Flack: Flack's week

Producers of The Iron Lady, a biopic of Margaret Thatcher, have called in Lord Bell's right-hand man, former Bell Pottinger Public Affairs chairman Sir Stephen Sherbourne, to help Meryl Streep mimic the former PM. Shame they couldn't secure Bell himself, considering he taught Margaret Thatcher how to act like Margaret Thatcher ...

An intriguing remark came from investigative journalist David Hencke at last week's Policy Exchange debate on press regulation. 'I was pursuing - and still am pursuing - a dodgy lobbyist,' he revealed. While at The Guardian, Hencke was behind the explosive 1990s 'cash for questions' lobbying scandal. Let us know how it goes, Dave ...

After an appearance during the phone-hacking scandal, Flack wonders where Clarence Mitchell has gone. After the fanfare made by Lewis PR when it gave the McCanns' former PRO the grandiose title of director of media strategy and public affairs last May, it seems he's slipped away into the night. 'Oh, he's gone,' said an unimpressed-sounding lady who answered his phone last week ... Former Hear'Say 'popstar' Suzanne Shaw is to launch her own PR agency after deciding her acting career was going the same way as her music. The former Emmerdale actress is to set up a theatre PR firm called King and Queen PR. Rumours that Myleene Klass is establishing a global strategic reputation management consultancy are sadly unconfirmed.

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