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Diary: On the QT ..

With the pressure mounting to go green, more people are doing their bit to keep the planet alive for the next generation, not least Gay Haines, who has started cycling everywhere. Only last week, she turned up at St Alban to meet Martin Bowley on her pushbike while sporting a pair of six-inch stilettos ...

The recently departed staff of the former HTW have joined forces in the digital world. They have created a Facebook group called HTW Diaspora. Its 49 members are mourning the changes at their beloved agency, but they have yet to persuade Steve Harrison to jump on the bandwagon ...

Diary had to feel a little bit sorry for Nissan this week. The car-maker seemed to be on the receiving end of some of the most unluckiest media placing in history. The marque had a press ad in The Sun that was linked to the recently released terrorist-led action flick Die Hard 4.0. The ad also included the immortal words of the film's hero John McClane 'Yippee Kiy-Yay' in enormous type. Unfortunately for the company, though, the ad appeared next to a feature on the terrorist activity that had taken place in London and Glasgow ...

Diary doesn't want to come across all Lynne Truss, but when Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R is coming up with amusing translations of foreign Big Brother conversations to explain the sheer brilliance of Virgin Media, can it please try to grasp the difference between "it's" and "its" - it's not that difficult ...

Trust the worldwide interweb to bring out people's ingenious, or greedy, sides. As Apple launched its iPhone last week, eager punters queued up for days to be one of the first to own one. However, the woman who had bagged the first spot in line at a New York Apple store had other ideas. While she was still in the queue, the enterprising lass held an eBay auction for her space in line, eventually flogging it for $2,000. Talk about money for nothing.

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