On the cusp of his latest release, writer and director Alastair Train divulges the events and inspirations that have shaped his filmmaking career.   “It all began one windswept night in the Scottish Highlands.” Alastair, then 12, was holidaying
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  Don’t be fooled by simplicity. Brilliance can belie simple components, and that’s often the case with Italian food. As with any skill, cooking takes years of dedicated practise to master. But take a few basic ingredients, and you have
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November 1969 saw the release of an album that echoed the cultural storm clouds that overcast the late 60s and helped define the definitive sound and enduring stature of The Rolling Stones. This is the story of Let it Bleed.
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The decision that Tokyo will be the place in which karate will at last achieve recognition as a global sport is fitting, yet also tinged with irony. Next summer, it will be there, for the first time, that karate practitioners
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The son of a wanted tenant farmer who became the most famous voyager of the Elizabethan age, Francis Drake was born in Devon circa 1540. At the age of nine, he moved to Kent where he lived with his relatives,
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Ask a Brit which country spaghetti Bolognese comes from and they’re likely to reply, “Italy.” Ask an Italian, and they’re likely to ask you what you’re talking about. The truth is, as with Chinese and Indian cuisines, our typical interpretations
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