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FOOD & DRINK: Flipping great

The pancake used to be a handy way to use up goodies before Lent, but Mark Hix reckons it's a feast in itself

My Worst Car: Bradley Walsh's Hillman Hunter

I'D FORGOTTEN all about it until now. It was an utter nightmare and that nightmare was a navy blue 1971 Hillman Hunter which was constantly falling to bits, although, as I'll explain later, Rolls-Royce kept it on the road.

Travel Canada: The Shopping Forecast

Journey to the Source: Maple Syrup

People and Business: Flippin' mad

JAYNE TORVILL, the ice dancer, will be at the Broadgate Arena Ice Rink today to launch the City's Pancake Race on Ice.The event is in aid of the Colon Cancer Concern charity.

Restaurants: Where shall we meet in Chinatown

Millions of people would rather die than live in a city: every urbanite has had the experience of being dragged down to the country for the weekend only to spend the entire time being lectured about how horrible their favourite city is and how everyone pities them for having to live there. The thing is, people live in cities for many reasons: the culture, the easy access to social life, the desire not to spend one's life on the slip road to the superstore that drove the village shop out of business.

Letter: House-buying fiasco

Sir: You point out that house-buying is not the same as buying baked beans ("Neither a gazumper nor a gazunderer be", 7 December), but state that the Government's proposed measures are "justified intervention" in the housing market. They are, in fact, foolish and a recipe for litigation.

Food for thought: Breakfast of champions

If you fancy some early-morning sustenance, you've usually got three options if you want to eat out - a croissant in a cafe, an artery- clogging fry-up in a greasy spoon or some posh nosh in a London hotel. But now an increasing number of restaurants are opening for breakfast during the week (several have done weekend brunches and the like for some time), serving up everything from pizza to kidneys to grilled salmon and seaweed.

Everest Diary: Lobuche - Poor hygiene means midnight blues on the top of the world

WEATHER permitting, we will move up to Everest Base Camp tomorrow and the more serious phase of our expedition to the top of the world will begin. For almost two weeks we have been winding our way deeper into the Khumbu, the tree line was left behind several days ago and now we are in a land of dazzling ice cliffs and glacial moraine.

Sugar sauce from the trees of Canada

A taste of... sweetness. Nikki Spencer enjoys a spoonful of maple syrup

Radio: And death shall have a dominion in Ambridge

LOOK, IT'S all right; it's not real, it's only a story. Despite the fact that his untimely end made all Thursday's front pages, John Archer never existed, so he can't be dead and it's silly to cry. Right. That's settled.

Carnival: They get debauchery, we get pancakes

From Mardi Gras to Easter, Richard D North plots the ersatz and ascetic of the carnival

Fast Track: Fastfood - A penchant for pancakes? Then the time is right to flip out

To the uninitiated, next Tuesday may seem like any other day of the week, but what you should really be doing is rushing out after work to eat pancakes, or rushing home to mix up some batter. Because it will, of course, be Shrove Tuesday.

Food & Drink: VIVE LES BRITS

There's a food revolution going on in France. The English white sliced loaf and digestive biscuits are simply the last word in chic

Author of 'Babe' pens another hit - Porcus and Rufus

ONCE upon a time there were two brothers named Porcus and Rufus. In looks they were identical. Each was covered in ginger hair, each had a very long snout, and each, in fact, looked very like those wild specimens of their kind that long ago, used to roam the woods and forests of old England. In short, they were Tamworth pigs.

Short story: Christmas forever

What happens when global warming causes the shut down of the five natural pumps which drive the ocean currents? A chilly new story by Christopher Fowler
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment