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

Maths Teacher

£85 - £125 per day: Randstad Education Chester: Job Opportunity for Secondary ...

C# Developer - West Sussex - permanent - £40k - £50k

£40000 - £50000 Per Annum + excellent benefits package: Clearwater People Solu...

SQL Report Analyst (SSRS, CA, SQL 2012)

£30000 - £38500 Per Annum + 25 days holiday, pension, subsidised restaurant: C...

Project Manager (infrastructure, upgrades, rollouts)

£38000 - £45000 Per Annum + excellent benefits package: Clearwater People Solu...

The News Matrix: Monday 27 January 2014

Pregnant woman is taken off life support

The family of a brain-dead pregnant woman say she has been taken off life-support in a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, just two days after a judge ruled that the hospital couldn't keep her alive to protect the life of her baby. The unhooking of Marlisa Munoz, who was about 20 weeks pregnant, brings to a close an episode that saw her bereaved husband pitted against the hospital. MORE

Paterson accused of 'complacency'

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has been accused of "complacency" after it was revealed that his department's spending on climate change initiatives has fallen by 41 per cent. Critics claim his scepticism could be exposing the UK to a greater risk of flooding. MORE

Women and children can now leave Homs

Women and children trapped by a regime siege in the city of Homs will be given a chance to leave. The development was announced by the United Nations mediator, Lakhdar Brahimi, at the end of the second day of talks in Geneva between the regime and the rebels. MORE

British OAP being denied legal advice

A mentally ill British OAP sentenced to death in Pakistan after being found guilty of breaching blasphemy laws is being denied legal advice. His lawyers say they were not allowed to visit Muhammad Asghar, 69, despite having arranged the visit with prison authorities. MORE

Silent vigil for gang-raped woman

Students held a silent vigil outside the hospital where a young woman, allegedly gang-raped on the orders of a tribal council, is recovering. Police are investigating the public attack, which the woman claims was punishment for a relationship with a married Muslim man. MORE

Anti-government protests spread

Ukraine's anti-government protests spread further over the weekend, despite concessions from President Viktor Yanukovych, raising fears the peaceful movement is now morphing into a national uprising. MORE

Channel Tunnel workers poisoned

Nineteen Channel Tunnel workers have been hospitalised after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning on Saturday. Some 60 people were re-railing tracks between Calais and Folkestone when a worker became "seriously ill" and was rushed to a hospital, with 18 others admitted afterwards.

Unesco to assess damage to museum

A Unesco team will assess the damage to a renowned Islamic art museum caused by a bomb targeting the nearby security headquarters in Cairo. The museum will also receive $100,000 (£60,000) from the UN cultural agency to help with restoration. There were four attacks on Friday and six people were killed.

Girls' voices fill Canterbury at last

History has been made as the first Canterbury Cathedral all-girls' choir made its debut public performance after more than 1,000 years of male-dominated singing. Sixteen local girls aged between 12 and 16 were selected for Evensong on Saturday.

Roman helmet helps museum draw visits

A rare Roman helmet has helped attract more than 20,000 people to a museum in Carlisle. Visitor numbers at Tullie House have tripled, the museum said. The Crosby Garrett helmet was discovered in May 2010 by metal-detector enthusiasts.

Marines net a hit with 'Grease' song

A group of Swedish marines have become YouTube hit after making a lip-synced version of "Greased Lightnin'". The video of 18 soldiers dressed in camouflage gear recreating the scene from the 1978 musical Grease has been watched more than 600,000 times.

Half of UK adults fear higher bills

More than half of UK adults say they will have to cut spending to cope with rising bills. Some 58 per cent of people fear the effect of higher bills, Citizens Advice has warned. Meanwhile, 20 per cent of British households are struggling or falling behind with payments.

Career Services

Day In a Page

A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments