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Before the commencing of business at Monday’s meeting of the Town Council Provost Millar said that he would like, on behalf of the Council, and of the citizens of Brechin, to express their deep regret on the death of Sir Winston Churchill and, at the same time, to record their thankfulness that such a man lived in their day and generation.

British Railways don’t want the job of carrying fat cattle from Forfar to the English market, Forfar Branch of the National Farmers Union were told last Monday. Mr D. Morgan Mile informed the branch that a firm has been told that day that there were no wagons for this work. The railways were prepared to carry store cattle to six centres in Scotland, of which forfar was one, but were not to take fat stock.