The World Health Organisation added processed meats to its list of ‘known’ carcinogens. A few of the other things which have been claimed to be linked to cancer in the past fortnight:
— Make-up in Halloween outfits (blamed by a laser surgery centre in New York)
— Chocolate (blamed by a colorectal surgeon at St George’s Hospital, Tooting)
— Deodorants (tabloid article — no source given)
— Hormone-replacement therapy (tabloid article — no source given)
— ‘Roundup’ herbicide (named in US lawsuit)
— Sand used in fracking, which is to say, sand (Friends of the Earth)
— Nail polish (tabloid article — no source given)
— Shampoo (US gynaecologist)
Who would pay the most sugar tax?
Daily sugar intake in grams
Male manual workers
English wine production was said to be on course to break another record. How has it fared in recent years?
Halls of fame
Plans will shortly be announced for a new concert hall at the Barbican. Who has the largest regular classical music venues?
LDS Conference Centre, Salt Lake City, Utah (home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir)
Elliot Hall of Music, West Lafayette, Indiana 6,005 seats
Royal Albert Hall
Saratoga Performing Arts Centre, New York
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, Massachusetts
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens (open air)
Sala Palatului, Bucharest
Metropolitan Opera House, New York
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