Irvine retreats

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Irvine retreats

THE Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, has bowed to the might of a small Scottish council in a row over his home improvements.

He thought he did not need a building warrant to carry out improvement work on his Scottish holiday retreat on the remote Kintyre peninsula. But officials of Argyll and Bute council who inspected the property on Friday have decided he did need one - putting him, it appears, in technical breach of the law.