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Who has left luxury behind to face the bushtucker trials down-under?

The Saturday Quiz answers

1. Towns granted city status to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Called to the bar: How to find your new local

A warm welcome, good food and a fine ale can make living in a commuter village about more than just motorway links and train connections, says Ruth Bloomfield

National Express motors ahead

The transport giant National Express showed it is driving out the year in style yesterday, posting revenue growth in all its bus, train and coach sectors.

Norovirus found in oysters

More than three-quarters of British-grown oysters contain norovirus, research has found.

Prince Charles and Camilla meet models in Zulu attire in Soweto, South Africa, yesterday

Prince Charles's farm accused of eco-vandalism

Tribunal rules that Prince must hand over data on whether Duchy oyster farm is a risk to wildlife

Ex-president's Rolex winds up at Sotheby's

Relatives of India's first president have sought the intervention of the country's ambassador to Switzerland to halt the sale of a rare watch once owned by him.

Move to tackle Oyster overcharging

Moves to tackle overcharging of London travellers who forget to touch out with their Oyster pay-as-you-go card at the end of their journey were announced today.

The Bargain Hunter: Crack open the champers

There's nothing like oysters and champagne to make you feel like a million dollars – but thankfully you no longer need to have millions to enjoy them. London restaurant Plateau is currently offering half a dozen Colchester rock oysters with a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne for just £15. Available at any time of day, they can be savoured in the romantic setting of the restaurant bar or – if the weather's nice – the Johnnie Walker terrace, overlooking Canary Wharf.

Virginia Ironside: The old dear has calmed down at last

So Michael Winner has finally set a wedding date. But why wait so long? I imagine the main reason is financial. He isn't going to live for ever, and he must be particularly aware of his mortality after a dreadful health scare four years ago, which he suffered after eating a dodgy oyster in Barbados.

Oysters with chilli and shallots

Serves 4

Save the environment – eat an oyster

They practise responsible tourism in an unusual way at Denmark's new Wadden Sea National Park. Sarah Donnelly explains

Crazy for kit: Britain's love affair with kitchen gadgets

Ceramic knives, silicone moulds, posh Italian coffee pots – these are the new objects of desire for a nation obsessed with kitchenware. Christopher Hirst gets a handle on the £500m sexy pots-and-pans industry

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails &amp; online postings (13 February 2011)

Joan Smith's article, "They're not called soft subjects for nothing", panders to a lame stereotype of degree courses in "Madonna studies or equine tourism" (6 February). Tourism's contribution to the UK economy, currently £115bn a year, could grow by more than 60 per cent to £188bn by 2020. It would seem intelligent to train people to deal with this. The article asserts that "students from poorer backgrounds would make do with less challenging 'soft' vocational subjects like media studies". But the UK film industry alone employed 33,500 people and supported 95,000 jobs, contributing £4.3bn to the economy, according to Oxford Economics in 2007. Again, that takes trained staff.

Wild oysters in danger of extinction

Overfishing has claimed more than 85 per cent of the world's reefs, and the BP oil spill has taken its own toll

Rail passengers 'ripped off' by Oyster Card system

Rail passengers in London are being "ripped off" after being overcharged by more than £60 million because of problems with pay-as-you-go travel card payments, it was claimed today.

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