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Take me to your actuary

It appears that Clerical Medical has been invaded by creatures from Outer Space, as an alarmed Money Marketing reporter discovered last week when she called the press office on Friday afternoon, only to be told by a giggling PR that there was an alien standing next to her desk.

It turns out that the alien was a colleague celebrating her 40th birthday in a suit designed for a child aged seven to eight.

The Diary wonders what she&#39ll do for her 50th…

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