Bad food, gas prices and Italian coffee culture

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Vodafone has been criticised for raising the cost of the fixed term contracts mid-term. Consumer groups say Ofcom should stop mobile phone operators from hiking the prices mid-contract.

Local authorities will resume a public health role for the first time in 40 years with the appointment of a Director of Public Health in all counties and metropolitan areas.

Low paid households are struggling to cope with food inflation and the government are worried that with more price rises in the food production lines the poor will struggle to eat properly. One solution is to buy more fresh food which is cheaper than most processed foods. Why do we find it so hard to change our eating habits when it will save us money and make us healthier?

The world's largest coffee chain Starbucks was inspired by the Italian cafe but the American giant has yet to open its first establishment in Italy. Dany Mitzman reports on the peculiarities of Italian coffee culture still managing to hold its foreign imitators at bay.

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Fri 12 Oct 2012 12:04
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