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Pasture, Bristol: 'This man seriously wants to feed you' – restaurant review

Six months into my tenure as your restaurant correspondent, I have decided that the city, after London, that excites me the most to eat in is Bristol. Yes, it’s a surprise to me,...

Manchester's National Football Museum: 'The best of the beautiful game' – review

In a nutshell A large, engrossing collection of football exhibits and memorabilia over four floors in Manchester city centre, from shirts worn by greats such as Pelé, Stanley Matthews and Diego Maradona (the one...

8 of Scotland’s best beaches and coastal treasures

Making a feature of Scotland’s less-travelled coast is a responsibility and a challenge. Even its quieter corners are seeing a tourist boom. Much of the rural north-west, deserted in the romantic imagination, is...

Spring/summer 2019: the key menswear trends

It’s not often a menswear season steals as many headlines as the recent run of spring/summer 2019 shows, but pilfer they did. Between Virgil Abloh and Kim Jones’s high-profile respective debuts at Louis...

Utterly buttery: the Scottish pastries ‘that look like roadkill croissants’

Think of it as a Scottish version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The setting is a hardware shop in the pretty village of Ballater, gateway to the Cairngorms. Behind the counter is Alistair Cassie,...

From mango salad to pineapple granita: 12 chefs on their favourite heatwave dishes

What to eat when it’s boiling outside is a riddle. The heat has a way of stunting your appetite, but not eating can make dealing with the heat physically that much more taxing....

A short, cool history of ice-cream: from cucumber flavour to penny licks

Dying for an ice-cream? A hundred years ago, you might have done just that. Until they were outlawed in 1926 for their role in spreading tuberculosis, ices were commonly sold in shallow glasses...

The last (plastic) straw: travel and its environmental responsibilities

For decades the image of a brightly coloured plastic straw in a cocktail against a backdrop of sea and sunset signalled one thing – carefree holidays. But 2018 is the year the travel...

Sonic doom: how noise pollution kills thousands each year

Shortly after I sat down to read up on the auditory and non-auditory effects of noise on health in the Lancet, the drilling began – an angry, jagged, intermittent frenzy of metal on...

Chanel bride struts along Lagerfeld's street in green suit

Of all the looks that appear at a Chanel haute couture show, it’s the wedding dress, the finale piece, which is under most scrutiny. Modelled by a Chanel muse, it is always ripe...

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Bitcoin: is it a bubble waiting to burst or a good...

Bitcoin is the fastest-growing asset in the world this year, but the virtual currency does not appear to have many users in London’s...