We get what we deserve when it comes to the uninspiring buildings devoid of design in which many of us live and work, according to a panel member of the first government-commissioned review into architecture in more than a decade.
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Friday 20 July 2012
Supermarkets have been called to a government summit over plummeting milk prices as dairy farmers threaten to bring supplies to a standstill.
Friday 20 July 2012
Dairy producers threaten supermarket blockade unless price cuts are reversed by end of month
Chef Wars: Michael Gove asks LEON restaurant founders to review school dinners but Jamie Oliver slams idea
Wednesday 04 July 2012
Education Secretary gives Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent a free hand to examine school meals across the country
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Jamie Oliver claims he has "lost faith" in the Government as a result of his ongoing battle over nutritional standards in schools.
Friday 15 June 2012
A council that banned a nine-year-old girl from taking pictures of her school dinners was forced into a U-turn today after an outcry on Twitter.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
At the start of the week, my colleague Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was characteristically forthright in her antipathy towards the Jubilee. Not for her a union jack plate, some bunting and a street party.
Monday 23 April 2012
There's a rash of abominable dishes being served up in the name of pizza. But, asks Will Dean, whoever thought it needed reinventing anyway?
Travel Agenda: Palazzo Margherita; Cornwall; Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art; Berlin Biennale; Amsterdam
Friday 23 March 2012
Tomorrow: Check into Francis Ford Coppola's latest hotel, Palazzo Margherita which has just opened in Italy. The film director and hotelier – who has retreats in Belize, Guatemala Argentina and the US – promises "frescos on its ceilings ... and palatial rooms" in his first European hotel (palazzomargherita.com).
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Simon Callow – actor, director and writer – doesn’t have many regrets, but he says he would love to have joined a circus. He would be “a clown of course.”
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Friday 24 February 2012
This week I've been eating...Longhorn rump steak
Thursday 09 February 2012
News in from Marks & Spencer: to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee it is introducing some "Best of British" treats that will include the Great British Breakfast Pizza.
Saturday 31 December 2011
New Year Honours: Unsung Heroes
Thursday 29 December 2011
He came to start a food revolution. But Jamie Oliver has been accused by one of America's most influential groups of health professionals of instead contributing to the nation's obesity crisis.
Saturday 24 December 2011
The presents are under the tree, which means that it's time to try your hand at Simon O'Hagan's fiendish brainteaser. If you dare...
Justin Bieber was one of the hardest hit
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
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