Flack: Flack

1. Carswell Gould had two reasons to invite X Factor boyband The Reason along to its party during the PSP Southampton Boat Show on Monday.

Firstly, female guests apparently 'fell over one another' to get their photos taken with the local lads and, secondly, they would be on hand if the lights went out. Nathan from the band previously did the electrics in the Carswell Gould HQ offices ...

2. Fancy riding one of the Boris Bikes but just not sure blue and black are your colours? Barclays has the answer, launching a number of special edition bikes from fashion designer Jean-Pierre Braganza to coincide with London Fashion Week this week. The London Mayor said: 'Due to this fabulous tie-up, Barclays cycle hire bicycles can now be considered the most stylish accessory to use to get around town - for this and any other season.'

3. Barrett Dixon Bell production executive Nathan Royle is part of a four-strong team attempting a relay swim of the English Channel for the charity Help for Heroes. The quartet aims to do the swim this month, having acclimatised to the harsh conditions by training in Salford Quays and Liverpool Docks - quite how the lack of Speedos helps is anyone's guess ...

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