Good week for

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Get­ting what you pay for

A Gov­ern­ment art hoard of 14,000 works, in­clud­ing Turn­ers, Con­sta­bles and Freuds, bought with tax­pay­ers’ money over the past cen­tury, will go on pub­lic dis­play at a new gallery

Lake­land floods

For the first time, the Na­tional Trust has planted thou­sands of trees across the Lake District, to trap rain­wa­ter and pre­vent fu­ture flood­ing


A young kestrel has adopted a CCTV cam­era on the M5 as a reg­u­lar hunt­ing perch; she likes to ad­mire her re­flec­tion and has only at­tacked the lens a hand­ful of times

Bad week for British se­cu­rity

For the first time in decades, the Royal Navy doesn’t have a sub­ma­rine on stand-by in the event of an at­tack; all seven of our ‘hunter-killer’ ves­sels are said to be un­der­go­ing re­pairs

Salad days

Olive-oil costs have rock­eted due to er­ratic weather in the Mediter­ranean, as if let­tuce ra­tioning wasn’t enough


Some 40% of farm­land on the mar­ket dur­ing 2016 re­mains un­sold or was with­drawn by the end of the year— the high­est since Strutt & Parker’s records be­gan in 1996

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