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Devon and Cornwall battle over true home of the cream tea

Farm launches campaign to win European protection for ‘Devon cream tea’, prompting angry protests from Cornish rivals

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The true home of the cream tea threatened to cause a neighbourly dispute today after a farm in Devon launched a campaign to win European protection for the term “Devon cream tea” – much to the chagrin of some proud Cornish people who argue their county has the greater claim.

Paul Winterton, general manager of Langage farm in Plymouth, said the Devon campaign was aiming to win the backing of the government.

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