11 March

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Britain's First Daily Newspaper Came Out Today

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Yellow Belly Martini

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In 1702, in a room above Fleet Street’s White Hart pub in London, Edward Mallet launched the Daily Courant, England’s first regular daily newspaper.


A single page divided up into two columns, the Daily Courant contained no adverts, no gossip, no comment - just news. Britain may be famous for its tabloid "yellow journalism" today, but Mallet insisted on being objective, since people would have "sense enough to make reflections for themselves".

Rather than feeling sour that the Daily Courant closed and the yellow press won, why not mix up a Yellow Belly Martini, with limoncello, lemon vodka and lemon juice?

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