Boutique cinema chain Curzon Cinemas will almost double the number of its screens in the capital, from 12 to 20, as part of a £6 million expansion plan and design makeover.

Heston Blumenthal: A kitchen without pots and pans? No way

Had I known at the beginning just what I was letting myself in for, I wouldn't have had the guts to do it.

Bites: The joy of cupcakes on ice

There's more than skating on offer at the annual Somerset House Ice Rink which opens on Wednesday: Tate Catering's rinkside café has a locally sourced, comfort food menu including Neal's Yard Dairy cheeses, while the chic Tiffany Tuck Shop will sell gingerbread men and cupcakes.

The credit munch: The history of the hamburger

In these straitened times, the burger business is booming – not surprising, perhaps, for a food stuff made famous by America's Great Depression. Christopher Hirst reveals its history and searches for the perfect patty

Arsene Wenger: Success - I make it, I won't buy it

In a rare interview, the Arsenal manager explains his footballing philosophy, recalls the values inherited from his parents – and tells Glenn Moore about the promise he made his wife five years ago

Cooking up a storm: Heston Blumenthal's first masterclass

His appliance of science has revolutionised gastronomy. So does Heston Blumenthal have any tricks for amateur chefs? Rebecca Armstrong takes his first ever masterclass

Purnell's, Cornwall Street, Birmingham

Yummy brummie

Cranford dominates Bafta nominations

The BBC drama Cranford and its star Dame Judi Dench dominated the Bafta TV award nominations today.

Eat fish, but make sure it's sustainable, says FSA

Official healthy eating advice to consume at least two portions of fish a week is under review in light of the collapse of ocean stocks, the Food Standards Agency announced yesterday.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 18

Despite the copious blood and guts, Tim Burton's musical is a strangely moral tale

Sport on TV: Downhill all the way in winter melting pot of slush

One of this paper's many campaigns (we do try, you know) has been against excessive packaging. We meant in shops, supermarkets, that kind of thing. But would it too much of a reach to extend it to the telly? In this digital wonderland of our making, surely it's not too much to ask to have a facility that edits out the padding.

Last Night's TV: Home truths make for unsettling viewing

Evicted Update, BBC1; The Secret Millionaire, Channel 4

Icebergs, by Rebecca Johns

The lost heroes of America

Audiences defy critics and flock to 'Da Vinci Code'

Senior movie industry executives went on the offensive yesterday in defence of The Da Vinci Code after its mauling by the critics at the Cannes Film Festival.

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