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National Trust,

British association to preserve for the nation places of natural beauty or buildings of architectural or historic interest in the British Isles; founded 1894, chartered 1895. By act of Parliament (1907) the Trust was empowered to acquire land inalienably and to be exempt from duties on property given or willed. In 1934 the Trust received special powers to protect by covenant privately owned property. The owner retains such property and its income, but may neither build on it nor alter its use without permission.
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As a lifelong National Trust member, its great to see such an iconic organisation working to promote and inspire its supporters towards a greener future.
Notwithstanding this, I'm still of the view that the National Trust are the most important factor in any bypass on the edge of both boroughs, hence we need to know exactly if there is any change in their intransigent position of not selling land for a bypass?
Justin Albert, director of National Trust Wales and one of the judges, said: "We are proud to be the guardians of such great gardens as Bodnant and Dyffryn in Wales.
She said: "It's been great to work with the team and learn about the National Trust.
The National Trust is also looking into the viability of the Holy Jesus Hospital after one of the organisations that sublets at the landmark building decided to leave.
You'll even receive a voucher for a delicious cream tea to enjoy on one of your visits, PS20 worth of gift vouchers to spend in a National Trust shop and a book to remind you of your days out.
We hope our event will nurture everyone's love of the outdoors, encouraging local people to make the most of Leazes Park and introducing people who don't know about the National Trust to what we do in the outdoors.
National Trust Chairman, Simon Jenkins, and Director-General, Dame Fiona Reynolds, broadcaster Julia Bradbury and writer Robert Macfarlane were among the members, supporters, staff and volunteers from the National Trust and other organisations who paid tribute to Octavia Hill with readings and prayers at the service conducted by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster.
PLUS each of our 10 winners will receive a one-month National Trust family pass package worth over pounds 50, giving two adults and up to three children (aged 17/under) unlimited free admission to over 300 participating National Trust places for 31 days, two 'cream tea for two' vouchers and a National Trust Map Guide to plan your days out.
Plus each of our 10 winners will also receive one-month National Trust family passes worth more than pounds 50.
POWIS Castle is kick-starting an ambitious plan to develop the use of solar energy in and around National Trust properties.
THOMAS Hardy fans have accused the National Trust of leaving the writer's house empty and crumbling in a blistering letter to the heritage charity.

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