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Out in force


With the judges unanimous in choosing Swiss Re as the winner, the final judging process on Saturday lunchtime was relatively brief. But not quite brief enough for the Royal Opera House's Deborah Bull, who sped outside to feed some more money into her meter, only to find that her car had been clamped - illegally.

More over-enthusiastic law enforcement took place later at 3am, as the excellent post-prize party at Vic Naylor's ended. Poor Matt Fairman, whose visualisation company Smoothe had worked on three of the six Stirling finalists, was tackled by a policeman as he tried to hail a cab in the middle of St John Street. Smoothe-talking meant he (just about) escaped being arrested?

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