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Wednesday 01 January 2014
Producers and supermarkets are weakening our link with the natural world
Monday 16 December 2013
‘Fruit-head’ dolls which can also cause deformities in unborn babies and infertility in men have been found at a market in Kent
Saturday 07 December 2013
Is there anything more festive than a magnum? Apart from a double magnum perhaps, a magnificent magnum is the most generous way to celebrate a great day with friends and family. It also keeps better than a bottle, so squirrel one away.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
CIA paid millions of dollars to small band of inmates who were recruited to spy on al-Qa’ida leaders
Saturday 12 October 2013
Saturday 05 October 2013
I'm no more a fan of the so-called Glorious 12th than your average grouse served trussed-up in haste. It seems as unseasonably early for game as the premature kick-off to the football season. October is true autumn and, for me, that means game of the pheasant, guinea fowl and partridge variety. So this week, I'm celebrating the month with delicious autumnal reds to go with our feathered friends.
Wine: 2010 Feiler-Artinger Blaufränkisch, Burgenland; 2012 Palataia Pinot Noir, Pfalz; 2004 Château d'Angludet
Saturday 14 September 2013
Celebrity MasterChef 2013: Which finalist has been crowned the winner after serving up a 'mindblowing' menu?
Friday 06 September 2013
Spoiler alert: The Young Ones and Bottom actor Ade Edmondson has been crowned the winner of Celebrity MasterChef after serving up a "mindblowing" menu.
Sunday 25 August 2013
It was the pink foot on a stick that the Eighties forgot, but now Funny Feet, the cult children's ice-cream, is making a comeback.
Friday 23 August 2013
Right Thoughts... restores some of the spirit dissipated by 2009's Tonight. But in a year already host to some brilliant albums, it seems tired and dated: the strutting "Love Illumination" recalls Electric Six; and the best track here, "Evil Eye", offers a thinly-disguised retread of INXS's "Need You Tonight".
Monday 19 August 2013
It was a case of David versus Goliath nearly two years in the making, but Daphne Smallman struck a mighty blow for consumers for consumers yesterday as supermarket giant Tesco was fined £300,000 after admitting it mislead customers over a half-price offer on punnets of strawberries.
Friday 16 August 2013
This week I went to a little cottage in the Lake District. I went there on my own, partly to write, partly to breathe in air from the mountains and waterfalls and partly to see whether I could spend five days in complete isolation. No internet. No phone reception. No make-up. No nothing. Would I flourish? Or would I fold, destroy the cottage and then have a difficult conversation with my mum’s friend Barbara, who owns it?
Sunday 28 July 2013
We can't get enough of the 'superfood' that's catching the strawberry at the top of the market
On The Menu: Posh picnics; award-winning cocktails; Neapolitan cookies; Divertimenti and Daunt Books Culinary Salon; Caorunn Gin
Thursday 11 July 2013
This week I've been eating... posh picnics
Sunday 30 June 2013
What’s the best way to sell your house to a potential buyer? Put a pot of coffee on to brew before they arrive or make sure there are fresh flowers in every room when your estate agent comes around to take some pictures for its online listing? Well, one enterprising vendor in east London has given their bedroom a boudoir feel by leaving a racy fuchsia negligee, complete with bottle of red and two glasses on the bed for the estate agent’s snapper to capture.
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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