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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

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Thatcher... or Streep?

Hospitals and ambulance services throughout the country were on red alert today following the publication of pictures of Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep on the front pages of national newspapers.

Ms Streep was photographed in her latest role as Margaret Thatcher. She plays the former UK Prime Minister in the forthcoming film, Iron Lady.

A spokesman for the national ambulance service told us: "Once again, we have been stretched to our limits by morning newspapers catching people unawares at their breakfast tables.

"The common denominator in hundreds of calls has been this picture of Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher.

"We have had to deal with heart attacks, seizures and one or two cases of exploding head."

Mrs Hermione Letterbox, of Pittville, Cheltenham, described a typical case: "I was just making some toast when my husband, Neville, sat down at the kitchen table and opened The Daily Telegraph.

"He started spluttering, coughing and then managed to ejaculate, 'My God! The dotty old bat's gorn and had a facelift! What on earth was she thinking of?'

"Then he clutched his head and fell to the floor and I called the ambulance."

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