Mike Clayton

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Rachel Roddy’s Neapolitan beef and onions recipe

This rich braise was brought to Naples by sailors from Genoa, and provides both a sauce for pasta and a meat course to follow<p>In the middle of Benedetta Gargano’s flat in Naples is a white, oval table. The table once lived three streets away in the dining room of Benedetta’s maternal grandmother, …

Italy

Nigel Slater’s crisp aubergines with chilli sauce recipe

Spicy, sweet and seedy battered veg. Sprinkle with coriander<p>The recipe<p>Make a loose batter by whisking together a large egg, 4 tbsp of cold water and 2 tbsp of flour. Salt it lightly and set aside.<p>Put 30g of soft brown sugar into a small saucepan with 3 tbsp of rice wine vinegar, 2 tbsp of light soy …

Food & Dining

War veteran, 88, floored thug with karate chop to save woman from knife gang

An 88-year-old military veteran who rescued a young woman from five knife-wielding robbers today said: "Fear is not in my dictionary."

Crime

Bury PC who dived in River Irwell to save man 'can't swim'

<b>A police officer who dived 8ft (2.4m) into a freezing river to save a man from drowning said he can't swim.</b><p>PC Mohammed Nadeem leapt into the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Saturday after a man fell in the water.<p>He said he "just had to go in" after seeing the man drowning, and that he …

Scuba Diving

Six of the best pancake recipes

The only recipes you need to sweeten up your pancake day, from a classic crepe with lemon and sugar to beetroot drop scones and a custard-filled stack<p><b>Ricotta pancakes with sour cherries, clotted cream and honey (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>10-15 mi</b><b>n</b><br>Cook <b>2 min per pancake</b><br>Makes <b>18</b><p><b>100g dried and sweetened sour</b> …

Breakfast

Thomasina Miers’ easy recipe for brussels sprout gratin with fennel salami

Give sprouts a new lease of life with this creamy simple supper<p>When it has been this cold and grey for so long, it’s hard to shake yourself from the winter torpor. Thank goodness, then, for the optimism of the pagans: Imbolc, or St Brigid’s Day, is a Gaelic festival at the start of February, …

Recipes

Zoe Adjonyoh’s corned beef stew

Whip this British-Ghanian soul food together in 20 minutes<p>This recipe brings back so many memories of childhood. It’s such simple and economical fare and yet so good for the soul. Don’t be put off by the idea of using canned corned beef; you can buy corned beef from the butcher, but the canned …

Organic Food

Nigel Slater’s za’atar lamb recipe

Pomegranate powered, highly spicy, heavily herby bulgur and lamb cutlets<p>The recipe<p>Mix 2 tbsp of olive oil with 2 tbsp of za’atar spice mix. Brush over 6 lamb cutlets and set aside.<p>Put 4 tbsp of bulgur wheat into a small dish, trickle over just enough water to dampen it and leave for 10 minutes. …

Pomegranate

Anna Jones’s swede recipes

This humble root is often sidelined, but its versatility means it deserves a chance to shine centre stage<p>Swede: humble, hearty and, to lots of people, a bit boring. For many years, my sole experience was neeps on Burns Night, or as part of a triumvirate of mashes, school dinner-style. But these …

Robert Burns

20 best recipes under £10 for four people: part 2

Felicity Cloake’s baked lamb, Simon Hopkinson’s gruyère tart and Olia Hercules’s whole roasted cauliflower – cheap dishes to feed four or more<p>20 best recipes under £10 for four people: part 1 Part 3 of this series launches on Wednesday at 8am<p><b>Blanche Vaughan’s</b> spinach, marjoram and ricotta …

Recipes

The Swiss army house: Tiny building has furniture folded into its walls that swing out for when you want a bedroom, kitchen or bathroom

• <b>The miniature 'Swiss Army' house, called aVOID, is currently parked in Berlin</b>• <b><br>Leonardo Di Chiara, from Italy, collaborated with Tinyhouse University</b> …

Choice of new UK anti-extremism chief criticised as 'alarming'

Sara Khan is seen as mouthpiece for the Home Office, says former Tory chair Sayeeda Warsi<p>The government has been criticised for appointing a divisive counter-extremism campaigner to lead a fresh campaign to stamp out radicalism in Muslim communities.<p>Sara Khan will lead the new Commission for …

