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Big in Japan

Terrifying sushi, anyone? The AITC took Money Marketing to Japanese restaurant Yautcha and plied us with several bottles of Borcat before telling the waiters to “bring out the fish”.

We were presented with fish standing eight inches proud of the plate, with teeth protruding, and were given just chopsticks to eat it. This seemed too much even for our considerable talents and so we used our hands. Principality Building Society supreme Peter Griffiths is looking to scale the heights in the new year by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with Welsh rugby hero JPR Williams to raise cash for the NSPCC.

The mammoth 20,000ft mountain is seven times the height of Welsh peak Pen y Fan, which Griffiths conquered this year.

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Evan’s above

IFA Defence Union chief Evan Owen has finally revealed his soft side. The hard man of financial services has adopted two ailing fish from his children’s school pond. Splish and Splash are understood to be in buoyant spirits and harbouring a militant disregard for the FSA.

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