Local Market News
A market town in Wiltshire has become the first place in the UK to be twinned with a city from a Muslim Arab country.
Trowbridge, with a population of 40,000, has joined up with Oujda - which is 10 times bigger and the eastern capital of Morocco.
Moroccans in Trowbridge are the biggest ethnic minority group in Wiltshire and many originated from Oujda.
Strangely a man with an extensive taste in herbal cigarettes told me this last week in the pub, claimed it was worthwhile spending some of his dole money to go to Trowbridge where smoking requistes for the discerning gentleman were much cheaper than Devizes. The benefits of free trade and movement across borders are proved again.