GOVERNMENT WANTS ANSWERS ON FOOD SECRETS: LOCAL HERO NAMED AMONGST THE HOARDERS

A survey was today completed giving details of local townsmen with private supplies of corn and malt.

Only five years on from the Plague, many in England are now close to starving. With expensive grain in short supply, the government has ordered a thorough audit of local stores.

Many accuse private individuals of exploiting people's desperation. They are leaking small amounts of grain onto the market at an inflated price, say critics.

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