Lidl matches Waitrose in taste test

South Wales Guardian: Judges were impressed by some of Lidl's Christmas foods

7:37am Friday 31st October 2014

Discount store Lidl has done as well as posh nosh specialist Waitrose in a mass blind-tasting of indulgent Christmas foods.

RBS sets £400m for rigging claims

South Wales Guardian: RBS is 80% owned by the taxpayer after being rescued during the financial crisis

7:37am Friday 31st October 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland is setting aside £400 million to settle foreign exchange rate rigging allegations, the state-backed lender announced today.

Praising pupils 'can be harmful'

South Wales Guardian: The Trust says judging the quality of teaching is very difficult

7:16am Friday 31st October 2014

It is often said that a little encouragement goes a long way, but a new study suggests that lavishing praise on pupils is unlikely to help them improve in the classroom.

Firms 'should state drink calories'

South Wales Guardian: The majority of the adults asked in a poll did not know the number of calories in a pint of lager

6:05am Friday 31st October 2014

Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organisation has said.

Plea to confront aid corruption

South Wales Guardian: More must be done to ensure the integrity of aid programmes, it has been argued

6:05am Friday 31st October 2014

The Government is failing to tackle corruption levels in international aid programmes it is funding, an independent watchdog has found.

Halloween costumes 'damaging'

South Wales Guardian: The Adult Skitzo costume on sale at

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Halloween's ghoulish festivities have turned into a "dangerous" culture that brands the mentally ill as "psychos or schizos or freaks", a Government minister will warn today.

Government accused amid fire strike

South Wales Guardian: Firefighters in central London in May during a strike over pension changes

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The Government has been accused of showing "contempt" for public sector workers as firefighters prepare to stage a four-day strike in a bitter row over pensions.

Miliband rallies Scottish troops

South Wales Guardian: Labour leader Ed Miliband, former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont and Alistair Darling.

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Ed Miliband insists Labour's general election battle "is no tougher than the fights we have faced in the past" - despite a new poll which suggests he is on course to lose 90% of his Scottish MPs to the SNP.

One missing in firework plant blaze

South Wales Guardian: Stills from a mobile phone taken by Jacob Wilcox of the fire at SP Fireworks

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A search is due to get under way for a person missing after a large blaze at a fireworks factory which saw two others taken to hospital.

Woolf under new pressure to quit

South Wales Guardian: Fiona Woolf who faces fresh pressure about her role at head of a Government inquiry into child abuse.

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Fiona Woolf is facing fresh pressure to quit as the head of the Government's inquiry into historical child abuse after the chairman of an influential group of MPs claimed drafts of letters to the Home Secretary showed she attempted to play down links with former Cabinet minister Lord Brittan and his wife.

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