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Antony Amstall, prosecuting, told magistrates Highman approached green traffic lights at the junction and struck Mrs Gubbay as she crossed with her shopping trolley.
Although Highman stopped and looked at his car, he did not walk back to the lights. "He did not go to the nearest police station," said Amstall, "but went instead to the Royal Festival Hall." - Ham & High (Sigrid Rabiger)

In Britain, we have 36 species of mosquitoes and gnats, so are more fortunate than most countries. - Eastern Daily Press (John Garrett)

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This article first appeared in the 09 April 1999 issue of the New Statesman, Judge the US by deeds, not words