Sea bass with mussels and prawns

Sea bass with mussels and prawns

Serves 4

Real Ales and Jazz Festival kicks off today

Today is the first day of the Real Ales and Jazz Festival which this year marks its 25th anniversary.

Lack of sun leaves C&C cider in the shade

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James Yorkston, Union Chapel, London

One of the several  rambling, funny tales James Yorkston tells tonight has him bumping into an old acquaintance he hasn't seen for years who, worried he's looking "a bit rough", enquires if he has a job these days. Yorkston, considering his wandering singer's life, allows him to think he's unemployed, just scraping by. He's offered a house-painting job, but can't make it as, dressed in the clothes that had him tagged as destitute, he's playing this gig.

Roast duck with apples and cider brandy

Roast duck with apples and cider brandy

Serves 4

Heineken's beer and cider sales fall

The Strongbow brewer Heineken sold less beer and cider in the UK in the first half as low consumer confidence hit sales.

Foster's to return A$500m to investors in bid to repel SAB

Foster's, the biggest brewer in Australia, bolstered its defences yesterday against the A$9.5bn (£6bn) hostile bid by its rival SABMiller by promising to return at least A$500m to shareholders this financial year.

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