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Mother’s Day Dublin: The best restaurants to spoil your mum in town

Mother’s Day takes place this year on Sunday, March 27, and with a few weeks to go, it’s probably best to start planning your activities with your mom now. Whether it’s an afternoon tea full of delicious little treats or a magnificent meal that tastes as good as it tastes, …

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Corrie McKeague investigation: Airman ‘hugs doorman’ as he leaves bar on night she goes missing

RAF gunner Corrie McKeague ‘kissed the doorman’ as he left a bar the night of her disappearance, an inquest has heard. The court also heard how the airman punched a nightclub manager in an incident months before he disappeared at a party in 2016. The airman, from Dunfermline, Fife, was …

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“All over town there was graffiti saying ‘Tony Wilson is aw***er'” – Richard Madeley on being a neighbor to former Factory Records boss

Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Madeley has fondly remembered being Tony Wilson’s neighbor in a revealing new interview. The journalists and TV presenters both lived in Didsbury and their children grew up together and are still good friends. Richard, 65, had been based in the area for many years when …

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North Wales bar bans Russian drinks in solidarity with Ukraine as protests take place in the region

A bar and restaurant in North Wales have banned all Russian products from their premises in a bid to show solidarity with Ukraine. The people of Wales have come together to show their support for the people of Ukraine in recent days. On Saturday February 26, around 200 people gathered …

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Iowa bar owner seeks punishment for her husband’s actions

The owner of a West Des Moines nightclub is suing the city and state over the loss of her liquor license, arguing that she is unfairly held responsible for her husband’s actions. The city of West Des Moines first denied a liquor license for Xcaret Club and Lounge in 2018, …

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Meet the amazing Edinburgh couple who run the city’s first ‘queer cafe’

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, an Edinburgh couple launched crowdfunding to help them create the city’s first ‘queer cafe’. After taking over what was known as Greenwoods cafe, Oskar and Zak, both 26, reached out to the community to help transform the site into a “safe and …

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A predatory rapist targeted a teenager he met at the Middlesbrough bar

A rapist who attacked a vulnerable young girl after meeting her in a bar has been jailed. Convicted drug dealer Valentine Livingston persuaded his teenage victim to return home with a group of friends for a party. However, CCTV footage of a takeaway pizza showed how the victim was ‘deadly …

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Indoor ax throwing and ‘rage room’ venue opening in Swansea city center

A new indoor ax throwing and ‘rage room’ venue is set to open in Swansea city center this spring. The brainchild of Matthew Griffin, a 24-year-old carpenter from Llantrisant, Lumberjack Ax Throwing was first launched in Cardiff in November 2019, and has been so successful that the young businessman is …

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Classrooms planned for downtown site of demolished nightclub

Temporary classrooms are set up on the site of a demolished downtown nightclub. The former Pozition venue on George Street last opened its doors to clubbers on New Year’s Eve in 2017 and was bulldozed almost two years ago. Since then, the cleared site has stood empty. For the latest …

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Howl at the Moon piano bar plans new location on Larimer Street

Howl at the Moon should come out of a brief hibernation. The Chicago-based piano bar chain plans to reopen its Denver branch this fall in a new location: 2100 Larimer St. in the Ballpark neighborhood. Howl at the Moon debuted in Denver in 2012. But it closed in its old …

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Top 10 bars and nightclubs that have reopened in Las Vegas

Share the article Last update 20 minutes ago Las Vegas is easily one of the most popular nightlife destinations in the United States. Following various pandemic-related closings and reopenings over the past two years, you may be wondering what is currently open in the city. This list takes a look …

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Teenage Leicester City fan dies in nightclub while celebrating end of college exams

A young Leicester City fan celebrating the end of his exams collapsed in a nightclub and died. Eighteen-year-old George Franks-Herbert, who grew up in Wales and went to Bristol University, has always been a Foxes fan like his father, Peter. In the early hours of Tuesday February 1, he was …

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Opening date announced for Gareth Bale’s highly anticipated Par 59 golf bar

An opening date has been announced for Gareth Bale’s golf-themed bar in Cardiff city centre. The Wales and Real Madrid striker – who celebrated Wales qualifying for Euro 2020 with a flag bearing the now infamous words ‘Wales’. Golf. Madrid’ – is the partner of Par 59, a new bar, …

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Jersey lifts all Covid restrictions in return to pre-pandemic travel guidelines

Jersey has announced that it is officially scrapping testing and isolation for all passengers arriving in Jersey from next week. The island will return to its unrestricted pre-pandemic regulations, with visitors now able to enjoy a hassle-free break. From Monday, all visitors to the island will no longer need to …

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EU streamlines Covid guidelines to try to ease travel between nations

