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“I’m wearing magic pants.” “Omigod, I’m wearing magic pants, too.”

Women in the toilets at the IMA dinner

“I stood there on the podium while Michael Johnson cried his eyes out. Right then, it didn’t matter that I’d come second.”

Former British athlete Roger Black at a Scottish Widows’ party, on losing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

“You’ve got two women pawing at your face. If that’s what happens when you grow a beard, I might just try it myself.” reporter and erstwhile MM features editor Phil Scott to Beardsley

“We must stop meeting in toilets.”

Gartmore PR Kimberley Robinson to an MM hack


Cool and unusual

Specialist, sector-based and somewhat esoteric funds appear to be the themes in the UK retail investment industry at the moment, with product launches covering Africa, infrastructure, agri-culture as well as climate change.It is not out of the ordinary to see a few unusual funds launched at any time. For example, a few years ago, Pictet […]

Northern Rock’s debt balloons by a further £2bn as deadline for proposals looms

Northern Rock is believed to have borrowed a further £2bn from the Bank of England, according to the Bank’s latest accounts.This now brings up the total figure that Northern Rock has borrowed to around £25bn.The news comes as today’s deadline looms for indicative proposals for Northern Rock.Preliminary bid proposals are due today from JC Flowers, […]


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