BMA News out despite evacuation

By Alyson Fixter

Journalists working at BMA House in Tavistock Square, opposite where
the Number 30 bus exploded in London on Thursday, managed to produce
this week’s edition of BMA News despite staff being evacuated from the
building.

The title’s 16-strong team were all in and around BMA House when the
bomb went off, including deputy editor Neil Hallows, who was standing
on the pavement outside.

Despite being unable to return to their
offices, journalists launched the magazine’s emergency plan, working
from their homes across London and the Home Counties and staying in
touch by internet.

Editor Julia Bell said: “This is a tribute
partly to good planning but also to a fantastic team, flexible working
practices and modern technology.”

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