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Down on the intensive chicken farm (BBC News online)

Lower Farm, just outside Chesterfield, is not what most of us would think of as a farm. It is run by a poultry company called Applied Group. Everything happens in four large sheds. Nearly all chicken meat eaten in the UK comes from a place like this.

The Private Eye cover at 50 (BBC news online)

Its formula of headline, photograph and provocative speech bubble has rarely changed over the years. Margaret Thatcher has made 95 appearances, the Queen 62, while Jeffrey Archer and Saddam Hussein are both into double figures.

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