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Doctor Who fans save Tardis from extermination

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Somerton Doctor Who fans have saved a real-life Tardis from destruction by winning a government grant to rebuild it.

The famous blue police box — identical to the one adopted by Dr Who as his personal transport — is a listed building and has stood in Somerton, Newport, South Wales, for 75 years. But it was losing its own fight against time and was falling apart.

Now the Welsh Assembly Government has stepped in to throw the Newport Tardis a lifeline with a £10,500 community grant, which will be used to restore the fenced-off police box to its original condition.

Devotee Deborah Clark, said: "Dr Who fans are ecstatic we have managed to save the Tardis from dematerialising for ever.

"We want David Tennant to reopen the phone box when its restoration is complete.

"He was a lot of people's favourite Dr Who."

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