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Tower of London

HONOURING THE FALLEN The first thing that hits you are the crowds standing in their thousands side by side in respectful ghostly stillness interrupted only by random bursts of camera flashes....

Channel 4 News appoints Head of Comms

When I first started this blog in 2011 after a somewhat tumultuous period in my life, I concluded the About Me section by saying: ‘I’m not sure where my story ends,...

London's Big Freeze

Much of LONDON was brought to a standstill today by the heaviest snowfall of the winter. With most of Britain covered in white stuff, the country is set to freeze overnight...

Dry January

I currently have two doctors navigating me towards some priceless lifestyle advice. First up is the Daily Mail’s dishy doc, who this week informed his readers that giving up alcohol for...

Year of the Snake

Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. Really? Perhaps that’s a plus because as the 2013 starting line...

Hayley Barlow

  Gorkana caught up recently with News of the World’s former head of PR Hayley Barlow to find out what her 12 year long reign entailed, what she did next after...

Olympic Rings

Team Zimbabwe touch down at Gatwick today in anticipation of “the greatest show on earth” in twelve days time. Led by swimming sensation Kirsty Coventry as she spearheads the nation’s Olympics medal...

Final Countdown

Enough has been written about the demise of the News of the World to fill several volumes of War and Peace many times over. It is one year ago today a...

Long Live The Queen

The whole country has gone positively Lady Gaga for our enigmatic monarch. Strolling home from the office with my camera, one could sense a palpable building of anticipation and excitement in...

Rupert Murdoch swearing an oath at the Leveson Inquiry

I worked at the News of the World for over a decade and lost my job with almost 300 others when Rupert Murdoch closed down the newspaper at the height of...

Paddy parade

It was six years ago I walked into my editor’s office and boldly requested a work transfer to Australia. He looked at me quizzically like I’d lost the plot entirely and...

Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls

Bungee jumping is like marriage, a binding commitment and not to be entered into hastily. Just ask that lass from Down Under following her unforeseen plunge into the Zambezi River. I’m thrilled...

My friend Bob Warren

Dear Bob, It is three years today. I’m not sure quite what you would have made of this wheelie bin of misery since you left.  I’m not sure what I make...

Have you ever tried to make your way through Sydney Airport with a set of golf clubs? Determined stowaways crouching in the wheel well of a 747 have more chance of...