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New year, new start? Us too. Daisy Wyatt rounds up the best healthy snacks from popcorn and seeds to dried fruit

Man who had jaw broken in random assault on his birthday was 'targeted by thug purely because he had red hair'

Alex Kosuth-Phillips was celebrating his 23rd birthday when a stranger approached him in a pizza restaurant

19-year-old boy dies after double beating

The death of a 19-year-old Irish student who was attacked twice on a night out in Northern Ireland is being probed by detectives on both sides of the border.

Taquin Du Seuil (left), ridden by Tony McCoy, clears the last flght upsides Le Bec (Dougie Costello) to win the Grade Two Winter Novice Hurdle at Sandown yesterday

Sprinter Sacre and Flemenstar look cut above in new generation duels

In Compliance can prove fit for purpose as Aintree stages first race over modified fences

What if Kate Middleton's baby is ginger?

It's shocking that ginger prejudice still exists. Self-hating gingers often pass themselves off as “auburn” or “strawberry blonde” to soften the blow.

Danny Alexander embraces 'ginger rodent' nickname as he attends launch of beer named in his honour

Danny Alexander MP has celebrated the launch of Ginger Rodent beer which shares the moniker fired at him as an insult by a Labour opponent.

Mackerel broth with tomatoes and coriander

Mackerel broth with tomatoes and coriander

Serves 4

Coronation chicken on toast

Coronation chicken on toast

Serves 4

Grand National: The latest news and views from Aintree

Jonjo O'Neill is confident his Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Synchronised is in the form of his life as he bids to follow up in Saturday's John Smith's Grand National.

Asparagus with Asian mushrooms

Asparagus with Asian mushrooms

Serves 4

Donald MacInnes: One vice shouldn't be cheaper than another

All that will happen is that the country will get too pissed to remember that it quit smoking

Cinders And Ashes, ridden by Jason Maguire, flattens the last flight en route to victory in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham yesterday

Cinders And Ashes rekindles McCain hopes of hurdling title

For the second year running, Donald McCain's lorry took the Champion Hurdle runner-up back to his Cheshire stables – but it also contained a horse that might redress matters next time round. For while Cinders And Ashes had to be driven out to win the William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle by barely a length, with four horses breathing down his neck, McCain has no doubt of his calibre. "If you watch, Jason [Maguire] was taking a pull because he was getting there too soon," he said. "I told Jason to ride him with balls, and that's what he did."

MIA’s single digit disaster

Trending: Another body part, another scandal at the Super Bowl

It's happened again. Much of America has got their knickers in a twist over the half-time performance at the Super Bowl, that hallowed 12-minute slot that introduced us to the term "wardrobe malfunction" back in 2004, after Janet Jackson's right nipple made a surprise cameo. And after tame contributions from the likes of Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones in recent years, on Sunday "controversy" returned to America's biggest sporting event when MIA, the English-born singer and rapper, "flipped the bird" at the camera during her guest spot in Madonna's medley.

Lucy Rose - When she jams, the results are definitely worth keeping

Lucy Rose sells preserves and tea at her gigs. But the lauded singer-songwriter is also bottling music, for her debut album, she tells Alexia Loundras

Halibut en papillote with ginger

Take root: Fresh ginger is perfect for creating healthy, refreshing dishes

A lot of people are put off by the thought of ginger – maybe it's the powdered stuff that gives it a bad reputation. But fresh root ginger is quite another story and I always keep a piece in my fridge – it comes in useful for all sorts of things, from making a healing and refreshing tea to creating a fragrant Asian broth. Occasionally, you also see the fresh pink ginger in Asian supermarkets – this is very young ginger, before the skin forms, which is very tender and not too overpowering. This is the stuff that often gets pickled for serving with sushi and sashimi. Then there is crystallised ginger and preserved ginger in syrup, which have their uses in puddings and sweets.

Gingered rhubarb compote

Gingered rhubarb compote

Serves 4-6

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