News The Fisheries minister, George Eustice, is today preparing to defy scientists by demanding higher cod quotas – in the latest instance of the Government going against expert environmental advice

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Their take on Chawanmushi: a country garden in a bowl, the custard firm, topped with shiitake mushroom, strips of corn and a little forest of edible flowers

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The Three Horseshoes, High Street, Madingley, Cambridge

This tranquil former village pub is far from the madding Cambridge crowd.

Cod with braised lentils and prosciutto

Ingredients to serve 4

<p><strong>Hotel Ion</strong> Thingvellir</p>
<p>This adventure hotel opens tomorrow on the outskirts of Thingvellir National Park. In tribute to the landscape, rooms feature graphics of pure-bred Icelandic horses and sidetables carved from chunks of wood. The Silfra Restaurant specialises in Nordic cuisine, while the Northern Lights Bar flaunts floor-to-ceiling windows in the hope of glimpsing the Arctic's seasonal spectacular. Activities range from glacier tours and white-water rafting to fishing in glistening fjords.</p>
<p><em>Hotel Ion, Thingvellir, Selfoss (00 354 482 3415; ioniceland.is). Doubles from Isk19,900 (£98), including breakfast.</em></p>

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Is Britain getting battered in the great fishing battle?

Supporters of sustainable policies are fighting subsidies to huge trawlers, reports Mark Leftly

Global warming 'may lead to smaller fish'

The biggest fish in the sea could be almost 25 per cent smaller by 2050 because of global warming, according to a new study.

Redwing Bar & Dining, Church Road, Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon

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The extinction of a carnivore could lead to other predatory species dying out, according to new research.

Parker Bowles (right) says of Tonks: 'He doesn't bore you with his opinions; he isn't a lecturer, a bully. He does have his own views, but he isn't confrontational at all, and I like that in him.'

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Donostia, where Samuel tried cod cheeks

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EU ministers agree to ban fishing ships from throwing away their excess catch

EU ministers have agreed to ban fishing ships from throwing away their excess catch, a controversial practice that has seen millions of tonnes of edible fish thrown away since the introduction of strict EU fishing quotas forty years ago.

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