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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

Waddington seeks pounds 42m for Dutch buy: Packaging group breaks new ground in Europe

JOHN WADDINGTON, the packaging, printing and games group, is making its first excursion into the Continental European folding carton market with the pounds 41.7m acquisition of the Dutch company Imca. It is paying for it with a pounds 42m rights issue.

Bottom Line: How L&B is making a pile

JIM LENG, chief executive of Low & Bonar, the packaging group, turned a well-known retailing axiom on its head yesterday to describe the way he runs the company.

Letter: Cereal comedy

Sir: The Fellows of Rewley House, Oxford, may be a little precipitate in changing the name of their institution to 'Kellogg College' (Letters, 4 July).

Kellogg College is born as Oxford honours donors

OXFORD dons yesterday agreed to rename one of the university's departments Kellogg College in recognition of its debt to breakfast cereals.

Indian food brand is market leader

AN INDIAN food firm that began 40 years ago as a family business selling home-made samosas yesterday defeated the challenge of the multinationals to be named Britain's fastest-growing brand.

DailY Bread: What a model ate one day last week

AS SOON as I woke up, I had a couple of glasses of water. I have at least two-and-a-half litres a day. I make sure I have a flask in my bag, and keep sipping from it. For breakfast I had All-Bran. Sometimes I have cornflakes or Special K, all low-fat, high-fibre brands. I had the cereal along with a banana, which has protein and potassium. I drank a cup of tea with sweetener in it. I'm not against sugar. I'm thin enough already so I'm not concerned about losing weight. I just prefer sweetener. During the day I'm very busy. (Recently I've been working for Options, Marie-Claire and Company.) I didn't have time to stop for lunch so I had an apple. I always carry one with me, or a banana. If I do have time, I'll grab a sandwich, either egg mayonnaise or salad. I don't eat much meat. Some chicken for protein, but no red meat at all. Then I went to the gym and exercised for two hours. But I'm not too strict with myself; if I've been running around all day I don't go to the gym. I had dinner when I got home, at about eight o'clock: pasta with a tomato, courgette and eggplant sauce - energy food. If I get home much later I'm too tired to have anything. You shouldn't eat just before bed, anyway. Sometimes, if I finish work early, I'll have a snack. A baked potato with beans is good: lots of carbohydrate, not too much fat. I eat what's good for me. I have avocados, for instance, and they are high in fat, but they are good for the skin. Once in a while I do have a bit of chocolate or a biscuit. I don't believe in depriving myself.

BOOK REVIEW / Children's Books: Bookshop window

Let's Pretend Bunny, Joshua Morris, pounds 5.99

TELEVISION / York On Ads: No 12: Kellogg's

GREAT swathes of British advertising are now thoroughly incestuous, parodic and ironic, continually spoofing other ads, recent films and old television programmes - the ones ad creatives talk about to show they used to live in the same world as the rest of us. Kellogg's Cornflakes, on the other hand, can afford to be almost uniquely self-referential and original in its current 70th-birthday campaign.

US opens its ghoulish Cold War closet: Nation shocked by revelations of secret radiation experiments on vulnerable people - including pregnant women

SITTING in the front room of her tiny bungalow, Emma Craft loses her composure only once. 'Nobody knows what a baby she was. She was special, special to this family. She taught herself to play the piano. And I've still got a card or two where she drew for me . . .' For a few moments, she cannot speak.

Yeo comes out fighting: No 10 is silent: Minister admits being foolish, launches counterattack on tabloids and answers vocal critics in constituency party

TIM YEO, the embattled Minister of State for the Environment, yesterday publicly defied his critics by declaring he was not going to be driven out by 'media attacks' over the disclosure that he had fathered a child in an extramarital affair.

Letter: Isle of Wight proves a flaky analogy

Sir: In response to Trevor Pankhurst's question (Letters, 24 December), the world's population would not fit into the Isle of Wight. Simple division reveals that the island's 381 square kilometres would provide each of the world's 5,500 million inhabitants with an area of only 6.9 square centimetres, about the size of a postage stamp.

BOOK REVIEW / Mould-breakers turned inside out: 'The Elephant Vanishes' - Haruki Murakami; Tr. Alfred Birnbaum, Jay Rubin: Hamish Hamilton, 9.99 pounds

THE novel with which Japan's best-selling writer Haruki Murakami made his reputation, Norwegian Wood, has never been published in the West - even though an English translation of this four-million seller has been on sale in Japan for six years, in an annotated pocket edition aimed at Japanese readers trying to improve their English.

Health Update: Deadly diets

Most smokers compound their sins with poor diets that may exacerbate the damage caused by cigarettes, say researchers from the Institute of Nutrition at Southampton University. In a study involving more than 2,000 smokers and non-smokers they found that smokers ate more white bread, sugar, cooked meats, butter and whole milk and less wholemeal bread, high fibre cereals, fruit and polyunsaturated fats. The report in the British Medical Journal says the smokers' diets contained less vitamin C and carotene - antioxidants that protect cells from damage by the free radicals which are present in high concentrations in tobacco smoke.

BOOK REVIEW / Hygienic Dr Kellogg gets to their bowls: 'The Road to Wellville' - T Coraghessan Boyle: Granta, 14.99 pounds

THE AMERICAN author's middle name is pronounced 'Kur-rag-ih-son', according to Granta's excellent press office, and was assumed purely for marketing reasons. Thomas Boyle appears to be media-wise along the lines of our own much-promoted Will Self, trailing an image of drug use and wacky raggedy-ass alternativeness, while in fact cultivating the right connections and leading a bourgeois married life with steady job, three kids and red BMW in driveway. But where Self's writing is arguably no more than an extension of the image, Boyle's is quite genuine, more in keeping with the solid professional reality.

Tribal Britain: Permaculture collective

Brickhurst Farm doesn't look up to much. The most prevalent features of the 25 acres near Pembury, Kent, are thistles and strange strips of carpets held down with wooden pegs. 'You just wait,' says Steve Read, wagging his finger. 'In a couple of years, this will be a permaculture heaven.'
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Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

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Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

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The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
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Young carers to make dance debut

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Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

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George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

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