Voices Anti Clause 28 March and Demonstration, London, 1988

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Horrific visions of furry friends over at Radio 1, akin to the mutant, dog-sized, man-eating rodents of James Herbert's novel The Rats – if you believe the hysterical emails circulating the BBC. Colleagues at sister stations seem not a little delighted that on Tuesday, Radio 1 staff had to evacuate after a sewage pipe broke in the street, requiring the emergency intervention of Thames Water. Amid the stench and chaos, reports differ.

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A marriage made in Norway

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