Growing demand for milk in Africa and China has led the producer of the Cravendale to almost double the number of British famers who are stakeholders in the business, it was announced today.

Macchiato brûlées

Macchiato brûlées

Serves 10

Japan: Radiation found in baby milk

Traces of radiation from the Japanese nuclear plant damaged in the earthquake and tsunami in March were detected in baby formula yesterday.

Milk: a local and global history, By Deborah Valenze

A study made of the white stuff

Toddler dies after milk float crash

A 22-month-old girl has died after she was involved in a collision with a milk float, police said today.

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Talking 'bout generation anonymous

Book Of A Lifetime: Under Milk Wood, By Dylan Thomas

In Nicholson Baker's book 'The Mezzanine', he discusses the periodicity of recurring thoughts, wondering about those thoughts which travel on a loop, each taking intervals of weeks or months to complete their orbit and resurface again. I first read 'Under Milk Wood' by Dylan Thomas on a coach in Australia when I was 24, and I'd guess I've thought about it every two to three weeks since then. It joins a jumble of other regular visitors, including: diminishing fish stocks, guilt-induced but wildly unfeasible resolutions for being better at staying in touch with friends, Helen Keller, the phrase "you pays your money and you takes your choice", and scientific footage of a white rat with spinal injuries swimming in a tank.

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Ingredients to serve 2

The greatest Carling Cup finals

This Sunday, Arsenal and Birmingham meet in the Carling Cup final at Wembley.

Minor British Institutions: Builders' tea

Tea is the only drink in Britain enjoyed by all classes, although wine is percolating. It would be a mistake, however, to imagine that tea is classless, as its wide popularity has prompted all manner of distinction designed to protect the uneasy upper classes and torment the uneasy upward approachers. Putting milk in first, second or not at all has been as important in these circles as what you eat with it and when.

Robert Wiseman: A modern milkman with a lot of bottle

Location, location, location is the key to the dairy business, the Robert Wiseman chairman tells Sarah Arnott

Chocs away as Dairy Milk shrinks

It has been a common complaint: chocolate bars perennially seem to be getting smaller. Now Cadbury has admitted it is cutting the size of its Dairy Milk bar by two squares despite the price remaining the same.


Serves 6

Turnip and nettle soup

Serves 4

Breastfeeding at work promoted

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