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Reporter Elizabeth Pears offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on the week's news
Posted on 11:44pm Wednesday 22nd April 2009
I admit I haven’t blogged in a while. But as the only reporter covering an exciting patch like Haringey, can you blame me? With vans, lorries, police cars and buses mowing people down at every junction, I’ve hardly had time to pause for breath. I don’t think the same can be said, however, for my counterparts on the nationals if the headlines Britain's Got Talent's “Hairy Angel” has racked up over the last week is anything to go by.
Posted on 9:00am Friday 17th October 2008
The world is falling apart. Melodramatic as it may sound, it must certainly feel like that in Haringey's dilapitated council offices. The borough's leadership has been hit from all sides recently but its potential loss of millions of pounds in Icelandic banks is just another inevitable kick while it is already flailing on the floor.
Posted on 3:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2008
Had I not known what the Turkish flag looked like before I arrived in the country, it would have become abundantly clear within minutes of being there. The red and yellow cloth was flown gaily from every suitable orifice and there were more bronzed statues and busts of Attaturk, the Republic of Turkey’s founding father, than you could shake a kebab stick at.
Posted on 9:00am Thursday 25th September 2008
To me there is nothing as fascinating as a courtroom. For a reporter that's where the story brings itself to a dramatic and revealing finish; where the clogs of truth and justice turn in harmony; where the criminals meet their nemesis in the form of a cloaked judge in a pompous wig.
Posted on 2:17pm Friday 5th September 2008
I take umbrage to the word selfish. The people that know me best, know that calling me selfish mid-argument is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. My main gripe is this: because one party is not getting their way, the other party invariably becomes the self-obsessed egocentric.
Posted on 8:30am Friday 29th August 2008
He comes to the rescue, saving lives with his steely strength and cold exterior. He works in isolation, holding patients' futures in his hands. And he also runs off electricity. His name is Robo-Surgeon.