The Prime Minister has asserted that the London mayor was speaking for himself when he commented that some people are not clever enough to be a success
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Thursday 28 November 2013
Deputy Prime Minister accuses the mayor of talking about people as if they were a “breed of dogs”
Landscape of French farming set to change as President François Hollande channels subsidy to smaller producers
Wednesday 02 October 2013
President François Hollande has reversed decades of French farm policy by channelling subsidies away from intensive, highly-mechanised producers towards smaller, more traditional farms.
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Tens of thousands of children are now arriving at school without a proper breakfast. So let's tackle the cause of this problem, not just the symptom
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Destination: Milk International. This week plans were announced to rename San Francisco's airport after the gay rights activist and politician, Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978 while serving as a city supervisor.
Saturday 05 January 2013
A ban on sugary cereals and high fat foods aimed at children should be considered to help curb obesity, Labour has urged.
Thursday 15 November 2012
Police say the number of victims identified by the investigation now stands at 450
Saturday 28 July 2012
US Outlook: Don't be surprised if the price of your morning cornflakes go up. A drought in the midwest here is getting so bad that barges taking grain down the Mississippi are having to lighten their usual loads. The river is so low that they are afraid of getting stuck on the bottom.
Monday 16 July 2012
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given British scientists a multi-million pound grant to develop GM crops in what could be the most significant PR endorsement for the controversial technology.
Sunday 17 June 2012
A homely ambience is complemented by hotel-standard style and service at this elegant guesthouse, says Kate Simon
Tuesday 22 May 2012
I haven't been able to find out whether the festival of road works and street closures in central London is part of preparations for the Diamond Jubilee or the Olympic Games, but anyone travelling (or, as the case may be, not travelling) around the capital will be in no doubt that something big is about to happen. The streets, tubes and buses are full of tourists unfamiliar with Oyster cards or the difference between The Mall and Pall Mall – I spent a little time yesterday explaining this to a Japanese couple, whom I left happy but, sadly, still bemused – and those shops selling such essential items as union jack teddy bears and miniature Harrods vans are doing a brisk trade. Get ready, too, for the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee media-fest.
Monday 14 May 2012
Captain Birdseye could be about to embark on his longest voyage. The famous fish finger maker, part of food group Iglo, is in the sights of a Thai conglomerate that wants to buy the business and export its wares to Eastern Europe and Asia.
Sunday 22 April 2012
Tim Burgess’s wild years were the stuff of Britpop legend. Here, the Charlatans’ frontman instructs Nick Duerden in the 10 golden rules of rock’n’roll excess
Wednesday 11 April 2012
British athletes should be careful about giving unauthorised plugs to their sponsors on Twitter or Facebook, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) warned yesterday.
Thursday 16 February 2012
The cereals giant Kellogg is doing some crisp business with the $2.7bn (£1.7bn) acquisition of Pringles.
Thursday 16 February 2012
The cereals giant Kellogg hopes to add some more snap, crackle and pop to its financial results with the acquisition of Pringles.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition