Graham Norton believes he will probably be single forever but the chat show king has no regrets.
Highly acclaimed boutique hotel chain The Zetter Group, have announced the temporary restaurant from Bruno Loubet, Grain Store Unleashed will close its doors on the 31st July 2015.
Bruno Loubet’s temporary pop-up restaurant will then function as a light and airy dining space as an all-day cafe and restaurant for hotel guests and the public from breakfast until late. However, watch this space for a brand new concept coming soon.
With so many well-known chefs born there and such a popular tourist destination it’s somewhat surprising Ireland still has no restaurants in the world’s top 50.
The Staff Canteen talked to Mark Moriarty, 23 year-old winner of San Pellegrino’s prestigious Young Chef of The Year 2015 who vowed: if it’s up to him, that’s going to change.
Dinosaurs burst free to take over station
Commuters at Waterloo Station were diverted from their usual journeys travelling to another world.
A large crate mysteriously appeared this month on the station concourse with stickers warning: Danger! Predatory Livestock – Trained Handlers Only.
Train travellers found the container had “burst open”, releasing its cargo of four ferocious velociraptors.
Memorial marks 200 years since battle
A memorial has been unveiled to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo’s 200th anniversary.
London’s electrical vehicle charging point upgrade is long overdue
Despite a Zone 1 address I still, understandably, object to the sound of workers cutting concrete on the street outside, especially when trying to work myself, but not today.
Impatiently leaving my desk to discover what’s causing the nerve shredding noise nearby, any anger soon subsided: paving stones were being cut for a new electric vehicle (EV) charging point.
One of many now being installed across Southwark and Sutton, it replaces an existing point that, like many across the capital, was often out-of-order and so stood unused across both boroughs.
In September 2014 BluepointLondon Ltd. became operator of Source London, the company responsible for management and maintenance of the city’s EV charging point network. Southwark and Sutton are the first boroughs benefiting from a long-overdue, citywide upgrade, when Transport for London then agreed a new deal due to the network’s previously poor record.
BluepointLondon this week signed identical agreements with other London Boroughs: Kensington and Chelsea, Hackney and Greenwich, making them directly responsible for a quarter of all London’s charging points. More seem certain to follow.
Living centrally and not a driver, I never understood why I haven’t seen more motorists capitalising on the benefits of EV ownership. In addition to low fuel costs, vehicle tax and congestion charge exemptions, EVs are now cheaper with more models than ever available. It was only researching this article I discovered the staggering statistics to explain the poor take-up.
Apparently, one of the main reasons London and British drivers do not buy an EV when choosing a new car is: charging point unavailability. There are now a mere 1,400 charging points across all of London and of these, around a third aren’t working.
On most journeys, existing EV owners are usually forced to fall back on fossil fuel their cars carry for the same reason. So not wanting to buy an EV becomes more understandable.
As more cars are built with EV capability despite this, due to EU environmental legislation, Source plans to increase the number of charging points fourfold to 6,000.
Existing points, like the one outside my window, are being replaced with a more advanced and, supposedly, reliable version. Connected centrally via computer, any future faults will automatically be reported and a 24-hour team ensuring these are quickly resolved.
This all reaffirms BluePointLondon’s goal: “encouraging EV uptake by improving and expanding London’s charging point infrastructure. ”
Of course, only time will tell.
Natalie Bennett’s disastrous week mean urgent lessons must be learned, by her and the entire Green Party.
Green leader Natalie Bennett at the party’s ill-fated election policy launch (Photo: Creative Commons)
Insurgent parties, like the Greens and UKIP are receiving the widespread media coverage they craved for so long. This, as they are discovering the hard way, is a double-edged sword.