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

Recruitment Genius: Sales Administrator - Spanish Speaking

£17000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...

Recruitment Genius: Sales Administrator - German Speaking

£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...

Recruitment Genius: Sales Administrator - Japanese Speaking

£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you are fluent in Japanese a...

Recruitment Genius: Graphic Designer - Immediate Start

£16000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...

The News Matrix: Monday 29 October 2012

Wave of violence hits Sao Paulo

The metropolitan Sao Paulo area is suffering a wave of violence that has left 28 dead over four days. Police told the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper that five people died and 12 were injured in shootings between Saturday night and yesterday morning. Police said most cases were drive-by shootings by men on motorcycles.

Airport chiefs call for urgent UK action

Airport bosses have called for urgent action to improve aviation capacity in London. Chief executives from Dubai, Manchester and Bristol airports have called for urgent reforms to ensure Britain doesn't lose out on the economic benefits of easy global travel.  MORE

Spooky day sees sales soar in stores

Shoppers are more interested in Halloween than ever before, stores claim. Waitrose has had a boost in sales this year as Brits show more interest in the spooky day.

New scheme for two-tier road tax

The Government is considering a two-tier system of road tax which will create a "class system on the roads" according to campaigners. The AA criticised the scheme yesterday which would see a basic charge for A-roads with an additional levy on motorways.

Sales drop in 'hundreds of towns'

Hundreds of towns across the UK have seen a drop in property sales by those taking their second step on the property ladder. Research by Lloyds TSB found 374 out of 577 areas saw an annual fall in sales for the first seven months of 2012 for "second stepper" homes.

Test Match Special told to stump up

BBC Radio's Test Match Special coverage of England's forthcoming four-test cricket tour of India could be in danger after the Board of Control for Cricket in India asked the Corporation to pay an extra £50,000 to use facilities at its stadiums. The BBC says the charge is "unreasonable". MORE

Political blond ambition

Madonna drew boos during her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans on Saturday night when she told the crowd: "I don't care who you vote for, as long as you vote for Obama."

Ballroom good, boy bands not so good

Viewers are hot-footing it away from ITV's Saturday night flagship The X-Factor, with thousands foxtrotting across to the BBC instead. Strictly Come Dancing won the ratings war again on Saturday with 200,000 more viewers tuning in.

In copyright law the past is not dead

The writer William Faulkner's estate is suing Woody Allen, the Washington Post and several others for infringing copyright. In Allen's 2011 film Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson says: "The past is not dead! Actually, it's not even past." MORE

Air raids and rebel attacks flout 'truce'

Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions yesterday, flouting a UN-backed ceasefire over a long holiday weekend. The failure to push through a four-day truce has been a sobering reflection of the international community's inability to ease 19 months of bloodshed in the country. MORE

Zuma drops 'rape' cartoon lawsuit

President Jacob Zuma is to drop a lawsuit claiming $600,000 (£372,000) in damages from a cartoonist who depicted him poised to rape "Lady Justice", his office said yesterday.  MORE

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'