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Yum Brands calls in PwC to sell off its Pizza Huts in the UK

The restaurants giant Yum Brands has appointed an accountancy firm to sell its Pizza Hut UK business.

The pizzas served at Roberta’s

Brooklyn: Bite the Big Apple

Move over Manhattan – New York’s finest flavours are now found in Brooklyn

Colin Duffy leaves court yesterday

Republican dissident walks free from murder charges for third time

Colin Duffy released due to lack of evidence but gunman found guilty of killing two British soldiers

Petra Barran is the boss, cook, driver and sales force of the acclaimed mobile chocolatier, Choc Star

Ten people who changed the world: Petra Barran, who drove the biggest food trend of the year

Whether in the cut-throat field of politics or the fashion industry's corridors of power, this year they left our planet a better place. Celebrate 10 of the best, nominated by Independent writers

The City manager, Roberto Mancini, says that if Mario Balotelli was his son he would give him 'a kick up the arse' for smoking

Balotelli free to smoke, says Mancini

Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager , yesterday provided another insight into the liberties he grants Mario Balotelli by revealing there is nothing he can do to stop his habit of smoking five or six cigarettes a day.

An Object of Beauty, By Steve Martin

Hollywood polymath Steve Martin can pluck a banjo as convincingly as he can fashion a screenplay or a satirical novel. His latest book, set in the Nineties New York art world, is the story of the fluctuating fortunes of two college friends, Daniel Franks, a penniless "art writer", and Lacey Yeager, an ex-Sotheby's popsie set on shimmying up the greasy pole.

Easterbrook goes to Pizza Express

Steve Easterbrook, the head of McDonald's Europe, is leaving the fast-food giant to run Pizza Express.

Can Domino's new 'gourmet range' satisfy a food snob?

The pizza chain is going upmarket – with mixed results, says John Walsh

Album: Cerebral Ballzy, Cerebral Ballzy (Cooking Vinyl)

Like Anal C*** and Fucked-Up, these Brooklyn punkers have risen to modest prominence due to their "shocking" name rather than any claim to musical greatness. Channelling the gonzo "punk pathetique" of Splodgenessabounds, The Macc Lads and early Black Flag, CB's debut consists of a dozen headlong thrashfests about the joys of skateboarding, fare-dodging, eating pizza and drinking beer. Its main virtue: brevity. Most songs are sub-2 minutes, and the entire album is over in 20.

The Bargain Hunter: 100 holidays for £100

If you're thinking about booking a low-cost holiday this autumn, look no further than EasyJet's 100 holidays for £100 sale. Breaks include seven nights in a three-star hotel in the Algarve (departing from Belfast) for £57 per person, two nights in a four-star hotel in Tallinn, Estonia (departing from Liverpool) for £67 per person and two nights in a four-star hotel in Bologna, Italy (departing from Gatwick) for £88 per person. Visit http://ind.pn/nnmDQC for the full list of holiday offers.

Pizza Express founder makes bid for Lloyds bank branches

Hugh Osmond, the insurance sector investor and founder of Pizza Express, has emerged as the third bidder for 632 branches that Lloyds Banking Group is being forced to sell to comply with EU regulations on state aid.

Domino's shrugs off 'World Cup' effect to boost half-year sales

The UK's demand for pizza remains undimmed this year as Domino's revealed profits were up 15 per cent and management shrugged off fears that its popularity was on the wane.

Album: Pat Metheny, What's it all About (Nonesuch)

Bizarrely, star guitarist Metheny appears to be paying tribute to that bloke in the pizza restaurant who plays "The Girl from Ipanema" on Friday nights.

Republican out of presidential race

The Indiana governor Mitch Daniels said yesterday he has decided not to seek the Republican presidential nomination because of family considerations, further narrowing the pool of candidates.

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Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

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How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

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Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

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