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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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


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