Flack: Flack's Week

There's nothing Flack likes more than edible (or drinkable) treats donated by its adoring readership. But Sunday Express hack David Stephenson might be forgiven for feeling the motive behind his own gastric gift was not entirely genuine.

After penning a story on the BBC's flamboyant spending on biscuits, a 59p packet of custard creams was sent to the Express courtesy of the BBC PR team. Sensing a similarity to a two-week-old Sun story, the BBC's head of media relations Paul Mylrea sent a note with the biscuits. 'Never let it be said that we don't recognise original journalism,' he wrote. 'We clubbed together to buy them, no expenses used' ...

The events in Libya almost took on a strange new twist on Monday when during a press conference given by the Libyan deputy foreign minister Khaled Kaim, an interpreter misunderstood his words. The entire conflict seemed to be heading in a new direction after the minister urged the West not to become 'love-mongers'. After an incredulous stare from the official, the interpreter quickly corrected himself: 'Sorry, hate-mongers' ...

Finally, discretion proved the better part of valour for Eulogy staffers enjoying cocktails with Flack at Shoreditch House. The brazen bunch were heard planning a late-night swim in the outside pool. Sadly, the balmy March weather wasn't quite so tropical in the early hours of the morning, leading to a sheepish backtrack.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

Department store John Lewis is to use its 150th anniversary this year to talk about its history, which "not enough people know about", according to director of communications Peter Cross.

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

The man who helped Barack Obama win the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections is to work for Labour along with members of his team.

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Pay-TV giant Sky has added Fever PR to its agency line-up for a wide-ranging brief covering products and services.

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been sent home for Easter and will reconvene on Tuesday for further deliberations about its verdicts on 11 charges of indecent assault.

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

The Home Office has tasked Munro & Forster (M&F) with supporting its campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of a wider retained brief.