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Last Updated: Monday, 5 September 2005, 21:02 GMT 22:02 UK
Donkey owner wins national prize
A group of beach donkeys from Skegness have been named Britain's best for the second year running.

Owner John Nuttall will be presented with his award near the resort's clock tower on Tuesday lunchtime.

The judges said his eight animals are in excellent health, well groomed and love their job.

The Donkey Sanctuary charity, which awards the prize, said the best donkey operators must be recognised for good animal welfare practice.

The animals taking part were assessed on their eyes, teeth, body and feet, as well as the cleanliness of their tack.

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