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Food critic Egon Ronay dies aged 94

Egon Ronay, the food critic who helped transform British eating habits, died today aged 94.

Album: Dvorak, Symphony No 7 / American Suite (Channel Classics)

The turmoil of the opening movement of Dvorak's Seventh Symphony has rarely sounded so thrilling.

If the nightingales would just pipe down...

...you might hear the bittern's boom. Adrian Phillips is spoilt for birdlife to watch on Hungary's Lake Tisza

John Rety: Poet and anarchist who ran the Hearing Eye publishing house

Though a writer of fiction and subsequently verse, John Rety was chiefly known for running the poetry publishing house, Hearing Eye, in conjunction with Torriano Meeting House in London's Kentish Town, where he hosted poetry readings. He was a character in every aspect of his being: nothing about him could have been other than it was, otherwise he would not have been John Rety: his physiognomy seemed the perfect expression of his personality, as did his accent, barely Hungarian, which he unselfconsciously called "educated". Shyly outgoing, he attracted all he met, even those who found him exasperating to work with. Only combs shunned him.

The Gay Hussar, 2 Greek Street, London W1

The left-wing intelligentsia used to plot leadership challenges at The Gay Hussar. Now it's neither liberal nor elite

Gerrard calls for Liverpool unity

Steven Gerrard has demanded a united front as Liverpool seek the top-four finish required to qualify for next season's Champions League.

The Paper Bridge: A Return to Budapest, By Monica Porter

Paper is the great tool any writer must use to build bridges, and the bridges Monica Porter must build are many and complex. Chief among them is one between her chosen life in London and her cultural heritage from that historically beleaguered nation at the meeting point of east and west, Hungary.

Head east for Christmas shopping bargains, says survey

Britons banking on pre-Christmas shopping bargains should head for the former Eastern Bloc countries, it was revealed today.

Consumer rights: Holiday insurer's small print left my sister out of pocket

What are your rights when a company gives you a below-par compensation offer ... And a retailer refuses point blank to replace a faulty electrical item?

Album: Brahms, Symphony No 1/Variations... (Channel Classics)

Lest there be any confusion over how Ivan Fischer views Brahms, this disc begins with his highly spiced, string orchestra arrangement of Hungarian Dance No 14.

Katalin Varga, Peter Strickland, 82 mins, (15)

In an atmosphere of mist-cloaked menace and gothic doom this British directed thriller is both timeless and bang up-to-date

Prom 44: Budapest Festival Orchestra/ Fischer, Royal Albert Hall, London

The woodwind and brass of the Budapest Festival Orchestra gave advance notice of their prowess in a tiny madrigal-like offering – a sort of musical monogram - before the main event.

48 Hours In: Budapest

A city of two halves: Buda and Pest combine to create a fascinating and indulgent whole

Massa to return home on Monday

Injured Formula One driver Felipe Massa is doing "very well" and will be flown back to Brazil on Monday, his personal physician said today.

Bela Kiraly: Soldier who led Hungarian resistance against the Soviet Union during the 1956 uprising

Major-General Bela Kiraly was 39 years old when he was sentenced to death by Hungary's Communist authorities at the beginning of 1952.

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

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The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
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