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Easter and Oak Trees by Bertien van Manen

Photography book review: Easter and Oak Trees, By Bertien van Manen

Easter and Oak Trees is the Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen's sixth monograph since 1994, but comprises some of her oldest work: black and white pictures of family holidays in Den Eikenhorst (literally, "Nest of Oak Trees") in the Netherlands in the 1970s.

Landlady Katy Boulter pours a pint at The Royal Oak at Barton-under-Needwood near Burton

Budget 2013: Glasses raised at Royal Oak over news that 'alcohol escalator' tax has gone for a Burton

It is estimated that one in every eight pints drunk in Britain is brewed in Burton. Four miles down the Trent at the 250 year old Royal Oak pub in the pretty village of Barton-under-Needwood the fire was roaring and foaming glasses of Marston Pedigree were going down a treat with locals as was news of the Chancellor’s penny off beer.

Micky Sheehan, 37, runs The Victoria Inn and The Graduate in Derby

Budget 2013: 'a penny off a pint' beer tax cut by George Osborne could be challenged in court

Moves to cut duty on beer, but to increase the tax take from wine and spirits may be illegal

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Budget 2013: Workers will not pay any tax on the first £10,000 of their wages from next year as rise in personal allowance brought forward

Workers will not pay any tax on the first £10,000 of their wages from next year - 12 months earlier than planned.

Drinkers hammered by tax on pints

Drinkers in London and the South-east are paying more in beer tax than the whole of Germany, the second-biggest beer guzzlers in the world.

Tally ho as Spitfire beer gets boost

The Kent brewer Shepherd Neame has scrambled the comedians Armstrong and Miller in their fighter pilot roles to promote its best-selling Spitfire Ale in an ad campaign this summer.

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Cornwall councillor Collin Brewer resigns over saying disabled children should be 'put down'

Mr Brewer says it is unlikely he would run as a candidate in May elections

Councillor sorry for disabled cull call

A Cornwall councillor who said disabled children "should be put down" to save taxpayers' money has apologised, but refused to resign.

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The world’s largest brewer has been accused of watering down beers, including Budweiser and Michelob, in lawsuits that seek millions of dollars in damages.

Councillor refuses to resign after telling campaigners that disabled children 'should be put down'

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Going Barmy, by Paul Winslow

With the possible exception of Geoffrey Boycott, nothing seems to polarise opinion among English cricket supporters quite like the Barmy Army.

Vianet alert as profits look short

The company which claims to be able to measure the perfect pint left investors in need of a stiff drink yesterday after a profit warning sent its shares slumping 16 per cent.

Costs force Carlsberg to backtrack on targets

Carlsberg, the world’s fourth-largest brewer, today scrapped its medium-term profit margin targets, blaming unpredictable raw material and energy costs and increased investment in its supply chain.

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