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Food scares and stricter pig production rules across Europe will all be good for the bacon, sausage and cooked meats group Cranswick, its chairman said yesterday.

Monitor: Blue Peter presenter's sacking

Opinion about the dismissal of children's television personality Richard Bacon for taking cocaine

Here's one he did not declare earlier: 'Blue Peter' star sacked

THE Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon will need more than a kitchen- roll tube and some sticky-back plastic to get out of this one.

Commission is the root of all evil

THERE WAS something deeply dodgy about the late 1980s, and I'm not just talking about the music. The period was also a golden age for pushy financial salesmen.

The Critics: The pope of putrefaction

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Preview: Film: Love is the devil (18)

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LOVE IS THE DEVIL (18) DIRECTOR: JOHN MAYBURY

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The Director-General of the Health and Safety Executive responds to our coverage of work-related stress

Death leads to demand for Pill training for GPs

SPECIALIST TRAINING in prescribing the Pill should be made mandatory for GPs, family planning experts said last week after the Prime Minister promised an investigation into a teenage girl's death, writes Glenda Cooper.

Pensions suffer Budget deficit

MORE than a quarter of pension schemes have been left with less than the legal minimum of assets they need because of Gordon Brown's July Budget, actuaries have warned.

Classical: Bringing home Bacon

Fractured Lives: Mark-Anthony Turnage

Books: Another side to Francis Bacon

False contender to the Shakespearean throne, or New Labour networker? Jonathan Bate reports; Hostage to Fortune: the troubled life of Francis Bacon 1561-1626 by Lisa Jardine and Alan Stewart Gollancz, pounds 25

Books: An awful lot of begging

HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE: The Troubled Life of Francis Bacon by Lisa Jardine and Alan Stewart, Gollancz pounds 25

Exhibitions: How to freeze the human body

A mood of sombre, rather tedious repetition pervades the new retrospect ive of Francis Bacon's figure paintings

Investment Column: Dalgety brings home the bacon

Dalgety has been a corporate disaster story. A ragbag of disparate businesses, it has stumbled along from one crisis to another over the last few years.

Football: A tasteful study from bacon butties to venison burgers on the Orient Excess

For some, the prospect of whether or not they should eat at a match weighs heavily on the mind, if not the stomach. Catherine Riley reports on a new survey into the fare on offer in and around football grounds.
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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