Friday 12 December 1997
Nuts: Turkish producers have donated 7.5 tons of hazelnut shells to be ground and spread on the floor of London's Globe Theatre as part of efforts to stay faithful to the original building.
Brussels sprouts: Julie Wight was the favourite at the British sprout- peeling championships last week. Ms Wight, who skins sprouts for Tesco, can peel 331/2 pounds an hour.
Curry: A new study by Datamonitor reveals that sales of tinned curry- based ready meals have increased by more than 15 per cent since 1992. Chilled Indian meals have overtaken Chinese and Italian and are worth pounds 37m a year. Frozen curries fetch pounds 72m.
Mushroom: Last month, a wild mushroom bought from Harvey Nichols for pounds 36.33 was found to be infested with rodent droppings, hair and a centipede and larvae.
Life & Style blogs
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'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
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- 2 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 4 Dakota Johnson's 'It's only Isis' Saturday Night Live sketch sparks controversy
- 5 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
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