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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.

Cranswick brings home the bacon as profits rise

Increased supermarket demand for bacon and sausages helped Cranswick's annual profits jump 26 per cent to a new record, the pork products supplier said yesterday.

Minor British Institutions: Devils on horseback

Never has a prune been better dressed. Pushing the boundaries of culinary inventiveness, someone, probably in this country, once decided to combine the typically British delicacies of streaky bacon and prunes in one delicious snack, nowadays enhanced with some mango chutney. You stuff the chutney into the pitted prune, wrap it in bacon and secure it all with a toothpick. Grill for about three minutes on each side and the most exquisite taste combination will be ready for your expectant palate.

Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, By James Shapiro

One train may hide another, as the track-side signs at French country stations say. And one literary scandal or sensation may mask an altogether bigger deal. In Contested Will, James Shapiro cooly considers and then deftly dismantles the belief that Shakespeare did not write his own plays. This irresistible book hums with all the learning and panache that made Shapiro's 1599: a Year in the Life of William Shakespeare such a treat. No credible scholar has ever given such polite, even sympathetic scrutiny to the 150-year record of snobbery, fantasy and paranoia behind the claims that either Francis Bacon or Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, pulled off the scam of the ages as an undercover toff ran history's most tortuous conspiracy while "having his latest play delivered surreptitiously to the stage door of the Globe".

Beneath the layers of Bacon

A new exhibition seeks to shed new light on Francis Bacon's working practises and expose the fallacy of the artist's own myth. Matilda Battersby reports.

Bacon butty celebration for £56m white van man

A self-confessed "white van man" today revealed how he celebrated Britain's biggest ever lottery win with a bacon roll.

The feral beast: You just can't help some people

I hear of a distressing example of ingratitude towards the Daily Mail's vigilant determination to keep us alive.

Nothing Matters, White Cube, London

Britart's bad boy gets his paints out again, but the results are not exactly Bacon ... more like a dog's breakfast

Mussel and bacon salad

Serves 4

Husband was 'killed on wife's orders to settle debts'

A debt-ridden woman and her son masterminded the contract killing of her husband in a calculated move motivated by a "combination of greed and loathing", a court heard yesterday.

Quail egg shots

Serves 6-8

Queen scallops with bacon and hedgerow garlic

Serves 6-8

Identity change for student cleared of rape

A student cleared of raping a solicitor who claimed she was too drunk to consent to sex, said today that he still felt he had been "punished" despite being acquitted.

Daily slots for Gabby Logan and Richard Bacon in BBC Radio 5 Live shake-up

TV sports host Gabby Logan is to host a new daily afternoon show in a shake-up for BBC Radio 5 Live, it was announced today.

Half of fathers do not take paternity leave, study says

It is a Catch-22 situation facing every modern father: how to spend more time with children during their formative years while also providing for the family's long-term financial security.

Cauliflower soup with bacon and cob nuts

Serves 4-6
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