• Short Summary

    THIRTY NEW OUTBREAKS OF FOOT & MOUTH WERE REPORTED IN BRITAIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY), BUT ALL ARE IN THE AREAS ALREADY AFFECTED.

  • Description

    THIRTY NEW OUTBREAKS OF FOOT & MOUTH WERE REPORTED IN BRITAIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY), BUT ALL ARE IN THE AREAS ALREADY AFFECTED. THIS BRINGS SLIGHT INDICATIONS THAT THE FARMERS ARE WINING THEIR FIGHT AGAINST THE EPIDEMIC - HOWEVER, STRINGENT MEASURES TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE ARE STILL IN FORCE.

    THERE IS A TOTAL BAN ON HORSE RACING AT PRESENT, WHICH COULD CONTINUE UNTIL THE NEW YEAR. NEARLY A THIRD OF THE HORSES DUE TO BE AUCTIONED AT THE NEWMARKET BLOODSTOCK SALES NEXT WEEK HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN. AND AT TODAY'S ALL BLACK'S RUGBY MATCH IN MELROSE, SCOTLAND, SPECTATORS HAD TO WALK OVER DISINFECTED PADS TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO THE GROUND.

    BRITAIN'S NATIONAL HUNT COMMITTEE, WHICH CONTROLS ALL STEEPLECHASE MEETINGS, HAS CANCELLED ALL RACING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THIS MOVE ACCOMPANIED THE ARRIVAL IN BRITAIN THIS WEEK OF 800,000 DOSES OF VACCINE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD - BUT WHICH WILL ONLY BE USED IN THE LAST RESORT. THE PRESENT SLAUGHTER POLICY WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.

    THE BAN ON HORSE-RACING IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE CONSIDERABLE LOSSES IN THE RACING COMMUNITY. OWNERS COULD LOSE NEARLY GBP150,000 STERLING IN PRIZE MONEY, AND THE COST TO THE EXCHEQUER IN LOST BETTING TAX COULD AMOUNT TO BETWEEN GBP1 AND GBP2 MILLION STERLING.

    SOLDIERS ARMED WITH DISINFECTANT BANNED AN 80 MILE (130 KMS) LINE ALONG THE THAMES TODAY TO KEEP THE PLAGUE OUT OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND. AND AT THE MELROSE RUGBY MATCH BETWEEN NEW ZEALAND'S ALL BLACKS AND THE SCOTTISH DISTRICTS, AN 8,000-STRONG CROWD WALKED OVER DISINFECTANT PADS AND DROVE THROUGH DISINFECTANT TO REACH THE GROUND.

    ALL (BLACKS WON 35 TO 14.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVARTD195ELFBMV824U9NB279D8
    Media URN:
    VLVARTD195ELFBMV824U9NB279D8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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