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Sunday 06 May 2012
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.
Saturday 05 May 2012
Saturday 05 May 2012
Cutesy covers of classic songs are marketing gold, says Rhodri Marsden
Tuesday 17 April 2012
People are underestimating sugar levels in drinks which are perceived to be "healthy" options, according to new research.
Saturday 31 March 2012
Owing money, he gave one writer a cheque for $600. Asked if it would bounce, he said, 'like a basketball'
Tuesday 27 March 2012
The Irn-Bru maker AG Barr is moving into the ice-cream market with a range of tropical flavour tubs and lollies under its Rubicon brand.
Saturday 24 March 2012
1. Sea Breeze
Friday 23 March 2012
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.
Thursday 23 February 2012
'Willpower is not like intelligence – you can learn it'
Wednesday 15 February 2012
A widow’s battle to win her late husband’s struggle to get the BBC to reveal analysis of its Middle East coverage was thwarted today when the Supreme Court found in favour of the corporation.
Saturday 11 February 2012
The world is in the grip of a commodity price revolution. Tom Bawden explains why scarce resources are going through the roof
Tuesday 07 February 2012
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.
Saturday 21 January 2012
Friday 20 January 2012
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.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Budget retailer Primark saw sales boom over its Christmas trading quarter as it continues to build up its presence on the high street.
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights