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2008-06-14 18:00:11

A RENOWNED ecologist who is not allowed to build a shed on his Northumberland estate last night slammed national park planners for ignoring his environmental work there. Dr Bill Pickering, 58, a qualified botanist and plant ecologist, is seeking planning permission to build a shed in the garden of his cottage, The Badger, in the hamlet of Swindon, near Hepple. Dr Pickering, who splits his time between the cottage and his home at Moor Place in Gosforth, bought the country retreat in...


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call-note
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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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