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The News Matrix: Monday 1 April 2013

Attacks on migrants raises far-right fears

A spate of attacks on immigrants in Cyprus has led to fears that far-right groups may seek to take advantage of the economic crisis to gain a foothold in the country. There has been much recent activity from the far-right party, Elam, and local leaders have warned their support could rise.  MORE

Tourism figures drop by 25%

India's foreign tourism has dropped 25 per cent – and female tourists have dropped 35 per cent – in the past three months since a gang rape in Delhi left a woman dead, according to a report by industry body Assocham. The most cancellations come from the US, Britain and Canada. MORE

Marital coercion defence is scrapped

Women will no longer be able to rely on the marital coercion defence used by the jailed economist Vicky Pryce, under changes in law.

The Government is scrapping the 88-year-old defence claimed by Chris Huhne's wife because it is out of sync with modern life.

TUC leader slams 'nasty' Government

This Government is the "nastiest" in British history, the TUC leader Frances O'Grady said yesterday, as the country's poorest families prepare for this month's benefit cuts. Her comments follow increasingly vociferous criticism of the Government's welfare reforms. MORE

Hastings pier to get £13.9m renovation

Work to rebuild a fire-ravaged Victorian pier will begin in June after £11.4m of lottery money was secured towards the £13.9m total cost of rebuilding. The Grade II-listed Hastings pier in East Sussex was almost destroyed in an arson attack in 2010.

300 performing fleas are killed by the cold

An entire troupe of 300 performing fleas have fallen victim to the freezing weather gripping Germany. The acrobatic insects, which were due to appear at an open-air fair, were found dead inside their transport box on Wednesday morning. MORE

TV satirist accused of insulting Morsi

A popular television satirist was released on bail yesterday after nearly five hours of interrogation over allegations that he broke the law by insulting Islam and the president. Bassem Youssef is the most prominent critic of President Mohammed Morsi to be called in for questioning in recent weeks. MORE

Mitchell complaint over 'plebgate' leak

Andrew Mitchell has lodged a formal complaint against Scotland Yard over the apparent leaking of its report into the "plebgate" affair. The former cabinet minister has written to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) accusing police of a continued campaign to "destroy" his career after details of the report were apparently leaked to newspapers. MORE

Prescription prices rise by 20p today

The cost of prescriptions in England will rise by 20p from today. Prescriptions for patients in England will now cost £7.85 – but in other parts of the UK they are free. Pensioners, children, pregnant women, cancer patients and some patients with long-term conditions such as diabetes are exempt from payment.

Ant and Dec 'rhumble' to No 1

Ant and Dec were celebrating their first No 1 today – 17 years after their chart career came to an end. Their 1994 hit "Let's Get Ready To Rhumble" hit the top spot after they revived it on Saturday Night Takeaway.

Stolen 7ft boa snake found in rubbish bag

A 7ft boa constrictor, a 3ft python and a 3ft lizard, which were stolen from Fresno Discovery Centre in California, were found in a rubbish bag yesterday – they were in good health. A 3ft python is still missing.

Formal qualification introduced on Botox

Beauty therapists who offer services such as Botox injections and laser treatment for wrinkles are to be forced to get a formal qualification before they can practise on the high street.

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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home