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Villagers take a stand after Olympic snub

Issue No. 2301

When the village of Aveton Gifford in Devon was left out of the Olympic torch relay, villagers decided to organise their own.

Olympics bosses banned them from using any torch-like object—so they painted a lamp gold instead.

'We're taking a stand on this important issue,' says organiser Stephen Harding. 'A lamp stand.'

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Tue 1 May 2012, 16:40 BST
Issue No. 2301
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