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Students Favourite Indian Take-away Rated ZERO out of Five for Hygiene Standards
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Students Favourite Indian Take-away Rated ZERO out of Five for Hygiene Standards

An Egham Indian takeaway has been rated zero out of five for hygiene. The Red Rose, which is located on the High Street next to Papa John’s, has been told it needs to make serious improvements in the hygienic handling, preparation, and cooking of their food in order to meet the required standards. The curry house on the High Street which claims to be the "best choice for Indian food in Egham” online, was inspected on December 7,Wednesday 2016 by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Runnymede Borough Council and the FSA have stated “urgent improvement” is needed in their management of food, to ensure the food is safe to eat. The FSA will require the staff to provide they have sufficient knowledge of food and hygiene standards before it can improve. Reviews from TripAdvisor offer an ...
Stop the Free From fad
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Stop the Free From fad

Beth Carr on why going 'free from' should be a permanent choice, not a diet fad. Have you ever looked at the 'Free From' aisle at the supermarket? Do you even know where it is, or if your chosen supermarket has one? Wherever you shop, it's likely that this section has become far more noticeable in the last few years, as more and more people seek a 'free from' lifestyle. Whether its gluten, dairy, soya or a combination of the many food types people cut out of their diet, there are now options to cut these out without having to resort to just eating salad for every meal. However, has this change sprung out of a medical need, the fact that more people are being diagnosed as intolerant to these things or from conditions such as Coeliac Disease? Or is it more because people are seeing thi...
Pret-a-Veggie meets Ready-to-Eat-Anything-Liz
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Pret-a-Veggie meets Ready-to-Eat-Anything-Liz

Unfortunately Pret-a-Manger's pop-up Veggie cafe in Soho is not called 'Pret-a-Veggie' but is instead simply entitled 'Veggie Pret'. Personally I think "ready to Veggie" sounds pretty quirky and but oh well,life goes on. Veggie Pret opened in June as a one month idea that probably wouldn't last and three months later it is 1. Still open and 2. Looking to open more Veggie's Prets across London and ~beyond.~   During Freshers I decided to check it out as I think that Pret can do no wrong... I was right. Not only is the cafe gloriously spacious with light flooding in from two walls that are made from glass but the soft wood that the tables, checkout and stools are made from means you enter cooing "ooooh this is nice." Main event - the food. THE FOOD. Crazy amounts of sandwich...
Sweet and salty cashew butter apple nachos
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Sweet and salty cashew butter apple nachos

Forget the  stringy melted cheese, coolness of the sour cream, zingy spice of jalapeños and the crunch of toasted tortilla chips (Don’t panic- it’s just for a moment!) because we have a new take on nachos that is perfect fuel for revision breaks plus it is guilt free! This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make, involves no cooking or baking and only a little bit of microwave action so it’s perfect for exam season. If you resist eating them in one sitting place them in the fridge and they will keep for up to 4 days ready to be taken out whenever a late night library session is needed.   You’ll need: Rolled oats Green or red apples Peanut of cashew butter (we used cashew butter as its slightly sweeter) Peanuts (salted works better) Optional: Dark chocolate...
London’s most Instagrammable Dinners
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London’s most Instagrammable Dinners

Bored of Monkeys? Fed up of Curly Fries? Just generally tired of trying to think of where to go for dinner? If you want somewhere quirky with delicious food and exquisite surroundings that will have your whole social media following drooling over their phones, then look no further. Here is a list of four radical restaurants that will have you jumping on the next train.   Bubbledogs. Charlotte Street, just off Tottenham Court Road. This unique take on the classic burger and beer has given the humble go to meal a Tiffany ring of approval. Swapping the basic burger for an insanely tasteful hot dog. With a range of toppings from mac and cheese to the Fernando: chorizo and caper aioli, it kicks Five Guys out of the park. Oh, and all washed down with glass a Champagne. (The Champa...
Lent Lusciousness: You don’t have to go without
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Lent Lusciousness: You don’t have to go without

