The two big food and drink stories in the paper’s today are Tesco’s defeat of the touted ‘competition test’ in planning law and the Premier Foods rights issue – both of which you’ll have read about already on thegrocer.co.uk.

In the wake of the competition ruling – which you can read about in the Daily Mail here – The Independent asks the perennial question of whether Tesco has grown too big for the collective good.

The Mail also reports that the rising cost of meat has pushed up food inflation to its highest level in, ooh, ages.

It’s not exactly news (The Grocer carried the story ages ago) but the Mail also reports today that Sainsbury’s could be opening GP surgeries at up to 200 of its stores.

Meanwhile, The Guardian looks at how Gordon Ramsay is struggling to keep his restaurant empire afloat after the group breaches its banking covenants.

And the Daily Mirror reports that Waitrose is taking on 3,000 new staff as it readies to open a host of new stores, including some revamped former Somerfield outlets.

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