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•”You know Christmas has arrived in York when there&#39s a queue for the park and ride on Christmas Eve.” – Norwich Union marketing director Simon Quick.

•”I&#39m too old to be headbanging.” – Aifa director of policy Fay Goddard.

•”I have made a career out of being down market.” – Industry guru Keith Popplewell spurns a posh restaurant in favour of a humble pub lunch, •”To lose someone from the glamorous world of media relations to the compliance department. The shame.The shame.” – CIS head of communications Russ Brady on the departure of Alison Richardson.

•”The staff do the easy bit, like write the three-page press releases while I do the difficult bits, like choose the canapes.” Standard Life Investments&#39 Joanna Bradley.

•”She has only moved to London to find a husband.” – Aegon communications chief Scott White on colleague Lesley MacPherson.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor John Greenwood, email: john.greenwood@centaur.co.uk or tel: 0207 943 8036.

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