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

Apprentice IT Technician

£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company is a company that specializ...

1st Line Technical Service Desk Analyst IT Apprentice

£153.75 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company is an innovative outsourcin...

1st Line Helpdesk Engineer Apprentice

£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company has been providing on site ...

Sales Associate Apprentice

£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: We've been supplying best of breed peopl...

The News Matrix: Monday 6 August 2012

Heatwave kills thousands of fish

More than 40,000 of fish have died as the hot, dry summer evaporates rivers in some states and causes water temperatures to hit 38C.

Gunman kills six at Sikh temple

A shooting at a Sikh temple in the United States yesterday left seven people dead, including the gunman, and three seriously injured, officials said. Four people were shot inside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and three outside, including a gunman killed by police. MORE

Ofqual moves to end exam grade inflation

There are fears that pupils could be held back from reaching the highest grades in this summer's GCSE and A-level exams, with exam boards asked by the regulator Ofqual to fix pass rates and grades. The move looks set to end decades of year-on-year rises in pass rates. MORE

Man drove with children on bonnet

A man in Indiana has been sentenced to 18 months of home detention for driving drunk with four young children strapped to the bonnet of his car.

Dictator hosts Clinton human rights event

Former US President Bill Clinton, left, sits on the board of directors of US charity, Leon H Sullivan Foundation, which is to hold its biennial human rights conference in dictator-run Equatorial Guinea in Africa. MORE

Giffords accused 'to admit shootings'

The man accused of wounding politician Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people in 2011, will plead guilty in a Tucson court tomorrow, according to reports. Jared Loughner, 23, is charged with 49 offences, including first-degree murder. MORE

Kindle books outsell printed editions

The internet retailer Amazon.co.uk sells more Kindle books than printed ones. It has sold 114 Kindle titles for every 100 print books. MORE

Hunt's Murdoch chat is laid bare

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he was just being "polite" when he was seen chatting with media mogul Rupert Murdoch at the Olympics on Friday.

President Obama plays golf on birthday

President Barack Obama celebrated his 51st birthday this weekend with a round of golf and plans for a quiet weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat, taking a break from campaigning three months before Election Day.

Coalition backlash continues to grow

Labour's lead is now the biggest since in the general election, according to the latest poll of polls for i. Support rose to an average of 42 per cent last month, nine points ahead of the Conservatives on 33 per cent. The Liberal Democrats slipped back to 11 per cent. MORE

Stolen ice-cream leads to deportation

A man jailed for 16 months after taking a single lick of an ice-cream stolen from a shop during last year's riots is facing deportation and a 10-year ban from Britain. Anderson Fernandes has been told he will be sent back to Portugal where he only spent a few years as a child. MORE

Trawlers are wrecking wrecks

Urgent action is needed to protect shipwrecks from damage by fishing trawlers, archaeologists say, calling for "red lists" for wrecks of major international importance. MORE

Battle rages for deserted Aleppo

Syrian forces threatened yesterday to mount a "decisive battle" for Aleppo even as rebels clawed back towards the city's ancient centre under intense bombardment and strafing from warplanes. In the areas affected by fighting, the last remaining families were forced to leave their homes to the mercy of shells and mortar fire as the fled the violence. MORE

Career Services

Day In a Page

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe: Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe

Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC
Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'

British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

The four-minute clip by Honesty Policy has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube
Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith

Michael Williams: Do as I do, not as I pray

Church of England-raised Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife
Comedian Jenny Collier: 'Sexism I experienced on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

The comedian's appearance at a show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill
Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Festival

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or
The concept album makes surprise top ten return with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

The concept album makes surprise top ten return

Neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is unexpected success
Lichen is the surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus, thanks to our love of Scandinavian and Indian cuisines

Lichen is surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus

Emily Jupp discovers how it can give a unique, smoky flavour to our cooking
10 best baking books

10 best baking books

Planning a spot of baking this bank holiday weekend? From old favourites to new releases, here’s ten cookbooks for you
Jury still out on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Jury still out on Pellegrini

Draw with Sunderland raises questions over Manchester City manager's ability to motivate and unify his players
Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

The all-rounder has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut but incident in Caribbean added to doubts about discipline. Jon Culley meets a man looking to control his emotions
Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

The most prize money ever at an All-Weather race day is up for grabs at Lingfield on Friday, and the record-breaking trainer tells Jon Freeman how times have changed
Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit