Hugh’s thought for food

Food waste

We are all guilty of throwing away food. That furry piece of cheese hidden away in the back of the fridge; a few mouldy carrots; the scraps from the Sunday roast you just can’t face on Tuesday.

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What’s the best record of all-time?


It’s always a good talking point when “Best of” lists are issued.  Thrashing out a favourite sit-com, or the greatest footballer of all-time can drive you to distraction.

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vive la difference


It’s a strange relationship we have with the French. Mistrust here, some begrudging admiration there.  Of course each of us thinks we rule the roost in this part of the world, whether it’s over food or sport.  How many of us holiday in France and declare it the most beautiful country in the world, but aren’t sure about the people?  And this antipathy, imagined or real, stretches back centuries. We’ve just had the 600thanniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, while …

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Give your middle-aged brain a workout

Brain training

There’s never been a better time to be in your 50s. If you’ve a firm footing on the property ladder and been in a decent job most of your working life, then you can look forward to a rosy retirement.

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The snarling face of Britain today

Angry Driver

The other day, in the space of just 30 minutes, two minor incidents summed up what a nasty nation we have become.

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