A lost age of flying with glamour

When did you last go on a plane journey that wasn’t completely full?

Tesco was selling Dutch strawberries

Tesco fined £300,000 over misleading strawberries offer

It was a case of David versus Goliath nearly two years in the making, but Daphne Smallman struck a mighty blow for consumers for consumers yesterday as supermarket giant Tesco was fined £300,000 after admitting it mislead customers over a half-price offer on punnets of strawberries.

The Fashion Audit: Eau Direction, Belgium's finest, scentsational and celebrity cast-offs

What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...

The 10 Best skin-tone correctors

Too much sun can leave skin showing signs of damage, but fret not - plenty of products promise to even out, repair and brighten

The 10 Best natural skincare

Chemical nasties can be a concern for all skin types but these brands boast the best of what mother nature has to offer

Scones with jam and cream are a British institution

The cream of all teas: Get your scones, jam and cream just right - with the help of mathematics

Scones with jam and cream are a British institution and people from Cornwall and Devon each claim the cream tea its own. But the Cornish believe they have the might of mathematical reasoning behind them.

Mark Harper, Conservative MP for the Forest of Dean

There was a young Member who fell off a table: Mark Harper MP broke his foot while at his wife’s work leaving do

Hansard may record every utterance in the Commons but when it comes to the state of the person speaking, details are scant. Which is good news for Mark Harper, Conservative MP for the Forest of Dean.

Different twist: Wild strawberry coupe

Wild strawberry coupe

Serves 4

Summer treat: Strawberry meringues

Strawberry meringues

Serves 4

Pastilla aux fraises is a sweet version of the savoury Moroccan pie

Pastilla aux fraises

Serves 6

From Smirnoff to strawberries: Walsh lands new role has Compass chairmanship on the menu

Paul Walsh, the mastermind behind the global expansion of the Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker maker Diageo, is expected to take the chair at the caterer Compass as he retires from the drinks giant next year.

Image taken from the Dreamscape Networks television advert featuring Pamela Anderson, which has been banned for being sexist and degrading to women.

TV Advert showing Pamela Anderson covered in cream banned for being 'sexist and degrading' to women

A television advert featuring actress Pamela Anderson wearing a bikini and covered in cream has been banned for being sexist and degrading to women.

The current vogue is for a bit of deep-fried pastry

New York City’s latest sell-out food hit: the deep-fried 'cronut'

New York is always caught up in some food trend or other. It  seems to be a constitutional requirement. There was the ramen craze of ’04, when Momofuku’s David Chang looked like he was about to be beatified. Cupcakes came and conquered in ’06, of course, and then came the fast-moving food-truck trend of 2009. The current vogue is for a bit of deep-fried pastry.

Mussels in cider with tarragon

1–1.5kg mussels
Rapeseed oil
3 shallots, sliced into half moons
1 garlic clove, crushed under a knife and then finely sliced
250ml medium-dry cider
250ml chicken stock
100ml double cream
4 sprigs of tarragon
Sea salt
Sourdough bread, to serve

The new scheme will affect tens of thousands of people jailed every year

Give Mr Grayling's reforms a chance - they could help us break the cycle of re-offending for good

At St Giles Trust we could now bid to work with organisations across the UK, says the Chief Executive

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The male exhibits strange behaviour

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