Hey up! It’s enough to make Hacker T. Dog blush with pride! It’s a meat product, it’s from Wigan - and it has been into space. The pie in the sky is looking at you.

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Launched from Robey Mill ahead of next week’s World Pie Eating Championship, a meat and potato pie has been sent up to a height of 100,000ft. It was launched today at 11:30 GMT.

The World Pie Eating Championships 2016 is to be held at Harry’s Bar, Wallgate, Wigan, on 20 December. Will contestants get to sample the space pie itself?