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East Riding of Yorkshire Council cited David Neave - co-author of Buildings of England's East Ridings tome - as its expert witness in a case recently heard at Bridlington Magistrates' Court. The defendant in the hearing was John Hobson of Beverley-based practice Ingleby + Hobson, who was charged with unauthorised alteration of the Grade II-listed Old Mill in nearby Wansford. Hobson, who went on to win the case ( ajplus 04.06.07), also had an expert witness, wait for it? David Neave. The difference between the two Davids? Well, Hobson's expert witness was a living, breathing author and the council's was, you guessed it, a medium-sized book, quite possibly borrowed from the local library.

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