1. Flacks are better than hacks, at least in charity football matches.

PROs beat newspaper journalists 2-0 at the Bank of England sports ground. The teams had hoped to 'settle their differences in a sporting manner'. Find that hard to believe? We do too, but they raised over £12,000 for CHASE hospice.

2. Flack's thoughts are with Custard PR, which this week lost its fish Winkle. Twitter was all atwitter with condolences. MD Stu Campbell sent us a picture: 'He liked to play chase games with his friend Brain, the mainly white one (also dead).' Must be something in the water

3. Eighty-eight per cent of people in PR and marketing wish they had more time to spend playing with their children, one of the highest percentages in the 30 occupations surveyed by model toy company Airfix. Let's hope the survey didn't include the Christmas break.

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