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Until recently, any film turned out by the animation studio was sure to be a masterpiece. But now, with yet another director leaving during a shoot, The Independent's Nicholas Barber asks if it has lost its way.

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Glasgow homeless hostel makes Tripadvisor's top 100 UK hotels after 'jokers' post comedy reviews

The Bellgrove Hotel has since been removed from the popular site

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The murder highway that turns off into the French provinces

Are we suffering from a pronounced lack of skill in the menu department?

We've all been there. You're on holiday, it's lunchtime, you've found your restaurant and you are prepped to order that local speciality that everyone in the office has been banging on about since they made their own pilgrimage. But wait. A problem: how exactly do you say the word "potjevleesch"? Most of us, it seems, would pronounce it thus: "I'll have the steak frites."

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Bignon says: 'I like The Square in Mayfair - it is classic French cuisine and the tastes are very clear'

Arnaud Bignon: 'The smell of broccoli is enough to make me want to leave a room'

My earliest food memory… Cooking with my mother and grandmother. My mother taught me how to do classic things such as make an apple tart, while my grandmother would cook a big meal every Sunday for 10 or 15 people, which I would help with. They had a lot of animals, and they would often kill a chicken or rabbit and cook that. But my favourite childhood dish was yoghurt cake. It was incredibly simple, but that's what you appreciate when you're young.

François Hollande listens to the concerns of foie gras producers at a farm in Monlezun

Hollande vows to fight California's ban on foie gras

French fear other states in US and EU will copy law brought in after animal rights campaign

Leading article: A delicate issue in Franco-American relations

The French are sensitive about their favourite dishes, as the fierce response to California's ban on the sale of foie gras has illustrated.

A farmer force-feeds grain to a duck to produce foie gras

French call for Californian wine boycott as US state bans foie gras

Aggrieved diplomats in Paris to raise issue with US ambassador

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Amol Rajan: I love Europe. That doesn't mean I have to love the EU

A few of the lovely people we nowadays call trolls took exception to my column on Tuesday, in which I reported the despair felt by Greek people at the austerity being inflicted on them by bigger, richer countries in Western Europe. In saying Athenians want their economic sovereignty returned from Paris and Berlin, I was apparently being Eurosceptic. It's long overdue we interrogated that now-cliched term.

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