Last week's announcement that the coalition has ended the post office closures programme is a major step forward. Read the full blog here:
But what really warmed my heart was a speech by a Conservative BIS minister quoting William Morris, calling for a return of the guilds, and condemning "the anonymous, impersonal supermarket or out-of-town megastore". I look forward to the coalition's plans to tackle them - but I'm not holding my breath...
Joan and Eric White in Kelmarsh churchyard
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