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Blade Soho makes haircuts fun

Part hairdresser, part members' club, Blade is pure Soho – inventive, social, and a little bit out of the ordinary.

Why the Southgate Ballad is the greatest football song of all time (a line-by-line analysis)

It's been sung in pubs and squares across the country, but the Southgate ballad is more than a catchy tune – it's one of the great football songs, every word fraught with meaning. We break it down line-by-line...

Josh Denzel: "David Haye hit me with a punch from hell!"

Josh Denzel is updating the nation with dispatches from the England squad. We managed to catch up with the presenter to discuss his idol Reggie Yates, red-carpet encounters with Will Smith – and the time he was punched by David Haye

“I never thought I'd play for England." How John Stones went from Championship to champion

At the age of 27, John Stones has established himself as one of the finest defenders in world football, with a trophy cabinet to match his talent. He takes Max Williams through his rise to the very top

Let's just enjoy Roger Federer while we can

This Wimbledon is more than just a tennis tournament – it could be the last hurrah for the greatest era tennis has ever known. Watch it, cheer it, but most of all cherish it

El Pirata brings a taste of Madrid to Mayfair

Offering delicious tapas at remarkably competitive prices, El Pirata has been feeding the great and the good of Mayfair for the past quarter of a century

Sumosan Twiga is a Japanese x Italian fusion that tastes a billion dollars

Sumosan Twiga draws inspiration from Japanese specialists Sumosan and legendary Italian restaurant Twiga. Get down to Knightsbridge for a truly delightful experience

The Bar Necessities: Discount Suit Company

In recent years, Discount Suit Company has acquired a reputation as one of the finest cocktail bars in London. It's a truly timeless delight

The Bar Necessities: The Gunmakers

Clerkenwell stalwart The Gunmakers has teamed up with street-food specialists Tigre Tacos to offer delicious food and a sizzling cocktail list. Plus the beer garden is just delightful

Alex Albon: "I’ve never come close to quitting... Not by choice"

Red Bull racer and breakout star of Drive to Survive, British-Thai driver Alex Albon talks about his racing inspirations, his toughest opponent and his determination to return to Formula 1

Akemnji Ndifornyen: "I really look up to Ashley Walters"

Actor. Musician. Writer. BAFTA winner. Akemnji Ndifornyen is one of the most talented creatives working in Britain today. He takes us through his life and style

"The quickest. The fastest. The strongest." Josh Taylor is fighting for immortality

Seventeen fights. Seventeen wins. Two world titles. Scottish boxer Josh Taylor stands on the cusp of greatness. He talks us through a winner’s mentality and his quest to join the immortals

Daniel Howell: "Mental health isn't a mystery"

YouTuber Daniel Howell has written a book aimed at demystifying mental health and offering a toolkit for people who are struggling. He tells us why You Will Get Through This Night.

"You need to own your history." Ricky Whittle on identity, capitalism and the rebirth of American Gods

Ricky Whittle moved to America and landed the biggest role of his career. Life was good but the love affair soured. He opens up about politics, publicity – and why American Gods isn't finished yet

Set sail for the Pop-up Summer Terrace at The Churchill

Anchors away and plot a course for the Pop-up Summer Terrace at The Churchill – bringing a bit of seafood and sunlight (fingers crossed) to Marylebone's hottest cocktail bar

Tom Ellis: "More people want to do good than bad"

We caught up with the legend that is Tom Ellis to discuss his new fashion collection with Rupert & Buckley – with all profits going to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

Sussex in Soho is pure poetry on a plate

Sussex Bar & Restaurant brings the joy of seasonal dining to Soho. Sup on oysters, sip on wine, sup on more oysters, and relish the beauties of life

Meal box like a baller | Wadadli Kitchen

Wadadli Kitchen was launched by host of Great British Menu Andi Oliver and brings a taste of the Caribbean to your plate

Jeffrey Herlings: "My accident made me consider walking away"

Motocross rider Jeffrey Herlings talks about his toughest opponent, his 2018 MXGP World Championship and last year's horrific accident that left him temporarily paralysed

Dan Azeez: "You never really choose boxing. It chooses you."

Light-heavyweight English champion Dan Azeez talks about his boxing inspirations, his toughest opponents and the people who have helped guide his journey