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Tom McArthur

London, UK
Head of Editorial, upday UK
As seen in: ITV News
Covers:  international news, drinks and nightlife, uk news, rugby
Doesn't Cover: football, association

Head of Editorial @UpdayUK. Previous: digital journalist with @ITVNews, @breakingnews, @MSNUK and others. Probably old enough to know better.

What was your first job as a journalist?

City Editor (Belfast) for

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email, Twitter or even in person. There's a lot to be said for a pint and a chat.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I had a brief period as the 'go-to Jock' on my University magazine.

Five things England fans can blame instead of England — "It is not the critic who counts... ...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails whilst daring greatly."

Could you tackle this 3,816 calorie Easter breakfast? — Challengers facing down this chocolate monster will have to eat almost 4,000 calories in an unconventional way to start the day. Olly Taylor's wonderful creation consists of two types of cereal in half an Easter egg with brownies, mini eggs, marshmalllows, creme eggs, topped off with three types of flavoured milk.

Video: This US company wants to crowdfund a handheld flamethrower — It just seems so handy to be able to hurl a stream of liquid fire across a room. Annoying flatmate? Wooooosh. Dinner needs cooking? Woooosh. Is it a bit cold in your bedroom? Woooosh. And all for $699 (£467). A bargain.

Russia is firing up its space tourism programme again

James Corden kicks off Late Late Show with a Tom Hanks career retrospective — Before the first episode, critics had the knives out for the illustrious Mr Corden, but it appears his cheeky and demeaning style is going down a storm Stateside - unlike the last Brit to try and make it, Piers Morgan.

Joe's Five Word News: Fight, Uncle, Toupee, Puppy, Pop

Jesse Nagy is the best uncle of all time

Filthy rich: British poo could be worth £510m — "Where there's sh*te, there's gold", if you will. Boffins have discovered that precious metals like gold, silver and platinum can be extracted from sewage to prevent millions being literally flushed down the bog. Rooting around in human sh*t doesn't seem like the cleanest way to make a fortune, but the figures show it could be amazingly lucrative.

Man wakes up to find himself an amazing £1.2 million richer

Video: Poperoni? Pope Francis gets presented with a pizza

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Oct 24, 2016

@cherylsmith @jamierobITV (I thought it was a bad episode though. I'm over it now. Too cruel!)

Oct 22, 2016

RT @TVRav: Why does @SkyNews @itvnews @BBCNews not ask @Number10gov why the UK government is pursuing #BREXIT when it doesn't…

Oct 21, 2016

RT @faisalislam: ..Tusk also suggested to me that "it's in Britain hands", as to whether, theoretically, an Article 50 notification could be reversed...

Oct 21, 2016

RT @faisalislam: Back at European Council in Brussels on Day 2 of Summit: at about 1 am this morning, PM spoke for max 5 minutes on Brexit, but no discussion

Oct 21, 2016

RT @GazTheJourno: Just going to point out that a British salvage tug is currently 7-8 miles west of the Admiral Kuznetsov Russian carrier group off Margate...

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