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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.

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We've waited for them all year, and finally they're here. Say hello to English tomatoes – beautifully ripened by the sun and perfect in salads and sauces

White port and strawberry trifle

Serves 4

Swapping the city for interiors

Just over a year ago, Tommy Gordon's working day would have meant rising at four or five in the morning, making the forty minute commute to Dresdner Kleinwort Benson investment bank in the city and carrying out equity sales all day. He went straight from university to Dresdner and worked there for over seven years, but, he says, "My heart was never really in it, and I think that, unless it is, you’re never going to be a success."

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An alleged fraudster conned a series of mortgage lenders out of more than £5.5 million in a bid to make a profit "come what may", a court heard today.

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Shame it’s all about the boy

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Dorset blueberry trifle

Serves 4

Andrew Martin: Give me an Edwardian teller over a hole-in-the-wall any day

John Shepherd-Barron, the man credited with inventing the hole-in-the-wall cash dispenser, died last week. In 1967, he sold the idea to a Barclays executive over a pink gin. The first cashpoint machine was then installed in Enfield, and its first user was Reg Varney from On The Buses, a fact presented with no further explanation in most obituaries of Mr Shepherd-Barron. Was Reg Varney by any chance a keen early adopter who happened to have about him the world's first cashpoint card when he suddenly saw the world's first cashpoint machine? No. It was all a publicity stunt, and those early machines required the insertion of not a card but a cheque impregnated with a mildly radioactive substance. Mr Shepherd-Barron, who went on to become a snail farmer, calculated that he would have had to eat 135,000 of these cheques before they did him any harm.

For better, for worse, that'll be £20,000

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