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A final plea to the Scots

With the big decision fast approaching, a personal appealIts a sad thought that if the vote goes the wrong way, by this time next week I shall be an alien, or on the way to being one. I may have been born in England, but three of my four grandpare…
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Scotland referendum: celebrities voice their thoughts on independence

David Beckham, Susan Boyle and Vivienne Westwood the latest to share their views on the Scottish independence debate

David Beckham and Vivienne Westwood have become the latest in a growing list of celebrities to share their opinion on the independence debate with Scottish voters.

On Sunday, Westwood urged Scotland to vote for independence, saying a yes vote would be “absolutely great”.

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Beauty: The wish list – in pictures

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In Vietnam, thieves cash in on growing emotional value of pet dogs

Burgeoning desire for pedigree breeds creates a lucrative market for criminals who steal pets for resale or ransom Continue reading…
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A fishy tale as chip shops are caught selling cheaper species

Fish and chip shop fraudsters routinely selling cheaper species as haddock and cod, reveals nationwide survey by Which?Fish and chip shops are routinely selling cheaper species of fish without the knowledge of customers, according to a survey of food f…
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What life with autism feels like

The photographer Rosie Barnes has been capturing how her son Stanley sees the world since his diagnosis as a toddlerRosie Barnes was lying on the grass, looking up at the sky with her 18-month-old son when a 747 flew overhead. Tiny plane, said Stanley,…
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Life is sweet: Yotam Ottolenghi’s sweetcorn recipes

How can a vegetable taste so sweet?

One of my sweetest childhood memories involves neither a cake nor a biscuit, not a chocolate bar or a bag of sweets, but rather an ear of sweetcorn, boiled and slathered with butter. I could never get my head around how a vegetable could taste so sweet, and to this day still consider myself oddly lucky to be enjoying so much sugar well before pudding.

There was a real sense of occasion whenever we had whole corn cobs. The special yellow corn holders would be ceremoniously brought out of the cutlery drawer, and then the crunching would ensue left to right along the cob, or right to left with each eater uttering a silly typewriter “ping” at the end of each line of kernels. Poor dad must always have wondered why he’d bought the corn in the first place.

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Luxury resort where pampered pets get a five-star service

From Pawlates to chicken nuggets, nothing is too much trouble for cosseted cats and dogsHotel manager Dixie Eng stops by a room to check on an overnight guest. Classical music plays while guests sleep. Some have brought blankets and toys, reminders of …
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Guinness World Records 2015 in pictures

The 60th-anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book will reflect on six decades of record-breaking, whilst also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall of fame Continue reading…
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Essex woman finds eggs of world’s most venomous spider in her shopping

Abby Woodgate was told to burn anything that had come into contact with Brazilian wandering spider eggs found on bananas Continue reading…
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