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Avoid the thorny Rose and Crown

I do not recommend the Rose and Crown hotel at Bainbridge in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Continue reading

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Village hall crammed

Dorchester on Thames community hall was crammed on Tuesday night for a public meeting about the threat to public access. Continue reading

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Fenced-out at Dorchester on Thames

Local people in Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, are fighting new fencing on paths and around open spaces. Continue reading

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Faces and places behind the cases

I suspect that lawyers sometimes forget that there are people and places behind the legal cases they cite so enthusiastically. I was invited to speak at a seminar organised by Francis Taylor Building (FTB) Chambers a few weeks ago.  The seminar was … Continue reading

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Collective action to celebrate Magna Carta

In the Guardian last week Guy Standing called for a new charter to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and pointed out that ‘Magna Carta enshrined a principle of British justice that recent Labour and Conservative governments have abused … Continue reading

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Toboggan or not toboggan

It’s sad that tobogganing has been banned in parts of the United States and Canada because it is claimed to be dangerous. In Scotland, the Outdoor Access Code, introduced as part of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, includes the right to … Continue reading

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Four years of blogging along

WordPress has kindly reminded me that today, christmas eve, is the fourth anniversary of my blog.  I had remembered. I was inspired by the leak of the Queen’s christmas message in which she mentioned the importance of village greens.  And … Continue reading

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