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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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Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

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Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
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Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
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Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

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Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
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Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

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A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

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