Mystery surrounds discovery of wild truffle growing on Paris rooftop

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A wild truffle has been found growing beneath a hornbeam tree on the roof garden of a Mercure hotel close the Eiffel Tower in central Paris, an extraordinary discovery given that the usual habitat of the much sought-after mushroom, which commands thousands of euros per kilo, is normally limited to certain regions of southern Europe.

French farmer gets eight years for killing suspected truffle thief

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Laurent Rambaud, 37, increasingly frustrated with a spate of thefts, shot dead a man he thought was a truffle thief and armed.