Our chief correspondent roams across the news agenda bringing both light and shade to his topical reports.
So once again Black Talon is in the headlines. It turns out from the pathologist giving evidence in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial in Pretoria that the “blade runner” shot his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp with just this ammunition.
Cue more lurid headlines…
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.
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.