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Unusual nights out in Brighton include The Basement, pictured. Credit ROGER BAMBER

Weekends out: unusual city breaks

by Katie Rowe

September 29 2014 in Culture Vulture

Sip on a Smoked Old Fashion as you listen to live jazz and soul acts until the early hours, 2am to be precise, at The Fitzgerald. Aptly named after the 1920s author F. Scott Fitzgerald, this free-entry speakeasy bar is tucked away on Little Lever St in the…

An accessible adventure in the New Forest

by Katie Rowe

September 24 2014 in The great outdoors

The New Forest has come a long way since William the Conqueror first began using the land as his private hunting ground in 1079. A natural haven in the heart of Hampshire, the New Forest is one of the most accessible national parks I’ve ever visited and…

 Leicestershire Food Festival

Rumbling stomachs at the ready!

by Katie Rowe

September 11 2014 in Food & drink

York Food & Drink Festival, until 28 SeptemberSink your teeth into everything from gourmet chocolate to Yorkshire salami from the markets sprawled over Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square at this 10-day foodie spectacular. If you’re not bursting…

Crouch. Touch. Pause. Engage!

by Sarah Neilson

September 10 2014 in Events

Rutland in the East Midlands

Uncovering the east of England

by Katie Rowe

September 5 2014 in Hidden gems

Big skies, boating holidays and picture-perfect villages are just some of the things you’ll come across in East Anglia. Join us as we scratch beneath the surface to reveal some of the county’s hidden gems...                         


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