News Twitter user Craig Davies claims to have taken this photo of a hearse at the drive-through of a fast-food restaurant

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

MTV2 5th Birthday, Brixton Academy

Party time for those nice young men from MTV



A Family Affair: `My mechanic told me not to jump'

World champion motorbike stuntman Eddie Kidd was left brain-damaged and confined to a wheelchair after an accident in August 1996. The 40- year-old now lives in a nursing home in Hemel Hempstead. His younger sister, Sarah Simpson, 31, lives in Turnford, also in Hertfordshire, and sells advertising space

I lost my virginity in... Leeds

I lost my virginity at my best friend's house, moments before she lost hers. It happened on Friday the 13th in the middle of a thunderstorm in a dark house in Leeds. I was not a well-travelled teen and this was one of my first trips to the North, as well as the most memorable.

How my other half lives

Who works hardest - a full-time worker or a full-time mother? One couple swaps roles to find out


Formerly a plain old zoo, Chessington World of Adventures has somehow managed to transform itself into southern England's number one theme park. Only a relatively small animal area remains, Animal Adventures (where you can visit monkeys in Monkey Business, see big cats in Paws and Claws and hobnob with the zebras in the Hoofed Animal area).

Bryson's America: The cheeseburger that changed the world

A COUPLE of years ago when I was sent ahead of the rest of the family to scout out a place for us to live in the States, I included the town of Adams, Massachusetts, as a possibility because it had a wonderful old-fashioned diner on Main Street.


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We're gonna havta go with the flow - official

FORTY YEARS ago we wrote "must" and "shall"; now we say "have got to" and "am going to".

Corporate Profile: The Pepsi regeneration

Pepsi, perennial runner-up in the the wars of the cola world, pours more resources into the snack-food market, the boss takes a $1m- a- year paycut to work for just a dollar, and employees thank Pepsi it's Friday because then their weekend starts at lunchtime - all to fizz up the company's finances and push through a revolutionary new way of co- ordinated, worker-friendly retailing that's beginning to pay off

Tiananmen - still hard to forget, ten years on; That Summer: China, 1989

Two years after the massacre, I re-visited the square - and, beyond the ice cream vendors, it was obvious the party had rewritten history

Britons eating pounds 7m of fast food every day

FAST FOOD outlets in the UK are expanding at the rate of at least one a week for each of the major chains. As a survey revealed that Britons spend an average of pounds 7m a day on junk food - more than any other nation in Europe - the burger and pizza manufacturers revealed that they plan to continue their rapid expansion.

Football: The Sweeper - They're not all Dennis Bergkamp

Unsung foreign legionnaires No 37

How we met: Stewart Lee & Richard Herring

Stewart Lee, 30, grew up in Solihull and studied English at Oxford University, where he met Richard Herring. They formed a comedy act, first performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1987. His solo work includes stand-up comedy for Channel 5, and being script editor for Channel 4's `Harry Hill' show. He lives in Finsbury Park, north London,
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'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

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UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

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Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

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14 best kids' hoodies

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The acceptable face of the Emirates

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