United Kingdom

Tom Aikens’s macaroni cheese with basil and garlic

This traditional dish is the ultimate comfort food – quick and easy, with a twist for added indulgence<p>Macaroni cheese has been on the menu at Tom’s Kitchen ever since the first restaurant opened 10 years ago, and remains one of our most popular dishes. It makes a great mid-week meal, as it’s quick …

Recipes

BBC Oxford

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Nigel Slater’s cauliflower slices with horseradish recipe

Crispy, seedy, crunchy and creamy, a winter winter full of warmth and health<p>The recipe<p>Warm 500ml of vegetable stock in a medium saucepan. Trim 1kg of cauliflower then cut into steaks, about 2cm thick. Lower these into the boiling stock, then reduce the heat, so that the stock simmers. Partially …

Recipes

Nigel Slater’s beetroot and goat’s cheese ‘rosti’

A homespun take on the Swiss classic<p>The recipe<p>Peel and coarsely grate 250g of raw beetroot and 150g of parsnip into a mixing bowl. Finely chop a good handful (about 10g) of dill and the same of parsley, then toss with the root vegetables. Season with salt, black pepper and 1 tsp of yellow mustard …

Hunger striking Palestinian subjected to blackmail in Israeli jail

The Israeli prison authorities continue to blackmail hunger striking detainee Rizq al-Rajoub in an attempt to dampen his spirits and force him to …

Palestine

VT

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Anti-sharia laws proliferate as Trump strikes hostile tone on Muslims

Twenty-three bills have been introduced in 18 state legislatures this year to ban the practice of Islamic law – critics say the aim is to spread fear about Muslims<p>Anti-sharia legislation is spreading in state legislatures across the US, as Donald Trump’s hostile stance towards Muslims appears to be …

These young Muslim volunteers drove 100 elderly people to a lunch on Christmas Day

A group of young Muslims helped make Christmas extra special for more than 100 elderly people by putting on a free Christmas Day taxi service.<p>The 25 …

Muslim family to hand out free turkey roasts to homeless on Christmas Day

A Muslim family is to dish up free turkey roasts to homeless people on Christmas Day.<p>Three brothers who run Classic Fish Bar and Kebab House in …

Single superdad Ben celebrates Xmas with his 4 disabled kids

He’s been called ‘superdad’ and Ben Carpenter certainly lives up to that name at Christmas.<p>The 33-year-old single Huddersfield dad enjoys going the …

Decorations

The Muslim youth group who help bring festive cheer

<b>Young people from the Muslim community are revving up their campaign to combat loneliness over the festive period.</b><p>The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) works throughout the year to help vulnerable and isolated people.<p>During the festive period last year, the organisation - which has 8,000 …

Decorations

Israeli Jews ‘will never accept’ giving vote to Palestinians — liberal Zionist leader

Talia Sasson is the president of the liberal Zionist group the New Israel Fund (and a lawyer, former longtime government official, and candidate for …

Muslim foster parents: ‘We'd never had a Christmas tree - it made them so happy’

News that a Christian child was ‘forced’ into Muslim foster care caused a furore earlier this year. But, despite the challenges, these families play a vital role in bringing up vulnerable children<p>About 100,000 young people go through the fostering system every year. In recent years an increasing …

TELL MAMA - Countering Anti-Muslim Hate & Islamophobia, Bigotry & Prejudice. Founded by Fiyaz Mughal

If you have faced any of these situations, we are here to support you.<p>Harassment or abuse online?<p>Targeted on public transport?<p>Threatened or …

Fire crews rescue owl trapped in tree for THREE days

A woman out walking her dog helped save the life of a tawny owl trapped in fishing wire in a tree.<p>Vanessa Flower, 49, spotted the bird with its wings …

How to turn off Windows Update in Windows 10

There is no option to <b>turn off Windows Updates</b> using the Control Panel or Settings app in <b>Windows 10</b>, as it used to be with earlier versions of …

Microsoft

Virulently anti-Muslim Britain First, retweeted by Trump, also backs Israel

President Donald Trump shared three tweets Wednesday from a far-right anti-Muslim party with ties to the UK’s Zionist movement.<p>Trump’s account …

How can I free up some disk space on my Windows 10 PC?

Andy’s PC has less storage space on an almost daily basis and he would like to get some of it back …<p><i>I frequently use the Disk Cleanup facility in Windows 10, but the amount of disk space taken up increases almost on a daily basis. Despite upgrading to Windows 10, Disk Cleanup still refers to disk</i> …