The rare violin is known as the Lipinski and was on loan to the lead violinist Frank Almond
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Thursday 24 January 2013
Minister for public health described Britain as having a 'weird' relationship with food and called on people to take the time to cook their own meals
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Whatever your feelings about eating horse meat, the discovery that some supermarket burgers have been found to contain horse DNA raises a serious question: why did the British food safety authorities fail to spot the problem? It is only thanks to the Irish that we know that 37 per cent of spot-tested frozen beefburgers contained horse DNA and an extraordinary 85 per cent also contained traces of pork.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Late-night fast food is rarely a healthy option, but an E. coli outbreak at the Adonis Kebab House in 2011 meant that doner fans in Cardiff were taking their lives in their hands.
Monday 07 January 2013
A new study reveals that being overweight can extend life rather than shorten it
Saturday 05 January 2013
Sperm deposits, wombs in ribbons and ripped-out Fallopian tubes... Who enjoys this?
Thursday 03 January 2013
Whether you prefer the latest in digital accuracy or class style (or both), here are the best tools for the trade...
Monday 31 December 2012
Floodwater swept away one of Britain’s oldest bridges yesterday and forced the cancellation of the New Year’s Day race meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse as rain again lashed the country.
Sunday 30 December 2012
Been burning the candle at both ends? Here are the products that will leave you feeling fresh for the new year
Thursday 13 December 2012
Whether it’s a space-age set of scales or a perfect blend of Parisian tea, we’ve found a culinary present for everyone...
Wednesday 12 December 2012
The boss of Unilever, maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise, today warned that Europe's economies face at least a decade of bumping along the bottom, and raised fears over the recovery in the United States.
Sunday 09 December 2012
News that one in four Britons has never cooked, or assisted in the cooking of, a Christmas dinner should come as no surprise. Last week, Jamie Oliver was crowned victor of the Christmas publishing scramble, beating even J K Rowling to second place in the charts. The name of the title that will be filling so many stockings? 15-Minute Meals.
Thursday 29 November 2012
"This is my life, I can't just throw it away," said an elderly woman in Radio 3's Between the Ears, the panic rising in her voice. She was in process of moving into sheltered housing, and the prospect of reducing her worldly goods was making her ill. She had, she explained, just spent three days in hospital.
Sunday 25 November 2012
Forget Advent calendars, C-listers flicking on lights or teeth-numbingly saccharine TV ads. The official countdown to Christmas – festival of who can stick the most in their gob – is measured in eggnog lattes, mince-pie ice-creams and the ubiquitous Christmas sandwich. The appearance of the latter, the bright-red box in a sea of humdrum sarnies, can induce excitement in office workers akin to Santa himself sneaking into the chiller cabinet at Pret.
Saturday 24 November 2012
The curious history of kitchen utensils and their changing forms makes for a book to savour
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27