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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

Best For Nature Lovers: Fraser Island

Our host on the 18-seater turbo-prop plane from Brisbane to Hervey Bay was Cameron, who had ginger sideburns and tripled as flight attendant, baggage handler and pilot.

Food & Drink notes

Ginger spice; make a pig of yourself; the splendour of the blender; Howard's way

Racing: Amberleigh back on Becher trail

Amberleigh House, winner of the Grand National in March, returns to Aintree tomorrow for what looks a thrilling renewal for the Becher Chase.

Racing: Amberleigh ambles on Aintree path

It is time for the crossover of the seasons: the latest Grand National winner ran yesterday, the next Derby winner might be in action tomorrow. The reappearance of an Aintree hero is always eagerly anticipated but it has to be said that Amberleigh House, though he just about got over the obstacles placed in front of him at Haydock, failed to rise to the occasion. The 12-year-old shuffled home in ninth in the three-mile hurdle selected for his first steps on the road back to Liverpool, but his trainer, Ginger McCain, was not despondent.

Racing: Ginger's revival brings the house down

Grand National: The trainer for all seasons reigns again - and he thought it would never happen in a million years

Racing: The day Ginger's valiant hope almost started a House party

Grand National: McCain defies cynics to stir memories of beloved Red Rum

Bids bring Evans to the brink of pounds 125m fortune

CHRIS EVANS, the broadcaster, presenter and media magnate, could soon be as much as pounds 125m richer if a new attempt to buy his Ginger Media group is successful.

In a little Lancashire village, a cat a day is vanishing into thin air. What is going on?

THE RUMOUR spread like wildfire through the east Lancashire village of Lumb yesterday. Fourteen cats, so the whisper went, had been seen dead in an isolated country lane. The details were precise, police officers searched, but by nightfall their efforts had come to nothing.

Monitor: Ginger Romance

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Publican shares Loony leader's role with a cat

THE OFFICIAL Monster Raving Loony Party's new joint leader was nowhere to be seen yesterday as he won a rousing vote. Throughout his speech Cat Mandu had maintained a somewhat disdainful demeanour before squeaking briefly at the microphone and jumping off the podium.

King of the Lads battles to save the 'Ginger Effect'

IF YOU see Chris Evans this morning, be gentle. He may be nursing a multi-million pound hangover. The most famous redhead in the country was recently found slumped in a Soho doorway, to the delight of the national press but to nobody's great surprise.
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