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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says ‘fighting has set Syria back decades’

Women gain on men in Forbes list of top earning authors

With yearly estimated earnings of more than $90 million, prolific writer James Patterson is by far the highest earning author in the world but women are gaining ground, according to Forbes.com.

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Team Mo Farah get ready for Somali joy

When a Conservative MP derided Danny Boyle's Olympics opening ceremony as "multicultural crap" he was met with a cascade of criticism from people who knew that he could not be more wrong.

Anthony Hilton: Ramsay the right recipe to save euro? Dream on

This week's most imaginative plan for the eurozone came from Lombard Street Research, a City economics consultancy. It suggested Gordon Ramsay, the chef who sorts out troubled restaurants, should give it the Hell's Kitchen treatment.

Child hunger on the increase, says new report

Children in the UK continue to enjoy some of the best standards of living in the world despite a global increase in child hunger, according to research by a leading charity.

IoS letters, emails & online postings (24 June 2012)

Ed Miliband's mission to break the European "grip of centre-right austerity" is a desirable aim, but now that confidence in the Opposition leader and Shadow Chancellor exceeds that of Cameron and Osborne, he must set out a radical plan for growth ("Cameron is the last gasp of the old guard", 17 June).

'People will rarely buy a second helping but they will take the option of a larger size'

Supersize me more...

From buckets of popcorn to 'meal deals' and multi-buys, our portion sizes are ballooning. And it's all thanks to profit margins, says Gillian Orr

'People will rarely buy a second helping but they will take the option of a larger size'

Supersized: Why our portion sizes are ballooning

From buckets of cinema popcorn to 'meal deals' and multi-buys...

Thousands of children entitled to free school meals are still going hungry

Thousands of children entitled to free school meals are still going hungry, according to a report out today.

Hunger Games scoops four MTV movie awards

The Hunger Games has emerged as one of the big winners at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles.

Premier woes grow after its chief takes his leave

Britain's biggest food producer, Premier Foods, faced upheaval at its top table yesterday when its chairman quit after less than two years in the job.

Verdi Falstaff, Royal Opera House

Where there’s Falstaff there’s food. And Robert Carsen’s new staging of Verdi’s final operatic masterpiece plays like an ode to gastronomical excess.

The News Matrix: Tuesday 15 May 2012

Scotland to bring in 50p minimum price

The battle among foodies to be the first to discover a brilliant new burger is hotting up

Trending: Find your perfect burger via a new app

The battle among foodies to be the first to discover a brilliant new burger is hotting up. Now there's an app for that, says Sophie Morris

The News Matrix: Monday 14 May 2012

Gay marriage not a priority – Hammond

Lisa Markwell: Why making a meal out of lists is a bad idea

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