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

Evans plans City float of media firm

DISC JOCKEY Chris Evans is expected to become more than pounds 80m richer as a result of plans to float his production company on the stock market.

Racing: Walsh back on the winning trail

DAVID WALSH capped his return to race-riding with a winner at Worcester yesterday, two years after quitting the sport following a positive drugs test. The Irishman, aged 24, partnered the Ginger McCain-trained Eben Al Habeeb to a four-length victory.

Drink: Pulling power

This weekend Bishop's Castle in the Welsh Borders will be awash with serious drinkers, there for the annual ale festival. The Three Tuns, on the edge of this ancient, hilly little town, is one of the country's original home-brew pubs, with a history that goes back to the 17th century, its own listed Victorian brewery and a reputation that still draws beer buffs from all over. Although they will be in the ascendant today, the rest of the time the beamed saloon and public bars attract a rather more diverse range of customers, from local regulars, who include the actor Pete Postlethwaite, to weekenders from London.

The artist formerly known as Ginger

Geri hoped a documentary would showcase her new image - but then she changed her mind. Director Molly Dineen talks candidly to EMMA COOK

Network: Typography - a language in its own right

The right type helps to get your message across on the Web

Media: Can Evans do a Star turn?

Chris Evans has to persuade Ginger's shareholders that he can work his magic in newspapers.

Eating In: The cutting edge

Does half your Parmesan end up trapped in the grater? Michael Bateman has found the solution - a revolutionary planer that even the gadget-phobic Elizabeth David might have welcomed

The mission: Can smoothy Nicholas Barber grow a real beard - or is he doomed to reproduce his father's ginger caterpillar?

ay one: on holiday at my parents' house (first rule of beard-growing: never start the process when you're going into the office every day). I don't shave in the morning. Face is itchy by mid-afternoon. Twice I reach for the twin-blade before remembering that it's out of bounds.

The Aitken affair: Glittering prizes out of grasp

The wilderness years

Athletics: Day I discovered De Coubertin was wrong

EVEN BEFORE I lined up, I realised I had made a bad mistake. The Watford and District schools athletics meeting had attracted a large number of attractive girls to the Woodside Stadium, and as they chattered in the main stand or glanced towards the track on which I stood, I thought to myself how interesting girls from schools other than your own always were.

The evidence: The cocktail waiter's workstation

Jamie Terrell is head barman at Mash, the restaurant in central London

Biscuit dunking perfected

A TECHNIQUE for eating biscuits is likely to send ripples of pleasure through the tea parlours of middle England, courtesy of scientists who have developed the perfect dunk.

Tried & Tested: Take the cake

Sugar and spice and all things nice? Our panel weighs up the seasonal mix of mail-order cakes

Core! Focus on this sample of key policy group garbage

Tony Blair believes that if you say you are doing a thing enough, people will think you've done it
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Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?
Rachael Lander interview: From strung out to playing strings

From strung out to playing strings

Award-winning cellist Rachael Lander’s career was almost destroyed by the alcohol she drank to fight stage fright. Now she’s playing with Elbow and Ellie Goulding
The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?

A big fat surprise about nutrition?

The science linking saturated fats to heart disease and other health issues has never been sound. Nina Teicholz looks at how governments started advising incorrectly on diets
Emmys 2014 review: Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars

Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars?

The recent Emmy Awards are certainly glamorous, but they can't beat their movie cousins
On the road to nowhere: A Routemaster trip to remember

On the road to nowhere

A Routemaster trip to remember
Hotel India: Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace leaves its darker days behind

Hotel India

Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace leaves its darker days behind
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Back to school: 10 best pencil cases

Whether it’s their first day at school, uni or a new project, treat the student in your life to some smart stationery
Arsenal vs Besiktas Champions League qualifier: Gunners know battle with Turks is a season-defining fixture

Arsenal know battle with Besiktas is a season-defining fixture

Arsene Wenger admits his below-strength side will have to improve on last week’s show to pass tough test
Pete Jenson: Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought

Pete Jenson: A Different League

Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought
This guitar riff has been voted greatest of all time

The Greatest Guitar Riff of all time

Whole Lotta Votes from Radio 2 listeners
Britain’s superstar ballerina

Britain’s superstar ballerina

Alicia Markova danced... every night of the week and twice on Saturdays
Berlin's Furrie invasion

Berlin's Furrie invasion

2000 fans attended Eurofeurence
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‘It was a tidal wave of terror’

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