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If you were inventing a restaurant to promote London's scene it would, surely, be this: Korean street food in Hoxton. It's got in-flight magazine article all over it: "Visitors to London will love this edgy eatery." Shudder.



Cricket: MCG: Welcome to the pressure dome

IN MELBOURNE it is known simply as "The G". To the rest of us it is the world's largest cricket stadium, able to seat a massive 100,000 people, nearly half of them in the monolithic Southern stand. Playing cricket against Australia is always an experience in Melbourne, especially on Boxing Day, and it is one that stays with you for life. England were due to experience it for themselves with the start of the fourth Test this morning.

Hot dog war at the gates of the Palace

TWO HOT dog gangs have tangled in a vicious turf war over lucrative pitches in London's Royal parks.

An eye on... sausages

Washington Guide Dog Users and the American Council for the Blind yesterday issued a joint statement saying that it is wrong to feed hot dogs to guide dogs, contrary to the impression given in a recent advert for Levi Strauss jeans. "The dog may become sick from the food," they say.

Let slip hot dogs of war

The man who mistook his wife for a rucksack, and other unlikely tales from the backwaters of the world's minor sports, recounted by William Hartston

Blow-outs can be good for you


Tried & tested: FLEAPIT OR PALACE?

Our panellists screen test six cinema chains to see how the space- age out-of-town multiplex compares with its predecessor


Nothing illustrates better the grip that English club football exercises on supporters across the globe than the clamour to see the FA Cup final. Independent correspondents shared the Wembley experience with fans from Sydney to Nairobi

That's enough fairies, I'm hanging up my wand : OPINION

This autumn I will be stepping down after three years as chair of my son's school parent teacher association when he moves on to pastures new.

Pop pickers take the bait

fishing lines

Bottom Line: Feeding off the other

NORTHERN Foods is a tale of two businesses - a commodity one supplying milk to doorsteps and meat pies to corner shops, and an added-value one supplying gourmet meals and chocolate biscuits to the large supermarket groups. The question is how quickly will the first kill off the second?

Education: Hot-dogs then homework: Fairground children need not miss school each summer, thanks to an innovative correspondence course, says Karen Gold

From Easter to October, 13-year-old Jodie Owen is a candyfloss girl. Every week she travels with her family to a new fairground, where she sets up her kiosk and equipment. Each day she scrubs it down and makes the bags of candyfloss. Each weekday evening and from lunchtime at weekends she spins and serves until bedtime.

Bunhill: Brits in a pickle

AM I the only one to detect a faint irony in Branston Pickle's sponsorship of a survey, published last week, which asked: 'What makes Britain great?' (Answer: mineral water and Nigel Mansell, apparently.) The aim was to associate the sticky brown gunk with things British - from black pudding to cricket. Branston is of course owned by that most British of British institutions, Nestle. Of Switzerland.
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