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Preston Council cuts row as logo becomes lamb to the slaughter

Preston Council chiefs have ordered anti-cuts protestors to remove a photoshopped version of the city's lamb logo from the internet.

The Lancashire Evening Post reports that "Preston's iconic lamb emblem is at the centre of a political storm" after the marque was doctored by protestors to illustrate "savage" council cuts.

Lynne Wallace, who 'redesigned' the logo, said it was removed from the group's Facebook page without warning. When she asked administrators why it had been taken down they cited a breach of copyright complaint.

According to the LEP, Town Hall officials have defended their officious actions by saying the slaughtered lamb image was too closely associated with the city's civic crest.

But the paper goes on to quote residents, campaigners and politicians who have hit out at the council's behaviour. Wallace said it was "ridiculous".