The News of the World, it's only fair to say, does sometime manage to do the right thing, if only by accident. It's discovery that Mel B pocketed a ten grand cheque from the Make-A-Wish foundation for a fundraising event has managed to prick the Spice Girl's conscience:
By 11.30am Saturday there'd been a rethink. Her British spokeswoman contacted us to say the fee would be donated to kids' hospitals in America, adding: "The cheque's in the post."
Of course, the ten grand is still ten grand that the Make-A-Wish charity doesn't have - that's something like nearly three thousand packs of Father Christmas cards to make up.