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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.

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They're watching us. We're being watched. I don't just mean out there, on the streets, though did you know that a quarter of the world's entire supply of CCTV cameras are trained on us Brits. Apparently. Now they're watching us in our homes and offices too. Whenever we're using the web, in fact. They're tracking our journeys, seeing where we go, what sites we visit, where we like surfing.

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"The most sustained run of scoops and exclusives in the history of broadcast news in the UK." Citation for Robert Peston, winner of both the television journalist of the year and specialist journalist of the year titles at the RTS Journalism Awards last Thursday

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Harvey Milk is a folk-icon of American politics, the first out-of-the-closet gay man to be elected to public office and, later, a martyr to the cause when he was shot dead by a deranged colleague in 1978.

DVD: The Times of Harvey Milk (N/A)

When Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold public office in America, was elected as a San Francisco District Supervisor, he was well aware of his importance as a figurehead for the gay community – and the fact that he could be assassinated at any time.

Three Women, Jermyn Street Theatre, London

When babies were still seen as little pink bundles of love, Sylvia Plath had another view. To her, the newborn was a thief, of time, identity, and life itself. One of the three women in her radio play of 1962 (Plath killed herself the following year) enjoys motherhood, but not all the time. The secretary has a miscarriage, and the unmarried student, wishing she had had an abortion ("I should have murdered this that murders me"), gives her baby away.

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Hit & Run: I'm with beautiful

Ange, we have to hand it to you. You are extraordinary. Less than three months after giving birth to twins, the mother now to six children, you look jaw-droppingly beautiful, and no amount of silly tattoos – the map co-ordinates of the new babies' birthplace, on show this weekend when you and Brad made your first public appearance – take away from your perfection. All those rumours about post-natal depression and strains on your relationship seem so unlikely, now that we see you more radiant than ever, with your swishy hair and sparkling complexion. Oh, hang on. Hold still. You've got something on your arm. Ew. Something a bit brown and funny-looking. Brad Pitt.

Milk scandal blows away China's feel-good mood

Contaminated baby formula, the return of pollution and other troubles have led many to think the Olympics were a curse

Robert Wiseman Dairies warns of higher milk prices

Robert Wiseman Dairies raised the spectre of higher milk prices yesterday as it warned it would have to pass on the rising costs of fuel and packaging.

Gilbert Baker: "I love going to cities around the world and seeing the rainbow flag"

Kristina Backer meets Gilbert Baker, the man who came up with the globally famous symbol of gay pride

Jews permitted a tall drink as giraffe milk is declared kosher

Observant Jews yearning for something a little more exotic than usual to celebrate the festival of Shavuot may be excited to learn that giraffe milk has been pronounced as kosher. Vets treating a giraffe at the Ramat Gan safari park near Tel Aviv took a milk sample which formed curds, as required by religious law, reported the newspaper Yedhiot Ahronot.

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