UK: Local elections fall victim to FMD as cases increase
There are now 909 confirmed cases of foot and mouth disease [FMD] in the UK. 587,000 animals have been slaughtered, of which 421,000 have been buried, and those awaiting slaughter now number 353,000. While agricultural minister Nick Brown insisted that the foot and mouth crisis is "most certainly under control," Prime Minister Tony Blair today confirmed that the local council elections will not be held on 3 May.
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