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Letter from the editor: A sense of proportion

My delightful PA, Denise, was in something of a tizzy. ‘I’ve got an angry reader on the phone,’ she said, clearly rattled by this highly unusual occurrence.

The 10 best pork pies

Ideal as an afternoon snack and perfect for picnics, they're the ultimate British fast food. From miniature morsels to family-size pies, here are the finest.

Veal and pork pie

Serves 6

Business Diary: Falcone faces a pork chopping

Poor old Phil Falcone. The multi-zillionaire hedge fund manager labelled a "greedy pig" by the Daily Mirror for betting big on the collapse of banking group, HBoS (he has a room for his pet porker in his £24m home) is in trouble again. This time the fuss is over a controversial share swap deal that will see the hedge fund magnate left with more than 90 per cent of his investment firm Harbinger Group after it buys another company he owns. Trouble is other investors think he's vastly overpaying and have filed a lawsuit. And now the US tabloids are after his bacon.

Sweet and sour pork

Serves 10

Pork with fennel, capers and sage

Serves 4-6

Cured pork neck with pickled Alexanders

Serves 4

Waitrose pork ad banned over 'outdoor bred' pigs

A campaign for Waitrose pork has been banned for misleading consumers about the pigs' living conditions, the advertising watchdog said today.

Mike Ward: Shabby behaviour at the Oval - as I ponder pinching Bumble’s pork steak

I am such a fool. On reflection, what I should have done was reach across, grab it, snaffle it out in my trouser pocket and take it home to flog on eBay. David "Bumble" Lloyd’s pork steak, I mean. It’s not as if he wanted it.

Veteran's family appeal for help to catch killer

The family of a 90-year-old Second World War veteran who died after being violently robbed in his home have appealed for help to catch his killer.

Around the world in 80 dishes No.19: France

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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.

Pork and fennel meatballs with agretti

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