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Naming cats and dogs

  • Newsnight
  • 19 Sep 07, 08:51 PM

Socks the catThe Media Guardian is reporting that a former Blue Peter editor has been suspended from the BBC over allegations of another case of viewer deception following a public vote to name the programme's cat.

It's believed the name which came out as favourite among Blue Peter viewers was deemed inappropriate so the feline friend was named Socks instead by the programme. (Visit Socks' website.)

Newsnight doesn't have any pets (unless you count the mouse Jeremy claims lives in his office) but maybe we should. Maybe we'll get a dog. Only thing is we'll need a name for the pooch - any suggestions?

No prizes, just a bit of fun...


Wednesday, 19 September, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 19 Sep 07, 05:48 PM

spence203.jpgThe Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire says she can't cope with the increased costs of having thousands of new immigrants in her region. She says some new immigrants "have different standards" than the locals, and blames them for an increase in drink driving among other offences. Richard Watson has been to Cambridgeshire to find out more.

We'll speak to the Home Office Minister Liam Byrne, Lib Dem Home Affairs spokesman Nick Clegg and Andrew Green from Migrationwatch about the pressures of immigration on our public services.
Police chief fears migrant impact

Money men
Who are the "masters of the Universe" who run the City and Wall Street and ...err…. what is it they actually do?
Global credit crunch

Martin Amis is starting a new job as a Professor of Creative Writing at Manchester University - why is he doing this and what is the future for the novel anyway?

Blue Peter
All the above and the lastest scandal to hit Blue Peter - this time the cat's to blame.

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