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Davies and co actually believe the only televisual point of regional cities is to be patronised with the odd reality show, despite 80% of licence-fee payers living outside London.
Manama, March 19 (BNA)-- His Royal Highness the Crown Prince's son Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa patronised today a ceremony held by the Education Ministry to lay the foundation stone of an intermediate boys school in Hamad Town.
If people feel like they are being patronised, so what?