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Sylvester Stallone might be 66, he might not have made a decent film for a while, and he might talk a bit funny, but could he still have you in a fight? Fuhgeddaboudit!
In an interview in today's Shortlist magazine, he confounds and delights in equal measure with a serious of pronouncements that leave us in no doubt: Step off Seagal, move aside Arnie, Sly is back!
Call me out of touch, but baking is not a hobby of mine as it is for so many people these days. I'm definitely not one to lose myself in intricate bakes with elaborate decorations – that amount of precision just isn't my thing.
These gruesome images are actually delicious treats. Mmmm... Just don't expect to see Miss Cakehead, the woman behind them, on 'Bake Off', says Samuel Muston
It's the city that never stands still, but Simon Calder finds that the bright lights remain as warm as ever
The Easter school holidays are almost here, which means you have at least 14 days of boredom-beaters to organise. Fortunately, there's plenty to occupy fractious youngsters across the country.
I'm walking through Cambridge at twilight, and there's a touch of magic in the misty air. Lights twinkle distantly behind college windows. Students stream past on bicycles, heading back to their digs. Apart from the fact that most of them are talking on mobile phones, we might have slipped back into another century.
What I Learnt This Week
Making your own Christmas cake? The sooner you get going, the better it will be, says Alice-Azania Jarvis
How Ella Doran’s 93-year-old Granny inspired Habitat’s new collection, says Annie Deakin
It may be the centrepiece of the big day – but Prince William and Kate Middleton's choice of wedding cake has raised eyebrows in fashionable baking quarters. The couple have opted for a multi-tiered fruit cake for the wedding breakfast, decorated with symbolic flowers. The design, in which Ms Middleton is said to have taken a keen interest, will be baked by Leicestershire-based Fiona Cairns, whose cakes are sold in Harrods, Selfridges and Waitrose.
Makes 10 slices
Austria's capital is at its best in the run-up to Christmas. Rhiannon Batten offers some top ideas for new and returning visitors
Staffed by zombies and serving 666 edible Halloween creations each day, the world’s first 18+ cake shop opened in London today.
The party of 'fruitcakes' is in need of direction. Andrew Johnson and Matt Chorley assess who is one slice short of a serious leadership bid
Muffins, cookies, cupcakes: classic US-style baking is everywhere. Why are we obsessed – and how easy is it to do at home? Alice-Azania Jarvis takes a lesson