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BBC NEWS | England | Norfolk | Landlord loses St George battle

A pub landlord who wants special recognition for St George's day has lost his High Court battle.
Tony Bennett, 47, who runs The Otter in Thorpe Marriott, Norfolk, wants the 23 April recognised as a national holiday.
Norwich magistrates granted him an hours' extension last April because he was holding a charity function, not because St George's day was "special".
On Monday Law Lords turned down his request for a judicial review to get the day declared as a special occasion.
Norwich magistrates agreed to the extension because the pub would raise money for charity - not because they recognised the day as special in the eyes of the law.
Mr Bennett said the extension had been given for the wrong reasons.
St George is the patron saint of England and has been recognised as such since mediaeval times
Judge Supperstone said there was "no basis" for Mr Bennett challenging the decision of the magistrates, adding the case was "hypothetical" anyway as the law had since changed with the introduction of new legislation governing 24-hour drinking.
He agreed with Norwich magistrates that 23 April was not special because there were no national celebrations and it was not a bank holiday.

Boo Hiss to those Fenland Fools - enough to put me off ever going to Norwich - it is enough to wake Hereward...

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Judge Supperstone . . . agreed with Norwich magistrates that 23 April was not special because there were no national celebrations and it was not a bank holiday.

Amazing. Simply Amazing. I guess this serves as proof positive that the universal dual requirements for a seat on the bench are the absence of a brain and a lack of respect for individual property rights.

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