The Ocelot dives into a history of crisps

Crisps are amazing.  Whoever invented them must have stood back, placed his hands on his hips in a slightly camp way and nodded quietly to...

Our man in Iraq: Missing my dear friend during the World Cup

World Cup time is forever going to be tainted for me. It was the night of the opening game in Brazil four years ago...

The Ocelot’s Agony Girl listens to your woes and answers your questions

Five year old Amy has been constantly on the trampoline with her sister since the sun started coming out but she still finds time...

Hopes on the horizon in Baghdad

Off The Grid with Luke Coleman - Our man in Iraq From the quiet contemplation of camping in the mountains, and seething about journalistically bankrupt...

Elevators reach a whole new level – next stop… space

Space is quite hard to get into - it’s actually not the distance that’s the problem; after all, our atmosphere is only 300 miles...

Can Prosecco keep the sparkle?

A wine column by Darren Willmott Whether it’s a drink that makes you thirst or curse, there’s no denying that the biggest sparkling wine success...

Culinary faux pas: a social history of quiche

Quiche is one of the few pastry based foods to get caught up in the on-going debate about contemporary masculinity.  The much maligned Quiche is...

Bassett Rivers MP Bane ‘Drive-by’ Bullet’s monthly Column – “Dis Brexit ting iz like...

Dis Brexit ting iz like getting well dull. Every day dere iz more newz dat iz like talkin’ about stuff dat none of us MPz...

New fundraising day to offer ‘Hand Relief’ for thousands

By Livi Ngroom First we had Comic Relief, and then there was Sports Relief and now a fundraising day hopes to offer ‘Hand Relief’. The new...

Every avalanche starts with a snowflake

I’m a snowflake. A lefty liberal snowflake. It’s the new buzzword that seems to be thrown around to dismiss someone in a debate as if...
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