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Full of beans

The first commercial crop of British-grown haricot ‘baked’ beans has been canned at a factory in Lincolnshi­re—the result of a 12-year project to produce plants that can withstand the British climate

Amateur archaeolog­ists

After a five-year search, members of the Collywesto­n Historical and Preservati­on Society have unearthed a 15th-century Tudor Palace in Northampto­nshire. It belonged to Henry VII’S mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, and was last used by Elizabeth I on August 3, 1566

Moth to fame

Lifelong moth enthusiast Barbara Mulligan has discovered a new species at her local park in Ealing, west London. The Natural History Museum confirmed the insect was ‘unknown to science’ and named it

Beard liberation

The Army is considerin­g a change to its 300-year-plus ban on beards, to attract more recruits. Beards have long been allowed in the Royal Navy and in the RAF since 2019

Women’s rugby

Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby have announced that women’s teams will be aligned with the clubs for the first time, wearing club colours and featuring in the

Celtic Challenge Cup

What to expect when you’re… vegan

A global study finds 90% of vegan expectant mothers have significan­t deficienci­es of key vitamins, including B12, D, folic acid and riboflavin, which meat and dairy products have ‘in abundance’ Cornish coastal walks

Whipsiderr­y beach, near Newquay, has been closed after tons of rock from surroundin­g cliffs collapsed, with further falls ‘imminent’. Work to reinforce the cliff was halted earlier this year, yet plans for a luxury housing developmen­t on the clifftop have been approved

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