Chief Correspondent and Presenter, Channel 4 News.

United Kingdom
Joined July 2009
Reminded today of Legasov’s great speech in Court at the end of Chernobyl. We lie. It’s practically what defines us. But every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt has to be repaid. Today, for Johnson, the reckoning.
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Check out this piece from @alextomo on @Channel4News about the devastating impact bird flu is having on our seabirds.
Thousands of seabirds in colonies across the country are dying with bird flu. A lethal strain of the virus has found its way from poultry into seabirds and it's been spreading fast over the last few weeks. @alextomo reports. channel4.com/news/thousands-…
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Bleakest news report I've watched for some time... Consumer appetite for cheap chicken from the Far East is decimating the UK's globally-important seabird colonies before our very eyes... and we could be next... (c/o @alextomo)
Thousands of seabirds in colonies across the country are dying with bird flu. A lethal strain of the virus has found its way from poultry into seabirds and it's been spreading fast over the last few weeks. @alextomo reports. channel4.com/news/thousands-…
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It looks like an absolutely horrific way to die. Another dark gift from China: Wild Bird populations are being decimated globally by the #AvianFlu disease spawned by China’s disrespectful & unsustainable poultry farming practices.
Dying in front of our eyes. Globally vital gannet populations being killed by birdflu from Chinese industrial poultry farming. Special report ⁦@Channel4News⁩ tonight
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Thousands of seabirds in colonies across the country are dying with bird flu. A lethal strain of the virus has found its way from poultry into seabirds and it's been spreading fast over the last few weeks. @alextomo reports. channel4.com/news/thousands-…
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The same beach in Highland!
I could just about cope when it was adults washing up on the beaches, but now it's fledglings lying dead alongside their fathers! 343 Guillemots on Brora beach last night, including 19 fledglings... #avianflu
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Myself and colleagues from across British media have teamed up to contribute to this new book about frontline reporting in Ukraine. War reportage is the first draft of history. So important to keep a record. @OrlaGuerin,@ramsaysky and @haynesdeborah,@rohitkachrooitv, @alextomo
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@alextomo @Channel4News See reports from Peter Stronach please.
Just an idea of the scenes on Brora beach last night... #avianflu #highlandbirds
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Bargain!✍️ 👍🏻🤓🕊
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On a Northumbrian beach last week
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June 12: Around 36 dead gannets on the shoreline/rocks at Canty Bay (W) in sight of the Bass Rock... #birdflu #avianflu
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Watch our latest piece tonight on @Channel4News with @alextomo
@Channel4News⁩ tonight. Bird flu special report. We’re at the Bass Rock and Shetland assessing the effect on our seabird colonies and the potential for it to mutate and affect humans more widely than it already has.
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It was a gas
Replying to @alextomo
Was on the other side of that walkway!
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Dying in front of our eyes. Globally vital gannet populations being killed by birdflu from Chinese industrial poultry farming. Special report ⁦@Channel4News⁩ tonight
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@Channel4News⁩ tonight. Bird flu special report. We’re at the Bass Rock and Shetland assessing the effect on our seabird colonies and the potential for it to mutate and affect humans more widely than it already has.
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“Rewilding is just for toffs” View from 40 ha rewilding site on edge of vast housing estate in lowlands. Owned by city council it was an abandoned tenant farm. Working class locals started recording wildlife, formed residents group, lobbied council for local reserve status. 1/3
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Absurd person plural - stagehands with masks prep for the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park - whilst everyone else superspreads!
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Birdflu - just the latest global virus caused by our abusive relationship with animals. Now sweeping UK seabird colonies . Special report coming up on ⁦@Channel4News
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