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?

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

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

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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

The Kingham Plough

Kingham, Oxfordshire (01608 658327)

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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