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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

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

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Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

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Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
Neil Lawson Baker interview: ‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.

Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
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The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

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Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

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