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He said fish and chips are a national disgrace. You said, 'get out of town'. Well, super-fry guy Terry Durack has done just that. He's travelled Britain rating famed chip shops (including Rick Stein's). This is what he found...

Scarborough on trail of the rich and famous

The potential visit of Chelsea in the Cup has given the minnows reason to achieve

Second helpings: Other up-market fish and chips

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Government makes a homework howler

THERE SEEMS to be something about the Government and howlers in maths. First we had Stephen Byers, when he was Schools Standards Minister, telling us that seven eights was fifty-four (only two out) - now an error has been spotted in a homework leaflet due to be sent to thousands of parents.

Namesakes: Putting on the Ritz

How would you like to eat at the Bluebird, Savoy, River Cafe, Criterion and other leading London names for around a fiver? It is possible - but you may have to get on a bus to Acton. Caroline Stacey samples namesakes of the famous

Americans eat less fat than ever - so why are they so obese?

IT IS RARE indeed to find an American recommending to his fellow countrymen that they should become more like the French. But Professor Paul Rozin of the University of Pennsylvania came perilously close last week when he told an assembly of several hundred dieticians, nutritionists and others that the American attitude towards food as it had developed over the past 10 years gave serious cause for concern, and should be addressed urgently.

Children risk exam grades for more part-time work

CHILDREN AS young as 14 are spending up to 20 hours a week working in part-time jobs, according to research to be published later this year.

Eating & drinking: Forking for business

THERE THEY sit, as if they haven't risen from their polished mahogany dining chairs in years. In a way, they haven't. The cholesterolosaurus, bloated and bullish in a Rumpole-ish sort of way, dressed in what was once a nice piece of chalk-striped Savile Row handiwork, is making low, guttural sounds, an elbow propped on the white clothed table, an eyebrow cocked for effect.

The Joys of Modern Life: 58 - Family-friendly restaurants

58: FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS BY MARINA BAKER

Pop: Boys and their toys

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
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New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

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