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AFTER nearly 30 years leading the 10th Kenilworth Brownie Pack, Brown Owl Sandra Bromley is flying the nest.
Last night she blubbed: "Our little boy's flying the nest.
CHRIS EAGLES has been told to forget about flying the nest if Burnley fail to win promotion.