Halloween Honeycomb

HALLOWEEN HONEYCOMB

Bonfire night this year, like most of the occasions we celebrate, will be a little different to previous years: no hustling queues...

Seven films for libertarians

SEVEN FILMS FOR LIBERTARIANS

Hollywood isn't exactly know for its non partisan approach to politics. More often than not the films emanating from tinseltown adhere...

 
 
 
The joy of Britain's seaside Art Deco

THE JOY OF BRITAIN'S SEASIDE ART DECO

A century ago, between the two world wars, something strange and rather wonderful happened to the British seaside. Our fusty Edwardian...

The problem with leaving London

THE PROBLEM WITH LEAVING LONDON

In preparation for a recent holiday in Sicily - cut short in the event by the latest incoherent, floundering measures taken in the...

 
 
 
Why it might be time to purchase shares in oil again

WHY IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PURCHASE SHARES IN OIL AGAIN

If you are an ‘ethical' investor sworn to do your bit to tackle climate change, you may have sold your oil companies long ago. If you...

How to spot good French wine

HOW TO SPOT GOOD FRENCH WINE

“If you swill it around, you look at the legs of the wine - we're in the Naughty Room, so I'm sorry to talk about legs again!” exclaims...

 
 
 
The property hot spots worth leaving London for

THE PROPERTY HOT SPOTS WORTH LEAVING LONDON FOR

With homeworking becoming more normal and crowded commutes seeming less appealing than ever, it's no surprise that many Londoners are...

The kitchen gadgets you never knew you needed

THE KITCHEN GADGETS YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED

‘I know you're not a big gadget person', my editor emails me, ‘but perhaps that means you can sort the wheat from the chaff.' I laugh...

 
 
 
The best Scandi Noir to watch this winter

THE BEST SCANDI NOIR TO WATCH THIS WINTER

With the dark evenings rolling in and the headlines sounding gloomier than ever, what better way to enter winter than by getting stuck...

10 films to help you celebrate Hallowquarantine

10 FILMS TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE HALLOWQUARANTINE

October 31st brings Halloween 2020 but after a year like this, the idea of a single day dedicated to unrelenting horror seems almost...

 
 
 
The best fireworks kits for Bonfire Night

THE BEST FIREWORKS KITS FOR BONFIRE NIGHT

If there's one thing that lights up our British autumn it's fireworks night. However, we all know that things will have to be a bit...

The dos and don'ts of writing a CV

THE DOS AND DON'TS OF WRITING A CV

“People send out generic CVs that are way too long and they just go in the bin,” says William Nell, Managing Partner at global executive...

 
 
 
A guide to Peruvian food: from Ceviche to Causa

A GUIDE TO PERUVIAN FOOD: FROM CEVICHE TO CAUSA

Peruvian cuisine is the ultimate cultural melting pot: from the traditions of indigenous Andean and Amazonian cultures to the influence...

Seven mini breaks with royal connections

SEVEN MINI BREAKS WITH ROYAL CONNECTIONS

Fans of the Netflix hit The Crown have been waiting on tenterhooks for almost a year for their next dose of royal drama and lavish...

 
 
 
Can the Honda e convince us to go electric?

CAN THE HONDA E CONVINCE US TO GO ELECTRIC?

In recent weeks I've been fortunate enough to have driven the new Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley's latest Bentayga and even the first completed...

October 25th: How did the balaclava get its name?

OCTOBER 25TH: HOW DID THE BALACLAVA GET ITS NAME?

Every weekend Spectator Life brings you doses of topical trivia - facts, figures and anecdotes inspired by the current week's dates...

 
 
 
Profiteroles: a comfort pudding for the Covid era

PROFITEROLES: A COMFORT PUDDING FOR THE COVID ERA

Is there anything more comforting than cream-filled choux pastry drizzled in chocolate? Choux pastry can inspire fear in even the most...

How to have a Scandi weekend

HOW TO HAVE A SCANDI WEEKEND

Friluftsliv ,​ the Norwegian mantra for embracing and enjoying outdoor living whatever the weather (and the Scandinavians certainly...

 
 
 
Word of the week: Firebreak

WORD OF THE WEEK: FIREBREAK

Definition: A strip of cleared land designed to check the spread of a prairie or forest fire/ the name given to the new Welsh lockdown. Mark...

Has Covid killed off casual church goers like me?

HAS COVID KILLED OFF CASUAL CHURCH GOERS LIKE ME?

Bible sales soared by 55 per cent in April at one of the UK's largest online Christian bookstores Eden; Holy Trinity Brompton saw turnout...

 
 
 



‘Nat van Dijk' & Jota makes his case. again - 5 talking points from...

‘Nat van Dijk' & Jota makes his case. again - 5 talking points from Liverpool 2-1 West Ham

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France v Ireland LIVE: Updates as Ireland seek six-point or bonus point win...

France v Ireland LIVE: Updates as Ireland seek six-point or bonus point win to secure Six Nations title in Super Saturday climax

It could be an historic night for Ireland as the Six Nations finally comes to a close in France. Read more ...

James Bond icon Sir Sean Connery has died age 90

James Bond icon Sir Sean Connery has died age 90

James Bond icon Sean Connery has died age 90 Read more ...

Furlough payments extended as Boris Johnson puts England in second lockdown

Furlough payments extended as Boris Johnson puts England in second lockdown

Payments to people whose employers have been shut down were expected to stop today - to be replaced by a less generous system. But those on furlough will continue to get 80% of... Read more ...

Hugh Jackman and Piers Morgan lead showbiz tributes as Sir Sean Connery dies...

Hugh Jackman and Piers Morgan lead showbiz tributes as Sir Sean Connery dies aged 90: ‘The best James Bond'

Sir Sean Connery has died, aged 90 Sir Sean Connery has died aged 90 . BBC states the iconic James Bond star's family confirmed the news of his death. Following the sad... Read more ...

France 35-27 Ireland: England win Six Nations after impressive French display

France 35-27 Ireland: England win Six Nations after impressive French display

England were handed the Six Nations title after France put in a scintillating display to overpower Ireland 35-20 at the Stade de France. Read more ...

Oleksandr Usyk gives himself just THREE out of ten for Derek Chisora...

Oleksandr Usyk gives himself just THREE out of ten for Derek Chisora performance at Wembley Arena

The undefeated Ukrainian boxer ranked his victorious performance against Derek Chisora as three out of ten and vows to improve in order to become 'undisputed world champion'. Read more ...

Hakim Ziyech ‘feels at home' after scoring first Premier League goal in...

Hakim Ziyech ‘feels at home' after scoring first Premier League goal in Chelsea's victory over Burnley

Hakim Ziyech scored his first Premier League goal as Chelsea beat Burnley Hakim Ziyech says he ‘feels at home' at Chelsea after scoring his first Premier League goal to help... Read more ...

What channel is Man Utd vs Arsenal on? TV, live stream, Premier League...

What channel is Man Utd vs Arsenal on? TV, live stream, Premier League kick-off time

Manchester United host Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend but what channel is the match on? Express Sport is on hand with all the TV and live stream information. Read more ...

Fred and Rose West's son, 40, 'found dead in hostel in suspected drug overdose'

Fred and Rose West's son, 40, 'found dead in hostel in suspected drug overdose'

Barry West, 40, had long battled drug addiction, nightmares and psychiatric problems, according to reports. He was found dead from a suspected overdose at a hostel in... Read more ...