News A live frog intended to be eaten, in a Singapore market.

The unnamed New Yorker found the amphibian sprawled in her lunch.

Weekend Work: Time to cut back broom

What to do

Beach piste: Split residents ski on the seafront

On The Road: Not everyone in Split is enjoying the snow on the beach

We're snowed in. The ancient stone city of Split and its palm-lined seafront promenade are completely white. No one's ever seen it like this before. Businesses are closed and everyone is out, throwing snowballs. They've launched a Facebook page called "Split opens the Skiing & Bathing Season 2012" with photos of locals skiing, swimming and kayaking, as fluffy snowflakes tumble into the Adriatic.

Without Warning The Old Vic Tunnels London 

Without Warning has a brilliant location, but takes a while to make the most of it.

Weekend Work: Time to pinch sweet peas

What to do

Sam Simmons: Fail, Soho Theatre, London

It's a tricky task that the Australian comedian Sam Simmons has set himself – showing the lighter side of suicide. He's prepared for failure, of course, that's what brought him to the point of despair in the first place.

Charles Nevin: A legend in my own lunchtime

Start the week... Skipping lunch, I note from research, can lead to "slow-down mode" and "exhaustion" by Thursday

A (big) river runs through it

A new luxury cruise offers the chance to explore the wonders of the Peruvian Amazon in style

Waitrose launch a £3.50 lettuce leaf

Even the anorexic in me can’t get my head around this.

Robbie Williams 'terrified' of being a dad

Robbie Williams is "terrified" of fatherhood.

Sixteen Shades of Crazy, By Rachel Trezise

Ellie, Rhiannon and Sian are in the salad days of their lives with minds as "crisp as iceberg lettuce" and organs "like the insides of ripe tomatoes".

The plot thickens: How to make the most of a small back garden

The key is good planning, says Anna Pavord, who suggests four possible layouts

A fresh start: It's time to work out what's really possible in your garden and get planting

Rules are what you look for when you first start to garden: rules about humus and hardening off, intercropping and insects, pricking out and pollination. But as you go on, you understand that garden rules exist only to be broken. Your own ability to tune in to the ebb and flow of the seasons and to notice your plants' reactions to those changes will, in the end, be much more useful than any other source of knowledge. And even then, you will still have disasters. Learn to be sanguine. There is always another spring. But it's useful to spend time this month and next thinking about the year ahead, what you might grow, how you might grow it, generally sizing up the options.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

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In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

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The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

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The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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