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Twitter user Craig Davies said the driver gave up and moved on to Starbucks

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A murder hunt has been launched after a teenager was shot dead in an apparent gangland hit.

Man dies following street assault

A man who was assaulted in the street has died, police said.

Diary: Another two theories to explain why Tony and Cherie weren't invited...

Conspiracy theorising, unlike pageantry, isn't what we do best, as today's closing item makes very clear. But that's not to say that the British are averse to a little wild speculation when the occasion demands. And so to the Blairs' wedding snub – a gross affront to common decency that has provoked many competing ideas as to its genesis.

James Lawton: Henson beware: Botham had a unique ability to hit the tiles and the heights

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KFC to stop using palm oil

Fast food chain KFC is to stop frying chicken in palm oil.

Finger lickin' gone

One of the world's most famous advertising slogans is to disappear. Since the 1950s Kentucky Fried Chicken, or KFC, has described its meals as "finger lickin' good" , but, in an apparent attempt to keep up with healthier eating trends, will now use the phrase "So Good".

Leading article: KFC is no longer FLG

You can imagine several reasons why KFC has decided that its slogan, "Finger lickin' good", must bite the dust.

Boporan's £340m bid for Northern creates finger-licking giant

Ranjit Singh Boparan – the poultry magnate who supplies chicken to KFC – has emerged victorious from a £341m battle to buy Northern Foods.

Prior puts his World Cup surprise down to hard work

The feather has not been plucked that could have knocked down Matt Prior. If it suddenly appeared, the scales have not been devised that could weigh it.

Health advisers spend millions promoting fast food

A controversial government programme which gives fast-food chains influence over healthy eating policies has come under severe criticism after US research revealed the extent of "relentless marketing" of unhealthy food and drinks to children.

A slim chance of success: Johann Hari gets to grips with his weight

When his local KFC sent Johann Hari a Christmas card, he knew something needed to change. Could a fancy personal trainer whip a self-confessed fatty into shape?

Diary: More trouble for Sir Fred

Sir Fred Goodwin knows the perils of hedging only too well, but that hasn't stopped him getting into a spot of bother over his leylandii. Following vandalistic attacks on the ex-RBS boss's house in Edinburgh Grange last year, Goodwin has bought a new property in upmarket Colinton, with a state-of-the-art security system, tennis court and a fountain in the driveway. Sadly, the £3.5m mansion is ringed by 25ft trees, which neighbours complain blocks sunlight to their gardens. Sir Fred is yet to move into the house, first built for his fellow bullish Scot Graeme Souness. But Alan Haxton, chair of the neighbourhood association, told Scotland on Sunday that The Shred responded "satisfactorily" to requests for a meeting about the matter. This may not placate one particular local: the retired businessman Furhan Majid insists that endless extensions have brought the mansion's reaches within six feet of his back garden. "When the builders are in," he says, "I can hear them talking in the kitchen." More on this story as it develops.

Hat-trick of annual losses for Pizza Hut in the UK

Pizza Hut UK suffered hefty losses for the third consecutive year in 2009, as it continued to struggle in the face of fierce competition.

Sixth man questioned over KFC shooting

Police were questioning a sixth man today over the murder of a fast-food restaurant customer caught up in a gang shooting.

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