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Former bodybuilding champion Jim Morris still has an amazing physique, which he credits to his veganism

Churchill and Hitler: secrets of leadership, by Andrew Roberts

All aboard the TV history bandwagon

Turkeys give thanks for Moby

The Cripps Version: the life of Sir Stafford Cripps, by Peter Clarke

Faded but not forgotten mark of yesterday's man

New Year's resolutions - take your pick!

`In AD2000 I shall not only buy the `Big Issue', I'll read it. And I'll try to like Man Utd. A bit'

MAN'S WORLD

IN THE run-up to Christmas I've been doing more public parenting than I've done all year. For someone who doesn't leave the house for weeks on end, this can be rather disorientating. It began with the onset of December, when my four-year-old son, as part of his ongoing campaign to break his father's heart, turned five.

Food & Drink: Eating Out - Don't mess with my tofu

EATING OUT: Terre a Terre in Brighton has been acclaimed as one of Britain's best veggie restaurants. But is it just trying too hard?

Food & Drink: Bites Veggie Restaurants

Leith's, 92 Kensington Park Road, London W11 (0171-229 4481). Mon dinner, Tue-Fri lunch and dinner, Sat dinner. Although it was Leith's Soho that won the Time Out award for best vegetarian meal earlier this year, look to the original for as much of a treat without meat: it has been indulging vegetarians for more than a decade. Starters such as feta and vegetable spring roll, and mains like leek and hazelnut tart, or artichoke and green olive pithivier are pounds 6.75 and pounds 12.75 at lunchtime. Set price dinner is pounds 23.50 for two courses.

Who says real men have to eat meat?

LET'S GET the first bit out of the way quickly. I am a vegetarian. I have been since I was 14, when a distinctly Eighties kind of dissent bubbled through my soul, and I decided that the meat industry was a central part of the global capitalist plot.

Sorry, I'm just too politically correct

I'm amazed how common the belief is that we are secretly amused by jokes about blacks and poofs

United Biscuits puts frozen foods business up for sale

UNITED BISCUITS, the McVitie's and Penguin snacks group, will today announce that it is seeking buyers for its frozen and chilled foods business, which makes the Linda McCartney range of vegetarian ready meals and sandwiches for Marks & Spencer. The move aims to raise funds to make UB a focused biscuits company.

Food & Drink: What price organic wine, then?

Make sure you know what you are buying by tasting some of the latest wines on offer at the `Organic Food and Wine Festival' next week
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Ed Balls interview

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He's behind you, dude!

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Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
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Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

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