Home town: Southampton. Home of the Saints, birthplace of the Spitfire, last UK waving off point for the Titanic.
School report: Alison would do so much better if she would only stop hanging out of the window.
Family: One husband, two school age sons, assorted brother, sisters, parents and an astonishing number of cousins, nieces and nephews. In fact, if you laid all of Ali's living relatives, head to foot across the UK, they'd be extremely annoyed.