Will the humble potato no longer be on the menu?

Mashed, roasted, chipped or boiled, potatoes have long been a part of our staple diet, but rising costs mean this could be about to change.

The price of spuds has soared in the last 12 months leaving one county council in our region to decide it can no longer afford to serve them as often in schools, as Gail Mellors reports.

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Potato prices treble

Potatoes are going to be a rare sight on school menus in Nottinghamshire, because they are now deemed 'too expensive' by Nottinghamshire County Council. In just a year, the price per tonne has trebled.