How To Be Beautiful: Restorative salts

Bath salts have fulfilled a variety of useful purposes over the years. The Ancient Greeks, for example, used them to mimic sea water's supposedly healing properties. More recently, they have served, when employed as a gift, as a succinct, socially acceptable way of expressing utter indifference to another human being.

Strawberry and Nyetimber jelly

Strawberry and Nyetimber jelly

Serves 4

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Soft drinks manufacturers would be forced to reduce their sugar content under a parliamentary move to prevent more children and adults developing the life-shortening disease diabetes.

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Commodities such as iron, wheat, sugar and zinc- are now two and a half times as expensive, on average, as they were at the turn of the century

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The world is in the grip of a commodity price revolution. Tom Bawden explains why scarce resources are going through the roof

Bunce on Boxing: Leonard lifts the lid on sex, drugs and Sugar

There was always more to Sugar Ray Leonard than the smile and his role as the eternal good guy of boxing. There is now, finally, an autobiography from Leonard that puts an end to the happy Mr America with gloves image that helped make him one of boxing's biggest stars and a fighter that dominated in the ring, even as his life was in turmoil.

Gingered rhubarb compote

Gingered rhubarb compote

Serves 4-6

Primark and Asos show the way with storming figures

The discount fashion chain Primark and online specialist Asos posted strong sales yesterday, reinforcing their status as two of the retail sector's best performers in recent years.

Primark cheered by busy Christmas

Budget retailer Primark saw sales boom over its Christmas trading quarter as it continues to build up its presence on the high street.

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