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Also flying the coop was Executive Chef Andre Poirot.
FREEDOM Joint MDs Duncan McEwan (left) and Tom Hedley, with their logo, symbolising them flying the coop after 20 years with Robson Brown
Middle class shoe shop owner George has a tough time getting used to the idea of his twentysomething daughter flying the coop when she agrees to marry an upper-class man she has only known for three months.