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Glasgow epitomises “Scotland with Style” and offers a unique and unrivalled dining experience to residents and tourists alike. It’s extensive, vibrant and eclectic restaurant scene is reflected in the book’s contributors which include Urban Grill – recipient of The List magazine’s “Best Newcomer of the Year Award”, Michelin Star tipped Michael Caines at ABode and traditional favourites such as Di Maggios and CafŽ Gandolfi. Accompanied throughout by stunning ill… More >>

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From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage, and passion-a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists.Now, in Great Tales from English History, Robert Lacey captures some of the most pivotal moments: the stories and extraordinary characters that helped shape a nation. This first volume begins in 7150 BC with the intriguing life and d… More >>

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During my visit in October, I was stunned to find both the famous Holbein portraits of Henry VIII and St Thomas More in the Palazzo Barberini. How did two of England’s most iconic paintings end up in Rome?


As part of the prestigious BBC Four Sessions, soul legend Van Morrison performs a special concert which was recorded at LSO St Luke’s in London. In the exclusive session, Van showcases tracks from his new album, Keep It Simple, and older favourites such as Magic Time and Vanlose Stairway….

My last name is Morfa. This is also the last name of my father and his grandmother. My family is Dominican, I’m the first generation of Dominican-American in my family. All I know is that in 1920’s, 3 families in the US had my last name and my name is a shortened version of the Welsh name Morfatt.

I would like to find out what specific races I am made up of.
*How can I find out more about my family history.
sorry, kind of tired

The average British household now spends less on food and more on housing in a complete reversal of the situation that existed 50 years ago, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

It is the 50th anniversary of the ONS Family Expenditure Survey and to celebrate the significant date the agency has highlighted the differences in how household income is spent.

According to the survey rent or mortgage interest payments in 2006 accounted for 19 per cent of Briton’s annual spending compared to only nine per cent in 1957. But, the biggest difference is in the cost of feeding the family which has dropped from a whopping 33 per cent in 1957 to 15 per cent today. That figure also includes spending on non-alcoholic drinks, whilst the report shows that spending on alcohol has remained constant at three per cent of income.

The amount we now spend in the UK on transport has doubled to 16 per cent of household income, but fuel and power for the home only accounts for three per cent of the total bill, compared to almost twice that in 1957.

The way is which UK spending habits have changed is quite significant as it ultimately forms part of the data used to calculate the Retail Price Index (RPI). It is also widely used by business, academics and government departments for a number of different reasons, and for that reason the data is universally accepted as accurate.

In absolute terms the 2006 figures mean that household spending totalled £143 per week out of a total weekly expenditure of £456, representing 22% of household income. But, the UK average conceals many regional differences. For example, the average rent across the UK was £60 per week, but Scottish rents averaged only £30, whereas London averaged £94 per week.

The average cost of mortgages was again highest in London, with the weekly cost in the capital averaging £174, whereas Northern Ireland mortgage payments averaged £94 per week; and for the UK as a whole it was recorded at £132 per week.

In terms of spend the research ranked the top 50 items, from both 1957 and 2006, and costs relating to housing recorded the highest expenditure on both lists. However, 20 items of food and drink were recorded on the top 50 list, four in the top ten from the 1957 list, against a mere ten items in the 2006 top 50, with only one to appear in the top ten being ‘meals eaten out’.

The most notable difference between the two lists was with tobacco. In 1957 it accounted for six per cent of expenditure, but in 2006 it barely registered at only one per cent as people become more aware of the impact of smoking on their health.

Adam Singleton is an online, freelance journalist and keen gardener. He lives in Scotland with his two dogs.


Filmed in Scotland in late July 2011, this is part two of my Flying Into Scotland videos. Included in this are Aer Arann/ Aer Lingus regional ATRs, BMI in Star Alliance colours, Lufthansa, Iceland Express, United Airlines, Air Transat, British Airways and more.

I know that history books issued in US history classes tell a skewed version of the past in comparison from a book perhaps in the Dominican Republic or Ireland. Is there really any resource that objectively tells the history of the human world? If not, how would I go about finding the truth? Are there books anyone would recommend I read?

I bought the Sun today, and as I turned to the back pages I noticed that 5 pages had been donated to coverage of the England vs Trinidad and Tobago friendly tomorrow.

On the same night Wales are playing against the mighty Holland in another friendly. Yet there isn’t a single word in the paper on that match.

Let’s compare the two matches:

England are playing against a minor team in world football in a match that doesn’t matter. They will probably field half a team, and the result will not matter unless T&T actually beat them.

On the other hand Wales are playing against a team that qualified for Euro 2008. Wales will play one of their youngest teams in their history against these giants of world football. Yet again the result won’t matter, unless Wales win!

If anything there is a bit more significance to the Welsh match!

How then does England get so much coverage in the media whilst Wales getts nothing? Aren’t we both meant to be equal members of the UK? English bias?

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Image taken on 2007-05-27 16:32:40.

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