Much has been written (though not enough) about the terrible treatment of Len and Helen Prior at the hands of the authorities. Their home was arbitrarily torn down in Vera just a few days over ten years ago. Rather than scurrying back to whence they came, they stayed (much to the dismay of the politicians) and fought from the dubious comfort of their garage, which had a different licence and was excused from the demolition.
Now, following a number of court-cases, appeals and other legal acrobatics, the town hall of Vera says it will pay the family the finally agreed compensation (a third of what had been asked back in 2008). Furthermore, they will be coughing up in the next few days! Victory? Of a sort.