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Wensleydale Cheese Given EU Protection

Wensleydale cheese has been granted EU protection, meaning that only cheese produced in the Yorkshire Dales can use the name Yorkshire Wensleydale.

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status has been awarded by the European Commission.

Other British products already protected include the Cornish Pasty and Cumberland Sausages.

London Cycle Grid Map Published

A cycle network map has been produced by the Royal Parks, the Canal & River Trust and Transport for London (TfL), running parallel to London Underground lines.

Covering seven London boroughs the Central London Grid features dedicated "cycle streets", which would be closed to other traffic.

The first routes will open next year and at least half the network should be completed by 2016. The public can give their feedback on the routes on the TfL website until 14 February.

Homes Evacuated After Gas Tanker Crashes Into Bridge

A number of homes in South Wales were evacuated after a gas tanker crashed into a bridge.

According to reports the lorry collided at around 9.20am on Friday morning near Nant Gwyn House, Werfa, Aberdare.

There were no reports of any injuries but homes near the crash site were evacuated while gas was transferred from the crashed lorry into another tanker.


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