The Scolt Head, 107A Culford Road, London

From bar-propping IPA guzzlers to affluent foodies – this gastropub finds room for all

Griddled peaches with rice pudding ice-cream

Serves 4

Uniq still in talks over £436m pensions deficit

Uniq, the chilled foods specialist battling to plug a £436m pension deficit, said talks were continuing over a restructuring of its retirement scheme, as it reported that Christmas trading was close to expectations yesterday.

RBS sells Grosvenor House for £470m

London's grosvenor House hotel has been bought by Sahara India in a £470m deal.

Video: Robin Weir's ice cream memorabilia

In this video Robin Weir demonstrates some of his ice cream-making memorabilia.

Christmas pudding

Makes two puddings, serving 6 each

Damson ice-cream

Serves 10

Album: Chromeo, Business Casual (Back Yard)

Toronto funkateers Chromeo, self-billed as "the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture", certainly make an odd couple.

Black Mamba Boy, By Nadifa Mohamed

The Odyssean story of Jama, a ten-year-old Somali boy born in the slums of Yemen's port city, Aden in the 1930s, who journeys, on foot, across Eritrea, the Nubian Sahara and Sin'ai deserts (as a child soldier at times, enlisted by Mussolini's imperial forces in East Africa) is told by his daughter, the debut novelist, Nadifa Mohamed.

Tinariwen, The Forum, London

Haunting rhythms of the desert

Sarah Millican: Chatterbox, The Stand

Sarah Millican's performance tonight is one of the most consistent and accomplished I have ever seen at the Fringe.

Tayberries with Kingston Black zabaglione

Serves 4

Al-Qa'ida kills 78-year-old French hostage in Sahara

An ageing, and ailing, French aid worker has been "murdered in cold blood" by al-Qa'ida fighters in the Sahara desert, President Nicolas Sarkozy announced yesterday.

Apricot and fino ice-cream

Serves 6

Strawberry sorbet

Serves 10-12
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