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No need to over-egg the pudding

Tackling obesity by taking overweight children into care won’t help, says Trevor Barnes

I HAVE always rather liked the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Benignly laddish in his pre-marriage “naked chef” days, he morphed effortlessly into loving husband, doting father, and responsible citizen concerned for the well-being of the nation.

First, he gave disadvantaged youngsters a chance to gain vocational training and the possibility of a job at his restaurant. Next, he took on the political and educational establishment with his championing of healthy school meals, and, before ...

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Not only dancing in the aisles

Not only dancing in the aisles

From skateboarding to real ale, churches are being used to engage with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

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Listen to the Spirit - on the bus

A new initiative offers an appealing means of encouraging prayer, says Richard Chartres  Subscribe to read more

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