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backhouse, back building

1. A privy or outhouse.
2. A structure that stands behind a building to which it is a subsidiary.
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Its founder Stephen Yip has told of how Mr Backhouse had been instrumental in raising funding for the organisation, using his aviation skills to ferry potential donors up to one of its sites in Scotland.
An inquest into Mr Backhouse's death at Caernarfon heard the aircraft struck the runway at a speed of about 200mph before bouncing back into the air for a few seconds and flipped, almost 360 degrees to the right, landing back down on the runway.
A report released by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has now revealed the final fateful moments of Mr Backhouse's life on September 6, 2017.
Fortunately, Backhouse's magisterial and balanced study captures L'Heureux-Dube's wisdom as well as her apparent contradictions.
A Charnwood Borough Council spokesman said: "We sympathise with Miss Backhouse's circumstances.
Mr Backhouse slit the stitching with his penknife and when he looked inside, he recalled: "Oooh, it looks like there's rather a lot of gold in this."
Meanwhile, Mr and Mrs Hemmings praised church-going Mr Backhouse's honesty in immediately reporting the find.
Backhouse - convicted of selling ketamine and mephedrone in the months following his friend's death - drove almost 240 miles after the rave and had almost made it home to Scarborough, North Yorks, when his Renault Clio ended up in a ditch at Tadcaster.
Alexander, 22, was in the back seat of the Renault Clio as Backhouse drove home from Hampshire.
Spennymoor's relentless pressure continued in the second period and Backhouse saved magnificently from Lewis Dodds and Chris Mason.
Elaine Backhouse and Karen Tyler emerged triumphant in 2014, winning seven competitions between them.