Our chief correspondent roams across the news agenda bringing both light and shade to his topical reports.
Oscar Pistorius certainly divides opinion. And no, I am not talking about whether he is a murderer or not. I’m talking about why we care – if we do care – about this case.
The reaction we are getting online to our live streaming of it proves there is considerable interest in terms of number but more, the increase in number of people wanting to watch it live, have a seat in court as it were, bypass the traditional reporters outside telling you what you already know if you tune in.
With the crisis in Ukraine sweeping all headlines before it, it is hard to recall that the reason John Kerry ever stepped on to a plane to Europe in recent days was for Afghanistan.
Here at Channel 4 News we try hard to keep the plight of people in the Central Africa Republic on the radar – and Monday’s UN report makes for sobering reading.
Putin is no salesman for democracy – but for now “big bad Russia”, “big nasty Putin” and “poor heroic Ukraine” look a little too simplistic to me.
A lot of folk wish to know why Hector the Taxman is expending considerable sums of our dosh to pursue Rangers FC over alleged mass tax avoidance.
And so the lawyers have gathered in Edinburgh and the so-called Rangers big tax case begins another round.
It is quite natural, right and proper that in the immediacy of what is happening in the UK, from politicians down, it is helping people out with flooded homes that comes top priority.
Alex Thomson waits with the surfers and residents for the arrival of Severn bore, and the flooding that inevitably follows it.
It may well be unparliamentary language, it may not raise the tone of public debate – but it does adequately convey the scale of local anger.
Some Somerset Levels residents have been stranded since Christmas – and and the weather could get worse. Meanwhile there are severe flood warnings for Cornwall, Devon and the Severn