Good afternoon, Krishnan here with a taste of tonight s Channel 4
BBC admits making mistakes in dossier
Admission of errors and
apologies from the BBC today at the Hutton Inquiry. The Today programme's Andrew
Gilligan and the BBC's News chief Richard Sambrook faced a tough day of cross
Gilligan admitted his original allegation that the
Government knew its claims were "probably wrong" might give the impression that
the Government knew its claims were probably wrong. So he corrected his later
broadcasts to the idea of the claims being "questionable". He also apologised
for e-mailing a Lib Dem MP on the Foreign Affairs Committee and identifying Dr
David Kelly as the source of Susan Watt's reports on Newsnight even though he
didn't even know that to be true.
But he insists - contrary to evidence
given yesterday - that he did give due warning to the Ministry of Defence about
the story. Richard Sambrook admitted there were several lessons to be learnt -
including not doing such complicated and controversial stories as live reports,
but scripting them instead.
He also criticised Gilligan for writing
those e-mails. We'll have the latest, and we hope to speaking to Gerald Kaufman
MP live about what should happen next at the BBC. More at: http://www.channel4.com/news/2003/09/week_3/17_hutton.html
Postal workers narrowly reject national
It looks like the
postal workers have voted against strike action. Slightly confused picture at
time of writing and we don't actually have the results but that's the rumour.
There could still be action in London on a different dispute. But the talks go
on tomorrow - and where they will lead who knows. Steve Smith is trying to find
Wesley Clarke formally declares his
Clarke has declared his intention to run for the Democrats Presidental
nomination for 2004. Can he offer a credible alternative to George W Bush and if
so what is it? David Smith is finding out more about what the war hero has to
Fat as a Cabinet issue?
look around pretty much any average street these days and you'll realise what a
growing problem, literally, obesity is in this country. There are all sorts of
warnings today about it leading to increased cancer threats and heart disease.
But is the real problem all those extra value meals we get offered in fast food
joints, restaurants and supermarkets? Its costs less to offer a bit more - and
we're all paying the price in terms of our health. So should the government
mount the kind of campaign against over-eating as it has against smoking, unsafe
sex and drink-driving? The minister for obesity (well, not really but she may as
well be) Melanie Johnson joins us.
Plus the latest on the Ruth Ellis
appeal (albeit rather late for her) and a snake with two heads.
Memorial Service for Gaby
There is a Memorial Service for
friends and family of Gaby Rado tomorrow at 11.30am. Unfortunately,
because of the numbers involved, it is not open to members of the public.
But if you would like to follow the service we will be streaming it live on our
website. Click here for more information: http://www.channel4.com/news/2003/03/week_4/30_gaby.html
In the City
the FTSE-100 share index closed down 6 points at 4293. London's benchmark Index
surrendered most of the gains made in early trading today and didn't manage to
maintain its position above the forty-three-hundred
mark. Over in New
York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 6 points at 9574 in early
Patchy and mostly light rain
will move into western parts of both Ireland and Scotland. Another warm and
sunny day for many other parts. Tonight, showery rain will edge eastwards into
parts of northern England and Wales, mainly dry to the south and east of
the UK with clear spells. Tomorrow will be much cloudier for Scotland,
Ireland, Wales and northern England with patchy or showery rain. It'll be mostly
dry for the south and SE.
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