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Nude awakening

A warning to all press officers – being nice can land you in trouble. Take our dear Polhill press officer Despina Constantinides, who is currently roaming across the plains of South America.

Her over-trusting personality led to an elderly Don Juan, a Chilean gentleman, offering to take her on a scenic bike ride across a river. Little did she know she was being led to a popular nudist bathing spot. Despina’s geriatric amigo stripped down to a very small thong, at which point, Despina made her excuses and left.

Legal & General is turning its usual refectory into soup kitchen this Christmas to support homeless charity Crisis. L&G staff are being encouraged to forsake their lunch in favour of a range of soups for 1, which is then donated to charity. What a souper idea.


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