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BLASTING AWAY A STICKY PREDICAMENT

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Discarded chewing gum is the plague of the modern city, writes a columnist in the Daily Telegraph (p17), saying tha...
Discarded chewing gum is the plague of the modern city, writes a columnist in the Daily Telegraph (p17), saying that the amount left on pavements, which is difficult to remove, is becoming a crisis issue for local councils.

But he says that it is good news for Mike Barret, creater of a machine to remove gum from the streets - the Gum Buster. The machine uses steam, hot water and high pressure jets, and has ben put to use in towns across the country, including Blackpool, Chelmsford and Nottingham.
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