No reports of the food on offer when 70 voracious cub journalists (aged 8 to 16) invade Edinburgh Castle for their prize press conference with JK Rowling on Sunday. A Hogwarts-style hearty roast dinner? But the children will have to keep their questions snappy. Publishers, Bloomsbury, have scheduled just an hour for the event. Seventy into 60 goes - less than one minute each.
The Diary is pleased that the Government is showing concern for sensitive journalists. At the launch yesterday of what was billed as a harrowing report by government inspectors on the protection of vulnerable children, the hacks were to be offered coffee and "comfort food".
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