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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.

Asparagus fondue

Serves 4-6

Dressing table: The best products for lustrous locks

1. White Truffle Ultra Rich Moisturising Shampoo

Michael Savage: A weak recovery good news for Labour?

When the latest economic growth figures were released and showed that Britain had coughed and spluttered its way to a miniscule growth of 0.1 per cent – basically, if you hadn’t popped down to the corner shop for that 4-pinter of milk last Monday, the economy would still be shrinking. So, bad news for Gordon Brown, eh?

Dairy pays bonus to staff who beat snow

Dairies firm Robert Wiseman said today it was paying £100 bonuses to its 3,500 staff for battling through the snow to keep the nation's milk flowing.

Dauphinoise potatoes

Serves 6

Haddock with poached eggs

Serves 4

Triplets: Three times the charm

She'd always longed for a baby. Then Cathy Koester gave birth to triplets. Now, she and her husband have swapped their carefree lifestyle for one of rigorous routines, military planning – and more fun than they'd ever thought possible

First civil lawsuit starts in China milk scandal

A court is hearing the country's first civil lawsuit by a man whose child was sickened in China's vast tainted milk scandal, state media reported today.

David Prosser: Cadbury to milk Kraft

Outlook With less than three weeks to go before Kraft must make a formal bid for Cadbury, the chocolatier is doing its best to make things sticky for its American suitor. Yesterday's blockbuster trading update gives further credence to Cadbury's insistence that it has a happy and prosperous future as an independent entity. Note also that the business continues to outperform Kraft itself, which should give shareholders pause for thought when the would-be acquirer offers its own paper as part of the deal.

Win a hi-spec retro style coffee machine

Full steam ahead: inject a touch of fifties glamour into your life

Crying over spilt milk: exasperated dairy farmers pour away their stock

Angered by falling prices, small producers are taking action against the EU – and the big unions

Trouble down on the dairy farm

After the collapse of a major dairy co-operative, is the British industry at risk? James Thompson reports

560 jobs axed as two dairies close

Around 560 jobs were axed today after two dairies owned by the failed Dairy Farmers of Britain (DFB) co-operative were closed by receivers.

Jobs at risk as dairy firm calls in administrators

The future of 2,200 jobs was at risk today after milk co-operative Dairy Farmers of Britain (DFOB) collapsed into administration.

Gingerbread

Serves 8
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