Life and Style

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Alongside the race for the White House there's been a tussle among media outlets to draw up the sexiest election-based infographics. The New York Times has several contenders. But an undeniable winner for creativity is Binders full of Burgers, a DIY blog, which represents key electoral facts through the medium of burgers and chips.

Kellogg's crisps up its bottom line by snapping up Pringles

The cereals giant Kellogg hopes to add some more snap, crackle and pop to its financial results with the acquisition of Pringles.

McDonald's halves fries in children's Happy Meals

McDonald's stores in the US have announced plans to halve the amount of French fries served in their Happy Meals in an attempt to make children's meals healthier.

Procter & Gamble sells Pringles in $2.3bn deal

Procter & Gamble (P&G) yesterday agreed to sell "iconic snack brand" Pringles to Diamond Foods in a deal worth $2.3bn (£1.4bn).

Shepherd's pie baked potato

Serves 4

Album: Gurf Morlix, Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream (Rootball)

Blaze Foley was quite a character, even by the standards of the Austin new-country scene. In the 1970s, he lived in a treehouse, and never quite became accustomed to home life thereafter, preferring to sleep beneath the pool table in his local bar.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Crouchy's towering comic talents provide sweet relief

View from the Sofa: England depart/ Shocking Moments, Sky Sports News/ BBC3

Deborah Ross: 'One day your upper arms are fine and dandy, the next they’re flapping away like washing on the line'

If you ask me, when a lady gets to a certain age, her upper arm area can no longer be counted on as the good friend it once was and, in my own instance, my upper arm area was once a very good friend, the best kind of friend, a fine, true upstanding friend of the sort I was proud to be seen with in public, while wearing short sleeves, and maybe even cap sleeves. (Cap sleeves! I used to wear cap sleeves! Can you believe it?)

Parsnip and hazelnut croquettes

Makes 8-10

Lobster baked potato

Serves 4

Smoked haddock baked potato

Serves 4
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