John Gibson: A tall tale

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Lofty Steph, who probably has a head for heights and walks as tall as Hugh Pym, a colleague in the Beeb’s teatime telly news team, won the Bizarre Outfit Award in London Fashion Week with her dressed-to-kill apparel.

Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders fears no man. Ask David Cameron. She and Ed Miliband had a liking for each other once, the gossip goes. They’d have a made a lovely couple.

Banana appeal

Go tell it to the marines. But not the Philippines marines. They’ve just been pictured, males and females, lunching with a banana balanced on their heads. Essential part of the drill.

The banana falls into their soup and it’s a court martial. They breed ‘em tutti-frutti tough there.