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Yes. I remember two examples of that. Once, going back to a Condon era, when there was a bombing at Canary Wharf and -- I was editing the Sun at the time and there was going to be a press conference on the Sunday and I heard from our reporters when this was going to be, and it was -- I think something like a February. And I rank the press office and said, "Look, the light is failing. This is -- the most dramatic thing about this in your PR terms are going to be the amazing pictures, so bring it forward an hour, do the photoshoot before you do the press conference, and then you will get a bigger show in all the newspapers."

After the 7/7 bombings, I had a very similar conversation with Dick Fedorcio about getting footage or getting stills from inside the tunnels of where the explosions had been, because I knew that they would be the best pictures and I knew they would dominate all the front pages and therefore that what the Met would get was what it needed, was those harrowing images, and it was sort of giving Dick the support to be able to go on to whoever he needed to speak to to try to get those pictures and that footage, and it worked.

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