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The day of the locust

Skandia PR Alex Jones certainly knows how to treat a group of journalists. Not for him the decadence of Claridges or The Ivy.

No, Mr Jones decided that a plate of crickets and locusts was the best thing to offer up to the famished hacks.

The delightfully named love bug salad was gratefully accepted by most of the party along with a dollop of wildebeest for those with less stable stomachs.

The crispy creatures were surprisingly tasty and one MM reporter even brought back a doggy bag of the fried bugs back to the office because they could not get enough of the crunchy creepy crawlies.

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