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Acrobats walk a fine line on new helmet laws

Trapeze artists, acrobats, and jugglers with one of the world’s most famous circuses have been told to start wearing hard hats to comply with new European Union safety rules. The Moscow State Circus’s insurers have warned the performers that they risk losing their cover if they are injured while not wearing the hats. “It is bureaucracy gone mad, with a lot of help from the current compensation culture”, said Paul Archer, general manager of the circus, which is touring Britain. “Our insurance premiums have …

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