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Naming fee is a right royal rip-off.

ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA has been told by the government it must pay pounds 1,200 - or risk losing its treasured royal status.

Leamington's first town council, set to come into being in April 2002, has been told it must pay a fee of about pounds 1,200 to keep the word 'royal' in its new council title.

Queen Victoria gave Leamington royal status in 1838 and the town has used the word in its title ever since. The royal charter hangs in the mayor's parlour in the town hall.

But when the town applied to the local government department to use the name in the title of the new council it was told it had to have a letter's patent to use the name.

Mayor Bill Gifford said: "It would be ludicrous to have to pay to keep our name as it is."

Nobody from the local government department was available for comment.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 30, 2001
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