Flack: Affected by riots!

Nick Clegg and the Met Police weren't the only ones affected by last week's anti-tuition fees rioting.

Westbourne Communications had been planning to hold its Christmas shindig at Roux on Parliament Square, but was forced to abort because of the protests. Agency founder James Bethell was not happy. 'Am Googling crowd management hardware,' he joked. We'll be watching that CCTV footage closely next time there's a riot, James ...

The papers might be predicting Buzz Lightyear as this Christmas' must-have toy, but MHP Communications has other ideas. The agency has launched Top Trusts - a trading card game based on NHS trusts. Flack can picture the happy faces of children on Christmas morning pitting their new-found NHS stats against each other ...

Havas Media global marketing director Suzie Warner got a rather direct response after leaving a damning review of one of Duncan Bannatyne's hotels on TripAdvisor. The gruff Dragon flooded Twitter with angry comments. Flack suggests Havas might get a two-word response other than 'I'm out' if it pitches to Bannatyne ...

Finally, word reaches Flack of a super-group formed at the Bell Pottinger Christmas Party. MDs Peter Bingle, James Henderson, Dave Wilson and Michael Frohlich donned wigs and platforms to form an ABBA tribute band. 'A combination of adrenalin, alcohol and blindness ... made a potentially terrifying experience great fun,' enthused Bingle.

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