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

Ashdown Group: Senior Marketing Executive- City of London, Old Street

£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Senior Marketing Executiv...

Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager

£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: An international organisa...

Ashdown Group: Internal Recruiter -Rugby, Warwickshire

£25000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Internal Recruiter -Rugby, Warwicksh...

Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager/Marketing Controller (Financial Services)

£70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager/Marketi...

The News Matrix: Saturday 19 October 2013

'Immigrant' texts get 140 complaints

More than 140 complaints have been made over communications sent to suspected illegal immigrants. The private contractor Capita have sent over 39,000 text messages, drawing universal condemnation. Ukip slammed the move as what "one would expect from a fascistic police state."

Vigilante justice call for murder suspect

Hundreds of South Africans burned tyres outside a township police station in Johannesburg yesterday and demanded the handover for "instant retribution" of a fifth suspect arrested for the rape and murder of two toddlers whose mutilated bodies were discovered on Tuesday.

SNP promises to cut fuel bills

Should Scotland vote for independence, the deputy first minister has pledged to cut energy bills by 5 per cent. The Tories labelled Nicola Sturgeon's promise as "driven by bitterness, anger and negativity". The savings would be made by removing levies from customers' bills.

Orphan's adoption plea touches nation

A Florida church, where a 15-year-old orphan made an emotional plea for someone to adopt him, has been "flooded" with phone calls. Davion Navar Henry Only, who made his appeal two weeks ago, told the congregation: "I'll take anyone. Old or young, black, white, purple. I don't care."

Burglars convicted after 'selfies' spotted

Four men were yesterday convicted of burglary after Kent police uncovered photographs the gang had taken including one of them posing with a gun and another in pyjamas. The incriminating "selfies" had been added to a mobile phone chat group named "armed robbers". MORE

Kenyatta excused from parts of his trial

President Uhuru Kenyatta needn't attend all of his trial on charges of crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court said. Kenyatta, who is accused of responsibility for 1,200 deaths after the 2007 elections, had said the proceedings would prevent him from governing.

Officials must carry out gay marriages

France's highest court has ruled that mayors cannot refuse to conduct gay marriages because they go against their personal beliefs. The Constitutional Council's ruling followed an appeal by mayors and registrars. It said public officials were duty-bound to implement the law.

Experts tight-lipped over LA quake threat

Scientists have refused to tell Los Angeles authorities which of 1,500 potentially vulnerable buildings are most at risk of collapse during an earthquake. Officials asked for the data in a bid to gain a "head start" to tackling the problem but UC Berkeley researchers have yet to respond.

'Backdoor' attempt to legalise hunting

David Cameron is planning to legalise hunting by backdoor methods, according to campaigners. Citing a rise in fox attacks on lambs, MPs are calling for limits on hunting practises to be scrapped. An RSPCA spokesman said it was "a smokescreen to open up the debate." MORE

Police hunt family of four-year-old girl

Police have launched a global appeal after a four-year-old blonde girl was found on Wednesday in a Gipsy settlement in Farsala. Police are trying to establish why the girl was living with the couple, who are also accused of faking identity and family certificates.

Ex-Nazi convicted in his absence

Rome's military tribunal yesterday convicted ex-Nazi execution squad member Alfred Stork in absentia for his role in the 1943 killing of 120 Italian officers on the Greek island of Kefalonia and sentenced him to life in prison. Stork, 90, lives in Germany.

Putin's crane Raven arrives home safely

A Siberian crane Vladimir Putin taught to fly has been found. In September last year Putin, in a motorised hang glider, flew alongside the crane, called Raven, helping birds raised in captivity to follow aircraft in migrating to Central Asia. It got lost, but arrived in Moscow yesterday.

Missing cat turns up... 450 miles away

A cat that found its way 725km (450 miles) from its home to Scotland is to be reunited with its owner. Nine-year-old Pablo disappeared from Brockley, south London last October. He was handed over to the Cats Protection charity in Fife, who found his owners via his microchip.

McCartney wings it in Covent Garden

Sir Paul McCartney surprised fans with an impromptu gig in London's Covent Garden yesterday. He performed a 20-minute set of songs from his latest album New. The performance was only announced an hour in advance on Twitter. MORE

Jackie Chan to carry on kicking

Jackie Chan, who said last year he was retiring from martial arts films, admits he may continue into his sixties. "When I was 40-something I said another five years, and then five years and five years until now," the actor said yesterday. "I will see how far I can go until my body tells me, 'Stop.'"

Banksy 'wanted by New York police'

New York police are hunting the British graffiti artist Banksy on suspicion of defacing public property, according to The New York Post. However, the artist – who is on a six month residency in the city – seemed unfazed, writing cryptically on his website: "I don't read what I believe in the papers."

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all