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Lappin it up

Lifesearch’s karaoke and race night gave hacks and protection gurus the chance to have a punt on ingeniously named horses for the chance to win (and lose) some real money. Karaoke highlights included suspiciously polished performances from Bright Grey’s Alison Flintham and Aegon’s Mark Locke as Kylie and Robbie.

The much anticipated editors’ duet turned heads with their rendition of Abba’s Waterloo, with MM editor John Lappin appearing sporting a blonde wig and stripy beanie hat in a dubious attempt to look like Agnetha, upstaging his conventionally dressed rival, Financial Adviser editor Hal Austin.

This world-first in co-operation and humiliation did raise 3,500 for Oxfam and Diabetes Relief.

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