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Cash windfall reportedly took villagers two days to distribute

Boy held after ham thrown at Crawley mosque

A 16-year-old boy was arrested by police investigating a hate crime after pieces of ham were thrown at a mosque.

Cranswick warns on price of pork after a 21 per cent profit leap

Pork being one of the cheaper meats on sale at supermarkets full of shoppers desperate to cut their bills helped Cranswick, the maker of sausages by Jamie Oliver, enjoy a 21 per cent jump in half-year pre-tax profit to £22.5m.

Live pigs 'blasted with explosives and monkeys infected with anthrax during cruel experiments'

Live pigs were blasted with explosives and forced to inhale mustard gas, and monkeys infected with anthrax during “disturbing and cruel” experiments at Porton Down, it was claimed today.

The military medical staff carry out the drills on pigs which are shot and then operated on at a course provided in Nato's training facilities in Jaegerspris, Denmark.

Ministry of Defence defends practice of shooting and injuring pigs for army medic training

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has defended sending surgeons serving in the British Army to controversial medical training involving live pigs shot by marksmen to replicate battlefield wounds.

Tesco Bank, which offers insurance, credit cards and savings products, was set to offer a current account this year but the release was put back to allow it to take advantage of new rules making it easier for customers to switch,

Tesco agrees £25m deal with beef and pork farmers

Tesco has announced a £25 million annual deal with beef and pork farmers, promising them better prices and longer contracts.

WhatsApp Messenger tops iPhone app chart again

The hugely popular free instant messaging system WhatsApp Messenger is at number one again in the paid for iPhone app chart this week.

Richmond ham advert nudity complaints rejected

An advert for a brand of ham featuring a group of naked picnickers prompted 371 complaints, the majority objecting that it was offensive.

Cranswick is hamstrung by the wet weather

Washed-out barbecues during the wettest summer for a century meant pork processor Cranswick's sales came in below City forecasts.

Britons 'worst in flu outbreak'

Britons are among the most unhealthy people to be around in a flu outbreak, research suggests.

Rovio's latest offering, Bad Piggies, is a spin-off from Angry Birds

Games: Bad Piggies, but rather good sales

No smartphone game has proven quite as popular, addictive and enduring as Angry Birds, by the previously little-known Finnish games studio Rovio.

A family photograph of Georgia Keeling, aged two, who died after mistakes in diagnosing an infection

Emergency services failed girl with infection, says coroner

A two-year-old girl who died after she was wrongly diagnosed with swine flu was failed by emergency services, a coroner has said.

Pigs are omnivorous

Investigators say Oregon farmer may have been deliberately knocked over and eaten by 50-stone pigs

Member of Terry Vance Garner's family found the farmer's dentures and parts of his body in his huge pigs' enclosure

Pork and pickle roll

Serves 4

Flu may spread before symptoms show

If you are reaching for your handkerchief it might be too late to stop the spread of flu, research suggests.

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