This England

Nigel de Gruchy, general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, said he would advise any union member against appearing nude on television. - Guardian (Alasdair Buchan)

The heifer was one of three being transported in the back of a trailer which overturned on the Fletton Parkway at 6am. The beast cantered down the dual carriageway before roaming into the deep undergrowth near Orton Malborne roundabout.
Traffic was gridlocked for miles around as the police helicopter used heat-seeking equipment to find the animal.
It was killed with four shots at 8.40am.
Firearms tactical adviser PC Dave Heasman said: "The cow was heading towards the A1. We had to kill it." - Peterborough Evening Telegraph (Gordon Smith)

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This article first appeared in the 18 June 2001 issue of the New Statesman, Meet the people who make Tony Blair sweat