New York is the third state, after California and Oregon, to enact the ban, and it is debatable how much good it will do. In Californiain 2019, analysis of the ban showed that in the year it was enacted there was a big increase in people buying bin bags. That still looks like a net gain, however, as does the ban’s inculcation of an environmentalist mindset. … [Read more...] about Is there anything more Un-American than New York’s plastic bag ban?
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'It’s kinda unbelievable that we’re now here experiencing it. Neither of us ever thought this would be happening. We both feel so overwhelmed, I honestly can’t even write this correctly, I don’t think I can ever feel grateful enough for this life & for what we experience. … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen reveal plans to transform their new £1 million Essex country home including a special room for their DOGS… and they’ve got Gemma Collins as a neighbour!
Why not? We expect doctors to give us potions or pills to readjust our ailing body chemistry, so why not accept that, sometimes, what’s needed can’t be easily packaged up: a raised heart rate, oxygen from fresh air, a few moments of puffing. … [Read more...] about The Femail Face-off: As doctors trial a new incentive scheme… Should we bribe the fat to get fit?
The New Nordic movement heralded another shift in the world of fine dining. In our current era of climate emergency and brutal inequality, celebrity chefs have transformed again, from ruthless kitchen dictators such as Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White, or mad scientists such as Ferran Adrià, into crusaders for a better world. Where once the dream was to cook for presidents, now the aim is to work with them. Massimo Bottura, the ebullient owner of the three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana in Modena, was celebrated in the 2019 Time 100 for his work feeding the homeless. José Andrés, the Spanish chef once credited with bringing tapas to the US, now has an accolade far exceeding a Michelin star: a nomination for the Nobel peace prize, for his disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The pursuit of Michelin stars and coffee-table cookbooks has been superseded by pursuing a role in public life. … [Read more...] about What Noma did next: how the ‘New Nordic’ is reshaping the food world
Achilleas Kallakis, who bought 31 Brompton Square in the mid-2000s, was initially jailed in 2013 for seven years after duping banks of more than £740 million by posing as a Mayfair property tycoon … [Read more...] about Mansion whose mega-basement is at the centre of one of Britain’s biggest building rows goes on the market for £25m – complete with 30ft-deep hole in the back garden