Lent can be a difficult time for those of us giving up some our favourite things, so I’ve collected some gorgeous recipes that will make everything a lot easier (you can thank me later, after lent with a big bar of Cadbury). Giving up chocolate is enough to test most people’s sanity, not to mention willpower. But those who fail are the ones who haven’t been introduced to the Peanut Butter Blondie – so yummy and sweet that you’ll feel like you’ve cheated on chocolate: Ingredients: 125g plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 100g butter (at room temperature, plus extra for greasing) 150g crunchy peanut butter 175g light brown sugar 1 egg (beaten) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 75g either peanut butter chips, fudge chunks or chopped peanuts Method: Preheat the oven to 170C/ Gas 3. Butte...
The weekend to-do list
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The weekend to-do list

Whether it’s an activity that gets your adrenaline pumping or a relaxing walk through a park, everyone should spend some time away on the weekend. Don’t get me wrong, there are loads of things to do on campus that should definitely be checked out, but after a while you will probably be wanting something new and different – so listen up! RELAX: For those of you wanting a chill day (or romantic night!) of strolling through a beautiful area, it is definitely necessary to visit Windsor.   With a change at Staines, it is a fast, easy and cheap train ride to Eton Riverside station. There are plenty of places along the river that are perfect for a picnic and there is also a huge beautiful park by the central station as well that is really peaceful to walk through! Feed the swan...
10 things to know about being a RHUL Fresher
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10 things to know about being a RHUL Fresher

Welcome Fresher's! Fresher's Week can be a bit of a minefield, so I've asked some second years for any sage advice they have on it. With this inspiring wisdom, I have compiled a handy checklist of tips about RoHo to help you navigate these tricky waters: 1. 'Ruby Wines' in Englefield Green is your new favourite shop - make sure to stock up on cheap drink BEFORE realising at 9pm on the first night that you have none. 2. Don't be too shy to go to society socials straight away, take the plunge! 3. Buy the SU Fresher's Week wristband! It may be insanely expensive, but nobody wants to watch their friends queue jump while at the back of an unending line. FOMO aside, you won't have to worry about booking tickets for events online. Plus, there's literally nowhere else to go in Egham on...
Who said you need to go on holiday to have fun?
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Who said you need to go on holiday to have fun?

We’ve all had that moment when we realise that everyone will be having the time of their life in Barcelona, Saint-Tropez or even Los Angeles for the summer and we won’t be. Sometimes money is tight. Sometimes money is as tight as our jeans are as we’ve spent way too much on Domino’s. However, not going on holiday isn’t the end of the world. Being at a university so close to London means that we can enjoy various fun events and experiences there instead. Here are a few things to do in London at a very reasonable (or sometimes non-existent) price. Enjoy free activities at the beautiful Canary Wharf During this summer there will be: Fashion weekend (29th - 31st May); dance performances (29th June - 4th July); outdoor Ping pong (7th –16th August); screens showing sport events in the park...
Mini Pastry Pizza : Cheese, Tomato & Ham
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Mini Pastry Pizza : Cheese, Tomato & Ham

Lifestyle Ham, Cheese and Tomato Pastry Mini Pizza After a long studious day at the library, the last thing i usually want to do is come home and spend at least an hour preparing something appropriate enough to fill myself up. This is where my new best friend, Jus Rol comes in. In under five minutes of prep time, i managed to conjure up a half decent dinner which I would probably pay around £8 for in a Prezzo-style restaurant. Ingredients (makes one pizza): -Two medium-sized washed tomatoes -Two slices of crumbed (or un-crumbed) Honey Roast ham -Two heaped tablespoons of shredded mature cheddar - feel free to go over if you like your pizzas super cheesy (or any cheese you prefer, Mozzarella is also a good option) Directions: 1. Roll out (carefully to avoid the sheet fr...