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Jonathan Dimbleby’s notebook: In defence of Chris Patten

Plus: The glories of the Chelsea Flower Show, and the secret to a good night at the opera

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

I usually spend most of the week at home in South Devon in front of my computer. But for the past five days I have been on the rampage. Or to be precise, I’ve been in London. It is an easy journey by train when the track at Dawlish doesn’t fall into the sea.

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