the grocer says...


Marston's show has One Ale of a Job to keep viewers interested

30 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

“We like to think of ourselves as the fourth emergency service,” said two cheery Marston’s drivers…

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Sainsbury's kosher row: don't scapegoat frontline staff

23 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Sainsbury’s kosher goods row: store managers are innocent parties and should not be made into scapegoats…

Focus on bacon and sausages

Michael Mosley's blood pressure teaches us a valuable lesson

20 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

Guess what, bacon fans? Two rashers a day will knock two years off your life, according to Should I Eat Meat?…

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Sweets Made Simple: not healthy, but delicious TV

16 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

Unless you reject delicious things, you risk missing out on the ultimate prize – a place in a care home!…

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Keeping track of Mr Freeze with the ice cream van app

30 Aug 2014

In this day and age, simply waiting for an ice cream van to turn up feels a bit… 20th century….


Pastafarian Obi Canuel is photo crazy

30 Aug 2014

Some people – like Obi Canuel – really like pasta…

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Pestaurant: Rentokil serves up menu of the future

30 Aug 2014

We’re frequently told that a ballooning global population will only be able to feed itself by tucking into insects…


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E-cigarettes pose threat to pharmaceutical companies

30 Aug 2014

For a long time now, the media has consistently written reports on “the so-called effectiveness of e-cigarettes”


Alpro dedication hailed

30 Aug 2014

Alpro’s decision not to combine the manufacture of its nut and their soya milks on one line is very good news…

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NRT smoke and mirrors

30 Aug 2014

 I would like to take issue with the attack on e-cigarettes by Nicorette…



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