The European Union seeks to facilitate travel between member countries based on a person’s vaccination or infection status rather than a particular country or region. The EU’s 27 European ministers have agreed new guidelines so citizens can avoid travel hassles when planning trips abroad. European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said: …

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Massive queues in Edinburgh as the city’s nightclubs finally reopen

Huge crowds of young revelers were spotted in Edinburgh on Monday night as they celebrated the reopening of nightclubs. Cold January weather didn’t seem to deter a number of students, who had turned up to line up for the opening event of WhyNot nightclub. READ MORE – Edinburgh residents baffled …

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Glasgow presenter shares funny TikTok reviewing the city’s nightclubs and takeaways

A trip to Glasgow city center can conjure up all sorts of nightlife memories, some good and some not so good. But one thing we love about our nightlife industry is that there’s something for everyone – one’s heaven is another’s hell. This quickly became apparent thanks to a Glasgow …

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Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street should be ‘top of the priority list’ in the city’s covid recovery

A leader of the city center task force has said Sauchiehall Street should be ‘high on the priority list’ in Glasgow’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Marks and Spencer announced plans to close its store – open since 1935 – earlier this week, contributing to the decline of a once …

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Spain issues new Covid vaccine guidelines for UK tourists ahead of mid-term

British holidaymakers planning a sunny break in Spain may need to receive the Covid booster shot as early as early next month. Spain has announced that from February 1 it will only admit travelers with vaccination certificates showing they have been fully vaccinated against the virus in the previous 270 …

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Scottish nightclubs will reopen and bar service will resume as restrictions ease

Bar service is due to resume at pubs and clubs across Scotland after the Prime Minister announced restrictions were eased. Measures such as social distancing between groups in venues, mandatory table service and attendance limits for live indoor events – 100 at indoor standing events and 200 at seated events …

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Victoria’s Espresso & Wine Bar closes in Aspen after 14 years

Ownership of Victoria’s Espresso & Wine Bar has closed the Aussie-style cafe after nearly 15 years serving customers in downtown Aspen. Owners Victoria Haveman and John Beatty said they are moving on after holding a Monday-Wednesday inventory sale this week at 510 E. Durant Ave. “Victoria & Co has been …

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£142 drinks fridge for ‘wine hour Fridays’: new party claims breaking the rules at number 10 every week

Boris Johnson faces yet more claims of parties breaking the rules in Downing Street tonight. The Prime Minister is said to have seen staff socialize indoors at ‘wine Friday’ events held every WEEK. Sources said to the mirror that the Prime Minister encouraged his aides to ‘let off steam’ despite …

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Popular Cardiff bar temporarily closes due to Covid restrictions, says patrons are heading to England

A popular Cardiff nightclub announced its temporary closure citing Covid restrictions in Wales and said patrons were heading to England instead. Pulse announced its social media shutdown earlier this week, which will last until January 12, and a spokesperson for the club has since explained in more detail the reasons …

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Full back-to-school rules and guidelines as classrooms prepare for possible covid disruptions

Many classrooms on Teesside will see a staggered return this week, with mass testing among older pupils – as Omicron cases continue to rise. Back to school is set to look very different with face mask rules, the threat of significant staff absences and the possibility of online learning. Secondary …

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The Edinburgh crimes that rocked the city in 2021, from gangsters to bus attacks

In a mixed year for the most part in Edinburgh, there were unfortunately huge stories of crime that rocked the city. From the cold-blooded murder of Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh to the barrage of cutting-edge incidents at Edinburgh nightclubs, 2021 is sure to be a year to be forgotten for …

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Bale bars and multi-million pound investments – How Newcastle city center changed in 2021

It has been a year of change in Newcastle city center. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, it has been heartening to see new stores, restaurants and businesses investing in the city we love. Newcastle’s nightlife was boosted significantly when the North East’s leisure operator, the Apartment Group, invested …

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New cocktail bar and concert hall opens in Swansea’s Wind Street

A shiny new house music venue and cocktail bar has been launched in Swansea – just days before Wales’ covid nightclub restrictions went into effect. Heaven Swansea replaces the old La Cantina unit on Wind Street and aims to bring something completely different to Swansea’s hotel scene. Local residents Greg …

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Rivalry between Mahrez and Jesus fuels Man City double-trophy chase – Stuart Brennan

Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus appearing in the same starting XI is a rarity in football these days. The pair were in the Manchester City roster at Newcastle this weekend as Pep Guardiola took a hard line with Phil Foden and Jack Grealish over their going to a nightclub after …

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New St. Louis LGBTQ Bar Finds Home in Grove, Opens Early 2022

Click to enlarge Courtesy of Prism STL Four people are opening a new LGBTQ bar in Grove. From left to right: Matthew Connell, Michael Klataske, Jack Abernathy and Sean Abernathy. Leading gay bars in St. Louis, like Attitudes Nightclub, have closed in the past year, but four people are hoping …

