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

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

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Books: Why did Mrs Kipling keep a toad in her bedroom?

The Unforgiving Minute: A Life of Rudyard Kipling

Cricket: United they flattered, divided they fell

'We haven't played as a team. It's as if we haven't realised that the role of every single member is vital'

Bring out your daughters

Time was when girls would rather die than party with Mum. Not now, though. As Ann Treneman told her daughter as she dragged her kicking and screaming into the night

Letter: British rip-offs

Sir: Clare Garner reports ( 21 September) that "Treasury research" shows that we are being ripped off. It is sad that politicians always seem to be the last to know these things. I have known for years that Britain is the rip-off capital of the world, and have found my own solution. Unlike Clare Garner, I do not go to America to do my shopping, I just go 25 miles south of Dover and do my shopping in France, where I am less likely to be mugged or shot than in the States.

Transition year cuts pubs' profits

PUBS CHAIN Slug & Lettuce yesterday reported that a year of transition was to blame for its slight fall in annual profits. The group, which changed its name from Grosvenor Inns during the early part of year, said the disposals had changed its business from a multi-branded group into one "quality brand".

Regent shares plunge on profits warning

News Analysis: Stock exchange may investigate fall in price

Why don't you just behave?

You are invited to dinner by a colleague. Feel out of your social depth? Don't panic, help is at hand. By Meg Carter

Gardening: Perpetual salad daze

Spinach, rocket, lettuce and other leaves not only provide a crisp crop, they're also perfect for pattern-making in the garden.

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Courses: Just give me a paintbrush and a plant pot, and I'll give you verdigris

You don't have to be an artist, or an expert, to create your own paint finishes, writes Catherine Stebbings. And it's fun
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‘Can we really just turn away?’

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