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Ex-vicar in tax protest to be freed from jail

A retired vicar will be released from prison today after serving 28 days for not paying his council tax in full.
Magistrates sent the Rev Alfred Ridley, 71, of Towcester, Northants, to HMP Woodhill, a Category A lock-up near Milton Keynes, after he refused to hand over an 8.5 per cent council tax rise, branding it 'illegal'.

Instead he and wife Una, 72, paid South Northamptonshire District Council a 2.5 per cent increase, in line with inflation.