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Some crumbs from the queen’s table

The cost of the queen's jubilee is rising – but the budget doesn't extend to the little people.

Issue No. 2301

The cost of the queen’s jubilee is expected to be up to £3.6 billion. But the budget doesn't seem to extend to the little people.

Private contractor Enterprise sent out a message saying it is looking for temp workers to pick up after the royal revelry.

'Litter Pickers wanted for the Diamond Jubilee,' it wrote. '2nd-6th June. Day and night shifts. £6.50 to £7.00.'

The royal family get £40 million a year from the civil list. That works out at a princely £7 every three seconds.

The queen’s wealth went up £10 million this year to £310 million.

Meanwhile, here on earth, a disabled pensioner suffered a stroke when bailiffs came to take away his bed—over an unpaid £60 parking ticket.

Mario Ansalone, 71, collapsed after the debt collectors turned up on his doorstep.

'I told them to get out of here,' said his wife Margaret. 'But they said they wanted his bed.'

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