United Kingdom: Battle for soul of the Lakes pits unspoilt nature against the lure of more jobs

Guardian: From the soaring crags of Scafell Pike to the black depths of Wastwater, the Lake District is one of Britain's most beguiling destinations. Yet its landscape is now at the centre of an increasingly fractious dispute between those who insist that preserving the pristine qualities of the fells is the best blueprint for economic development and a group who say that new developments in the area would create more jobs and growth. Britain's best-known mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington, fired the first......

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