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Standard scales the twin peaks

Once again, The Diary breaks new ground by finding iron-clad proof that the Scots have more imagination than the English.

Apparently, Standard Life has decided to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Edinburgh headquarters by renaming them the Pamela Anderson towers in reference to the two enormous domes that grace its roof.

Those pessimists among you may think that someone could of come up with that name any time in the past decade, but it is not a bad feat when you consider that the original Wembley Stadium stood for nearly 80 years and the best that the English fans could come up with is the twin towers.

It really makes you pity the poor people that work in the Gherkin.lFoster Denovo’s David Stockdale and 14 other friends and colleagues are embarking on an ambitious fund-raising project to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Following diagnosis of their son Lawrie last year, David and his wife Helen are trying to raise £15,000 for the charity.

On May 5, the party of 15 will try to climb 15 Welsh peaks in 24 hours.

At the same time a group, including Helen, Lawrie and his sister Freya will be swimming 15,000 metres with Lawrie swimming the last 1,000.

Donations can be made through the website www.justgiving.com/ stockies and they have promised to send Money Marketing photographic evidence of their efforts.

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