World pie eating champs abandoned

The World Pie Eating Championships held at an English pub have had to be abandoned after wrong-sized pies were delivered because of a mix-up.
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World pie eating champs abandoned

The World Pie Eating Championships held at an English pub have had to be abandoned after wrong-sized pies were delivered because of a mix-up.
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