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‘Creamy’ potato milk hits UK shelves today

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Milk

Potato milk will become the latest non-dairy alternative to hit UK shelves this week. Described as “deliciously creamy” and capable of producing the “perfect foam” for a latte or cappuccino, the Swedish potato milk brand Dug goes on sale in 220 Waitrose stores today, said The Guardian. The plant-based milk market is now worth about £400m a year, with oat milk the current bestseller.

MP ‘too p**sed’ to remember Boris call

A Conservative MP’s wife joked that her husband was too drunk to remember what he discussed during a call with the PM on Saturday. Johnny Mercer, a former defence minister, received the call from Boris Johnson after an afternoon of drinking while watching sport. His wife, Felicity Cornelius-Mercer, tweeted at 9.18pm that her husband was “so p**sed he can’t remember what was said”.

Decapitated skeletons found in Bucks

Dozens of decapitated skeletons discovered by archaeologists in southern England are thought to belong to “criminals” from the Roman period. The skeletons were found when archaeologists on the HS2 project discovered a late Roman cemetery, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Buckinghamshire. The researchers said the decapitation suggested the skeletons had once been “criminals or a type of outcast”.

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