James Dean Bradfield, Vulcan hotel, Cardiff I've had a really long relationship with the Vulcan. Weirdly, I used to get taken there as a kid on international days. I like the fact that it was a bit off the main drag. It's worth the effort you have to make to go there. The nearest pub to where you live or work isn't always the right one, in fact most of the time it's the complete opposite. It's appalling that the Vulcan is threatened with demolition. It's a perfect example of an old-fashioned Welsh pub, beautifully basic. These places have to be preserved for future generations, they're a reflection of the times they've survived though. … [Read more...] about What’s your perfect pub?
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The Mayor of Minneapolis says he believes George Floyd would still be alive today if he had been white, as it's revealed the 46-year-old black man was arrested, pinned to the ground, and 'murdered' by cops for allegedly trying to pay at a local deli with a counterfeit $20 bill. … [Read more...] about White venture capitalist is kicked out of Minneapolis office building after he was filmed threatening to call cops on African American businessmen using gym – one day after death of George Floyd
A NIGHT OUT IN NSW FROM JUNE 1 Clubs, pubs, restaurants and cafes to open to 50 patrons from midnight monday Larger venues with multiple dining facilities are allowed an additional 50 patrons per areaPatrons do not need to eat to remain inside and can stay even after restaurants have closedPeople must remain in one area and are not permitted to move around different sections of the venueThis will be enforced by PA instructions and COVID-19 safety marshalsSigns will be displayed to guide patrons to the closest bathroom so they do not move through the venueClubs must have separate entry and exit points into the venue Capacity in larger venues can be increased by partitioning dining areas with physical barriersThis means some venues can accommodate more than 500 guests if they meet requirements, including only having one person per four square metresPatrons will need to maintain 1.5m distance at all times People will be asked to move on or separate if necessary unless they … [Read more...] about Why 500 diners, drinkers and pokie players will be allowed into big NSW venues from MONDAY – and a loophole means you DON’T have to order food to have a beer
Customers have left unflattering online reviews of Criniti's food. One diner wrote of this carbonara: 'The bacon in the carbonara had more fat than a sumo wrestler, and - after spending several minutes fishing out the awful, undercooked meat - I can confidently say the dish was THE worst carbonara I've ever, ever tasted - and believe me, I've sampled many' … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Inside the downfall of Criniti’s: Tattooed founder is accused of assaulting relatives while restraining orders are taken out to protect others as the family is torn apart and flashy Italian chain popular with celebrities crumbles
Tracing Alexander von Humboldt in Europe The Americas' second discoverer Humboldt journeyed through Latin America for five years with his assistant Aimé Bonpland. On June 22nd, 1802, he climbed Mount Chimbarazo in the Andes (picture), at 6,310 meters (20,702 ft) above sea level, considered at the time to be the world's highest mountain. In a way, his precise geographical measurements and classification of flora made him — after Columbus — America's second discoverer. … [Read more...] about Cross causes controversy atop reconstructed Berlin Palace