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Zika virus detected in British and US travellers

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Roast beef

I have used topside here, which is one of the less-expensive cuts of beef. It is also a lean cut, so is best served rare, cold and finely sliced, which, with copious quantities of good, homemade mayonnaise, is just how I like to eat it on a hot summer’s day.
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