I agree with Zoe Williams (Guardian) that the item on Channel 4 News filming the reactions of people in London hearing about the survival (or possibly not) of their relatives in a storm-trashed area of the Philippines was voyeuristic and unnecessary.
Andrew Amesbury. In this blog some names have been changed, some places have been disguised and some characters have been obscured. But the essential truth remains. You can e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org