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23rd January 2004 at 00:00
We are indebted to that indispensable fount of information, our sister paper The Times, for news that Dundee's communities department has cancelled the newspaper's subscription from Broughty Ferry library.

Aggrieved correspondent James Potton from that neck of the woods has been told that the money is to be used to provide "appropriate reading material" for young people.

Potton protests: "Having read The Times for most of my (less than 20) years, I realise I have been wasting my time, and that the ability to read and comprehend informed opinion is well beyond any adolescent.

"I fully expect that (the paper) will soon have to place a minimum reading age on the cover and that anyone who looks a bit young will have to have proof of age to buy The Times."

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