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Rowdy revellers were kept sweet with lollies designed to shut them up.
An impressive range of cake, crafts and arts stands kept sweet tooth and shopaholics happy with demonstrations from Cleveland Wood Turners and machine knitting experts enthralling visitors.
Eton crony Boris Johnson was given the plum job of Tory spokesman on higher education and failed Shadow Chancellor Oliver Letwin, who was at Eton in the 70s, was kept sweet with the prime position of policy director.
2 billion chalked up in 1998 and shareholders, kept sweet by a generous dividend policy and the promise of a pounds 2 billion payout by March next year, may not wait much longer before jumping ship.