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Country diary: Yarlington, Somerset

John Vallins spends time at Yarlington Fringe Festival. Yarlington, after which the famous Yarlington Mill cider apple variety is named, is a very small village in a hidden valley, but it attracts great crowds to its Fringe festival.

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Isles of Scilly turn heat on Jersey over ‘warmest place in Britain’ claim

Tourism officials complain over £1m advertising campaign, but biggest Channel Island remains defiant Continue reading

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Tesco dilutes PriceCheck refund

Loophole allows shoppers to claim hundreds of pounds by comparing with Asda – and forces Tesco to cap refund amounts Continue reading

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Budget 2011: Extra tax on beer attacked by brewers and publicans

Hundreds of pubs face closure as beer duty goes up Continue reading

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Budget case study: the small business owner

Publican Jack Limond welcomes the extension of the small business rate relief holiday announced in the budget – but not the rise in alcohol tax Continue reading

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Budget 2011: what the experts say

Chancellor George Osborne has presented his second budget to parliament. Find out what experts made of it. Many more pubs will close. Beer executive thinks beer should be treated as a special case, but welcomes the 50% reduced rate for beers below … Continue reading

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Budget 2011: key points

No further changes to alcohol and tobacco duties, which will see a 2% rise above inflation

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