One of the only attractions of a Monday morning is the chance to read the GuardianÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tech section and this weeks was another cracker with a few stories jumping out.
The main one related to the BBC who are apparently struggling to find a replacement for Michael Grade who famously did a runner off to ITV.
Former BBC Chief trying to spot his successor
There was also an interesting column from Jo Revill who is the Health Editor of the GuardianÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Sunday sister paper, The Observer. Turns out it was she who broke the Bird Flu story with good old Bernard Matthews and she gives DEFRA both barrels in her piece.
Turns out she approached the DEFRA press office to give them chance to comment on the story but they took over two hours to reply and then only gave a generic statement to all media, and did not even copy her in!
Observer Health Editor
Sad really as up until that point Revill praised how well DEFRA and the government had done but now she is left wondering how they would cope if a pandemic did hit.
EekÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ DEFRA may be doing a bit of soul searching right now, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the delay was not down to the press office, but further up the food chain.