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1. Which social policy began in Iceland in 1915 and lasted there, to some extent, until 1 March 1989?

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1. What term was introduced in 1899 by the sociologist Thorstein Veblen to signify the behavioural characteristics of the newly wealthy?

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1. Who is the only actor to have earned an Emmy nomination for the same part in three shows?

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1. The failed Lionel Bart musical "Twang!!" was based on the exploits of which fictional character?

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Sir Chris Hoy won six Olympic golds - in which four events?

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1. Harry Nilsson's flat in Curzon Street, Mayfair, saw two pop stars' deaths, one in 1974, the other in 1978. Whose?

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What was this name of this film, starring Leonardo di Caprio as confidence trickster Frank Abagnale Jr?

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1. Which was the second country in the world, after Great Britain, to issue postage stamps valid within the entire country?

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1. What links Jarvis Cocker and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Phil Selway?

Hollie Cook's father was a member of which band?

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1. "Crying, talking, sleeping, walking". What comes next?

Ways of Seeing, By John Berger

I first read this book as a student, 20 years ago, and it sparked off my interest in the kind of art criticism that feminist theory subsequently seemed to be exploring best.

Ask Martha: 'I haven't been invited to my friends' wedding'

Got a social dilemma? Martha Arthur has the answer...

A Scandalous Man, By Gavin Esler

From his foreign news journalism alone, I expected far better from Esler than this perfunctory political father-versus-son tale. It's spring 2005, and translator Harry Burnett's estranged father has just made what appears to be a suicide attempt. Why they have become estranged is drawn out through the flashbacks of Robin Burnett's parallel narrative from 1982, when he was in Margaret Thatcher's cabinet until scandal forced him to resign.

Austerity craft: Never mind the flatpacks

Who needs Ikea when your local skip has so much to offer? Drills at the ready as we show how to turn a load of old junk into the hippest of homeware

Austerity style: Men of Britain, put down your hair gel

...and pick up your shovels – because with hard times ahead, man-bag-clutching metrosexuality is out, and old-fashioned machismo is flexing its muscles once again

Why I love: Passing it on

Jamie Hector, Actor

Austerity interiors: To serve us all our days

1940s homeware is back in fashion. And it'll last forever, says fanatical collector Johnny Vercoutre

Bites: Ice, slice and two sugars please

Yesterday, Bistrotheque, Pablo Flack and David Waddington's hip east London eatery, spawned Flash, a "guerilla" restaurant made entirely of art storage boxes, at London's Royal Academy. The menu is French/Californian, while afternoon tea includes the option to swap your brew for a pot of Tanqueray gin cocktails. How decadent.

Austerity food: Fresh from the back of your fridge

Britons waste more than three tonnes of food a year. It's time to find a happier home for those curled-up old lettuce leaves

Parties: It's full-on at half-term

When the London College of Fashion held a catwalk show and after-party on 27 October to kick off its inaugural Fashioning the Future summit, a series of seminars on the subject of sustainability, your average punter would have been hard-pressed to spot a famous face. But for the clamouring students, a veritable dream line-up was present, from the ever-dapper Jaeger chairman Harold Tillman and ex-Topshopper Jane Shepherdson (now of Whistles) to Browns boutique owner Joan Burstein.

Fashion: Sell high, buy low?

Political upheavals and economic woes may come and go, but our fascination with the vagaries of female footwear reigns eternal. Last month, an announcement by shoe designer extraordinaire Christian Louboutin, in which he unveiled his dastardly plan to unleash a pair of eight-inch stilettos on the world, led the fashion press to declare that heels, and women's irrational love of them, are set to reach new heights this season.

Fancy restaurants are going to the wall. Could this be the perfect time to open a tearoom?

Orange Pekoe: 3 White Hart Lane, London SW13, tel: 020 8876 6070

Culture: Why Little Dorrit's grown in stature

I was having dinner at the Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis with a well-known restaurateur last weekend when conversation inevitably turned to the credit crunch. Was his restaurant suffering? The answer was yes. He had had only 60 covers in the previous night, down from 75 a week earlier. What about the restaurant we were eating in? Would this high-end seafood restaurant in Dorset attract enough customers to ride out the storm? Only if it lowered its prices, he reckoned. We then noticed a recent addition to the desert menu: "Credit crunch ice cream". At £1.50 a scoop, it was significantly cheaper than any of the alternatives.

Austerity entertainment: Hot to trot!

Trouble ahead? Then grab a partner, face the music and try dancing with the old-time party animals who are flocking to wild jive nights and afternoon tea waltzes all over Britain

The Austerity Issue: don't panic

Amid the bewildering complexities of the global financial crisis, one simple fact stands out: the little we have left needs to go a lot further. Fear not! We'll show you how to endure the forthcoming recession with a bit of grit, some nous and the wise advice of our post-war forebears. And you never know, you might have a laugh or two along the way... To begin our special issue, a celebration of the true heroine of austerity Britain: the housewife
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