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Pranksters re-name Prince's Dorset village

The sign to Poundbury has been replaced with 'Ugly Buildings' Credit: Dorset News Service

Pranksters have altered a road sign to the village of Poundbury in Dorset with one that reads 'Ugly Buildings'. It's thought to have been the work of locals who are unhappy about new buildings added to the villlage on the outskirts of Dorchester.

Poundbury was built by Prince Charles in the 1990s with architecture that harked back to traditional English villlage design. The newer, much bigger buildings have divided local opinion.

Prince of Wales to visit Poundbury for anniversary of model development

Prince Charles will visit Poundbury later today Credit: ITV Westcountry

The Prince of Wales will visit Poundbury in Dorset to mark the 20th anniversary of his model development.

The area was built on the architectural vision of Prince Charles.

His Royal Highness will view an exhibition and unveil a plaque to open a specialist supported housing scheme on his trip to Dorchester's urban extension.

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