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    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    I had to check the date first, no, not April

    Village of Wool in Dorset, vegans want name change

    https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/ve...onal-1-8717185
    Yes, the headline is a little misleading. It's not "vegans" who have proposed changing the name of a village called Wool in Dorset. It's an animal rights activist group called PETA; though no doubt all its members are vegans, not all vegans would agree with the aims and tactics of PETA. As this Guardian article makes clear, PETA is an organisation that doesn't mind receiving embarrassing press coverage if it gets people talking about their issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Yes, the headline is a little misleading. It's not "vegans" who have proposed changing the name of a village called Wool in Dorset. It's an animal rights activist group called PETA; though no doubt all its members are vegans, not all vegans would agree with the aims and tactics of PETA. As this Guardian article makes clear, PETA is an organisation that doesn't mind receiving embarrassing press coverage if it gets people talking about their issues.

    Not sure how much of a discussion will ensue on this forum...
    Speaking of the Guardian, I wonder if their journalist Peta Bee will side with PETA and change her name to the homophonic 'Bea' in sympathy; beekeeping is anathema to PETA.

    Perhaps The Charles Lamb will be targeted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    I had to check the date first, no, not April

    Village of Wool in Dorset, vegans want name change

    https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/ve...onal-1-8717185
    I've been to Wool in Dorset to visit a tank museum. It was after the 1970s so I wasn't wearing a knitted tank top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post

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    Probably not really the place for these gesture politics (in spite of my rant the other night) so I'll just say that for me Viz has hit it on the nail with the spread on pages 28-29 of the current edition (281), I especially liked what's coming next week and hope they do that one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Follow the link to the ONS page and you also get an interactive map of your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackthorn View Post
    Follow the link to the ONS page and you also get an interactive map of your area.
    'scuse ignorance but what and where is ONS page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    'scuse ignorance but what and where is ONS page?
    Linked to where it says "one in four"

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    It's a sloppy article because it blames economic reasons at the start and concludes by saying that the same amount of money is being spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Linked to where it says "one in four"
    Thanks, Higher than UK average number of pubs in area even though 15 fewer pubs but 25% more jobs in them.
    I guess this reflects more have turned foody in this area
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