London’s oldest pub

Lazenby Court in Covent Garden used to lead a small courtyard surrounded by houses, but the rebuilding of the area in the 1860s to extend Hart Street now renamed Floral Street. The narrow passage and the famous Lamb and Flag Pub. In Tudor times, when all around here were still fields, the building is actually…

UK’s only legal brothel

A claim made by a 1999 BBC documentary, By Trafalgar Square you will find what is supposedly the UK’s only legal brothel, Silver Cross pub on Whitehall. It was first licensed and opened as a pub in 1674 known as ” The Garter”, prior to this it had been a brothel with a royal license…

Fancy drinking your Coca-cola from paper bottle

Coca-Cola is to test a paper bottle as part of a longer-term bid to eliminate plastic from its packaging entirely and has set a goal of producing zero waste by 2030. The Paper Bottle Company or PABOCO is a Danish firm behind the innovative development of the paper-based container, 100  per cent recyclable,  which is…

The Third lockdown may cost UK £400million every working day

  The UK Lockdown could hit the borrowing balloon for the 2020/2021 financial year past £450 billion and predicts the latest coronavirus restrictions could cost the country £400 million every working day. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new £4.6 billion plan to help businesses through a new lockdown, including one-off top-up grants up to £9,…

Booming supermarkets amid pandemic

Britons under the pandemic and lockdown spent £11.7billion on groceries in the supermarkets. as trading leapt forward to 11.4 per cent to £32.7billion  over the 12 weeks to December 27, helped by delays at Dover and Brexit talks ushering consumers to do their Christmas shopping early with December 21, the busiest period as 15 million…

Key to lifetime of vitality and well-being

  Dr. Lad, the world’s leading expert in Ayurvedic medicine, explains the principles behind the science of Ayurveda, based on an ancient healing tradition from India that dates back thousands of years. In The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Remedies, safe and effective alternatives to Western medical treatments are explained. Discover how to determine your Ayurvedic…

Pizza Express closes 73 outlets with 1, 100 job losses

Pizza Express chain owned by Chinese firm Hony Capital is to close 73 of its UK restaurants with the potential loss of 1, 100 jobs in a deal to reduce rent costs. Zoe Bowley, Pizza Express’s managing director for the UK and Ireland said: “Unfortunately, the impact of the global pandemic has meant that we…

Ritz London targeted by scammers

Ritz Hotel in London have been targeted by scammers posing as hotel staff to steal payment card details. The scammers were extremely convincing when they phoned  with accurate details of their restaurant bookings, asking  them to confirm card details . Thye then tried to spend thousands of pounds at the catalogue retailer Argos. According to Ritz,…