Tales of the unexpected

‘Get down to Shakespeare’s birthplace and interview Imelda Marcos.” How Stratford-uponAvon Herald news editor Dale le Vack must have enjoyed issuing that instruction to trainee reporter Clare Semke and chief photographer Mike Williamson.

The on-the-run widow of the deposed Philippine dictator had been spotted by a reader in a queue of tourists.

It’s a reminder to all of us, for those dark, dull days when nothing seems to be going to plan, of what’s so great about this business. The utterly unexpected can be quite literally just around the corner.

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