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Devon pensioners' tax 'victory'

04 Oct 2004 00:00

Council Tax campaigners in Devon are claiming victory after three pensioners appeared in court for non-payment. Newton Abbot magistrates ordered the pensioners to pay Teignbridge District Council what they owe, but did not order them to pay court costs. Campaigners say the ruling, given on Monday, shows that people in authority were listening to their protests. Peter and Margaret Fountain, from Dawlish, must pay £881 and Alan Caley, from Manaton, owes £191. The Devon Penisoners' Action Forum says by not ordering costs, magistrates are listening to the campaigners.

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