Truffles sniffed out on South Downs

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A rare fungus which is an expensive delicacy is being hunted on the South Downs in East Sussex.

The chalk ground and free-draining soil are said to suit the truffle, which is typically found in Italy and France.

Melissa Waddingham forages in the South Downs woodland with her dog Zebedee, who is trained to sniff the fungus out.

Ms Waddingham said: "I just thought it was ultimate mushroom hunter's challenge to go and find truffles."

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