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Nottingham element: Su Pollard

Born in 1949 in Nottingham, Su Pollard is a comedy actress and singer, appearing in sitcoms in the 1980s and 90s.

With a career spanning 40 years, she made her television debut in 1974 on Opportunity Knocks, but is probably best known for her role as chalet maid Peggy in Hi Di Hi.

Nowadays Su regularly appears in Panto, and away from the stage is known for her flamboyant dress sense.

Scientific element: Polonium

Polonium is a rare and highly volatile radioactive element.

It was the first element to be discovered by Marie Curie in 1898 and is named after her native country of Poland.

The element is of little use to humans, with the exception of some menacing applications: it was used as a trigger in the first atomic bomb and is also a suspected poison in a couple of high-profile deaths.

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