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Coddled duck eggs with ham and chives

Serves 4

Brunch mushrooms

Serves 4

Sunday brunch salad

Serves 4

Fried duck egg with sprouting broccoli and capers

Serves 4

The wild brunch: Skye Gyngell's hearty mid-morning meals

Fresh fruit, simple, natural produce - and soft, fluffy pancakes...

Bites: All kidding firmly aside

Any parent who has tried to dine with a child hanging from their neck will know that eating and offspring don't mix. However, a number of eateries have cottoned on to the fact that a happy sprog makes for a happy parent and are looking for ways to occupy the inner foodie in children.

Beach sex man arrested at Dubai airport

A British man convicted of having sex on a Dubai beach was returned to custody last night as he prepared to board a flight to the UK, his lawyer said.

Spiced tomato soup with horseradish

Cold soups in the summer are often overlooked but they make a refreshing dinner party starter. In the following recipes I have tried to combine the flavours, textures and colours of summer so that you can suitably impress your dinner guests without too much fuss.

Food Of The Week: If your bodyclock's in a spin, it must be time for brunch

Got up too late for breakfast but can't wait till lunchtime to eat? There are plenty of brunch options available around the globe for the hungry traveller.

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