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GCSE party descends into mayhem as police arrive in force to deal with drunken teenage chaos

A house party for teenagers celebrating GCSE results spiralled out of control with nine police cars and dog handlers along with two ambulances being …

The Time Is Ripe

Summer fruit at its peak is absolutely fuss-free. A plump and juicy peach is best eaten over the sink. A bowl full of cherries should be enjoyed while wearing an old bathing suit. But when you get overzealous at the farm stand or just can't show restraint at a pick-your-own, you'll undoubtedly end …

48 Pistachio Recipes for Every Occasion

Pistachio recipes for every occasion, from finger foods to full-on desserts<p>Pistachios aren't just for ice cream (though we do have a great recipe for semifreddo) or for snacking on in a bowl (though, again, we've got a recipe for spicing that bowl up, too). You can do almost anything with the salty …

Cooking

How to make the perfect panzanella

Before the advent of the modern wonder-loaf – which could probably outlive your kids – almost everyone had a cunning use for stale bread. Bread pakoras, pain perdu, bread and butter and summer puddings, bread soup – all dishes well worth passing up the odd piece of toast for.<p>According to Marcella …

Cardamom, yogurt, mango and fennel seed meringues recipe

The aromatic and unique tastes of India: cardamom meringues, with thick lassi-style yogurt, ripe mango, pistachios and candied fennel seeds.<p><i>Serves 5</i><p>400g caster sugar<p>200g free-range egg whites (6-7 eggs)<p>1 tsp whole cardamom pods, skins removed, and ground<p><i>To dress</i><p>250g thick Greek yogurt<p>1 ripe mango , …

Dark chocolate, cherry and smoked paprika pavlova recipe

This smoky combination of dark chocolate, cherries and paprika is sure to be remembered.<p><i>Serves 8</i><p>400g caster sugar<p>200g free-range<p>Egg whites (6-7 eggs)<p>50g Green & Blacks organic cocoa powder<p><i>To dress</i><p>200ml double cream<p>1 tbsp icing sugar<p>100g Green & Blacks 70% dark chocolate<p>1 punnet of cherries<p>A pinch …

Watch the Meringue Girls do meringue graffiti

The Meringue Girls decorate a wall with their meringue kisses. Filmed by Deneemotion Wedding Cinema. Music licensed through songfreedom.com<p>Twenty-seven-year-old Alex Hoffler and Stacey O'Gorman, 23, are the Meringue Girls: two chefs who specialise in the art of deliciously sweet meringue …

Pot Noodle pops up with 'Chez Bloke' lads' restaurant

Pot Noodle, the Unilever-owned food brand, is opening its first pop-up restaurant to offer a "No fuss, no frills" dining experience for "lads".<p>To …

Have a Feast in Battersea this weekend – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 11:00 am, August 15, 2013 in Food & Drink, Outdoor London<p>There’s more than just dogs in Battersea, you know. From Friday August 16 to …

9 Awesome Travel Destinations That Won't Break the Bank

World-renowned travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet offers its picks for the best-value travel destinations of 2013. <b>Lonely Planet took</b> …

Bucket List

Living:<p>Travelling the Trans-Mongolian train from Beijing to Moscow last month put the final tick on a bucket list I drew up in 1992. I don’t think …

Britain's seaside in its heyday

The pulse of Bangkok beats with modern technology, ancient temples and an intense energy that rarely ebbs: http://bbc.in/13KNlAf Would you like to live here?

Turkey: which resort for a holiday in October?

<b>Anne Belling writes</b><p>Do you have any advice for a nice relaxing October beach holiday, somewhere which won’t be dead quiet at that time of year?<p><b>Terry Richardson, Turkey expert, replies</b><p>There are plenty of possibilities in Turkey. Kas would certainly fit the bill. A small town on the beautiful …

The Good Old Travel Guide Days

Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet Publications, remembers the fun early days of travel guide writing, but says they're not over yet.<p>“There’s …

Lonely Planet blog

Featured • Quizzes and Competitions • Trending<p>Which city is nicknamed the Big Easy? Where would you slurp a glass of ouzo? Test your travel knowledge with May’s edition of our monthly quiz.<p>By Jack Palfrey 10 April 2018 9:00am Europe/London<p>Behind the scenes • Community<p>Ellie Simpson, Traveller …

Travel

Go wild at Festa Major de Gràcia, Spain's craziest block party

Barcelona has long been known as a hedonist's paradise but the refined neighbourhood of Gràcia can, to the casual observer, seem an unlikely place to find the city's biggest annual street party. By day, when the area is full of local families enjoying siestas in tree-lined squares, even the lively …

Barcelona

France: visiting Mont St Michel by public transport

<b>Alex Carey writes</b><br>I have fond childhood memories of visiting Mont St Michel. I would like to go back for a perhaps a long weekend. However, I do not own a car and unable to drive. Could you perhaps recommend some travel tips/options/route and do you think it is necessary to go by car. I would rather …

Spain: top 10 budget beach hotels on the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada

Hotel Casamar, Llafranc<p>The hugely friendly, family-run Casamar does simple extremely well, and does sophisticated right where it counts – in the Michelin-starred kitchen. The lobby, sitting area and dining room are nattily designed, but the modest bedrooms are all about the view. Painted white and …

The world's 17 most dangerous countries (according to the Foreign Office)

Africa

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The best British farm stays

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Revamped: 10 neighbourhoods that have had incredible makeovers

Some neighbourhoods are effortlessly charming while others bring new meaning to the phrase 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. From gritty to glossy, these 10 neighbourhoods around the world have been completely revamped into coveted places to live, work and play.<p><b>Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin,</b> …

Germany

Compensation for a missed flight

<b>Jonathan Speak writes</b><p>After an April holiday in Aspen, my wife and I and our five-year-old daughter were due to fly back Aspen-Denver-Washington DC-London with United Airlines. The Denver-Washington leg departed 40 minutes late and was further delayed in the air. This caused us to miss our overnight …