Food: Lets party

Lorna Wing's mini fish and chips served in tiny cones made from newspaper changed the face of party food, as favourite dishes were downsized to Lilliputian portions. Here, she shares her secrets for the perfect celebration

European Times Vienna: Cafe society - with fries

IT COULD be a scene anywhere in one of central Europe's famous cafes: those homes from home for generations of writers, artists and philosophers discussing life, love and politics over a lengthy coffee, cigarette in hand.

A people renowned for kisses, knickers, fries and letters

Like me, Bill studied French. Unlike me, he thought he had got the French sussed out

Ramsden's buys local chippies

HARRY RAMSDEN'S, the chain of fish and chip super stores, is reinventing itself chain of street corner chippies.

Fast food a haven for bacteria says survey

FAST-FOOD LOVERS could be munching something nasty when they tuck into a kebab, burger or pizza, according to a new report.

Going Higher: Cheap as chips - or a Bradford curry

Mushy peas and stotties are not the only thing on the cut-price menu. There is well-placed accommodation, good public transport and the cheapest beer in the UK

The last resort

The sensual pleasures of the Mediterranean are still lost on some Britons - fortunately for many of our seaside towns. And though good weather is promised for this weekend the breezes of Skegness remain forever bracing

Rugby Union: Chapman looks for the silver lining

Chris Hewett hears a debutant tourist is determined to learn from a sour summer

Rugby Union: Chapman concentrates on the silver lining

Chris Hewett hears a debutant tourist is determined to learn from a sour summer

Right time for fish and chips

HARRY RAMSDEN'S, the fish-and-chip restaurant business, yesterday predicted it will be one of few companies to benefit from an economic slowdown as customers trade down to cheaper restaurants.

On Air: Wackos, jocks and naked lies

Jasper Rees examines the American obsession with self-examination

Cricket diary: England's Golden Boots...with spikes on

IN the nick of time, the England football team have realised that to have any realistic hope in the World Cup they need a centre-forward who plays cricket. This seems to be the only explanation for the appearance in pristine whites of Alan Shearer in a new television advertisement for a certain hamburger chain (you know, the establishment with the same name as one of the two great Australian fast bowlers who put the frighteners on England in 1921, but not Jack Gregory).

Theatre review: Family reunion

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Diary of a fast-food junkie

We spend three years of our lives eating, so could a diet of take- aways free up valuable time? Tim Hulse put the theory (and his stomach) to the test

Cooking with attitude: The veal thing

Open any 1960s cookbook and you'll notice... veal. Whether you had it escaloped, in a pie or roasted, veal was hip and groovy. Since those heady days, the veal vogue has faded, and it has become politically incorrect to eat. This is mainly because most intensive continental rearing methods, principally the "crating" of young steers, is regarded as suspect and inhumane.
Stephanie first after her public appearance as a woman at Rad Fest 2014

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James Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam shot him to fame in 2004

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The Tinder app has around 10 million users worldwide

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

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
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
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
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

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

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album