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‘Searching For Sugarman’: A Rock Star’s Fairytale

‘Searching For Sugarman’: A Rock Star’s Fairytale

Backbencher November 29, 2012 3

How is it possible that a musician whose talent is claimed to have rivalled Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones in the 70’s be a commercial flop and barely sell a single record? The

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Lauren In London: Splash Out At The Statoil Masters Tennis

Lauren In London: Splash Out At The Statoil Masters Tennis

Lauren O'Callaghan November 29, 2012 1

Now that we’re coming up to the beginning of December everyone’s manically trying to get their Christmas plans sorted and with lots of fun winter-themed things to do in London you’re not lacking for

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Laugh Yourself Silly With The Faulty Towers Dining Experience

Laugh Yourself Silly With The Faulty Towers Dining Experience

Backbencher November 29, 2012 4

Expect to be shocked, mocked and laugh until your chest aches. You’ve guessed it – the Faulty (yes, it’s supposed to be misspelt) Towers Dining Experience is in town. Now fans have the opportunity

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Corsets & Cogs: The World Of Steampunk

Corsets & Cogs: The World Of Steampunk

Lee Jenkins November 29, 2012 5

The last two years have been good (or should I say splendid)  for those who love all things vintage and retro. Keep Calm posters, Downton Abbey, knitting, tea sets,  and more  Union Flags than

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Lauren In London: Take A Tour With A Twist

Lauren In London: Take A Tour With A Twist

Lauren O'Callaghan November 23, 2012 1

If you think you’ve seen all there is to see of London then think again because Occupy London are about to open your eyes. A tour with a twist: the Occupy London Tours are the perfect

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‘Rust And Bone’ Is Not A Book For The Faint-Hearted

‘Rust And Bone’ Is Not A Book For The Faint-Hearted

Backbencher November 23, 2012 2

Rust and Bone the movie – from A Prophet director Jacques Audiard – isn’t exactly light-hearted weekend viewing. Accordingly, this book of short stories from which it stemmed, should not be turned to for

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Lauren In London: Winter Magic At Somerset House

Lauren In London: Winter Magic At Somerset House

Backbencher November 17, 2012 2

I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for a long time. A whole year in fact, because this is the weekend that Somerset House opens its ice rink for the Christmas period. Now I’ll

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Top West End Theatre Shows For The Whole Family This Christmas

Top West End Theatre Shows For The Whole Family This Christmas

Backbencher November 16, 2012 2

Whether you’re eight or 80, London’s West End has got something to put a smile on your face this Winter. Here’s our guide to finding the perfect show for your little terrors, theatre loving

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Online Dating Meets Offline Wining And Dining

Online Dating Meets Offline Wining And Dining

Backbencher November 16, 2012 4

What happens when online dating meets offline wining and dining? Meet nibblr, the latest trend in ‘social dining’ to hit London, tapping into the UK’s trend for everything food related online. I was lucky

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Hurting not Working? Job figures and growth forecasts paint a two-sided picture

Hurting not Working? Job figures and growth forecasts paint a two-sided picture

Christopher Gage November 14, 2012 2

This week’s parliamentary recess means that Prime Minister’s Questions is rescheduled for seven days time. Following on from a Nick Clegg mauling of Harriet Harman, this week would have made similarly combative viewing. Given

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