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Even Mayor Kitty Piercy, who many in the audience voted for in 2004, took lumps for endorsing the project.
Surgeons took lumps from her leg and broke the heartbreaking news that she had skin cancer.
The dog incident - when Princess Anne's bad-tempered bitch of a bull terrier not only took lumps out of one of the corgis but, far more important, the Queen's devoted maid Ruby - was a black mark against the Windsors.