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Newport man's giant swede smashes record

Ian Neale, from Langstone, with his record-breaking swede Credit: Giant Veg/Kevin Fortey

A man from Langstone in Newport has broken the record for the world's largest swede. Ian Neale's mega-vegetable weighed in at a whopping 43.6 kilos, smashing or should that be mashing the previous record.

The vegetable weighs in at 43.6 kilos Credit: Giant Veg/Kevin Fortey

Ian may yet beat his own record over the next few weeks with other huge edible roots still in the ground. He puts his success down to good fertiliser and two secrets that he refuses to reveal.

Ian originally set the record back in 2010 Credit: Giant Veg/Kevin Fortey