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Banana splits: inner-Melbourne council won’t commit to returning controversial fruit sculpture

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A 1.8-metre public sculpture of an anthropomorphic banana in Melbourne that was removed for repairs may never be reinstated, with the council unable to commit to its return. The artwork, which features a menacing skul...

‘A banana, concrete – those are good gifts’: the recycling group turning strangers into friends

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Who on earth wants fish tank wastewater, chicken poo, tumble-dryer lint, loo roll tubes, “a plaster mould of a Komodo dragon’s foot” or half a broken toilet? No one, you might think, but the Buy Nothing community begs...

Ravneet Gill’s recipe for wholemeal banana pancakes

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It’s January and we are ritualistic creatures: a Christmas of decadence and overindulgence often means that the new year starts with our take on “healthy”. I’m not usually one for months without cakes or desserts, bec...

Can banana skins really lighten dark circles under your eyes?

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The hack Using banana peel to relieve that most persistent beauty bugbear: dark circles (or periorbital dark circles, if we’re being fancy) under the eyes. The promise An old trick revivied on TikTok makes an under-ey...

Banana price war in UK supermarkets is hurting farmers, growers warn

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The huge popularity of bananas makes them a weapon in UK supermarket price wars, but the tactic is hurting farmers amid soaring production costs, growers have said. The major supermarket chains are ignoring the impact...

John Barnes on racism and society: ‘There are invisible banana skins’

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“I don’t even remember doing that,” John Barnes says when, near the end of a 90-minute conversation about the deep roots and bruising reality of racism, I ask him about the moment he used his right boot, with deft and...

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for gluten-free tahini banana bread

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Creating a recipe for a vegan and gluten-free banana bread was my Mount Everest. Taking out wheat flour, dairy and eggs from traditional cake baking left me with just bananas and sugar, but, thanks to the know-how of ...

Bolsonaro’s ‘banana republic’ military parade condemned by critics

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Critics have denounced Jair Bolsonaro’s “banana republic-style” decision to send tanks on to the streets of Brazil’s capital for a rare military parade in what was widely seen as a beleaguered president’s ham-fisted a...

Big boom for the Big Banana: Russell Crowe backs $400m film studio for Coffs Harbour

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Russell Crowe’s state-of-the-art film-making facility – announced on Wednesday in Coffs Harbour, where it will be based – joins a growing list of new Australian studios: a response to both the global content boom, and...

Eat a banana! Get off Twitter! How to be more productive at work

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Getting stuff done is hard. Getting stuff done while there is a pandemic rumbling on is almost impossible. Even for work-from-home lifers who haven’t had to make an adjustment to their professional environment, it can...

Sipping on a banana peel: the Sydney bar making waste minimisation sexy

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You don’t expect to see 82,000 milk bottles in a cocktail bar. You won’t see them at Re in Sydney’s South Eveleigh either, but they’re there. They’ve been transformed by Melbourne’s Replas into a sleek terrazzo-style ...

Nigel Slater’s recipes for scallops with basil butter, and for banana custard choux puff

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We had something of a feast the other night. A pan of scallops grilled and basted with basil butter, a mound of lemon mashed potatoes and an extravagant pudding – a choux pastry cake filled with an homage to my favour...