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Prince Charles has offered his help to save a family-run fishmongers facing the threat of closure for being too smelly. The heir-to-the-throne of Britain was aghast when he heard of the plight of Walter Purkis and Sons, in Crouch End, north London, whose 133-year-old business is at risk because of a single complaint from a resident about the stench produced when they smoke haddock and salmon. The shop has a smokehouse - which has survived a Luftwaffe bomb during the Blitz in World War II - and the owners use oak chips and six-generation old recipes to uniquely flavour the fish but they were told to close down because the smokehouse is in breach of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 »

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