British icon is expecting

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Mini today (right) shows tell-tale swelling

The Mini is expecting a baby, sources in the British car industry have confirmed today.

‘We had suspected something for a while now,’ said avid Mini watcher Giles Wheeler-Teachcorner. ‘If you look at photos of Mini back in the 1960s you see how slim and petite she looks. Contrast that to pictures from the past few years and you can’t help but notice tell-tale signs of bloating and puffiness.’

Sources close to Mini say that the iconic British car has tried to keep its condition a secret but that Mini has now become so swollen, suppressing the news was all but impossible.

Mini’s new arrival is thought to be some way off but has been made public this week because of an intense feeling of sickness suffered by anyone looking at the latest Countryman model.