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In the Kitchen with James: Homemade Iced Tea

With temperatures hitting 36 Celsius this week in parts of the UK, I thought it would be appropriate to rustle up a few batches of possibly the most refreshing drink there is, iced tea. I make iced tea all the time because it’s vastly cheaper than buying it and you can get creative with styles and flavours. On top of...

BREAKING: Bell Street closed after crash between lorry and pedestrian

Bell Street in St Andrews has been closed in both directions after a collision between a lorry and a 72-year-old pedestrian. It is believed that the woman collapsed before being hit by the lorry at approximately 3:20pm on Monday 23 June. Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene, with Police asking people to avoid the area where possible...

Controversy emerges in Taxi and Lift Sharing Facebook Group

The St Andrews Taxi and Lift Sharing Facebook page, created by students of St Andrews, has recently seen members divided after recent changes by its administrators and promotions of lift sharing. The drama began when student Samuel Yuen, or Sam, became an admin of the page in late June and started to propose adding the function of lift sharing to...

A look at Paris Haute Couture Week 2018

The Paris Haute Couture Week kicked off on Sunday 1 July and was an absolute source of entertainment to me. It’s a bewitching peek into the world where fashion meets fantasy for a week, the dates of which are determined by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. The shows are held semi-annually and this year the...

An Evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Extraordinary Adventurer

The phrase ‘living legend’ is, I suspect, overused and often undeserved. Equally, ‘national treasure’ is something easily misapplied. Both of those terms would probably cause Ranulph Fiennes –‘Sir’, in fact, by birth rather than award, although award would doubtless have come— to cough awkwardly or, more likely, deliver a cutting remark. He is relentlessly self-deprecating, and deprecating, indeed, of seemingly...

In the Kitchen with James: Making your own Pasta

Making your own pasta can turn the most basic and mundane meals into pure delight. It costs pennies to make and with a bit of practice is very straightforward, elevating any pasta dish to a whole other level of impressiveness and deliciousness. Making pasta could not be simpler. Mix 100g of flour with one egg into a rough dough. Let...

World Cup 2018 Review: Our writers have their say

169 goals. 64 games. 219 Yellow Cards. Shock Exits. Dramatic comebacks. The 2018 FIFA World Cup had everything you could want and more. Defending champions Germany didn't make it out of the group, pre-tournament favourites Spain fell at the last 16 against a spirited Russian side that confounded all expectations, Brazil bottled it again and England reconnected with the public...

In the Kitchen with James: Homemade Fish & Chips

Football may no longer be coming home, but in consolation I’m bringing home perhaps the most iconic British dish there is, fish and chips. Finding a good chippy in this part of the world is not difficult but preparing this classic combo at home is something that’s tough to get right and hence people seldom attempt it. The key to...

Review: Handfast

I recently had the pleasure of attending a viewing of Handfast, a play presented at the Byre Theatre by Nutshell, an acclaimed Scottish theatre company. You can view their show in August where they will be playing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The play is set in the days leading up to the small wedding of characters Geoff and...

‘The King and I’ Review: Excellence at the London Palladium

I have to admit, it was with some trepidation that we took our seats for the production of ‘The King and I’ at the London Palladium last week. Not because we (my mother and I) had low expectations of the show, but rather the contrary – this revival of the show, which began in 2015, had received such unanimously...