Shop salads have more fat than a Big Mac

Some supermarket salads contain more fat than a Big Mac and fries, it was revealed today.

Girl finds condom in McDonald's Happy Meal

Swiss police said today they were investigating a seven-year-old girl's discovery of a condom in her McDonald's Happy Meal.

West Indies to face Flintoff after settling dispute

There is no dispute, there never has been a dispute and there never will be a dispute. Everything in West Indies cricket is not only hunky-dory but rosier than anything to be seen at the Chelsea Flower Show. Which does not necessarily mean that the team will turn up for the rest of the one-day series or for the tour of England next month.

How to cook the perfect chips

We all love to eat them, but few of us know how to make them. Yet as Christopher Hirst discovers, learning the skills to transform a fast-food staple to a truly transcendent treat is well worth the effort

Scientists probe lure of chips aroma

Ever passed a chip shop and found yourself drawn in by the delicious smells?

Alex James: Is this the shape of farming to come?

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Kerouac and Burroughs: 'New' Beats novel

More than 50 years ago, William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac collaborated on a scandalous novel. Published now for the first time, this extract shows how the Beats began

Richard Garner: So where do fish and chips come from?

There has been a great deal of harrumphing and anxiety amongst education traditionalists that the name of Winston Churchill is missing from the revamped national curriculum on history due to be introduced in secondary schools to be taught from next week.

My secret life: Poly Styrene, Singer, 51

The house I grew up in... was a white-fronted, Grade II-listed council house in a mixed part of Brixton, but I still felt the racial tension. Once I was hit over the head with a cricket bat, it was just that kind of area. Even if you were Italian, you were a "wog".

Tom's Place, Cale Street, London

Sustainable fish, moules marinière, home-made ketchup... Tom Aikens' new-wave fish and chipper is batter by far

Agyness Deyn: The face of a generation

Tomboys aren't meant to become global style icons – especially if they hail from Lancashire. But Agyness Deyn has claimed Kate Moss's crown as the the most glamorous face in fashion. Deborah Orr gets under her skin

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The 5-minute Interview: Ross Godfrey, Musician

'I think I'm borderline narcoleptic. I love sleeping, even when I'm nervous'

David Dein: A shrewd investor and the brains behind Wenger's appointment

When David Dein paid £292,000 for 16 per cent of Arsenal in 1983 the club chairman, Peter Hill-Wood, said: "I think he's crazy. To all intents and purposes it's dead money."

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
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Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

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A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

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After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

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China's wild panda numbers on the up

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