Review: Bourbon and Blues at Matthews Yard

Posted on April 2nd, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

Blues fan Paul Dennis hopes that this one does what it says on the tin

I’m not a picky man. Give me a couple of shots of red eye and a hot band with a cool blues shouter and I’m as happy as the proverbial pig.

So, Blues and Bourbon at Matthews Yard – promising at least a dozen types of bourbon, similar numbers … Read More »


Posted on July 16th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. 3 comments

Why there really is no such thing as a free lunch: Review of Jay Rayner’s ‘A Greedy Man in a Hungry World’

SUSTAINABILITY is one of those words that you seemingly can’t avoid in this troubled world of ours – and if you are avoiding it, you really shouldn’t be. Almost as impossible to avoid in recent weeks has been food critic and writer Jay Rayner … Read More »

Into the fire

Posted on June 3rd, by Paul Dennis in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Paul Dennis explains why the riots did not put off his move to Croydon, and highlights the potential and community spirit of his new home

I awoke at 3am and within half an hour I was out on assignment.

During the next 15 hours, I covered I don’t know how many miles in open country, carrying what felt like a ton of equipment. … Read More »