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There Astragal was, mindlessly reading the London Evening Standard last Tuesday, leafing through the Review section, and the most bizarre thing appeared on page. Staring out was a full-length photo of Andrew Hanson, the chairman of RIBA's London region and a founding partner of Hanson Cribb. Further inspection revealed that he had secured a byline as well. A new career replacing Rowan Moore as ES architecture critic, perhaps?

But no. Even closer inspection (actually reading the written words) showed that Hanson was writing on the topic of the Atkins Diet and the reported 'damage' it had done to him.

Concerned readers will be pleased to hear, however, that last time Astragal bumped into Hanson he was tucking into a large helping of what seemed a very 'balanced diet'. A full recovery, it would appear.

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