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Other treasures to be rescued from the garden festival site, now owned by Wiggins developers, include a Blue Peter galleon, a statue of a sacred bull and a pagoda. The festival was opened by the Queen, who climbed aboard the submarine in the John Lennon peace garden. - (Imogen Forster)

Last month, the mother of a friend was given an appointment for a hip replacement. The surgeon said if she waited until 2001 the hip would have disintegrated irretrievably. So they went private.
The operation was performed within ten days. The surgeon was an NHS surgeon, the operation took place in an NHS hospital with NHS equipment, and she recovered in a public NHS ward. - Guardian (Ian Stirling)

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This article first appeared in the 21 February 2000 issue of the New Statesman, Just wait for the gold rush to end