Harts Group: "footfall lower than expected at Coal Drops Yard"

Speaking at Restaurant​ magazine’s R200 conference yesterday (20 March), Harts director Crispin Somerville said the group initially overstaffed the restaurants, after being reassured by landlord Argent of a huge rush of Christmas shoppers at the King’s Cross development. He said a generally challenging…

Paris beyond the peripherique: Why you should swap city for suburbs on your next visit

The footbridge across the Seine ends at a precipitous path up the banks of St Cloud, between ivied stone walls and lampposts planted mathematically. Behind them stand half-timbered gingerbread houses topped with steep mansard roofs.  Every few steps, I swivel around to…

Kazakhstan renames capital city in honour of authoritarian leader who just resigned

Kazakhstan has changed the name of its capital city from Astana to Nursultan.  The change was made in honour of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who stepped down yesterday after almost 30 years in office.  Parliament then passed a law making the renaming official. …