Howard’s away

In a move that will doubtless be celebrated throughout the kingdom, Halifax is reported to be poised to axe all-singing all-dancing Howard Brown from its TV adverts.

Mole wonders if fame went to Howard’s head and he got too expensive for Halifax, what with the current liquidity crisis and all.

The news will also be welcomed by this year’s Packager Summit delegates who booed Richard Warren, creator of the ads, when he spoke about the inspiration behind them.

But Howard’s fans should not de-spair as the warbling one is planning a greatest hits album. Mole can’t wait.