CULTURE

 

Caviar brings luxury to the masses in Europe



UK, LONDON LIFE, FOOD, CULTURE December 16, 2016


An increase in production and special offers in supermarkets have brought caviar to the masses this Christmas, but opinion is divided over dilution of what the word itself actually means. According to Reuters prices have fallen a...

READ MORE

 

China Changing Festival comes to London's Southbank



CULTURE, EAST MEETS WEST December 15, 2016


The festival will run on weekends through until 2018. Photo Credit - Southbank Centre Friday marks the launch of an exciting new festival at London's Southbank Centre. China Changing will celebrate contemporary China a...

READ MORE

 

Imperial seal breaks record at auction



THAT'S ODD, BUSINESS, CULTURE, TRAVEL December 15, 2016


An 18th century Chinese imperial seal has sold at auction in Paris for a record £18 million after a thrilling bidding battle. The red and white stamp, carved from red and white steatite or soapstone and featuring nine drago...

READ MORE

 

Drunks help monks to a record profit



THAT'S ODD, BUSINESS, FOOD, CULTURE December 14, 2016


The benedictine monks who make a fortified wine long associated with violent crime in Scotland have made a record profit of £8.8 million. Buckfast, a 15 per cent ABV “tonic wine” that contains more caffeine than...

READ MORE

 

Above and beyond to reunite friends at Christmas



THAT'S ODD, UK, CULTURE December 13, 2016


Complaining about the Post Office is a national past time in the UK, but one couple who received a Christmas card from a long-lost friend have helped restore a little of the public’s faith - and a lot of of goodwill. Antony...

READ MORE

 

 

 

Playing Spectrum Sino