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King has reportedly begun using their trademark to issue takedown notices

Victoria Wood and co. take 'Acorn Antiques' to West End as musical

They ate their first macaroons together nearly 20 years ago and now they are reuniting to do so again. But this time the cast of "Acorn Antiques" will be all-singing and dancing as Victoria Wood has turned her spoof soap sketches into a musical.

Grand tours All sweetness and light

Writers' adventures in literature: food expert Paul Richardson can't resist dipping a finger into Mexico's chocolate industry

In foreign parts

Website to sell Gorbals memorabilia

Court move to block sale of Hershey

Food & drink: Wines of the Week


Food & Drink: Food for thought Why do children like sweets?

It is said that nearly all humans, especially Europeans, love the taste of sweetness. Some scientists believe that we have evolved to understand that sweet-tasting foods are safe to eat. This may be due to primitive humans gathering fruits, some of which were unripe or poisonous, and so tasted bitter. However, if the fruits were ripe, then the taste would have been sweet.

Food: Sweet-toothed Britons lead world in chocolate eating

The British leave the rest of the world standing when it comes to buying sweets and chocolate, according to the 1997 Confectionery Market Review.

Racing: Moore switches stables

Gary Moore, at present training at Ermyn Lodge Stables, Epsom, will soon be leaving to take over his father Charlie's yard at Woodingdean, near Brighton.

Kit Kat still chocolate top dog


LETTER: Chocs away

YOUR article "Unhealthy facts behind healthy snacks" (Real Life, 3 September) was misleading. Much as I would like readers to abandon health bars and chomp away on Mars bars, as a scientist in the health industry, I must point out that the calorific/fat content quoted was not per bar for the chocolate but per 100g for the health bars.When comparing the Mars Bar (430cal) to the Frusli bar, the latter contains a mere 133cal and not 398 as quoted. Was this an example of excessive chocolate intake impairing reading ability?

Lollies save boy as mother dies

A little boy survived for three days on ice lollies while his mother lay dead in their home from a suspected brain haemorrhage, it was disclosed yesterday.

Sweetie, darling


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