Barry Toberman

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Corinthia Hotel

By Barry Toberman, January 22, 2015

The most basic expectations of a five-star hotel are luxurious accommodation and public areas, prompt and attentive service and decent drinking and dining options.

These boxes are all ticked impressively by this Lisbon property, which also scores on location, being close to a Metro station and a short commute from the airport.

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Lisbon: A fine port of call

By Barry Toberman, January 8, 2015

Whether a glass half-full or half-empty type, there is little to top a tasting of quality port in the land of its manufacture.

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Mersey beats brightly despite small numbers

By Barry Toberman, December 11, 2014

It is common for the talk within small regional communities to be primarily about survival. Yet in Liverpool, a Jewish population of little more than 2,000 is not just sustaining two schools, four shuls, kosher provision and a cradle-to-grave welfare network.

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UK Jewish Film Festival opens with gala on London’s Southbank

By Barry Toberman, November 7, 2014

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has praised the UK Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish contribution to the movie industry worldwide.

Mr Javid said the festival had for the past two decades “provided a unique platform for hundreds of film-makers telling thousands of stories, stories that provide stimulating and unique views of Jewish and Israeli culture”.

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Turkish respite

By Barry Toberman, November 6, 2014

The fading Star of David on a shop-front façade was an indication that our Istanbul walking tour had entered an area of Jewish interest.

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Raffles

By Barry Toberman, November 6, 2014

When the latest addition to the Raffles luxury chain opened its doors in September, it received a publicity boost that money cannot buy.

In town for a concert was Lady Gaga who checked into the presidential suite and shared the good time she was evidently having with her squillions of followers on social media.

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Mitzvah Day set to reignite links with Muslims

By Barry Toberman, November 6, 2014

Mitzvah Day projects will help rebuild UK Jewish-Muslim relations in the aftermath of the Gaza conflict, its founder and chair Laura Marks believes.

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Interview: Patrick Bruel

By Barry Toberman, September 11, 2014

He's sold 14 million discs, has a string of movie credits and is a champion poker player to boot.

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DVD: Louis-Dreyfus gets the vote for comic timing

By Barry Toberman, August 21, 2014

Veep: Season 2 (HBO)

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Sam Cam praises work of UK Anne Frank charity

By Barry Toberman, July 10, 2014

In the week before Anne Frank Trust UK leaders present their submission to the Prime Minister's Holocaust Commission, the trust was praised as an "amazing charity" by Samantha Cameron at a 10 Downing Street reception.

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Southern comfort from London school's plan

By Barry Toberman, June 2, 2014

With a mixture of pride and excitement, Kate Baum takes visitors through architects’ plans for the permanent home for south London’s first Jewish school, Mosaic.

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The ski chalet where the super rich go to chill out

By Barry Toberman, May 2, 2014

As our car navigates the winding road up towards the Austrian resort of Oberlech, the alpine scenery is breathtaking, the early spring sunshine making inroads into the snow atop the mountain peaks. The stunning panorama is apposite as our destination is the summit of luxury accommodation and service.

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Review: It’s Rextasy as compilation caters for Bolan completists

By Barry Toberman, April 28, 2014

Reissued to coincide with 20th Century Boy, the touring musical inspired by the life of Marc Bolan, these four albums chart the rise of the elfin frontman from underground darling to glamrock god.

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Inury woe for Ahrens

By Barry Toberman, March 7, 2014

The boxing career of Danny “Kid” Ahrens hangs in the balance after just five professional fights because of a hand injury.

The unbeaten London-based Israeli light-middleweight sustained the injury in his fourth pro contest and the problem recurred in his most recent fight. He was seeing a specialist in Israel this week in the latest attempt to find a cure.

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Enjoy a Vegas wedding

By Barry Toberman, February 17, 2014

We do love a simchah. And many also quite enjoy a flutter. So if in Vegas for the latter, why not take in a wedding? Or to be precise, Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding. OK, so the nuptials are fictitious, being the focal point of the long-running show, which is currently playing in Vegas’s Bally’s hotel.

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