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High protein diet as bad as smoking

  •  05 Mar, 2014
A beef steak

Middle-aged people who eat a lot of animal protein may be increasing their risk of dying from cancer by as much as those who smoke a packet of cigarettes every day, a new study suggests.

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Taste test: Non-alcoholic drinks

Shopping basket of alcohol

As thousands of drinkers complete a month off the booze as part of "Dry January", we put a selection of alcohol-free wine, beer and cider to the test.

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Opposition to new motorway pub

  •  21 Jan, 2014
Alcoholic drink and car keys

A new pub being opened off the M40 by JD Wetherspoon has been given the go-ahead in spite of public opposition, road safety campaigners claim.

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Inflation rate falls to two per cent

  •  14 Jan, 2014
'Inflation' written on chalkboard

An easing in the rate of increase for food prices last month helped inflation tumble to two per cent for the first time in four years.

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Thousands of Brits plan to avoid alcohol in January

Man trying to stop drinking alcohol

More than 45,000 Brits say they will go alcohol free until next month to raise money for charity as well as for health reasons.

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Blog: Why coffee drinkers earn more but make worse colleagues

Businessman holding cup of coffee

Coffee drinkers earn more than tea drinkers, on average – but tea fans make better colleagues, according to a new study.

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Blog: Pin to Win – our favourite pinners

Nectar points macbook

In March, we challenged those of you on Pinterest to show us what you would spend a million Nectar points on. Here’s a round-up of our favourite Pinterest boards.

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Blog: Our favourite healthy and creative pancakes

Blueberry pancake

Last month we challenged bloggers fanatical about food to make their most creative pancake and then share it with us. Here are some of our favourite entries.

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Are you underestimating your alcohol intake?

fresh vegetables

You might consider yourself a moderate drinker but you could be underestimating how much alcohol you consume by up to 40 per cent, according to a new government study.

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Video: How do you make pancakes?

How to make pancakes on pancake day

Not sure how to make the perfect pancake? Watch our Confused.com chef in action in this quick video recipe guide.

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