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PORTER. The name of an ancient English officer who bore or carried a rod before the justices. The door-keeper of the English parliament also bears this name.
     2. One who is employed as a common carrier to carry goods from one place to another in the same town, is also called a porter. Such person is in general answerable as a common carrier. Story, Bailm. Sec. 496.

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He said that Portas, who had been remanded in custody for sentence, was a model prisoner and he had been receiving medical treatment for his addiction.
Work is more advanced in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, which found out two months ago that it had been chosen as one of the first 12 pilot areas and awarded Portas funding of pounds 94,000, which has since been augmented by a pounds 15,000 grant from the town council.
These 15 new Portas Pilots are in addition to the 12 winning towns and cities from the first round of the competition in May - which saw Coventry, Warwick and Nuneaton miss out.
Ms Portas, who made her name as Britain's Secret Shopper and who recently hit the headlines for moving production of her Kinky Knickers product back to Britain, has been recruited by No.
Queen of Shops Mary Portas has reported back to the Government with her ideas to revitalise our flagging high streets
Despite calling for stricter regulations, Portas also argued for the 'Use Class' system to be made less restrictive.
It is understood that Ms Portas has decided against backing a moratorium on out-of-town retail developments, a measure some business groups believe would give a huge boost to town centre shops.
24) Hofmann, "Uber Portas Quadratur krummlinig begrenzter ebener Figuren" (199).
It was a beautiful match for me, the best match of my life,' Portas said afterwards.
The Mary Queen of Shops host's company Yellow Door Creative Marketing - now called Portas Agency - was hit with a PS461 county court judgement.
Councillor Steve Kay said Redcar would benefit from the Portas treatment and urged the council to approach her directly.
Ms Portas, widely known as the "queen of the shops," collaborated with then-Westminster local government minister Grant Schapps on a controversial high street regeneration project.