Tuesday, February 27, 2001

A few selections from the British press:

Celebrations for Spam’s 60th birthday have been put on hold as a mark of respect for British farmers hit by the foot-and-mouth outbreak.

IT IS not offensive to call the Queen a bitch if the remark is made by a black man, the television standards watchdog has ruled.

Puppets under fire for TV smoking

THE worlds best-known female undercover agent, Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, has been attacked by health campaigners for setting a poor example to children.

By smoking through her trademark cigarette holder, the string puppet Lady Penelope, a Supermarionation secret agent for International Rescue in the BBC series Thunderbirds, has fallen foul of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
[The show began in 1965]

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