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Vodafone to continue grilling locals

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Orange has agreed to remove a mobile-phone base station from the top of a block which has become known as the "Tower of Doom", thanks to the high incidence of cancer amongst the elderly residents.

So far, seven people in Berkeley House in Staple Hill, Bristol, have contracted cancer, with three dying. Never ones to let scientific evidence get in the way of uninformed opinion, the local residents have identified the mobile-phone base stations on top of their building as the cause of their problems.

Other residents often have headaches, though the stress of living in a building called The Tower of Doom can't be dismissed as a factor.

South Gloucestershire Council has been trying to get the masts removed for three years, but have been hampered by the fact that there's no legal reason to demand their removal.

Orange has now agreed to take down its mast, but only to relocate it along the road where locals have put together a petition to try and stop them. Vodafone remains unmoved.

If we're looking for scapegoats it might be worth considering the recent success of the pagan community in generating rain. It might be time to burn a few witches, or at least duck them in rivers to see if they're guilty.®

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