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Food scares and stricter pig production rules across Europe will all be good for the bacon, sausage and cooked meats group Cranswick, its chairman said yesterday.

Simon English: Investors are back in the mood to take risks again

Outlook "Global stocks have hit a fresh six-month high", read the story, "as hopes for a worldwide economic recovery outweigh the sentiment-sapping impact of the lingering eurozone fiscal crisis".

Roasted radicchio with bacon and pangritata

Roasted radicchio with bacon and pangritata

Serves 4

Bacon roll a day linked to most lethal of cancers

The most fatal of all cancers is linked today for the first time with the consumption of processed meat.

The authenticity of the drawings is to be debated at the Courtauld Institute ofArt

Are these Bacon artworks really kosher?

Experts split over supposed lover's claim that hoard of drawings is work of revered artist

Matthew Etherington scores Stoke City’s second goal against Spurs yesterday

Harry Redknapp warned over Chris Foy comments

Harry Redknapp has been warned over his future conduct following his post-match comments about the performance of referee Chris Foy during Tottenham's defeat at Stoke.

The Thames at Low Tide, by Michael Andrews

Sticking to their guns

While others turned to abstraction after 1945, British painters clung to their figurative instincts. It was a polite but powerful art, says Adrian Hamilton

Patricia Michelson opened cheese shop, La Fromagerie, in Highbury Park in 1992. Ten years later she opened a second on Marylebone High Street and has written two award-winning books, Cheese and The Cheese Room

My Life In Food: Patricia Michelson

After successfully selling Beaufort Chalet d'Alpage from her garden shed in Highgate, north London, Patricia opened a cheese shop, La Fromagerie, in Highbury Park in 1992. Ten years later she opened a second on Marylebone High Street and has written two award-winning books, Cheese and The Cheese Room.

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon outside the Ormiston Victory Academy

Community leaders help Norwich school open

A headteacher kept her school open despite today's strike by inviting community leaders to take classes.

Honey roast bacon with quince makes a great starter

Honey roast bacon with quince

Serves 4

Spinach, blue cheese and bacon salad

Serves 4

Eating bacon may make you diabetic

Eating bacon every day may raise the risk of developing diabetes by more than 50 per cent, research suggests.

Starbucks UK toasts bacon buttie

Starbucks UK said its new "British bacon buttie" and bottled Frappuccinos helped it post "single-digit" sales growth in the last quarter.

Asparagus and bacon salad

Serves 4

Caught & Social: Bacon gets the X factor

The cast of X Men: First Class (and its writer Jane Goldman, wife of Jonathan Ross) turned up at London’s Dorchester Hotel yesterday.
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