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@vanessathorpe — 2,343 followers, 461 tweets

Found this so hard to believe - she was surely a blossoming voice of the future as well as already a name to conjure with . As this news on structural pay problems “at home” comes out, nice to reflect that colleagues Emma Graham Harrison, Decca Aitkenhead, Martha Kelner, Jess Cartner Morley and Carole Cadwalladr all won top journo prizes last night. #GenderPayGap
Sadness at losing #KenDoddRIP was lifted all day by the thought I’m sure many have had, of him arriving in the celebrity afterlife next to the suave French contribution - Givenchy himself.
Eagerly searching for a room without an elephant in it. @BBCRadio4 we are way beyond peak pachyderm
Watching Rory Kinnear get wrapped up with gaffer tape. No, not my odd nightmare, but Macbeth’s at the National in Rufus Norris’ deliberately squalid setting, full of blasted concrete bunkers and gruesome plastic bags.
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