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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday 8 October 2004

Mind the gap!

Anyone who has ever traveled on the London Underground is likely to have heard this refrain from a disembodied voice over the public address system, but it seems that manhole covers are now a regular target of thieves throughout the UK (and in exotic locations such as Shanghai, too) because of their high value as scrap metal. Will it be lamp-posts next?

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