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.
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Wednesday 02 April 2008
Harry Potter weaved his final spell for Bloomsbury Publishing yesterday, conjuring up doubled revenues and tripled pre-tax profits in the group's full-year 2007 financial results.
Saturday 22 March 2008
Ethical funds, "green funds," "dark (and light) green" funds are just a few of the products now open to retail investors, and – contrary to received wisdom – the performance of many of these funds is admirable. Indeed, investors wishing to make a profit with a clear conscience now have a bewildering array of options.
Thursday 28 February 2008
Across the country, the words may vary but the message is the same: "Sorry, we've sold out of free-range chicken. We're doing our best to buy some more."
Monday 04 February 2008
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Friday 25 January 2008
British shoppers have embarked on a love affair with organic food, sending sales soaring year after year, but now its runaway success is being threatened: by its very popularity.
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Sunday 14 September 2003
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
- 1 Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 The publisher who played with fire: the battle for control of Larsson's £30m legacy
- 5 Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness