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Which goddess is said to live in Halema‘uma‘u Crater in Hawaii? The Weekend quiz

The questions 1 What was first recorded in Crimea in 1346-7?2 In South Africa, what is a braai?3 Bekonscot in Beaconsfield is the oldest example of what?4 Which ancient ruler was, in full, VII...

Marks and Spencer's everywoman exposed as a high street myth

News just in: the “everywoman” who has long patronised Marks & Spencer’s fashion department does not exist. She never has, of course, even if, two decades ago, it was easy for the retailer to...

Barbecue recipes from Berber & Q

Cauliflower shawarma (pictured above) Prep 15 minCooking 10 minServes 2-4 1 whole cauliflower, outer leaves trimmed For the spiced butter40g unsalted butter, softened to room temperatureJuice of 1 lemon1 garlic clove, minced1½ tbsp coriander, finely chopped...

10 of the best seaside cafes and restaurants in the UK: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Dolphins and cake, near Inverness The Rosemarkie Beach Cafe is run by community volunteers and set on the beachfront looking over the Moray Firth towards Fort George, not far from Inverness. It’s...

Following a pattern: Orla Kiely's life work goes on show

Designer Orla Kiely’s Stem pattern may be one of the most recognised motifs of 21st-century fashion, but a new exhibition opening this week is set to shed light on the unsung elements of...

Hong Kong – city walking guide: exploring the Sham Shui Po district

Sham Shui Po has long been a working-class district of Hong Kong. This humble area hides an intriguing press of markets, shops, stalls, eateries – and, inevitably, a touch of hipster resurgence. We...

Tastemakers: can a robot really know what we’ll want to eat?

“My take is that pretty much all the food and beverage products on the market today are awful,” Jason Cohen tells me, with fierce conviction. “There are literally no products engineered for me.” Cohen...

How to enjoy eating outdoors: a guide to avoiding wasps, sand and warm mayonnaise

The simple pleasures of dining alfresco are a well-worn topic at this time of year: it is hardly news that food tastes better in the open air, even if it is more likely...

10 of the best easy rural escapes from UK cities

These locations have been chosen with several criteria in mind. They are all free to enter, they all have good wildlife for at least part of the year, and are all within an...

Six ways the royal wedding will rewire your summer look

1 The bateau neckline is the new polo neck The fashion headline of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress was the wide, shallow, collarbone-baring neckline. This is an iconic Givenchy shape, sometimes called the Sabrina neckline,...

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Betfred tycoon in secret talks to sell Tote stake

The bookmaking billionaire behind the Betfred empire is in secret talks to sell a big stake in the Tote as it braces for...