The National Health Service (NHS)Â was founded by Labour in 1948, in order to instill a free, national and dependable healthcare service to all members of the state. Now, 60 years later, almost none of the aforementioned applies to the current system.
The Sun's MadonnaÂ scoop yesterdayÂ led conference into a discussion about change pages, when newspapers rush to change their editions printed later in the evening after they've been outscooped by a rival's first edition.
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was killed two years ago this month, and today the trial of the three men accused of her murder begins in a Moscow military court. I was fortunate enough toÂ interview this fearless, understated woman for Press Gazette a couple of years before she died (you can read it here). She recountedÂ "stories so horrific that oneâ€™s hand refused to jot them downâ€ of the appalling treatment that she witnessed of civilians in Chechnya by the Russian military - treatment of which she had first hand experience.
These are the notes which I read from last week with Kat in the Reporting & Writing presentation on Sir Ian Blair's resignationÂ and Boris Johnson.
MyÂ notes are in the file attachment and I will add Kat's shortly. Hope they help...