• The New Seven Wonders of the World in a spectacular set of images

    A global poll conducted three years ago set out to choose a new set of modern world wonders. The idea originated from Swiss filmmaker Bernard Weber, who launched the proposal in 1999 with the intent of updating the traditional list with some modern-day achievements. With the exception of the Great Pyramid of Giza, six of the seven ‘old’ wonders have been destroyed by natural causes. In order to be featured on the new list, the nominated wonder had to have been built before the year 2000 and stand in an acceptable condition. The organisers claimed to have received over 100

  • Baby I've missed you – Little Florence and Samantha reunited with David Cameron

    A look at Samantha Cameron's elegant fahion sense  After four days away from his new baby girl and his wife, David Cameron was missing his girls, admitting he was "miserable" without them. And the joy on his face was easy to read on Wednesday as he was reunited with Samantha and little Florence, picking them up from Birmingham train station. Click on photos for gallery David, who has been in the city since Saturday for the Conservative Party Conference, earlier said he couldn't wait to see his new daughter again. And gazing at her husband as he held their little girl –

  • Places where women made history

    Mexico through the eyes of Frida Kahlo Married to the famous Mexican muralist Diego de Rivera a few years after an accident that was to leave her in pain for the rest of her life, Frida Kahlo was friends with prominent figures from the worlds of politics and the arts, including Leon Trotsky, Andre Breton and Nikolas Muray.  She battled the society she lived in and came to be recognised as one of the outstanding artists of the twentieth century. It was the unique Mexican mix of pre-Columbian civilisations, colonialism and contemporary political turmoil which made her artistic expression

  • The best bob yet – Keira unveils new look

    It's the style that refuses to go out of fashion. And now Keira Knightley has given the bob a fresh lease of life with a beautifully shaped, lightly graduated version that hugs the jawline for a soft, elegant and incredibly flattering new look. It’s the perfect shape to suit any face, with the length, the lack of fringe and the side parting the most crucial elements. It drapes down around the sides, making the face appear slimmer and hiding the angles at the corners of the jaw to soften, too (great if you’re square jawed). But subtle layering has been cut

  • Grilled lemon and herb tilapia with avocado salsa

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 whole tilapia, gutted, cleaned and descaled (ask the fish counter to do this for you) Zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 20g parsley, chopped 2 small ripe avocados, diced 3 tomatoes, diced 1 tbsp sweet chilli dipping sauce Method Preheat the grill to medium high. Make 3 slits on each side of the tilapia and place in a grill pan.

  • Grilled tilapia with horseradish potato salad

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 whole tilapia, gutted, cleaned and descaled (ask the fish counter to do this for you) 2½ tbsp creamed horseradish 750g baby new potatoes 1 bunch spring onions, sliced 100g radishes, thinly sliced 3 tbsp low fat mayonnaise Method Preheat the grill to medium high. Make 3 slits in each side of the tilapia and spread each with 1 tsp horseradish. Place on a rack over a foil lined grill pan.

  • Mint baked tilapia with Greek salad

    Ingredients (Serves 2) 4 sprigs fresh mint 2 whole tilapia, gutted, cleaned and descaled (ask the fish counter to do this for you) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 romaine lettuce heart, thickly sliced ¼ cucumber, diced 100g baby plum tomatoes, halved 25g pitted black olives 1 tbsp white wine vinegar Method Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6. Place 1 sprig of mint

  • Pan-fried tilapia with capers and tartare sauce

    Ingredients (Serves 2) 2 whole tilapia, gutted, cleaned and descaled (ask the fish counter to do this for you) 4 tsp capers (30g) 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp low fat mayonnaise (50g) ½ tsp Dijon mustard 1 gherkin, finely diced (40g) Method Make 3 slits in each side of the tilapia and fill each cavity with 1 tsp capers, season. Finely chop the remaining capers. Heat the oil in a large frying pan

  • Poached Thai tilapia with jasmine rice

    Ingredients (Serves 2) 2 whole tilapia, gutted, cleaned and descaled (ask the fish counter to do this for you) 1 tbsp oil 1 red pepper, sliced 2-3 tsp Thai green curry paste 3cm piece fresh ginger, grated 400ml can coconut milk 200ml semi skimmed milk 150g Thai jasmine rice Method Make 3 slits in each side of the tilapia and season. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry

  • A very British fish

    Tilapia has been widely used in African cooking for many years and has recently begun appearing in the fishmongers or the fish counter at your local supermarket. It’s a great alternative to your typical white fish like sea bass and its robust, well textured flesh stands up well in things like Indian and Thai curries – or as goujons for the kids. With the growing awareness about food miles, traceability and ethical sourcing, buying British tilapia is a step in the right direction. The fish are farmed by the Fish Co in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire which also means it

  • A mighty meaty read

    Leith’s cookery school has spawned some of the greatest names in the food world and their books are always as comprehensive as their cookery school courses. The latest guide, Leith’s Meat Bible, follows on from their other successful guides in bring a thorough guide to cooking meat right down to the absolute basics. It covers classics like shepherd’s pie and liver with onions and has guides to how to bone and truss and more complex creative dishes such as warm pan fried rabbit and black pudding salad with Marsala prunes. As with all their previous volumes, the recipes

  • Taming the beast: Celebs spotted in leopard print

    Celebrities everywhere are unleashing their inner beast and going leopard-print wild this autumn. From hats and scarves to dresses and shirts, the feline pattern adds instant sex-appeal to any outfit. Rachel Bilson's show-stopping number (pictured) is no exception as she attended Roberto Cavalli's 60th Anniversary Party in Paris. Teamed with a red clutch the actress proved that animal print can be elegant. Click on the photo for

  • Thomasina's hot chorizo salad with butternut squash and baby tomatoes

    Ingredients (Serves 4–6) 1 small butternut or onion squash, deseeded and cut roughly into 5cm/2in pieces 1 chile de árbol or other dried chilli, chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds, ground A small handful of chopped fresh oregano or marjoram (or 1 tsp dried) Vegetable or olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 red onions, peeled and roughly sliced Small punnet of baby tomatoes

  • Heidi Klum and husband Seal get up close and very personal in music video

    When it comes to romance, Seal and Heidi Klum are ahead of the game. The couple, who annually renew their wedding vows, are quite clearly as besotted with each other as they were when they married five years ago. And they weren't afraid to let the passion show in a music video for Seal's new song, Secret. "It’s the story of two people in love," recently-retired Victoria's Secret angel Heidi, 37, has said. "My husband is what I have always wanted and never thought I would have. "The story, the movie, it’s the story of our love," added her spouse. Secret is taken from Seal's seventh studio

  • Charles and Camilla feel the power of dance as they soak up the culture in India

    Talk about getting into the swing of things. Prince Charles didn't hesitate to join in with an energetic dance with the residents of Tolasar village, outside Jodhpur. The impromptu jig was just one of the highlights of the second half of Charles and Camilla's trip to India, where the royal couple attended the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Click on photo for


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