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2008-06-20 18:00:31

PUPILS from a Sutton Coldfield primary school took a giant step towards learning about democracy when they took part in a mock debate at the Council House in Lichfield. Year 6 children from Little Aston Primary School, which sits just inside the Staffordshire boundary with Birmingham, were invited to learn about the services the council provides and also join in a debate in the council chamber. Coun Joseph Powell, vice-chairman of Lichfield District Council, and Coun Colin Ablitt,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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