Owner of Britain"s last Temperance Bar who extolled virtues of abstinence to TV chefs… is banned for drink driving

Owner of Britain’s last Temperance Bar who extolled virtues of abstinence to TV chefs is banned from driving… for being drunk | UPDATED: 18:53 GMT, 30 November 2012 The owner of Britain’s last surviving temperance bar has been banned from driving for 17 months after he admitted drink driving. Christopher James Law, 52, who owns the 120-year-old Fitzpatrick’s bar in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, pleaded guilty to the charge at Burnley Magistrates’ Court.

Rural campaigners blast ministers plan to rip up two million acres of countryside for new housing

Rural campaigners blast minister’s plan to rip up two million acres of countryside for new housing Nick Boles branded 'intellectual gadfly' and conservationists urged him to 'get serious', adding new building should focus on sites already developedBoles told BBC2's Newsnight programme that ministers would protect Green Belt – but warned large areas of 'open land' may have to be given over | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 29 November 2012 Nick Boles, pictured, came under fire from conservationists for making decisions 'on the back of a fag packet' The Planning Minister was accused of allowing developers to ‘let rip’ on the countryside last night, as he warned up to two million acres of green fields may have to be dug up for new housing. Nick Boles came under fire from conservationists for making decisions ‘on the back of a fag packet’ after he declared that the amount of land under development in the UK may have to increase by a third to tackle the housing shortage