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• “If you want stories, disguise yourself as a ticket inspector on the train to Suffolk.” – Legg Mason’s Paul Boughton has some reporting tips•”You is me b*tches.” – Consummate PR Chris Duncan pushing Money Marketing reporters through a door.•”I had a 27-pointer at Scrabble the other day. Gussets.” – Former Money Marketing reporter Alison Bone shows her linguistic skills.•”It’s my birthday and I can be pretentious if I want to.” – LifeSearch senior technical adviser Kevin Carr defending the invitations for his 30th birthday party.•”I was just checking to make sure you had not burnt to the ground.” – Caring Victoria Nye from the Investment Management Association, worries after her chat with a Money Marketing reporter is interrupted by a fire alarm.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor Alison Bone, email: or tel: 0207 943 8037


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