Kate Adie awarded libel damages

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Kate Adie, BBC Television's chief news correspondent, received a public apology and undisclosed libel damages in the High Court over a report - titled Whatever Happened to Kate Adie? - published in the Mail on Sunday newspaper in September 1991. It had left readers with the clear impression that the BBC no longer used Miss Adie where analytical reporting of major news stories was required, and that she was held in low esteem by her colleagues, the court was told.