News Boris Johnson is seen as a possible challenger to David Cameron's leadership of the Conservative Party

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

Don't junk it ... use it Personalised personal organisers from cereal packs

Forget Filofax: here's a way to make a child's (or eccentric adult's) personal notebook from discarded packets.

Has the morning fry-up had its chips?

When Somerset Maugham said "To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day," most people knew he was right. None of our other culinary achievements could compete with the restorative qualities of the British fry-up.

The cereal filler strikes again


The Investment column: Low & Bonar takes the wrap

Volatile raw material prices and customer destocking have taken their toll on the grandes dames of the packaging world as a string of downbeat trading statements from Rexam, Arjo Wiggins Appleton and De La Rue attest.

I'll tell you what I want

Under the counter with Lindsay Calder

TV diet 'fails health test'

Almost all foods advertised on television aimed at children are high in fat, sugar or salt, according to a new study.

Some food for thought: Healthy Pregnancy

Janette Marshall recommends ways of eating healthily during pregnancy

Cereals gain as wildlife loses

The sheer scale of set-aside, the farming land taken out of intensive production and shielded from the use of pesticides and fertiliser, has made it a boon to birds, insects, mammals and wild flowers.

Deprived of Meg Ryan's counterfeit climax and Trevor Howard's stiff upper lip, I took a browse round our local newsagent to explore the lures appended to other publications

It may come as a surprise, but the Weasel household is not taking advantage of this paper's irresistible video offer. The reason is that, after being relieved of our video recorder in two successive years by the local burglar, I issued an interdict against such gadgets. Despite the yips of the Weaslets and the volcanic snorts of Mrs W, I was adamant. But, being a kindly soul, I agreed to keep the video tapes. Indeed, I spend many an evening attempting to entertain the family by holding the cassettes up to a strong light and whirling the spools with a rotating digit, though I must admit the visual effect isn't quite the same.

Frosties in hot water over ad's sex appeal

Children's campaigners yesterday expressed horror at the new Frosties interactive advertisement, which offers kids the option to "make out".

POs help Nestle market sugary cereal

The Post Office is using its unique access to benefits information to market a sugary breakfast cereal to mothers with young children.

Pop Live: Natalie Merchant Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

I like Natalie Merchant. Bjork may be wilder, PJ Harvey more scalding, Alanis Morissette has got a better marketing campaign, and Tori Amos has a piglet clamped on to her breast. But Natalie Merchant has got... what?

Hello, this is the helpline: press 1 for pointless advice

It's the age of the hotline: for instant wisdom on any subject, just dial... But, if you really need help, you won't get it.

Farmers' incomes up by a third


Take sugary puffs with a pinch of salt

Breakfast cereals that claim to be a healthy eating option should be treated with a pinch of salt, according to the consumer guide Which?
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Sarah Silverman (middle) with sister Reform Rabbi Susan Silverman (right) and sister actress Laura Silverman (left) at Jerusalem's Western Wall for feminist Hanuka candle-lighting ceremony
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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

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Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

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