Celebrity Cornish chef Rick Stein's beloved dog has died, aged 17.
As someone who pays money to fund the BBC, I'm incensed that someone wasted time reporting on this. "Rick Stein dead" would have been news. Poor dog, but aren't there one or too other things going on in the world at the moment ?
Looks like we can't rely on the BBC not to dumb-down the news. "Old dog dies of natural causes" shouldn't make a parish magazine, never mind a major international news organisation.