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Pints and per­se­ver­ance

Coun­try pub the Ge­orge & Dragon at Hudswell, North York­shire, saved from clo­sure in 2010 by the vil­lagers, has been named Na­tional Pub of the Year by the Cam­paign for Real Ale

Calm waters

A Sec­ond World War bomb dis­cov­ered in Portsmouth Har­bour pos­ing a ‘very se­ri­ous threat’ has been towed out to sea and det­o­nated

Feathered friends

Whit­ton Sands, an ‘is­land par­adise for birds’ on the Hum­ber, has been ac­quired by the RSPB. The is­land, barely vis­ited by hu­mans and teem­ing with wildlife, in­cludes breed­ing marsh har­ri­ers and bearded tits, as well as pink-footed geese, lap­wings and golden plovers

Bad week for

The hu­man touch Ro­bots could take over a third of UK jobs in the next 20 years, says Ox­ford Univer­sity. In­sur­ance un­der­writ­ers are at the top of the list, rated 98.9% at risk; 16,000 Aviva staff have al­ready been asked if a ro­bot would be bet­ter in their role

Bri­tish food tra­di­tions Only 20% of Bri­tons en­joy a Sun­day roast, more than half of us would rather have brunch than a full English and just one in 10 opts for fish on Fri­day

Off-sea­son wan­der­ing A croc­o­dile shark, fa­mil­iar to trop­i­cal waters, has baf­fled ex­perts by wash­ing up at Hope Cove in Devon

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