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The first “world championship” for eating pickled baby gannets, known as “guga”, has sparked new calls for a total ban on the Hebridean tradition of hunting chicks by clubbing  them with sticks.

Susie Rushton: Banking on a spot of fashion rebellion

Urban Notebook: When I was 12 I remember being thrilled by a school directive that banned slingbacks

It's hard playing an airhead, says Paris

Paris Hilton said today that it was hard "playing up to the image" of being an airhead but she was not as stupid as people thought.

Pandora: Scandal follows Ramsay to America

If Gordon Ramsay thought that last year's lurid revelations about his private life could be brushed under the carpet in 2009, he'd better think again.

Pandora: Hallelujah! Competition for yule No 1

Barring a Christmas miracle, this year's yuletide No 1 will be a cover version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", sung by the winner of Simon Cowell's X Factor talent show. But in a potentially awkward development for Cowell, pictured, one version of the song is already making its own assault on the British hit parade.

What Gordon Ramsay's wife should do over his 'mistress'

As more seedy claims about Gordon Ramsay’s cheating are made by his alleged mistress, I wonder if his wife Tana is now beginning to rue all those instant, hand in hand, ‘business as usual’ glued-on-smiles photocalls with her grinning husband?

Bites: The key to seduction: a good soufflé

While Gordon Ramsay ponders the fall-out from his latest brush with the red-tops, TV world ushers in a new chef du jour. Eric Lanlard, the expletive-free protégé of Albert Roux, who's baked for the Beckhams and Madonna, has just bagged his first series, Glamour Puds (on Discovery), where he lures the ladies with gingerbread soufflés.

Rowan Pelling: An old-style mistress would not recognise her successor

So should we be more French about the whole business?

<a href="http://ctownsend.livejournal.com/1670.html">Catherine Townsend: Ramsay Embroiled in Affair</a>

After reading about Gordon Ramsay's alleged seven-year affair in the News of the World, I couldn't help wondering why, in this day and age, anyone would choose to base their business around a family man image?

Susie Rushton: My carefree car-free life has gone to L

Urban Notebook: I can't go anywhere without gauging the distance via a fat spaghetti strand of brown, indigo or pink

Hatton 'rolls with it' on Oasis' tour of Mexico alongside the Gallaghers

There was the long friendship with Bernard Manning, the golfing days with Michael Owen, the nights on the booze with Wayne Rooney and now, for Ricky Hatton, there is the Oasis tour in Mexico.

Games Review: America's Next Top Model

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How We Met: Angela Hartnett & Hardeep Singh Kohli

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Having taken over the culinary world via his global fine dining ventures, filled TV schedules with his sweary, lairy shows and hit America hard, Gordon Ramsey is now coming to a Nintendo DS near you. This Friday sees Chef Ramsey’s first foray into videogames. The colourful language has been curbed for a game aimed at age 12 and over, but exacting standards remain as hapless skivvies slave over hot stove.

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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

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
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
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'
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Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

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Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

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Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

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Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past