Now, he's one of the most well-known faces of children's television. But he's causing controversy in Bournemouth.
You see - the council has threatened to impound Zippy - the shop mascot - for being a hazard to pedestrians. But now the shop has started a campaign to put Mr Zippy back. Sally Simmonds has been to investigate.
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