The rates may be enticing at the grocers turned banks but consumers need to take more care than they would buying beans, says Lindsay Cook
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Sunday 30 November 2008
Thursday 27 November 2008
Thursday 30 October 2008
For my birthday last Saturday, Jane bought me A Butler's Guide to Table Manners, written by a fellow called Nicholas Clayton, a member of the Guild of Professional English Butlers. Her inscription was " ...because even an expert needs a handbook", the affectionate but slightly waspish joke being that I have always been something of a sergeant major where our children's table manners are concerned.
Saturday 23 August 2008
Reassuringly expensive: that used to be the slogan for Stella Artois. The makers of the Belgian lager sought to make money by emphasising the beer's high price. Something equally strange is happening with Britain's train operators: they make more money by pretending they are slower than they really are.
Monday 07 July 2008
A gleaming new, high-speed train solely for MEPs launches today. The service, linking Brussels with the French city of Strasbourg, is being inaugurated by France in the hope of stamping out criticism of the "travelling circus" that sees the entire European Parliament, uproot to the capital of the Alsace region for one week a month at a cost of €200m (£158m) a year.
The South Bank Show, ITV1<br/>The Duchess in Hull, ITV1<br/>The Supersizers go ... Wartime, BBC2<br/>Reverend Death, Channel 4
Sunday 25 May 2008
Sunday 03 February 2008
Wednesday 23 January 2008
Tuesday 11 September 2007
Before my wedding I trained myself not to break wind in bed. Over the past 40-odd years of silent nights, where has all that gas gone? Was it absorbed by my gut? Did it do me any harm?
Monday 12 December 2005
Friday 21 October 2005
Friday 18 February 2005
Friday 09 July 2004
Monday 14 June 2004
Heinz is to slash the salt content of its baked beans in response to increasing concern over the levels of the mineral in processed food.
Saturday 31 August 2002
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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