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Sir: I do hope that, when the Government has succeeded in outlawing fur farming, it will turn its attention to the banning of the barbaric practice of using the blood, bones and skin of hedgehogs to resurface Britain's roads.

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Killer driver sues for loss of wages

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Lord Rogers sets out blueprint to restore the nation's declining cities

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Norris bailed on theft charge

ONE OF the five men connected to the investigation into the murder of the black London student Stephen Lawrence appeared in court yesterday charged with burglary.
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