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Our man from Vulture Central keeps his beady eye on Stooly the sky rat

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The pigeon is free, this relieved reporter can reveal. Half an hour after causing a stampede in the press centre after it strolled in without so much as a by-your-leave, two burly guys from the Earl's Court Fire Department cornered the young bird under a table and nabbed him. The pigeon, nicknamed "Stooly", was taken downstairs to be reunited with his other feathered friends, who had gathered in the foyer to picket for the release of the Earl's Court One. The firemen were heralded as heroes by those who had watched as this major incident unfolded. "It's all part of the job," said the bird-friendly "Red Adair" of West London as he carried out Stooly. So far, this little episode has been the most exciting thing to happen at Tomorrow's World Live. ®

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