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Team Nigella, be warned. There are two judges out to rival her charisma...

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has been criticising Morrisons

We're ready to cut off milk supply, farmers warn

Dairy producers threaten supermarket blockade unless price cuts are reversed by end of month

Parker Bowles (right) says of Tonks: 'He doesn't bore you with his opinions; he isn't a lecturer, a bully. He does have his own views, but he isn't confrontational at all, and I like that in him.'

How We Met: Mitch Tonks & Tom Parker Bowles

Tom Parker Bowles, 37

Youngest Rebecca - Tunney: 15 years and 274 days old when the Olympics starts, Ms Tunney is Team GB’s youngest and, at 4ft 9in, also smallest competitor

Faster, younger, more female: Team GB shows its Olympic hand

Britain took an early Olympic lead yesterday by being the first nation to register its full line-up of competitors with the London Organising Committee. The 542-strong Team GB includes a record number of female athletes, of whom the youngest is 15-year-old Rebecca Tunney, a gymnast

Michel Piccoli in La Grande Bouffe

Directors turn to their gut instincts

Food is the real star of a hamper of new movies, in turn inspired by past classics, says Geoffrey Macnab

Snap decision: David Fox is suing Placebo

Music: Your face here (whether you like it or not)

Want to appear on a hit album? Perhaps not if it's the result of your baby portrait or candid party snap being sold to a band. Gillian Orr profiles the reluctant cover stars

The big ask: Emily Blunt and Jason Segel in 'The Five-Year Engagement'

The Five-Year Engagement (15)

A romcom that rings true at last

February 2005: Jamie Oliver promoting the TV series calling for healthier school meals

Jamie Oliver 'lost faith with ministers' over school meals campaign

Jamie Oliver claims he has "lost faith" in the Government as a result of his ongoing battle over nutritional standards in schools.

EU ministers agree to ban fishing ships from throwing away their excess catch

EU ministers have agreed to ban fishing ships from throwing away their excess catch, a controversial practice that has seen millions of tonnes of edible fish thrown away since the introduction of strict EU fishing quotas forty years ago.

New blades: cooks such as Meat Liquor's Yianna Papoutsis are being celebrated at the Young British Foodies awards

Trending: The knives are in

When did cooking get so cool? Tim Walker traces the rise of the hip young panslingers

Sam Hallam

Sam Hallam released on unconditional bail as prosecution announces no opposition to murder conviction appeal

A young man who spent seven years in jail for murder has been freed on unconditional bail today after the prosecution announced it would not oppose the appeal against his conviction.

McDermid (left) says: 'We always find something to giggle about. We're like schoolgirls, but with gallows humour'

How We Met: Val McDermid & Professor Sue Black

'We always find something to giggle about. We're like schoolgirls, but with gallows humour'

Lisa Markwell: Why making a meal out of lists is a bad idea

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Chef and owner of the New York restaurant, Per Se, Thomas Keller

A seat at the top, top table: Per Se's 12-course tasting menu is close to perfection

Last week, the chef Thomas Keller received yet another accolade. After a meal at his New York restaurant, Samuel Muston knows why.

Chef Rene Redzepi at his restaurant Noma in Copenhagen

Trending: This golden ticket has nothing to do with the Olympics

At a loss as what to do with that money you put aside for Olympics tickets? If you're at all interested in food, you might want to use a couple of hundred quid (that would have been what, row 17 at the diving quarter finals?) on a five-course tasting menu when Noma comes to Claridges on 28 July for 10 days.

Gove's nutrition policy risks child health, says Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has warned Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, that his school meals policies are endangering children's health.

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Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there