Category: Podcasts

L.A. Dance Project, Sadler’s Wells, review: Founder Benjamin Millepied’s new works are ‘underpowered’

L.A. Dance Project, Sadler’s Wells, review: Founder Benjamin Millepied’s new works are ‘underpowered’ There’s a lot of reflected light on L.A. Dance Project. Its founder, Benjamin Millepied, made headlines when he stepped down as director of the Paris Opéra Ballet after just 16 months, citing a wish to concentrate on his own choreography. His works…

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The five best hotels for a picnic

The five best hotels for a picnic Dukes Hotel, London Tucked down a quiet street in posh St. James, Dukes Hotel offers the quintessential British picnic experience. You won’t even have to unfurl your own picnic blanket in the leafy surrounds of nearby Green Park, as there will be a butler on hand to do…

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So, Lord Lloyd Webber, what would Jesus do about tax credits cuts?

So, Lord Lloyd Webber, what would Jesus do about tax credits cuts? George Osborne should be aware of his achievement, because he must be one of the first people to be warned he’s being too mean to the poor by a body made up of the aristocracy, people dressed in ermine and bishops. This proves…

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Smart technology that’s enhancing holidays: The latest in-room tech and travel apps

Smart technology that’s enhancing holidays: The latest in-room tech and travel apps Imagine a hotel room so smart that it transmits 5G wi-fi through its lighting system, allows you to charge your phone by putting it on a desk and has a coffee-maker that remembers what your last brew was like, before serving up another…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child drop live owls after one escaped in preview

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child drop live owls after one escaped in preview The first previews of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are currently taking place in London to much acclaim from fans, many of whom praised the production on social media. However, the first show was not without some difficulties: mid-way through…

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Kenya

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Period pain: Scientists finally work out why menstruation hurts so much

Period pain: Scientists finally work out why menstruation hurts so much Scientists have finally discovered why periods hurt so much, following a ground breaking study into menstrual pain.  Research has suggested PMS is caused by acute inflammation triggered by a biomarker called C-reactive protein (CRP). This indicates that the best way to battle the symptoms…

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Brooklyn charity football match turns into mass brawl between police and firefighters

Brooklyn charity football match turns into mass brawl between police and firefighters A charity football match between New York City policemen and firefighters turned bloody when two brawls broke out on the field in the final minutes.  The game took a violent turn after a NYPD officer tackled a FDNY player near the end of…

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What To Keep And What To Chuck For 2016

What To Keep And What To Chuck For 2016 New year, new you. Or at least, newish you. The roll into January means its time for a wardrobe clear out, if only to make space for those fire finds from the high street fire sales. But unless grandma tucked an especially generous cheque into this…

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5 Ways To Navigate The Corduroy Minefield

5 Ways To Navigate The Corduroy Minefield In the fight against winters bite, few fabrics provide as much firepower as corduroy. Like a more versatile take on velvet, it has glorious potential as a rich, luxurious material that injects texture and thanks to its air pockets keeps you toasty. Yet many men fear cord, thanks…

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