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People and Business: Good timing

MARK CHERRILL, an independent financial adviser who is about to join the City office of Mazars Neville Russell, the accountants, is a worried man. His joining date of 19 April coincides with one of the recommended conception nights for those aiming for a "millennium baby".

When asked whether it was wise to start a City job in what could in other terms be a very demanding week, Mr Cherrill sighed: "I'll be keeping my wife barred from the bedroom door. We've just had our second daughter, who was born last week."

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