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

Recruitment Genius: Project Assistant

£17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They are a leading company in the field ...

Recruitment Genius: DBA Developer - SQL Server

£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

Recruitment Genius: Office Manager

£26041 - £34876 per annum: Recruitment Genius: There has never been a more exc...

Recruitment Genius: Travel Customer Service and Experience Manager

£14000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The fastest growing travel comp...

The News Matrix: Monday 25 February 2013

Tory branch head resigns in protest

The chairwoman of the Prime Minister's local Conservative branch has resigned in protest at his support for gay marriage. Cicely Maunder told the Sunday People: "I left after 34 years because of David Cameron's support for gay marriage. I have no choice but to feel strongly about it as a Christian believer." page 18

Pistorius' brother on traffic death charge

Olympic star Oscar Pistorius's older brother is facing charges over the death of a woman motorcyclist in a traffic accident in 2008. Carl Pistorius faces a charge of unlawful, negligent killing.  MORE

Calls for inquiry over prisoner death

Palestinians have called for an international investigation of Israel's treatment of detainees after a 30-year-old Palestinian died in custody and a hunger strike by four other inmates sparked a week of West Bank protests. Jaradat's death in prison raised new questions about Israel's Shin Bet security service. MORE

Drop in take-up of postgrad courses

Britain could be at risk of failing to compete on the economic world stage after figures revealed an 8.5 per cent drop in take up of postgraduate courses here. The number of UK graduates going on to further study fell from 171,210 to 156,600 between 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Farm drug smuggler released from jail

Regine Lansley, convicted of exporting illegal farm medicine in 2011, has been released after serving 18 months of a 20-month prison sentence. She and her husband oversaw the smuggling of £6m of drugs from France into the UK. She now lives on benefits. MORE

Pregnant asylum seekers 'put at risk'

Pregnant asylum seekers in Britain are at "serious risk" of developing mental and physical health problems as a result of repeatedly being forced to move home, a report claims. Maternity Action and the Refugee Council say the UK Border Agency is "failing" vulnerable women. MORE

Voters release their pent-up anger

Votes were cast yesterday in one of the most closely watched and unpredictable elections in years, with pent-up fury over a discredited elite adding to concern it may not produce a government strong enough to lead Italy out of an economic slump.

23 Chadian soliders killed by rebels

At least 23 Chadian soldiers were killed in combat in northern Mali's mountainous border with Algeria where Islamist rebels regrouped after losing urban areas to a French-led offensive, the Chadian military announced yesterday. The fatalities came as French President François Hollande said that the French military operation against Islamist militants is in its "final phase".

Wayne to live off fat of the (High)lands

Wayne Hall, who lost his home when his landlord died, sets off today on a six-month trek across Scotland, living off fish, berries and plants to raise funds for a homeless charity.

Death of conductor Sawallisch, 89

Conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch, 89, has died at his home in Grassau, Germany. He was musical director of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1993 to 2003.

Shoplifter tried to eat fake money

A shoplifter in Abu Dhabi who was in possession of fake bank notes attempted to hide them by swallowing them, United Arab Emirates officials said. The man was being arrested for stealing snacks and tried to eat the notes as he was being led away.

Bikers ask for kinder dictionary definition

The Oxford English Dictionary has dropped references to "long hair" and "dirty denims" in its definition of "bikers" after pressure from Britain's motorcycle community. A study reported that around 74 per cent believed the definition to be inaccurate.

Latest stories from i100
SPONSORED FEATURES
Career Services

Day In a Page

Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen