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To his cost, ex-Glencore trader Andrew Kearns has found being hungover a sackable offence, but the liquid lunch shaped many a day in days gone by, says a wistful John Walsh

The ultimate prison visitor achieves her magic number

Ann Widdecombe arrived yesterday at Spring Hill prison, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on the final leg of her mission to visit every prison in the country.

Leading article: Bad luck, Jimmy, but stay safe!

Money can't buy you love - but we had thought it could probably buy you votes. If so, James Goldsmith's pounds 20m should be able to buy a very large number of votes indeed. So we should be greatly cheered by the Gallup poll last week which gave his Referendum Party just 1 per cent of support. No amount of billboards or extravagantly paid staff have seduced the electorate; money, Goldsmith has learnt, cannot even buy you inflated poll ratings. When, last autumn, he asked MORI to keep re-wording the question until it yielded a better response, the pollsters politely declined, and terminated the contract.

Prize butcher linked to food poisoning

Twenty-five people aged from two to 90 have been admitted to hospital after an outbreak of food poisoning in Scotland linked to meat from an award-winning butcher.

Always the English!

For a vegetarian in France, life is difficult. Deborah Jackson finds a way around the land of meat

Rare confidence for men with reputations at steak

Watching Dick van Leeuwen slice up a prime rump steak, enthusing about how he likes a bit of fat on it, the visitor could not help but think that the timing of the Festival of British Beef was a little unfortunate.

FOOD & DRINK: NEW FROM NEW ZEALAND

For some time, "exotics" have been air-freighted from the Indian Ocean, or tuna, shark and swordfish from the Gulf of Mexico, not to mention frozen fish from the Pacific.

Unrepentant Norris romps and tells

The ex-minister delivers his embarrassing goods on the eve of the Tory conference. By John Rentoul

Kangaroo hops into the supermarket

The global larder: After its debut in restaurants, the meat may become a staple

Bring back that longing feeling

There are two tragedies in life, said Shaw. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it. How right was he? Joan Smith continues our series on emotions

Missing steaks, beer/whisky and wo/men

Mark Turner, skipper of England I, reports on the criss-cross chase of the Round Britain Challenge '96

Kingfish steaks and Swahili cuisine

The words "all inclusive" do not usually feature in my travel vocabulary, conjuring up, as they do, images of stodgy holidaymakers, Stalinesque meal schedules and endless rounds of steak and chips.

Want to be a leader? Read on...

Whether you're an aspiring prime minister or a team coach, you need good advice. John van Maurik reports

HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM YOUR BEEF

THE MAIN CUTS OF BEEF

Ivory Towers: Upping the steaks on beef and horses

Are men more likely than women to brave a steak? Crises such as the current BSE/CJD scare provide good material for anyone researching into people's attitude to risk. We have not yet identified any specific research into beef-purchasing behaviour, but a recent investigation into off-course horse race betting may throw some light on the subject.
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Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

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Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

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