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To his cost, ex-Glencore trader Andrew Kearns has found being hungover a sackable offence, but the liquid lunch shaped many a day in days gone by, says a wistful John Walsh

Chicken and lobster pie

Serves 4

Trio remanded on lobster pot cocaine plot charge

Three men appeared in court today charged with conspiracy to import cocaine into Britain after £8 million worth of the drug was found attached to lobster pots off the coast, according to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca).

Louis Vuitton grief continues for Origin

The grief continues for Ben Ainslie and his British America’s Cup challenger, Team Origin as they lost a second race in the Louis Vuitton Trophy series in La Maddalena, Sardinia.

Lobster curry

Serves 4

Lobster in garlic sauce with mixed leaves

Our chefs demonstrate how to make local lobster wth garlic butter and mixed leaves

Best nature and environment books for Christmas

Nature writing tries not only to describe what is going on but to convey its impact on the viewer. The trend has been towards emotional engagement. When it works, the result can be compelling. This release of the would-be poet embedded in the Barbour-jacketed form of the wanderer is not of course confined to birders and botanists. At best, this amounts to a genuine rediscovery of rural writing, informed by the media and travel, as well as the growth of inner perceptions. As literature, it is progress. As science, there's a danger of facts turning into fudge.

Lobster baked potato

Serves 4

Letters: The higher education industry

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I'll have my lobster electrocuted, please

Painless method of killing crustaceans developed

Discovered! Why a cooked lobster turns orange

Scientists have discovered why prawns, crabs and lobsters turn orange when cooked.

Lobster with modern Russian salad

Serves 4

Baked Jersey Royals with lobster

Serves 18-20 as a snack or canapé

His FishWorks chain hit the rocks, but Mitch Tonks is back with a small-fry operation that's making a big splash

The Seahorse, 5 South Embankment, Dartmouth, Devon, tel: 01803 835147

Apprentice: Sea fishing

Having drifted for a few years after leaving school, Kris Spearing, 21, is studying for an NVQ level two in sea fishing at Whitby & District Fishing Industry Training School

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