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Ones that got away

“I am driving back from High Wycombe with the cheese now. I may try a bit to see if it has matured at high altitude and then it will probably go into a glass case at our production offices.”

Dom Lane, of Shepton Mallet’s West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers, tells the BBC about the fate of a cheddar that his group attempted to launch into space.

“The scheme appears a victim of ‘numbyism’ – not under my backyard.”

The Guardian coins a new term for those who object to carbon capture and storage in their neighbourhoods.

“The sky is not falling.”

Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer downplays the possible emergence of swine flu at the US Senate (Washington Post).

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