Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Factory Operatives

£7 - £8 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This high quality thread manufacturer ba...

Ashdown Group: Trainee Consultant - Surrey / South West London

£22000 per annum + pension,bonus,career progression: Ashdown Group: An establi...

Ashdown Group: Recruitment Consultant / Account Manager - Surrey / SW London

£40000 per annum + realistic targets: Ashdown Group: A thriving recruitment co...

Ashdown Group: Trainee Helpdesk Analyst - Essex - Established IT business

£18000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A highly reputable business is looking to rec...

The News Matrix: Friday 14 June 2013

Final warning given to park protesters

The Prime Minister issued a “final warning” for protesters occupying Istanbul’s Gezi Park to leave. It has been the site of massive protests after police used tear gas to disperse a peaceful demonstration against a proposed commercial development in the square. MORE

Need for ‘good minister’ training

All new members of the Cabinet should be given “compulsory” training on how to be good ministers, according to the Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee. It also called for the end of regular reshuffles, which would be “inconceivable” in the business world. MORE

Iranians go to polls to elect president

Iranians go to the polls today to elect a new president, knowing that for the first time in eight years the country will be led by someone other than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a leader who has pushed the country into isolation over its nuclear ambitions and close to economic ruin. MORE

Low-income families bear brunt of cuts

Children living in poverty are now twice as likely to come from working families struggling to live on low incomes and falling wages than those whose parents are unemployed. Another 300,000 children grew up in absolute poverty last year, which is an annual increase of 2 per cent. Campaigners said £1.5bn cuts targeted at low-income families were to blame. MORE

Ireland’s strict laws a major factor in death

Ireland’s strict abortion laws made a significant contribution to the death of an Indian woman who died in hospital, a report found. Medics missed an early opportunity to terminate the pregnancy of Savita Halappanavar, 31, who later died from septic shock when she suffered a miscarriage.

Police stop 4x4 driver aged 10

Police who stopped a 4x4 car being driven erratically on a motorway were shocked to find a boy of 10 behind the wheel. The diminutive motorist was chauffeuring his drunk grandmother and her friend in Kenner, Louisiana. Brenda Byrd, 54, and Sheila Joiner, 48, were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Revellers asked to ‘drink much less’

Festival organiser Michael Eavis has advised those attending the event to “drink much less”. Music fans are accustomed to pushing wheelbarrows and trolleys full of booze on to the Worthy Farm site, but an email sent to ticket holders warned: “You must be able to carry your alcohol yourself, without using any wheeled devices.”

Tables turned on 999 time-waster

A man has been issued with a  police warning after he dialled 999  to complain about a prostitute’s looks after meeting her outside a hotel. West Midlands Police said they were contacted on Tuesday evening by the caller, who said he “wished to report her for breaching the Sale of Goods Act”.

Jester a song and dance man wanted

It’s no joke. An Austrian hotel is advertising for a modern-day court fool, who is communicative, extroverted, musical, creative and imaginative. Applicants have been asked to bring – and play – their musical instrument during the job interview. The successful candidate will earn €1,400 – around £1,200 – a month.

Spielberg warns of ticket price rise

Steven Spielberg has warned of an imminent “implosion” in the film industry, saying it would take just several high-budget flops to alter Hollywood’s business model. He said audiences might have to pay more for movies that are expensive to produce. “You’re gonna have to pay $25 [£16] for the next Iron Man,” he said. MORE

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003