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Made Up Phenomenon: Saved by the Cat?


When the Donal MacIntyre team spotted headlines claiming an immigrant had been allowed to stay in the UK because of his pet cat, they suspected they were in the presence of another Made Up Phenomenon.

Donal MacIntyre was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live on Sunday 25 October 2009 at 1930 GMT. Or download the free podcast.

If you have spotted a possible Made Up Phenomenon which you would like the team to investigate, email


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