Harry Vernon

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Gardener grows marrow 'heavier than a hippo'

A gardener has grown a mammoth marrow - heavier than a baby hippopotamus.<p>Green-fingered Phillip Vowles, 65, was stunned when his marrow ballooned to a weight of 118lb in just five weeks.<p>Retired gardener Phillip - who once laid claim to growing the world's heaviest cucumber - is cultivating the …

Tuna Sashimi Marinated with Ginger and Mint

<i>A short summer-cooking series of recipes that don't require any heat. Read more recipes here, and read about raw food safety here.</i><p><b>We're nearing the end</b> of the summer, but in many parts of the country it is still punishingly hot. Too hot to turn on the oven. Too hot to use the skillet. You may have …

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How to Enjoy Raw Meat Safely

<i>A short summer-cooking series of recipes that don't require any heat. Read more here.</i><p><b>Eating raw meat comes with risk.</b> Honestly, that's a little bit of the fun. More timid dining companions will order their steaks medium and well done. They'll only eat meat cooked to the proper temperature. And it's …

UK 'Losing War Against Cyber Crime'

The UK is losing the war against internet crime, an influential group of MPs has warned.<p>Despite being the preferred target of online criminals in 25 …

Ed Miliband Is an Unusually Strong Leader

Prime Minister David Cameron has a new plan to win the election. It is quite simple. He will call leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband weak at every …

Charity money 'diverted into pension funds after Scottish independence'

Hundreds of millions of pounds that could be used for good causes risk being diverted into charity pension funds if Scotland votes for independence next year, the Daily Telegraph can disclose today.<p>A leading expert warned that UK-wide charities would be duty bound to make good their pension …