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Government issues updated covid guidelines for schools as omicron sweeps Scotland

Government guidance for curbing the spread of covid in schools has been updated as omicron sweeps the country. Security mitigations that were already in place must be strictly followed and some measures that were previously relaxed are being reintroduced, Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has announced. Local authorities and schools are …

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Vodka company takes on Birmingham’s bar scene

X Sign up for free to receive the latest news straight to your inbox Register Premium vodka company Jatt Life has signed an agreement to view its products at four of Birmingham’s popular bars and nightclubs. The sites have also signed up for Jatt Life’s new return and reuse program, …

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Glasgow’s newest bar and club, Kong, opens on Royal Exchange Square

Glasgow’s last ‘day and night destination’ has arrived with the opening of Kong in Royal Exchange Square. Located at the old One Up location in the heart of downtown, the exciting new venue features two bars, three separate outdoor winter terraces and a nightclub. Kong celebrated its opening last weekend, …

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“Forgotten” murals set to be unveiled as part of a major downtown development project

New images have revealed what two murals, not seen in public for more than 30 years, could look like as part of the Albion Square development project in the city center. The City Council’s flagship regeneration program aims to conserve the mural of the three Grade II listed ships overlooking …

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Plan B: concerns over the impact of “a few drinks” on Covid passports

Concerns have been expressed about how nightclubs and other venues will cope with the government’s latest coronavirus measures. Plan B rules unveiled by Boris Johnson will see Covid passports required from next week in an attempt to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. Similar measures have already been in …

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Huge Edinburgh scuffle breaks out in the city center as volunteers take three people to hospital

Police were called to Edinburgh city center on Sunday morning after a massive scuffle broke out on one of the capital’s busiest streets. Officers were seen dealing with the altercation in the early hours of the morning after it appeared to have erupted at the corner of George Street and …

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Truth: Aldershot Cocktail Bar That Was Once A Nepalese Restaurant For Sale On Rightmove

A bar and nightclub in the heart of a Hampshire town are now available for purchase. Truth on Victoria Road in Aldershot has been operating in the city since June 2018. In 2020, the site converted to a Nepalese restaurant before operating as a cocktail bar again in August this …

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JD Wetherspoon’s 99p drinks sale in November will continue until 2022

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced that it will extend its November drink price reduction until the end of February 2022. The measure was originally introduced as a November sale, with the price of some drinks – including selected beers – reduced to just 99p. All Wetherspoon pubs in England, …

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Zouk Group Sports and Gaming Bar RedTail Adds Versatility to Resorts World Las Vegas

Ayu Dayclub, Zouk Nightclub and Fuhu anchor the vibrant nightlife district of the Zouk Group on the southeast side of Resorts World. But if you do the night right, it should start at RedTail, Zouk’s pre-game playground designed to get the party going. A “fully integrated social gaming bar,” RedTail …

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Rugby club bar will not function as a nightclub, says woman who hired him to give back to community

A rugby club that is said to be “the absolute hub of the community” has a new premises license, despite a resident’s concerns about noise and anti-social behavior. Meinir Thomas told a Carmarthenshire licensing subcommittee that she and her husband David took the rental from Llandybie RFC to give something …

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Listed Victorian building in downtown Newport to be converted into apartments

A listed building in central Newport is expected to be converted into apartments as part of plans to transform most of the street. Plans have been filed to convert the listed second class Victorian building known as Highbury Chambers on Skinner Street into six apartments. The proposals, submitted by Newport …

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Wales’ coarsest chicken teams up with Gareth Bale’s golf bar

South Wales street food veteran Dirty Bird are set to open a Dirty Birdie fried chicken restaurant at Gareth Bale’s new golf bar in Cardiff, Par 59. With its brand name and logo laden with innuendo, Dirty Bird is one of the most familiar faces on Cardiff’s street food scene. …

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Edinburgh bar The Alchemist to launch new drinks terrace overlooking the city

The Alchemist Edinburgh will launch a new drinks terrace later this month as part of the new St James Quarter development. After their official opening in October, the bar will open an outdoor terrace on the fourth floor of the building, which connects from their restaurant. Launched in conjunction with …

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New nightclub’s cocktail bar closed for several weeks after an early morning fire

A cocktail bar inside Middlesbrough’s new superclub was closed several weeks after a fire. Love & Potions inside the downtown STEREO club was hit by fire around 4:15 am. Cleveland firefighters attended the scene on Zetland Road and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Go here for …

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3 reasons not to strive for a perfect credit score

Image source: Getty Images Here’s why looking for perfect credit isn’t worth it. Credit scores range from 300 to 850 which is considered perfect credit. If your score is close to 300, your chances of being able to borrow money or qualify for a credit card are pretty slim. On …

