School's out for ever at Grange Hill

The Grange Hill school bell rings for last time today as the final episode of the series is screened.

Squash and tomato curry with lime and coconut

Serves 4

Alex James: Bright as a button, beak like a dagger

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Howard Jacobson: You can keep your good health and long life. Just give me back my pasta

Better to live a brief life without fear than live to 100 and afraid of every pea that rolls on to our plate

Mango, rose-water and lime sorbet

Serves 6

A taste of the tropics: Skye Gyngell celebrates the mango season

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Serves 4

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2004 Peter Lehmann Barossa Valley Riesling; 004 The Storm Sangiovese Merlot; 2004 Crozes Hermitage, Alain Graillot

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