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British meals could soon be consigned to the history books

Traditional British dinners could soon be a thing of the past, as Britons now officially PREFER foreign food, according to a new study.

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Quality Street first hit the shelves in 1936

Sweet news for Quality Street fans as Toffee Deluxe returns for Christmas

Nestle's Toffee Deluxe chocolate is returning to Quality Street tubs in time for Christmas after its removal last year caused uproar among confectionery fans.

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It's gin o'clock

Cheers! It's International Gin and Tonic Day - again

If you're partial to Mother's Ruin today will need no explaining – it's International Gin and Tonic Day.

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Rubis Chocolate Wine

Aldi is combining two delicious products this Christmas with release of its chocolate wine

Sweet tooth Brits are about to have their wishes answered this festive season as Aldi unveils a new chocolate wine.

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Mary Berry has been confirmed as a judge for the new series

BBC launch hunt for Britain’s Best Cook

The BBC is looking for Britain’s best cooks, to roast, boil and and bake it off in a new prime-time TV show.
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Labelled 'extra dry'

Affordable organic prosecco from Lidl? We've put it to the test

Lidl have launched a limited edition organic prosecco giving wine lovers everything they need.

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Cocoon Travel Blanket

Gear review: First Ascent travel aids

Travel is fun and broadens the mind. But you have to be comfortable to enjoy it or all the fun just disappears!

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GBBO’s Martha Collison creates four-minute recipes to fill ad breaks

The return of the nation’s favourite baking show has seen the nation dust off their utensils and get back into the full spirit of the tent – but there’s one big difference this year that has everyone talking. The advert breaks.

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14 pints of beer a day, and it wasn't weak

Beer 'as much of a dietary staple as bread' in 16th century

Beer was ranked alongside bread as the most important dietary staple in early modern Ireland, and some workers were granted a daily allowance of 14 pints of ale, a study has found.

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The super spicy dish, titled the Volcanic Vindaloo

Morrisons launches the UK's 'hottest' supermarket curry

When it comes to spicy food, can you handle the heat?

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Tikka Masala is king of the curries

Revealed - the UK’s king of curries

In the 20th National Curry Week, the UK’s favourite spicy concoction has been revealed.

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The north west supermarket is branching out

AmazonFresh launches Booths products for customers

AmazonFresh shoppers can now order groceries from north of England-based supermarket chain Booths in the latest stage of the online giant's expansion into the market.

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Some UK restaurant chains are still serving "super-sized calorific junk" to children

REVEALED: The UK’s least healthy family restaurants

A new league table has been revealed today as part of Soil Association’s Out to Lunch campaign, ranking 25 of the UK’s most popular restaurants*.
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Generally, organic wine producers use a lower level of sulphites

Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

If you’re prone to hangover hell every time the bubbly is popped Lidl have answered your prayers with a prosecco that’s allegedly hangover free.
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Advent calendar swaps chocs for…. CHEESE

Advent calendar swaps chocs for…. CHEESE

If you'd rather swap your choc for cheese this December, your fromage dreams have been answered.

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Penny sweets have always been a favourite

Is the humble Black Jack the nation's favourite penny sweet?

Penny sweets have always been a favourite amongst kids, and now a new survey has revealed the nation’s all-time favourite penny chew to be Black Jacks.
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Falafel: it's not part of a jet engine

Brits think falafel is part of a jet engine

Wonton is Chelsea FC's new summer signing, a falafel is a vital part of a jet engine, an enchilada is an animal found in South America - and ramen is a position in the Kama Sutra, according to a survey of the nation.

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More than 34 million gallons were sold in the financial year to March

Sparkling wine sales fizzing in UK

Sparkling wine is becoming increasing popular in the UK, with sales up by 9% in the past year, new figures show.
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Officer of 2/4th East Lancashires observes the enemy through a trench periscope

Superhuman bravery of Lancashire's men

The commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele have come and gone, but it should be remembered that 100 years ago the men of Lancashire were still fighting and dying as the battle dragged on. Roger Goodwin delves into the archives of the Lancashire Infantry Museum to tell the story of a Fulwood Barracks -based regiment in another phase in the battle – one which required powers of endurance even before they met the enemy
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If successful the delivery service could be rolled out to other cities in the UK

Greggs trials delivery service

Greggs the baker is trialling a service to take pasties and sausage rolls direct to hungry customers.

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