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Bord Gais theater confirms Covid-19 guidelines for the availability of alcohol while wearing a mask

The Bord Gais Energy Theater has confirmed the Covid-19 guidelines under which they will operate as the shows return to the venue. In accordance with government guidelines, the Bord Gais Energy Theater will enforce regulations relating to capacity, mask wear, availability of alcohol and vaccination criteria. Some of the biggest …

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Nine Dublin bars and cafes serving delicious hot drinks this winter

There are a variety of bars and cafes in Dublin ready to serve all your hot drink needs this winter. From the best Irish whiskey to hot chocolate to some pretty unique concoctions, here are our top picks for Dublin bars and restaurants serving the best hot drinks. Woolshed Baa …

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Starbucks fans are ‘super excited’ for the return of the limited-edition Christmas drinks that went viral last year

With Christmas on the horizon, that means the long-awaited return of Starbucks’ winter drinks menu. Although it’s only the beginning of November, the famous coffee chain has already announced its Christmas menu, which includes two delicious new drinks. According to The ExpressStarbucks will offer two new hot beverages this holiday …

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Leicestershire Wetherspoons will be offering 99 pence pints and other drinks throughout November

Leicestershire Wetherspoons Pubs are expected to offer 99+ pints throughout November. The street pub chain is once again offering significantly reduced prices on a number of alcoholic drinks, including beer, whiskey, gin and wine. The deal starts Monday, November 1 and lasts until Tuesday, November 30, and features top brands …

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Iconic Melbourne nightclub reopens with free drinks

Melbourne’s iconic nightclub, New Guernica, was one of many concert halls affected by Melbourne’s strict COVID-19 lockdown rules. The popular hotspot closed in August of this year. Fortunately, with the lifting of the restrictions, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Concrete example ? …

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The change of dance floor is not excluded by the new directives of the nightclubs

Dr Tony Holohan hasn’t ruled out kissing on the dance floors when nightclubs reopen tomorrow night. Ireland’s top doctor has said it will be important for everyone entering the clubs to be trapped and have the appropriate Covid certificates for safety. He acknowledged that getting close to people carries “an …

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Edinburgh’s bustling nightclub praised for ‘strong’ crackdown, including drink lids

A popular Edinburgh nightclub has been praised for its approach to cutting-edge reporting in the city. Subway Cowgate is one of the busiest clubs in town, often seen with a long line of students eager to enter. Working with community action group Girls Night Edinburgh, the club have issued a …

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The opening date of the food and drink market at the old Reading Printing House has been revealed

A new food and drink market in a former Reading printing house will open next month with some big names in the music world performing on the first weekend. The Tessa Road building, which once housed BerkshireLive’s predecessor, The Reading Post, will feature three rooms and an outdoor terrace, which …

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Responds strictly after fans criticized social distancing guidelines on BBC show’s return

Strictly Come Dancing responded after viewers complained about the social distancing still in place on the show. Fans of the BBC One dance show have complained after seeing hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly stand aside on Saturday night’s launch show. One fan of the show complained on Twitter, “Social …

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How much do drinks and beer cost at Manchester Pride Live?

Live music on the new MCR Pride Live site kicked off this afternoon, with featured performances today from Yungblud and Sigala. Music will take over a venue just off First Street today and tomorrow, August 28-29. This is the first time Manchester Pride has hosted its live music at this …

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‘Spiked’ clubbers’ drinks in Gloucester and Cheltenham – police issue warning

Clubbers have been warned after drinks were reportedly spiked at nightclubs in Gloucester and Cheltenham. Three reports last weekend reported that clubbers’ drinks were increased on Friday and Saturday night. Police are now warning people attending nightclubs and advising them to remain vigilant as part of an anti-alcohol campaign. READ …

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Sunday night strip teases, drinks with an anarchist and more stories from long-gone Townhill pubs

There was the spot where people flocked to catch the Sunday night striptease, and the one frequented by “Britain’s most dangerous man” A pint in Townhill back then was rarely boring. The community was once home to a plethora of bars with bags of character that were home to many …

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Latest travel guidelines as holidaymakers rush to the sun ahead of UK’s next review

Tour operators and airlines are expecting their busiest times since travel restrictions were relaxed, with vacationers rushing to take a break in late summer. Vacation companies such as UIS and Jet2 with airlines easyJet and Ryanair are preparing for a frenzied run in the sun until the August bank holiday …

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Essential Foreign Ministry guidelines for holidaymakers heading abroad this summer

The big summer getaway heats up in the coming days with many taking a well-deserved vacation. The UK Foreign Office, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) has published a set of guidelines to help holidaymakers get the most out of any overseas travel and ensure that international travel is as safe and …

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