Flood rules eased 

Defra has temporarily lifted restrictions preventing farmers from getting tractors and machinery on to flooded land to examine or tend crops. The rules come under the EU cross-compliance system. 

Good for the lungs 

Eating a diet rich in fruit and veg can make children and adults less prone to asthma, coughing and generally "underperforming" lungs, according to Harvard School of Public Health. 

Branded okra 

Frozen fruit and veg specialist Ardo Foods has introduced a new branded line of chopped okra into its UK range, aimed at those looking for authentic ingredients for Indian, Middle Eastern and Caribbean cooking.

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