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Apple Butter Cafe, London W1: ‘Food to make a diabetes doctor sigh anxiously’ – restaurant review | Restaurants

Apple Butter Cafe, London W1: ‘Food to make a diabetes doctor sigh anxiously’ – restaurant review | Restaurants

[ad_1] Apple Butter Cafe, which recently opened a second branch at the top of London’s Regent Street, is very much a cafe of its time. Today’s young may be eschewing the vices of yesteryear – booze, ciggies, drugs, etc – but their Achilles heel is sugar. Build a cafe that serves short stacks of chunky, fat pancakes smothered in banoffee syrup and topped with mini meringues, shards of tempered chocolate, quenelles of thick cream and microplaned lemon zest, and they will come. Post a video on TikTok of someone blowtorching said pancake stack, so the meringue browns and gives the whole hot mess a baked alaska vibe, however, and your customers will queue from 8am for the chance to make their own content next to the fake plastic trees “growing” inside the cafe. ‘Fortunately, the place is only a hop, skip and a jump from Harley Street’: Apple Butter Cafe’s creme brulee french toast. Photograph: The Guardian Sugar is the most cheerily pernicious of vices. I come from a long line of bingo-winged, eccles cake-addicted …

London protest LIVE: Mob descends on bus taking migrants to Bibby Stockholm | UK | News

London protest LIVE: Mob descends on bus taking migrants to Bibby Stockholm | UK | News

[ad_1] A mob of protesters have descended on a bus meant to be taking migrants to the Bibby Stockholm barge. At least 30 activists have blocked the coach on Old Kent Road, south London, this morning. Police are also at the scene but have been told to ‘stand down’ temporarily, a witness at the scene said. It comes just eight days after protesters stopped a group of asylum seekers from being moved in Peckham, despite a heavy police response. A number of officers were assaulted as the crowd clashed with cops, leading to 45 arrests after scores of people blocked the vehicle on May 2. For all the latest updates on today’s protest, follow our live blog below. [ad_2] Source link

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touch down in Nigeria after secret reunion in London – LIVE UPDATES

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touch down in Nigeria after secret reunion in London – LIVE UPDATES

[ad_1] Meghan Markle and Prince Harry landed in Nigeria on Friday morning for their three-day tour of the west-African country.  Their arrival comes after the pair reunited at Heathrow Airport in London on Thursday, when the Duchess of Sussex took a solo flight from Los Angeles to meet her husband at the airport’s VIP Windsor Suite.  © Chris JacksonMeghan and Harry are spending three days in Nigeria The couple subsequently boarded a British Airways flight to Abuja, where they later arrived on the invitation of the chief of defence staff.  Meghan wore black trousers and a brown jacket for the journey, while her husband donned a black jacket and trousers. They’re thought to be staying at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja during their trip.  Harry and Meghan’s first stop will be at a school before the Duke meets injured service members at a military hospital in the afternoon. They’ll also attend a training session for charity organisation Nigeria: Unconquered, which collaborates with the Invictus Games, as well as a reception where military families will be honoured. …

Edgware murder: Woman stabbed to death in London as man, 22, arrested for murder | UK | News

Edgware murder: Woman stabbed to death in London as man, 22, arrested for murder | UK | News

[ad_1] A woman was stabbed to death in north London today (May 9). Police were called to Burnt Oak Broadway, close to the junction of Limesdale Gardens, in Edgware around 11.50am today to reports of an incident. A woman, in her 60s, was treated for stab injuries, but sadly despite efforts of emergency services, she died at the scene. Police say they are working to inform her next of kin. A crime scene remains in place at the location. A 22-year-old man has since been arrested in the Colindale area on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at a north London police station. Jess Bloom, 24, who was working at a hair salon opposite when the stabbing took place told The Times: “Burnt Oak is always a rough area but I’ve lived here for 17 years and have never seen someone do that in broad daylight. “The salon was busy, there were children here so I stayed in the salon with the kids. The police and ambulance took 20 minutes to come.” Following the arrest, …

