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McDonald’s Japan stops buying chicken from China after expired meat scandal

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Jeremy Hunt demands urgent inspections of chicken factories

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We baby boomers know how to dress with self-confidence

If our clothes are right, we feel like we can do anything. That’s why us smart older ladies like to give our sensible outfits a feminine liftLast week, I gave a talk about older women, style and confidence, and had a moment’s mental absence. Not a seni…
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Crocs aren’t the only clothes that last a lifetime

The clogs are apparently so tough that fans will only ever need to buy one pair which has led to poor sales and the company cutting jobs. But there is other gear that is equally hard-wearing

Crocs, not cockroaches. Thanks to the clog’s uniquely robust construction, they will inherit the earth should we be faced with an apocalypse. It’s also sadly (or not, depending on your view of the divisive shoes) the reason the US shoe company has just announced plans to close 100 shops and axe 200 jobs: the resin-moulded clogs are so indestructible, one pair will apparently “last you for life”, which means no one’s buying them any more. Kind of shot yourself in the foot there, guys.

With that in mind, we’ve created an outfit made of the most resilient clothing in the world, each one guaranteed to last a lifetime while presumably ensuring low profit margins and ultimately bankruptcy for the brand itself.

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PG Tips triumphs as ASA rules pyramid-shaped bags make a better cuppa

Advertising watchdog angers Tetley by backing claims in PG Tips advert that round teabags have lesser brewing efficiency

Which are better: round teabags or pyramid teabags? You decide

Tetley has brewed up a storm over a teacup after claiming that rival PG Tips “denigrated” its round teabags in a TV ad.

But the flat-capped cartoon Yorkshiremen of the Tetley folk have been sent packing by the advertising watchdog which backed the claims of their rival brand’s monkey puppet. PG Tips owner Unilever got itself into hot water with an ad in which the puppet brews up two cups of tea for comedian Johnny Vegas, one using a generic round teabag and one a using the Unilever-owned brand’s pyramid bag in a recent TV ad.

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Sorry, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but I don’t buy into this idea of a female shelf life

OK, models have to worry about their fading looks. But men don’t seem bothered, and neither should the rest of us Continue reading…
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Summer dresses: fashion for all ages in pictures

Each week, the Weekend fashion team pick a range of outfits that represent a current trend and style them for different age groups. This week that look is summer dresses, which are huge on the high street at the moment, and show how this potentially tr…
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