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Best gifts, worst gifts: Women should be banned from buying men ties

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Jim O’Neill

Being raised as a child on Styal Road in Gatley was the best gift I ever received. The road was divided down the middle between Cheshire and Manchester. We were on the Manchester side and it meant I had to attend primary and junior school in Wythenshawe. It was a tough upbringing, and it had a profound influence on my development and life.

Duncan Fallowell

The best gift I ever received was unexpected dollars in the Will of a friend; and the worst was cannabis made from reconstituted tyre-rubber. Best gift given: paying someone’s fine to keep them…

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