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Sir: I do hope that Alasdair Mitchell (letter, 29 November) enjoys his turkey at Christmas. He may be interested to learn that these animals are bred to grow so quickly that they suffer from broken bones and heart disease.

US fund in Hillsdown bid

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Food group to split three ways

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