This news item first appeared in the Peterborough Standard in 1979. Someone sent the clipping to Private Eye, which is where I read it and promptly came close to death from oxygen starvation.
It was and remains one of the funniest things I have ever read, although I recognise that it’s not to everyone’s taste.
Apologies for the quality. It’s been in my cuttings file for more than 30 years.