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Tattu London WC2: ‘Somewhere the Kardashians would enjoy’ – restaurant review

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The high-end Chinese chain Tattu, with homes in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, has arrived close to Tottenham Court Road station in London just as the scaffolding, cranes and general upheaval that has tormented the...

Mildreds, London WC1: ‘Unapologetic and utterly un-preachy’ – restaurant review

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Until recently, Mildreds had a niche appeal: meat-free and going strong since 1988, but not exactly mainstream. Your average diner liked vegetables, sure, but preferred them with a lovely steak. Or even a not particul...

Cafe 52, Aberdeen: ‘This is the place whose owner doesn’t like Guardian readers’ – restaurant review

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Walking through Aberdeen one sunny Saturday lunchtime, I found Cafe 52 in a cobbled courtyard, just opening for lunch. The menu was full of delicious-sounding things such as cullen skink, hot smoked mackerel, and Norm...

Renaissant, Bagnor, Berkshire: ‘A paean to butter and time spent huddled over pans’ – restaurant review

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My abiding memory of chef Dom Robinson’s Renaissant, a fine-dining restaurant in Bagnor, Berkshire, is of witnessing the greatest standoff over a tasting menu I’ve ever seen. A couple had foolishly arrived for their S...

Honduran president’s fall from grace poised to end in US indictment

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Along a paved road that climbs the hillside to Celaque Mountain national park in south-western Honduras, one-room shacks are overshadowed by high-walled mansions – including the homes of President Juan Orlando Hernánd...

Grace Mirabella obituary

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Grace Mirabella’s 17 years as editor of American Vogue, the core publication of Condé Nast’s magazine empire at its most expansive, are usually evaluated as a successful business intervention. She took the magazine fr...

Bibo, London EC2: ‘The noise levels were louder than a nightclub at midnight’ – restaurant review

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Bibo in Shoreditch, a sophisticated Spanish restaurant by chef Dani García, was definitely a night of firsts. A pivotal moment in my restaurant-reviewing career came when, just after eating my porcini croquettes, I do...

Grace Mirabella, 70s and 80s US Vogue editor, dies aged 92

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Grace Mirabella, the editor of American Vogue throughout the 1970s and much of the 1980s, has died aged 92. Mirabella was a non-nonsense champion of practical fashion. She succeed the more whimsical and bohemian Diana...

Grace Nichols’ ‘pioneering voice’ wins her Queen’s gold medal for poetry

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The Guyanese poet Grace Nichols will be awarded the Queen’s gold medal for poetry for her body of work, in particular her first collection of poetry I Is a Long-Memoried Woman, her prose, and several books for younger...

The Compasses Inn, Crundale, Kent: ‘Wherever they go, I will follow’ – restaurant review

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My bid to wax lyrical about The Compasses Inn in Crundale, Kent, comes with unfortunate timing. I’ve wanted to shout about this award-winning gastropub ever since I stopped by a month or so ago, curious as to why food...

UK and EU extend post-Brexit grace period over Northern Ireland protocol

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Plans for post-Brexit checks on some goods entering Northern Ireland have been suspended indefinitely by the UK after negotiations with the EU reached a stalemate. Grace periods designed to ease the transition into ne...

Grace Slick and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane: how we made White Rabbit

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All fairytales that are read to little girls feature a Prince Charming who comes and saves them. But Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland did not. Alice was on her own, and she was in a very strange place, but she kept on...

Haiti braces for storm Grace as PM warns earthquake death toll could rise

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Medical teams and aid workers were racing to save lives and provide food and shelter on Monday as Haiti’s prime minister warned the official death toll from Saturday’s earthquake could rise further and a tropical depr...

Amazing Grace: artist’s tribute casts new light on Victorian rescue heroine

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A ferocious gale blew across the north-east coast of Britain on the night that made Grace Darling a star of popular history. She was to become a beacon of bravery for the Victorians when she set out in a small rowing ...

The Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor, Berkshire: ‘Odd, but unforgettable’ – restaurant review

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One of the hard-and-fast rules about dining out, alongside never trying to eat the hot towel or order the wine called “Corkage” because it seems the most reasonably priced, is never to get the chef talking about susta...

Cuomo resigns: how governor went from Covid hero to furious fall from grace

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Chris Cuomo, a prime time host on CNN, had a question for his brother: “With all of this adulation that you’re getting for doing your job, are you thinking about running for president?” Andrew Cuomo, the governor of N...

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