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Cocaine' drink claims to be real thing
Anti-drug campaigners today attacked the makers of a soft drink who have called their product cocaine.

The high-energy drink is being billed as a "legal alternative" to the class A drug, using a massive hit of caffeine instead of cocaine.

Its maker claims the title is "a bit of fun" but critics slammed the technique as a cynical ploy which could tempt young people into using drugs.

The drink's inventor, Jamie Kirby, said: "It's an energy drink, and it's a fun name. As soon as people look at the can, they smile."
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Changing Children's Eating Habits
Moves to improve the quality of meals in English secondary schools have resulted in fewer pupils taking them this term, a BBC News survey suggests.

Fifty-nine local authorities responded, of which 35 (59%) said the number of pupils eating dinners had gone down.

Of those, 71% agreed Jamie Oliver's healthy meals campaign was a reason.

However, the School Food Trust - set up by the government in 2005 to improve school food - predicted that the downturn would be temporary.
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Pregnant Women and Toddlers Get Free Fruit
Pregnant women and toddlers from low income families are to get free fruit and vegetables under a new scheme.

The government's Healthy Start scheme will provide parents with vouchers to buy fruit and vegetables, as well as milk and formula for babies.

The vouchers will be worth £2.80 per week and made available for pregnant women and families with children aged between one and four.

People with children under a year old will get two vouchers each week.

Vitamin supplements will also be available under the scheme, run by the Department of Health.
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Aroma Restaurant moves to curb slur campaign

 ‘Dog Meat’ allegations at Braintree restaurant refuted - Police called in to investigate malicious rumours. £5,000 reward offered.
 
Aroma Restaurant in Braintree’s Freeport Designer Village has reacted to a vicious whispering campaign making false claims that the restaurant serves dog meat and is about to be closed by the health authorities.

 
Menu of the Week

LOBSTER KOW STIR-FRY - Stunning recipe, perfect for that special dinner party. 

Dissolve cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of the broth; set aside.

To the remaining broth, add the soy sauce, sherry, sesame oil, sugar, salt, and pepper; mix well with whisk; set aside.

Heat the 1/4 cup oil to high, swirl around to coat wok. Add green onion, garlic and ginger root; turn to brown in oil to season it. Remove green onion, garlic, and ginger root from oil in pan and discard.

  • Add chunks of lobster to pan and stir fry. Remove when pink; set aside. Drain oil back into wok.
  • Add onions, bell pepper, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots to wok. Stir fry.
  • Add lobster. Mix well. Immediately add the seasonings and cornstarch-broth mixture. Cook and stir until thickened.

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