Isobel Yeung joins CNN’s London bureau as international correspondent

Isobel Yeung joins CNN’s London bureau as international correspondent

[ad_1] Isobel Yeung. Picture: CNN Long-serving Vice News correspondent Isobel Yeung is joining CNN as an international correspondent based in the network’s London bureau. CNN’s senior vice president for international newsgathering Deborah Rayner said: “Isobel has a truly exceptional track record of impactful, enterprise reporting and filmmaking. It is extremely rare to find a multi-skilled journalist with such a body of experience and award-winning work across so many countries. Hers is the kind of journalism that has always been at the core of what CNN is about.” Yeung spent ten years at Vice News and her recent work has included going undercover in Mexico to infiltrate a network of Chinese gangsters laundering drug proceeds for the cartels and travelling to Iran to cover the women-led uprising a year after Mahsa Amini’s death. She has also travelled to a Russian summer camp where Ukrainian children had been illegally sent and reported from the occupied West Bank as part of an investigation for the BBC into the conduct of Israel’s security forces.  Yeung’s archive of work for …

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman stabbed to death in Edgware, north London | UK News

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman stabbed to death in Edgware, north London | UK News

[ad_1] A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death in north London.  The “shocking attack” took place at around 11.50am on Thursday, in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware. Officers from the Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended but the woman died at the scene. Police believe the woman was aged in her 60s. The suspect was arrested in the Colindale area on Thursday afternoon. He remains in custody. Detective Superintendent Tony Bellis said the arrest was a “significant development” in the investigation as officers are still trying to establish what happened. It is currently unknown if the victim was known to the suspect. “I would urge people to refrain from speculating about the circumstances while this work is ongoing,” DSI Bellis said. “A family has been left devastated by this shocking attack and my thoughts are with them at this unimaginably difficult time.” Follow Sky News on WhatsApp Keep up with all the latest news from the UK and around the world …

Woman stabbed to death in Edgware, north London | UK News

Woman stabbed to death in Edgware, north London | UK News

[ad_1] A woman has been stabbed to death in Edgware, north London. Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended but the woman died at the scene. They were responding to reports around 11.50am on Thursday, in Burnt Oak Broadway. Enquiries are ongoing to identify and inform the woman’s next of kin, the Metropolitan Police said, as it appealed to the public for any information that could assist with their investigation. Superintendent Tony Bellis said in a statement: “I understand the shock and concern this very sad incident will cause. “I want to reassure people it will be investigated by a specialist team of experienced homicide detectives, and we will support them in their work to identify and arrest whoever is responsible. “Local residents will see an increased police presence in the area over the coming days, I would ask the community is patient while officers carry out this vital work. If you have any concerns, please speak to an officer or your local policing team.” Follow Sky News on WhatsApp Keep up …

Canaletto painting returns to Wales 80 years after mine protected it from Nazi wartime bombing in London | UK News

Canaletto painting returns to Wales 80 years after mine protected it from Nazi wartime bombing in London | UK News

[ad_1] A painting will return to Wales 80 years after it was hidden in a mine to protect it from bombing. The Stonemason’s Yard, a piece by the artist Canaletto, will be on display at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth from Friday, as part of the National Gallery’s 200th anniversary. The exhibition tells the story of how the painting came to Wales as a “refugee” to protect it from Nazi air raids on London during the Second World War. It was kept intact at the cavernous Manod slate mines, near Blaenau Ffestiniog in Gwynedd, and then returned to the UK’s capital after the risk of attacks was over. The Italian painter lived from 1697 to 1768 and this particular work is believed to have been painted in about 1725. Twelve pieces of the National Gallery’s collection will be on display at museums and art galleries across the UK. The Idyll and Industry exhibition in Wales will also include works by the likes of Richard Wilson, JMW Turner and Penry Williams. Image: Paintings were …

City of London watchdog is making a fair point on ‘naming and shaming’ | Nils Pratley

City of London watchdog is making a fair point on ‘naming and shaming’ | Nils Pratley

[ad_1] The City’s lobbying battalion in full cry is something to behold. Witness the furious response from the banking and finance industry to a proposal from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to name firms under investigations occasionally – specifically when it thinks the public interest would be served. One regulatory aim is to improve behaviour in an industry that, let’s face it, doesn’t have an unblemished record. From the noise heard from the lobbyists, you’d almost think the FCA was suggesting banging up all the chief executives on the spot, as opposed to striking a modest blow in favour of transparency when a clear case can be made. UK Finance, the umbrella trade body for the industry, thinks publicly disclosing the identity of a company under investigation – something that is normal in many other regulatory fields – “could be harmful to wider financial stability”. It has terrible visions of false markets, share trading suspensions, litigation, general disruption and more. The financial industry also has the ear of the chancellor, especially now that the FCA …