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The photo of a bear put together using clumps of meat is almost enough to put you off Christmas dinner

Granita, a byword for the pact that has hung over New Labour for a decade

The Blair-Brown deal Single typewritten sheet appears to provide first evidence of how Brown secured guarantees on his social agenda

Turkeys give thanks for Moby

Letter: Tough on turkeys

Sir: I do hope that Alasdair Mitchell (letter, 29 November) enjoys his turkey at Christmas. He may be interested to learn that these animals are bred to grow so quickly that they suffer from broken bones and heart disease.

US fund in Hillsdown bid

HILLSDOWN HOLDINGS appeared to be heading for break-up yesterday when the Typhoo tea and Chivers Hartley jams group said it had received several approaches that could lead to a pounds 430m bid for the company.

Hillsdown poultry breeder sold to buyout for pounds 100m

HILLSDOWN HOLDINGS, the food conglomerate which demerged its chilled foods and housebuilding businesses in the summer, has sold the Ross Breeders poultry business to a management buyout for pounds 100m.

Food group to split three ways

HILLSDOWN HOLDINGS, the food-to-housebuilding conglomerate, announced details yesterday of its break-up plans that will see the group split into three separately quoted companies in a move designed to boost shareholder value.

Briefing: Employment: Minimum wage benefiting workers

A minimum wage has a significant impact on workers in the only industry to have a statutory rate, according to a new report today.
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