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A good day to bury bad news?

By Channel 4 News

Updated on 21 April 2009

With all eyes on the Budget Channel 4 News Online watches out for stories that might otherwise slip under the radar.

In 2001 Labour aide Jo Moore faced stern criticism after suggesting the September 11 attacks were a "good day to bury bad news".

Miss Moore, who worked for Stephen Byers, at the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, was widely condemned for showing spin at its worst when her news management memo was leaked.

She resigned the following year, but the perception that government might occasionally look to "bury" news stories during big events remained.

So while most attention will be on Alistair Darling's budget what else are the government - and other noteworthy organisations - up to today?

We'll be monitoring their announcements, press releases and statements for the bad - and the good - news that might get buried.

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We would like you to help us keep an eye on government departments during the day.

If you think there's a story we've missed or a buried statistic or announcement that deserves more attention, then let us know.

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