The Panama Papers, squirming politicians, Sainsbury’s acquisition of Argos, taking your dog to work and the supermarket and Storm Gertrude. Jonathan Owen’s monthly round-up of the news is here.
Jonathan Owen discusses controversial government cuts, sugary drink consumption and restrictions on Sunday trading
There are some 2000 species of mushroom in the UK of which 200 are delicious and 300 are very VERY bad for you.
Pied Wagtails and Tesco don’t mix – just like Seagulls and Open Markets.
The UK’s largest Foodbank provider, the Trussell Trust has confirmed a 51% rise in useage in the last couple of years.
It’s time to celebrate – the recession is over! Official government figures confirm the UK economy grew faster than expected in 2013.
Obesity in the Netherlands has doubled in the last 20 years or so and Paul van der Velpen blames much of that on sugar.
Back in the 1960’s Colonel Sanders of fried chicken fame allegedly tried to breed chickens with three legs for his restaurants.
The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson comes across as pretty credible when making speeches, but he can be let down by his friends. Last month he made a major speech in Parliament to overcome public scepticism and persuade the EU to allow cultivation of Genetically-Modified crops.