clear majority of people want media organisations to be impartial and objective. Trust in news grew during the pandemic, especially in Western Europe, helping brands with a reputation for reliable reporting, though mistrust was particularly apparent in the polarised […]

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Mercado Central, Cambridge: ‘I was left with a hefty bill and tinnitus’ – restaurant review

The balmy summer Saturday night in Cambridge had a slightly wild west ambience when we arrived in town for dinner at Mercado Central. E-scooters for hire have arrived in the city centre, which is terrific fun for everyone: riders, pedestrians and road-users alike. Who doesn’t love palpable chaos and an incessant moving backdrop of near-death […]

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Indian-Origin Family’s Tree Chopped In Half By ‘Pettiest Neighbours Ever’

An Indian-origin family’s fir tree, which was chopped in half by their neighbours unhappy with bird droppings onto their yard, has become something of a local attraction in a city in northern England.Bharat Mistry said his next-door neighbours in Waterthorpe, Sheffield, had complained about pigeons nesting within the branches dirtying their side of the open […]

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