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Britain: 48 hours in Brighton

You need a break - and a short-cut - to the soul of a city. Each week, `The Independent' provides a prescription for the perfect weekend break. This week, Brighton, where Harriet O'Brien spends 48 hours

Food: Frying colours

If Annie Bell wants chips she goes to the Ivy, otherwise she fries at home

Food for thought, or just a chip off the old block?

Burger King, upstart rival to McDonald's, is poised to launch a fresh offensive in the battle for the nation's stomachs. Among its secret weapons is a new and tastier potato chip. Kathy Marks asks whether the company can halt the relentless march of the Big Mac.

Britain: Back to barracks in Roman Tyne and Wear

Time and weather have been cruel to much of Britain's Roman past. But at South Shields, there is a wonderful opportunity to look up, not down, at our classical heritage, writes

No lingering over the linguine, please

Many trendy London restaurants are now so busy that they insist diners eat in shifts. Amanda Kelly goes looking for slow food

Bunhill: Melts in the mouth, not in the courtroom

You might have thought that Cadbury had taken surrealism as far as it could go in the 1980s with its infamous "Flake" adverts, which for some reason featured shots of an iguana slithering across a telephone while an enticing-looking woman simulated fellatio (with the flake, not the lizard). But how mundane all that seems now following the company's bizarre recent reversals at the hands of m'learned friends.

Personal Finance: There's no such thing as a free lunch

Owning shares is not just about waiting for their value to rise. Some companies offer additional inducements, including discounts on alcohol, dry cleaning and travel, to their shareholders. But, as Paul Slade explains, a move to paperless share trading may mean these perks have had their chips. Harry Ramsden's fish and chip shops are often seen as a Mecca for anyone lusting after a typically British deep-fried treat. So successful is the company that it has expanded beyond its flagship shop in Yorkshire, opening new stores in other parts of the UK and abroad. A Stock Exchange flotation took place a few years ago.

Northern stars

In Yorkshire, big is beautiful

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Theatre

Hinkes flies home after ordeal

Alan Hinkes, the British mountaineer, arrived home yesterday and vowed to continue his attempt to become the first Briton - and only the sixth person in the world - to climb all 14 of the world's mountains over 8,000 metres.

In the wheel world

Nicola Swanborough gets a chain reaction to the Camel Trail between Bodmin and Padstow

Why living can be so unfair on the fairer sex

Staying healthy is an uphill fight for mothers. Exclusive life style report from Debbie Davies

Never mind the width, feel the quality

City & Business

Labour unveils New Model Northern Tony

So, it's official. Sun-dried tomatoes are not Tony Blair's favourite food. There is nothing the Labour leader likes more, according to yesterday's Sun newspaper, than fish and chips in front of the TV.
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