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Words featured in The Radio Times, Men's Health, and Restaurant Magazine.

I enjoy culture, sports and food writing, but I'm always looking to expand my interests!

Outside of journalism, I spend my time running, reading and playing the saxophone. I also play the guitar (not very well mind you...)

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Plant power: vegan online food orders up 163% on previous year

The popularity of veganism shows no sign of waning with orders of plant-based dishes for delivery up 163% on last year.

In the first week of January, the month of Veganuary, there has already been a 153% rise in searches for ‘vegan’ food on the Deliveroo app compared with the previous month, according to the delivery company.

Despite lockdown restrictions, and the potential difficulties of doing regular fruit and veg shops, more than half a million people have signed up for this year’s Veganua

The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 air date: Host, judges, contestants

Dust off your doilies and sharpen your Singer needles, The Great British Sewing Bee is back.

For seamsters and seamstresses across the country, the wait is over as The Great British Sewing Bee returns to screens tomorrow for the show’s seventh series.

Join host Joe Lycett as 12 talented home sewers stitch, knit and quilt to compete for the crown of Britain’s best amateur sewer.

With the coveted golden mannequin at stake, each week the contestants are challenged to construct gorgeous garments

Line of Duty fans spot another 'H' Easter egg in the background

After an action packed episode last night, Line of Duty fans have picked up on another Easter egg which might help uncover the answer to the question that has been hanging over our heads for the last few weeks: who is ‘H’ – or, should we say, who is the fourth corrupt officer?

In a covert meeting between DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and head of AC-12 Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) in episode four of the series, the letter ‘H’ can quite clearly be seen spray-painted on the wall in the backgroun

Andanza opens in Bermondsey

Head chef Paulina Irzyk was previously at the Marylebone-based Basque restaurant Lurra.

She is joined by master ham carver Javier Cerro, formerly of Bar Tozino, also in Bermondsey.

The menu ranges from small plates, pintxos – Basque-style snacks served on bread – and tapas; to charcuterie boards and main courses for one or two people to share.

Dishes include crab with lemon aioli pintxo; anchovies in raspberry oil tapas; and Galician octopus with confit potatoes to share.

To drink, Andanza b

Le Bab to oversee food at upcoming Dalston drinks venue

The restaurant and bar will open in January and is located within Kingsland Locke, the most recent site from the aparthotel brand Locke.

Set across two floors, the site will feature a ground floor bar, specialising in fresh beer as well as gin.

Both will be produced at an onsite microbrewery and distillery which will be visible through the glass wall of the restaurant on the floor below.

Le Bab - which runs two kebab-focused restaurants in central London - will serve slider-sized kebabs on fr

Kate Nicholls awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

Nicholls was recognised for services to the hospitality sector, particularly during the Coroavirus pandemic.

“This year has been one of continued despair and heartbreak for hard-pressed hospitality businesses,” says Nicholls.

“They were hit first and hit hardest by the pandemic but, despite this, there have been countless inspirational examples of leadership, resilience and collaboration, of people coming together to support their local communities during this unprecedented time, helping to fe

Jimi Famurewa replaces Fay Maschler as Evening Standard chief restaurant critic

Maschler joined the Evening Standard in 1972 after winning a competition for the chance to review restaurants. She has been presented with numerous accolades throughout her career including Critic of the Year at the British Press Awards. In 2004, she was awarded an MBE for services to journalism.

Maschler will continue to contribute to the Evening Standard, beginning with the annual wrap-up of her ‘meals of the year’ on 16 ​December.

“It will be a wrench to stop reviewing restaurants, especial

15 Home Workout Apps That Actually Work, from Bodybuilding to HIIT and Yoga to Running

As pubs, restaurants and gyms close, our attention is turning to how we can stay fit, healthy and happy at home. While we've published our most popular home workouts — you can find the ideal beginner session here and bodyweight sessions — sometimes you need some added motivation to get into your gym clothes. Which is why we've assembled a group of our favourite at-home workout apps, to help you keep burning fat and building muscle in the (dis) comfort of your own home. Thankfully we've done the

This Viral '#75Hard' TikTok Fitness Transformation Challenge Could Have Dangerous Results

If you've made it onto 'FitTok', the health and fitness community on social media platform TikTok, it's likely that you've watched an influencer take on the 75 Hard challenge.

The fitness and nutrition challenge has been circulating on the app since March 2019 and, at the time of writing, has since amassed 189.6m views on hashtags #75Hard and #75HardChallenge. Its popularity is undeniable, but the challenge is based on very little scientific research and, as we explore below, could have extreme

Mind's 'Get It Off Your Chest' Report Publishes Promising Findings on Male Mental Health

In 2009, mental health charity Mind published ‘Get It Off Your Chest’, a report on the mental health challenges faced by men. Now, 10 years on, the charity published a follow-up report looking at how the changes in both the cultural climate and men’s attitudes have affected these challenges.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and an economic decline, the report highlights that now, more than ever, "it is important to make use of this research to inform the development of future support for me

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