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Nation of gardeners

Nation of gardeners: "Pests in the Garden", a 1930s cartoon, is one of 21 colour plates (there are 87 black-and-white illustrations, too) in The Gardens of the British Working Class by Margaret Willes, for-merly of the National Trust, a gardening historian whose engaging chronicle takes in 16th-century husbandry, Victorian poverty, philanthropists, slum clearance, changing tastes, the influence of humble gardens on the wealthy, the competitive spirit, "Digging for Victory", gnomes, ...

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Assisted dying: Next week, a new attempt will be made to relax the law. Richard Harries defends the present legal set-up  Subscribe to read more

Fri 11 Jul 14 @ 21:37
Here's our latest story on how diocesan bishops are responding to clergy who enter gay marriages http://t.co/YCpoDUM5Eb #synod

Fri 11 Jul 14 @ 21:34
.@petespurs confirms that it will be up to diocesan bishops to decide how to respond to clergy who enter gay marriages #synod