sugar tax

Trying to control our waistlines is beyond the government’s power

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Controlling our waistlines is beyond the government’s power

The battle over George Osborne’s tax on sugary drinks is still raging

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The announcement of a tax on fizzy drinks in the latest budget came as a surprise to many. Pennie Taylor investigates why drinks, why now and whether it goes far enough

In post-war Britain the sweet shop was pictured as a palace of delights, packed with delicious treats

Sweet seduction: how attitudes to sugar have come full circle through the ages

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Once it was taken as medicine and eating it was a mark of breeding. Now it is seen as a dangerously addictive drug full of nothing but empty calories. How did sugar go from desirable to demonised?

Make-up, chocolates, deodorant and sand: two weeks in cancer scares

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Killer facts The World Health Organisation added processed meats to its list of ‘known’ carcinogens. A few of the other…

Barometer: Where could Lewis Hamilton go and not wear a tie?

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Ties that bind Lewis Hamilton was ejected from the royal box at Wimbledon for not wearing a tie. Some places…