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Friday 13 December 2013
I shop at Tesco. I tell you this not in a crass effort to get a tenner off my next shop, but to illustrate that I am quite close to the story about which I shall now ruminate. (Anyway, I shop at Tesco because it is closest to my house. As far as I’m concerned, an aisle is an aisle is an aisle, however it is branded.)
Thursday 12 December 2013
Outlook Champagne bonuses, Christmas cracker competitions, "Grand in your Hand" contests: welcome to the wacky world of Lloyds bank's staff incentive plans.
Friday 06 December 2013
Elephants have suffered at the hands of humans in more ways than one
Friday 22 November 2013
I should say at this point, I’m not a bad cook.
Wednesday 20 November 2013
In BBC2's Tudor Monastery Farm, Ruth Goodman gives every impression of preferring to live in a back-breaking past than the convenience-culture present, with nothing seeming to faze her, least of all bathing a sheep in a duck pond. "I'll be honest… I thought that was great fun," she said breathlessly but somewhat redundantly.
Wednesday 02 October 2013
To the sugar epicurean, what's happening on the screen is of only incidental interest
Friday 27 September 2013
Desperate to boost market share, credit-card companies and banks are once again trying to win us over with headline-grabbing cashback incentives.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
It wouldn't do any of us any harm to fast completely for a day - not just on the Jewish Day of Atonement
Friday 05 July 2013
Had enough of tennis? I mentioned last week the excitement of living somewhere that becomes the centre of the world for two weeks a year. Well, I've been reminded of more of the drawbacks in the last few days.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Life on Marsden
Monday 13 May 2013
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. The accompanying picture is indeed a showjumping rabbit, taking part in an agility test at the London Pet Show, which took place at the weekend.
Saturday 27 April 2013
Serves 4-6 or more as snacks
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Cannibals is Rory Mullarkey’s first full-length professional play. Hard, uncompromising and in its literal sense visceral, there are some truly unappetising moments in this brutal and bloody drama. Yet it is far from being a relentless gore-fest.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
The Regency Café has been named as one of the UK's best places to dine out
Wednesday 23 January 2013
One of the biggest ever seizures of liquid cocaine has been made after the drug was detected in juice tins at Gatwick Airport, the UK Border Agency said today.
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London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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