It has been trading under its current name since 1806, it boasts 250 kinds of whisky, a very well-kept cellar and no jukebox (bliss). The staff are warm and friendly and not in a production-line way, in fact they've long been my mates. Gwen, who runs the place, is a sharp-witted, elegant and glamorous northern angel, the kind Dylan Thomas would find a whole book in. I haven't even touched on the original features and beautiful Victorian decor, the snug rooms with cosy fires or the well-heated and well-sheltered "smokers rule" beer garden. Every now and again there's talk of it being sold, and this scares me to death. We love the Briton's. Change nothing, lovely old pub. Go nowhere. … [Read more...] about What’s your perfect pub?
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The Food and Drug Administration put out a warning about hydroxychloroquine, which it did on April 30. The FDA warned the drug caused heart problems and said it should only be used to treat the coronavirus on patients already in the hospital. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump ‘would take hydroxychloroquine AGAIN’ and ‘feels great’ says White House press secretary despite Dr. Fauci saying evidence it is harmful is clear
Razor pie charts – The Ruddock diet plan Canny managers would always ensure that there was a weight clause in any contract offered to Neil Ruddock. Simon Jordan remembers: "For instance, Fatty Arbuckle, Neil Ruddock, wanted to sign. And Harry Redknapp told me to make sure I had a weight clause in his contract - 98 kilos, or whatever. And if he's over that then fine him 10% of his wages. That is the only way to ensure you get a fit-and-focused Ruddock." Ruddock admitted recently to eating 212 steak and kidney pies per annum. A figure he was able to calculate thanks to his habit, picked up during his time at Liverpool, of recording in an A4 page-a-day diary everything he had eaten on that day. It then becomes an easy task for his partner Leah Newman (ex Page 3 and Playboy model) to come up with various graphs and charts detailing the different constituent parts of the Razor Diet. Possibly not destined to become a bestseller. WB … [Read more...] about Gluttony – part four
'These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!' the tweet read. … [Read more...] about Minneapolis mayor declares 8pm curfew as fourth night of carnage looms and Minnesota Gov. admits ‘abject failure’ in trying to control George Floyd rioters who ‘set a city on fire’ forcing residents to hide in their homes
‘My memories of that time were not happy ones. I would get in trouble for wetting myself, and we weren’t allowed any of our own special things. Even all the clothes were communal so I wasn’t allowed a pretty dress my mum had specially given me.’ … [Read more...] about Evil stepmum tore up photos of dead mother in front of children’s faces