Diary: 'Beatle serenaded me'

Future's chief executive, Stevie Spring, regaled surprised attendees at the PPA Conference of the time she "came close" to being Sir Paul McCartney's girlfriend.

Some years ago, Spring was organising a Children in Need concert, at which McCartney was playing. She rocked up early when he was rehearsing and sat in the front row listening to him playing a solo concert, at the end of which McCartney turned around and said: "Was that all right?" Spring, who was speechless, said all she wanted to do was scream out: "Marry me!" Given that Macca has just announced his engagement, it seems Spring has missed out again.