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A woman who was accused of having a knife in public walked free from court because she works with sausages, lawyers said on Tuesday.
Jane Bellas, 29, from Penrith, Cumbria, avoided a miscarriage of justice after she was noticed handling some bangers, Carlisle Crown Court was told.
Proposals to make an English bank holiday a new 'UK national day' faced a huge backlash last night after it emerged Scotland would be excluded.
People who feel cold when sat outside this summer were yesterday told by the Government to wear a jumper rather than switch on a patio heater.
Phil Woolas, the Climate Change minister, made the point as he announced that there had been a tenfold rise in the outdoor heaters at pubs and restaurants since the smoking ban came into force last year.
The minister said: “The official line to take is, when outside, wear a jumper.”