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Signoff: David Taylor

THE TOWN where I live is blessed with a proper, old-fashioned sweetshop and tobacconist. You know, the sort of place you can go for a quarter of Mrs Jerkins' Liquorice Whips and a bulging pouchful of Dutch shag. (Actually I might be confusing the sweetshop with that new establishment the two young ladies have just set up next door, courtesy of Tony Blair's new social policy. ) Well, never mind. The shop I'm thinking of has a wonderful choice of fudge on offer. There's the usual vanilla ...

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