Arts and Entertainment

Middle-class problems: Christmas presents

Bread and butter pudding

Serves 6-8

Blackberry and lemon trifles

Serves 8-10

Jabre claims FSA abused its powers in fining him £750,000

Philippe Jabre, the hedge fund manager who was fined £750,000 for alleged market abuse in February, launched his appeal against the Financial Services Authority yesterday, claiming that the regulator had acted beyond its jurisdiction by punishing him for events that took place off UK shores.

101 cocktails that shook the world #3: The Bramble

A drink in the great British tradition of deceptively potent fruit liqueurs, the Bramble was invented in the Nineties by UK star mixologist Dick Bradsell and has since achieved classic status on both sides of the Atlantic. In its original formulation, the drink incorporates creme de mure (blackberry liqueur), the somewhat sweeter sister of creme de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur). Call me Miss Marple, but I've recently been substituting damson gin (Plymouth Gin make a good version), which results in a slightly sharper Bramble.

Old Grand Marnier goes from hip-op to hip-hop

Maker of 150-year-old liqueur eyes urban black Americans to bling in the New Year

Absinthe jelly

Serves 4

Van Nistelrooy hits double as Dutch reach quarter-finals

Netherlands 3 Latvia 0

Advocaat bedevilled by detractors

Troubled Dutch experiment with new formation as the old enmity strikes

McFadden puts Scotland in pole position

Scotland 1 Holland 0

Van not the man to face Scots

Get some in at Punch Taverns

Hold on to copper-bottomed Antofagasta; Cut losses and jump out of Tadpole Technology

Football: Myhre confidence not curtailed by injuries

Uefa Cup Third Round

Football: Advocaat advocates ruthless approach

DICK ADVOCAAT, the Rangers coach, has urged his side to find a nasty streak as they bid to extend their European campaign into the year 2000.
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

A
Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 15 May 2015
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
12 best statement wallpapers

12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?