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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.

Mark Steel: Being honest is no longer official policy

Now Phil Woolas has been banned from parliament for lying on his election leaflets, I suppose the Liberal Democrat MPs who vote for increasing university fees will all be chucked out as well.

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Shaming of Woods and Rooney prompts rush for cover against scandal

Pork with fennel, capers and sage

Serves 4-6

Webber: Red Bull favour Vettel

There is an intriguing subplot to the intense world championship battle that will be fought out this weekend: who is in a position to help whom, and will they actually do it?

Guide to lodging: 'It's nice to come home to a friendly face'

As more homeowners than ever before turn to a lodger to help pay the bills, Graham Norwood presents the essential guide to the latest middle-class survival tactic

Mark Steel: My tips on paying for university

How are they allowed to suggest this mad scheme where they charge £36,000 for student fees? If you've got three kids heading towards university age it's like hearing on the news there's a report recommending that for the good of the nation your family is bankrupted for three generations. Or that the government is considering easing the pressure on higher-education spending, by forcing all parents of students to spend a year on the game.

The Red Fort 77 Dean Street, London W1

The food is impeccable, the decor and location spot-on – so what could possibly go wrong at this Soho institution?

Questions Of Cash: 'I've had no refund for my cancelled flight'

Q. I booked a return flight through Travelocity to Stockholm for my wife and me in March. The flight was cancelled because of the volcanic ash cloud. Travelocity initially said that it might take 12 to 16 weeks to refund. Despite reminders, I have not had my refund. CB, Brighton.

Market Report: Brokers build case for Wolseley on management

Wolseley attempted a comeback last night as traders looked beyond the recent spate of negative news on the macroeconomic front.

Self-service, or merely self-serving? The revolution at the tills

But are shoppers better off? asks Lewis Smith

Rupert Cornwell: Charlie Chan and the case of the rehabilitation of a people

Out of America: It took a fictional detective to change negative perceptions of Chinese immigrants to the US

Student finance: find an account that works for you

Don’t be swayed by freebies, go for a bank that offers the best overdraft deal

No-frills hotels arrive in the UK (it's even extra for a clean room)

It's a common calamity. You book yourself into a cheap hotel, spread out, relax and reward yourself for your thrifty choice of lodging by assailing the mini-bar. The following morning, you come to pay the bill and feign surprise when you realise you've trebled your outgoings – the chilled peanuts, whiskey miniatures and rock-hard chocolate bars.

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