There is a certain pleasure (however smug) in being ahead of the curve when spotting a particularly gifted writer, and a certain regret when the masses catch up with your discovery. The latter, of course, is the state desired by author and publisher, and Peter May has now made the transition from connoisseurs’ taste to popular bestseller.
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Wednesday 23 January 2013
Campaign targets multinationals who control 90 per cent of produce
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Societally enforced vegetarianism is neither good for India's people, nor her cattle
Friday 23 November 2012
Funnyman Brian Conley revealed today he was forced to quit I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! after suffering from the effects of malnutrition and exhaustion.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
A leading advocate for human rights in Burma argues that international ignorance of what is happening in Rakhine State is a tragedy in itself
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Eric Lomax was the author of the award-winning, bestselling memoir The Railway Man, which vividly depicted his life and harrowing experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war working on the notorious Thailand-Burma railway during the Second World War.
Friday 10 August 2012
David Cameron today spoke of his hopes for a summit to tackle hunger, but admitted: “There's no one single answer to this.”
Thursday 09 August 2012
Millions of people face starvation because of soaring global food prices, putting overwhelming strain on humanitarian agencies, charities warned last night ahead of a world hunger summit in Downing Street.
Friday 03 August 2012
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.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
Refugees are left stranded by hostilities on the Sudanese border
Friday 23 March 2012
I've been working on Comic Relief and Sport Relief for 27 years now and still feel the same passion for it as I did at the start, when I wandered around Ethiopia in the middle of the famine in 1985 wondering whether I could think of anything I could do to help.
Saturday 17 March 2012
In March 1942, thousands of British and Indian civilians fled Burma when Japanese troops arrived. Their escape route would become known as 'The Road of Death'. Seventy years on, a survivor recalls the most harrowing journey of his life...
Friday 16 March 2012
A police report says a Florida couple locked an extremely malnourished boy inside a closet as punishment for stealing food they were withholding from him.
Sunday 11 March 2012
It's the forthcoming movie the kids are all talking about - and you don't want to be left looking a square. Let Genevieve Roberts and Kate Youde guide you through this cultural minefield
Wednesday 15 February 2012
One young child in four around the world is too malnourished to grow properly, a major new investigation reveals
Wednesday 15 February 2012
A malnourished child is not the same as a starving one. They may not even be hungry, if they get enough calories. But what kind of calories? A child needs protein to grow and micronutrients are essential to development. Millions lack both.
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Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
- 4 Queen's first tweet: Reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' broadcast on BBC News
- 5 #AskNigelFarage: Twitter starts hilarious Q&A for Ukip leader