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Suicide attack on Algerian barracks kills 10

A suicide attack at a military academy west of the Algerian capital has killed at least 10 people, security officials said last night.

The 10 best dining chairs

Are you sitting comfortably? If not, check out our selection of seats that will make sure you eat supper in style...

Want to eat the world's most deadly dish? Join the club

The first rule about fugu supper club: you don't talk about fugu supper club. The second rule about fugu supper club: you don't eat any of the organs – especially the liver, or the skin.

Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's Globe, London

Much to love in this witty production

The 10 best dining tables

Whether it’s for supper à deux or a full-on family feast, every home needs a top table to eat on. Our favourites come in every material from oak to glass...

 

Album: Cath and Phil Tyler, Dumb Supper (MIE)

Since its original 2008 limited release on tiny independent No-Fi, Dumb Supper has justly acquired a reputation as a touchstone of trad-folk authenticity, its songs culled from friends and family and The Sacred Harp, the 19th-century hymnbook whose songs Cath Tyler is an expert at setting for four-part harmonies.

Last Supper 'was on a Wednesday'

Christians have long marked Jesus Christ's Last Supper on Maundy Thursday but new research by a leading academic suggests they have got the wrong date.

The ten best cutlery sets

Whether you’re after Seventies chic, ergonomic comfort or old-school charm, eat supper in style with the finest knives and forks on the market...

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Morzine: Discover a heightened sense of adventure

Paragliding, snowmobile safaris, luxurious chalet life and superb slopes – Morzine is the perfect place for a family skiing holiday, says Adam Leigh

The new fish supper: Kippers are popping up on all the best menus

Kippers have captured our hearts again and the smoky treats are far too good to eat only for breakfast, says Anthea Gerrie

Donizetti Lucrezia Borgia, English National Opera

A cinema screen greets us. So either an unscheduled HD Opera Cast is in the offing or director Mike Figgis is making no pretence of flaunting his cinematic credentials. But Lucrezia Borgia – the movie - is only part of the equation here.

How to tackle that tricky first date with Independent Dating

So you’ve found someone online that you like and it’s time to take things offline. Yes that’s right; it’s time to see if your cyber romance can stand the test of real life, face to face chemistry.

The Hacker: Ice isn't too hard to swallow as a sparrow migrates for winter

It takes more than a nationwide freeze-up to deter winter golfers but the suddenness of this icy spell has taken most of these intrepid souls by surprise.

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